YFLO ladies stir up a heady afternoon at Ozora

  • Published 9.02.18
“We made the Espresso Martini and had a lot of fun collecting ingredients for our cocktail. Though we did not get all that we wanted, we went ahead and experimented and I am surprised we managed to win,” said Ritika Chokhani (extreme right) with teammates (l-r) Richa Dalmia, Deepti Mohinder and Neha Bagaria after winning Round One of the competition.

A breezy Monday afternoon, around 65 dynamic ladies and a host of cocktails — in every colour imaginable! — on the rooftop of Ozora at Acropolis.

That was YFLO Tales of Cocktails! What’s your Poison?! on January 29, where Young Ficci Ladies Organisation (YFLO) members connected and hobnobbed before getting into the role of the debut bartenders. Each team of four/five whipped up three cocktails for the competition. Mostly seen in trendy maxi dresses and oversized sunnies, the women were dressed to the nines as they had a fun time with everyone sharing their cocktail stories. The event was organised by the YFLO day chairs, Soni Jain and Poonam Goyal.

Participants in the mixology competition measured out tequila at the beginning of the event. The ladies, all newbies, had a blast making cocktails in three rounds — classic, decorative and strong.

(L-R) Sweta Beriwal, Poonam Goyal, Aastha Jain and Tavishi Kanoria (not in picture) won the third round, in which they had to make the most potent drink. “It was simply amazing to be a part of the event! The ingredients were provided to us by Ozora and we had to concoct our own version of the LIIT. On winning, we all felt LIT up!” said Aastha.

“Our cocktail was named Irresistibly Sexy and it won for being the most decorative cocktail. We tried to bring in the effect of a woman lying on the beach. We used strawberry syrup for decoration and a blue tray to give the illusion of water. It was the first time any of us attempted something like this. I am not a regular drinker and I had a lot of fun, mixing ingredients and tasting it to bring that perfect flavour,” said Silkyy Sadani (second from right) with team members (l-r) Kanchan Agarwal, Moulashree Dhoot, Smita Agarwal and Aastha Jain Sarawagi.

Text: Sulogna Ghosh
Pictures: B. Halder