United Spirits Limited hosted a cocktail tasting session using Smirnoff vodka, World’s #1 vodka. Few special select cocktails, ‘Smirnoff Star Trek Beyond Cocktails’ to be precise, are being served across the pubs in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Bengaluru, Chandigarh and Hyderabad.
Mr. Jacob Alexander, Brand Ambassador of United Spirits took us through the entire event. He started off by briefing us about the History of Vodka, how Smirnoff came into being and what not. The best part was to know more about cocktails and how to make a couple of ’em.
These are what we got to know about Cocktails…
Built up, muddling, stirring, shaking, blending are the most common methods of preparing cocktails and molecular mixology is the latest stuff. Every cocktail are supposed to have four elements; strong(alcohol), weak(ice, water, soda), sweet(syrups) and sour(citrus fruits mainly).
Thanks to Mr. Jacob, we had chance to try our hand at some cocktail making as well.
Vulcan Salute: One of my go-to drink of the day. Smirnoff Vodka, mixed along with crushed ice, lime and orange wedges and sugar syrup. Perfect drink for a lazy Sunday.
The Spocktail: Smirnoff Vodka, grape concentrate, apple juice and a hint of soda and a dash of lime. The use of fresh grapes puree filtered would be a much better option if grapes are in season. A pretty decent drink.
Beam Me Up: Coffee lovers, this one’s for you. Smirnoff Espresso Vodka, butterscotch syrup, Black coffee shaken and served on Martini glass. A drink tailor made for after dinner.
Warp Driver: Tropical Ecstacy. Smirnoff Vodka, pineapple juice, coconut syrup and Blue Curacao. Such a refreshing drink.
LIIT & Prosper: Smirnoff Orange, Captain Morgan, Gin mixed with peach, cranberry and lemonade.
The Star Trek Cocktails are available at Apache High Street, Funky Kona and One Lounge in Pune. The drinks are priced at a 300-500 range per serving.
Thanks to Varsha from Fuzion PR for inviting us and Apache High Street for serving some lip smacking starters along with the cocktails and of course for hosting us.
Keep Chugging, Keep Chowing