Would you buy packaged Mojito without the rum?


“I’m the bartender tonight!”
Most of us only think that we can do good cocktails. I tried my hand at something as simple as a martini, and messed up. That’s probably why I love my sour apple martini at Lagerbay and don’t mind paying the extra buck. The perfect balance of strong, but not too strong and sweet, but not too sweet is not the easiest to achieve.

That said, I’m not sure I’d buy into pre-mixed canned drinks that save you the trouble of mixing drinks at home. Lounge Myx is a brand that does mojito, cosmopolitan, caipirinha, margarita and sex on the beach in cans, priced at Rs 450 for a pack of 6 cans. Don’t jump yet, these drinks are without alcohol. You’re supposed to add 30 ml of alcohol and ice to complete the drink. Lounge Myx’s real offering therefore, is quick, hassle-free drinks which hopefully taste as good as the freshly made ones.
Most of our ‘freshly made’ cocktails too, use preserved syrups and canned juices. But a mojito for me is incomplete without that fresh wedge of lime and sprig of mint. A canned mojito will not achieve that. I might just try Lounge Myx’s version as a nice new ‘mixer’ for my drinks. Watch this space for my feedback.

This is what ditishah has to say about Lounge myx. Taken from ditishahblogspot.in

Quick fix for your mix


Usually, when it comes to creating a quick cocktail, all one can think of is throwing in some rum, lime and sugar to concoct a daiquiri. But if you want a Sex on the Beach, Cosmopolitan or Mojito, then Lounge myxes are just the things you might want to keep handy.

These cocktail or mocktail mixers – that are available in the three flavors mentioned above-just need to be added to the required alcohol and served in a fancy glass.

We mixed the aerated mixes with Vodka and white rum and even tried without any alcohol to see what a teetotaler would think of them. In all cases, they all tasted as great as most cocktails would. We squeezed some fresh lime into the Mojito mix to add some authenticity. Our only tip: keep the cans chilled before mixing them and add loads of ice. Otherwise, they may seem fruity and a  bit sweet.

VERDICT – Great when you want to show off your mixology skills at a last-minute party.

This is the media article for Lounge myx in Hindustan Times Cafe and Lounge myx is getting such coverages in publications across India. In today’s times, when social gatherings are becoming common amongst the indian population, Lounge myx – Ready to mix Cocktail/ Mocktail drinks will definitely come handy to impress the guests!

Sweet Ben’s Pink Lemonade


Sweet Ben’s Pink Lemonade

 

Inspired by The Graduate, this drink is the perfect seduction tool to catch the attention of any young man.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. lemonade
  • 1 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Sky Vodka
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

The Charlie Chaplin Cocktail


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A cocktail inspired by Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin. Drink it in silence or with piano accompaniment.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. apricot brandy
  • 1 oz. sloe gin
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • lime peel for garnish

 

The Goblet of Fire


 

 

Who doesn’t love a cocktail with a little flair in the presentation? Well, The Goblet of Fire certainly has it. This one was created for the adults who enjoy the Harry Potter series and is designed to celebrate the last of the movies, namely Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2.
Aside from its famous inspiration, this really is a tasty and fun cocktail. It is made of two simple liqueurs, a touch of cream and some ovenproof rum which is key to the flame. As with all brushes with fire and cocktails, take caution: extinguish the flame properly and don’t allow the guy who’s had one too many near the lit glass. Be careful and enjoy.