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Behind the bar

Gossip, the recently-opened restopub at Udita, hosted a Cocktail Night on September 2, where we showcased our wide repertoire of concoctions. The list included our very own Barmanís Specials, apart from the other regular offerings.

Our cocktail menu is split into several sections ' A Sudden Attack, Club Cocktail, Traditional Drinks and Temptation.

The Sudden Attack section offers cocktails like the B53 Bomber Shooters and Brain Haemorrhage. Our Club Cocktail includes Angel, Coco Jumbo, Sex on the Beach and Sunrise. There are the usual Temptations of Bloody Mary, Screw Driver, Gimlet, Tom Collins, Planterís Punch, Daiquiri and Brandy Toddy. Add to this the traditional drinks like Mai Tai, Long Island Ice Tea, Blue Lagoon, Manhattan Martini and Negroni.

Here, I am providing two recipes from the Barmanís Specials ' Gossipís Army and Spicy Gossip ' and two from the other sections.

Gossipís Army

Ingredients: Vodka 30 ml, Bacardi 30 ml, Tequila 30 ml, Cointreau 15 ml, lime juice 15 ml, Blue Curacao 10 ml, Sprite to top up the drink, sweet lime twist and cherry for garnishing

Glass: Royal Glass

Method: Pour all the ingredients with two to four cubes of ice in a royal glass. Top up with Sprite and Blue Curacao. Garnish with sweet lime twist and cherry

Spicy Gossip

Ingredients: Vodka 30ml, Bacardi 30 ml, lime juice 15 ml, orange juice 100 ml, pineapple juice 150 ml, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper

Glass: Roly Poly

Method: Mix all the ingredients with two to four ice cubes in a cocktail shaker. Salt the rim of a Roly Poly glass and pour the drink in it. Sprinkle a dash of black pepper on top

Summer Salt

Ingredients: Vodka 45 ml, aam panna 100 ml, lime juice 10 ml, a pinch of rock salt, a lemon slice

Glass: Margarita glass

Method: Pour all the ingredients on a bed of crushed ice in a Margarita glass and stir gently. Garnish with a lemon slice

Sweety Pie

Ingredients: Bacardi 30 ml, Tequila 30 ml, Lychee juice 100 ml

Glass: Martini glass

Method: Mix all the ingredients with two to four cubes of ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and pour drink in a Martini glass.

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