A good refreshing drink after a tiring day can solve a whole lot of world problems. If only life was easier that way. To come back home after a long day and be greeted by a refreshing cooler which takes away the entire tiredness out the body.
A box containing 4 Club Mix Syrups by Pure Berry’s had arrived at my doorstep, neatly packed. Product Reviews are always fun because it brings out the creative side in us. The box of Pure Berry’s Club Mixes touched a sweet nerve, quite literally because of my penchant for a good refreshing drink and also that they were perfectly in time for the summer.
An indigenous brand manufactured by the Mala Family who have been into the industry for decades, they also make jams, honey, crushes, etc. The box of Club Mixes contained 4 bottles each of White Rose, Strawbella, Blue Passion and Lime Mock. I quickly tried a little of each with soda and they had quite a freshening effect on my body and then, we decided to get creative. These could be perfect for recreating some really good mocktails and cocktails.
The White Rose Mix was especially the best of them while the Lime Mock had a nice zing to it. And then started the experiments with the main intention being , to able to combine Indian flavors with a touch of fusion.
Curry Leaves Mocktail
30 ml of Lime Mock Syrup
1 tbsp. Roasted Curry Leaves
1 can of Ginger Ale/Soda
1 tbsp. of Fresh Grated Ginger
Curry Leaves (Kadi Patta) can be roasted in a Pan or Baked in the oven for 10 mins before it can be powdered. I decided to just roast it in the pan and to get a milder taste of the curry leaves.
Pour the Lime Mock Syrup in the glass. Add the 1 tbsp. of Curry Leaves Powder. Add the Grated Ginger and you can mix them all. Now all the Ginger Ale or the Soda and your drink is ready to serve.
Spicy Rose Mocktail
30 ml – White Rose Mix
1 can of Ginger Ale
1 tbsp. of Indian Spice Mix (Mix of Red Chilli Powder, Roasted Cumin Powder, Chaat Masala)
Pour the White Rose Mix in the glass.Top up with the Ginger Ale. Add The Masala Mix and Stir Once. The spicy concoction is ready to be served. Top it with some ice and its perfect combination accompanying any Kebabs.
The best part about the Spicy Rose Mocktail is all the spices hit your nostrils soon as you get it close to the mouth. If you are a lover of all things spicy then this is a absolute must. I especially loved the smell of cumin while having my occasional sips.
* You can add 30 ml Vodka to each of these to turn them into enticing cocktail as well.
The Club Mixes by Pure Berry’s make for a great base when whipping up your version or classic mocktails and cocktails. Priced at Rs 225/- for a bottle of 4 different variants of the Club Mix Syrups, they are extremely budget friendly. Do let us know in the comments of any intriguing recipes of mocktails/cocktails.