#ChefsSecret – Refreshing ‘Summer Cooler’ Recipes Revealed!

Summer Cool Drinks
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A scorching summer has almost become a hallmark of this city that once boasted of weather that resembled a hill station! Keeping yourself well hydrated with fluids and the right coolers has now become an imminent need…

World class coolers are an expensive option for anyone, unless of course, you learn to make them yourself!

We decided to connect with the cities leading chefs and mixologists to have them share their favourite cooler recipes for our readers. And yes, they are easy and quick to create and amazingly refreshing too.

Cool Blue Hawaiian Mocktail

Gulshan Kumar -Executive Chef at The Orchid Hotel

Cool Blue Hawaiian Mocktail
Cool Blue Hawaiian Mocktail
Ingredients:
  • Blue cream soda – 150 ml
  • Pineapple juice – 60 ml
  • Clarified lime or lime juice – 30 ml
  • ¾ cup crushed ice
Garnish:
  • 2  maraschino cherries
  • 2 small pineapple wedges
Method:
  • Blend all ingredients at high speed until frothy. Pour contents into a tall glass and garnish with maraschino cherries and pineapple wedges.
  • Add a drop or two of blue food coloring to turn it back to a cyan blue if preferred.

Green and Summery

Mritunjay Das- Mixologist, Hop- In

Green and Summery
Green and Summery

Ingredients:

  •  Green apple syrup – 20 ml
  •  Lime juice -5ml
  •  Sugar syrups – 10 ml
  •  Fresh green apple slice for garnish
Method:
  • Pour all the ingredients together in a glass and stir well for the best taste.
  • Garnish it with green apple slice and enjoy the drink.

This drink helps you relish on the food during the long summer days.

 Frosted

Vaibhav Bhatkal -Chef, The Flourworks

Frosted
Frosted
Ingredients:
  • Cranberry juice- 100 ml
  • Sugar syrup- 5 ml
  • Watermelon chunks- 75 gms
  • Fresh mint leaves- 6-8 leaves
  • Ice- 4 cubes
  • Lemon juice- 5 ml
Method:
  • Muddle the mint leaves. Add the watermelon chunks and gently muddle.
  • Just release some juice. Add sugar syrup, lemon juice and cranberry juice.
  • Add ice and garnish with mint and a piece of watermelon.

 Fruity Magic

Dhanesh Phaterpekar -Chef, Sara Soda.

Fruity Magic
Fruity Magic
Ingredients:
  • Kaffir lime leaves- 5 gms
  • Lime juice
  • Sugar syrup
  • A dragon fruit
  • One orange
  • Sprite
  • Crushed ice
Method:
  • Take 5 gms Kaffir lime leaves. Slice them and muddle with lime juice and sugar syrup.
  • In a glass, add the muddled leaves and lime juice.
  • Scoop out half a dragon fruit, roughly dice and add them to the glass.
  • Peel half an orange and squeeze it in the glass. Add pulp of orange if possible.
  • Add crushed ice and sprite to fill the glass.
  • Garnish with an orange slice and a Kaffir lime leaf.
Loveleen Kaur

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