Rum Panna, Vodka Shikanji and 3 More Desi Cocktails To Make Summer Bearable


Quick question. What is the worst cocktail ever made? Opinions may vary but we trawled the internet to find a worthy contender for the title. There is something called Horse jizz. Half beer. Half milk. Full puke.

Thankfully, this article is not about such unpleasant stuff. Here, we have given in to our desi-ness and compiled a list of the sexiest desi cocktails which will help you nurse hangovers the size of Madhya Pradesh.

1. Vodka Shikanji

Bored of drinking run-off-the-mill shikanji? Let’s make it interesting. Just add 30 ml vodka to your shikanji glass and enjoy. Or take 2 glasses of water, squeeze some lemon juice, add black salt, sugar and jeera powder. Stir till the sugar dissolves. Now the best part, add 60 ml vodka and serve with some ice.

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2. Paan Mojito

Mojito has mint leaves and here, all you need to do is replace them with paan leaves. Just take 45 ml vodka, 20-gram gulkund, 1 paan leave, 15 ml fresh lime Juice and 10 ml gomme syrup. Mix all the ingredients and top it with ice. Shake it and serve.

3. Rooh Afza Cosmo

No, it is not going to very sweet. Rooh Afza will just add some extra flavour to the drink. All you need to do is replace cranberry juice with Rooh Afza. Use some citrus and a little bit of vodka.

Rooh Afza Cosmo

Rooh Afza Cosmo (Photo: Dreamstime)

4. Jaljeera Vodka

Jaljeera is one drink that everybody loves but when you add a little vodka, we are sure it will become everyone’s favourite. To make the drink, take 30 ml vodka, some mint leaves, seedless tamarind, cumin seed, fennel seed, black pepper, amchur, black cardamom, chaat masala and boondi.

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5. Rum Panna

Some white rum and the classic aam panna — need anything more? Take some mango, steam and scoop them into a bowl. Now add sugar and vodka to it. 30 ml vodka per glass is good to go.

Rum Panna

Rum Panna (Photo: Dreamstime)