The expansion of cocktails in new and unexpected directions is one of the most exciting developments in the world of mixology. There is a growing trend to incorporate fruits and vegetables into both the drinks and the spirits, in new and unusual ways and combinations.
A well-placed garnish, while enhancing flavour, aroma, the health factor and visual appeal, can elevate the cocktail from a refreshing drink to a culinary and gourmet experience.
Home Restaurant & Bar, a members-only club at Ambience Mall (Vasant Kunj, Delhi), recently launched its exclusive drinks with the solar system as its theme, an industry-first approach in the food and beverage industry.
Curated by the bar team of Home, these well-researched drinks have a scientific basis behind their meticulous creation some of which, never tried in the finedining space, are healthy on account of the use of fruits and vegetables.
The newly created beverage menu at Home is inspired by the energy of solar power, along with fermentation, a preservation process that produces lactic acid. Fermentation is widely used for the production of alcoholic beverages through the process of distillation.
According to Santanu Chanda, Head Mixologist at Home and Group Beverage Manager, every living being has a different and individual relationship with the energy contained in food derived from nature. “This is what has been the guiding force to curate these drinks.”
Award-winning Santanu is the Head Mixologist and Group Beverage Manager at Home. He has qualifications in international hospitality management, is a WSET Level-2 professional, and holds an advanced certificate from Bar Smarts, US.
Mayank Tiwari, Executive Chef of the PVR Group, said, “Our bar team has come up with creations that are captivating and flavourful, created with untameable passion and with meticulous care.
“The exclusive flavours and minimalist garnish makes for a compelling drink, and something we hope will create a lasting impression. Layer upon layer, we aim to create an atmosphere that exudes an innate and genuine sense of depth and timelessness where every single detail is carefully hand-picked,” he added.
Part of PVR Cinema’s Luxury Collection, Home Restaurant & Bar combines five rooms meshed together by a common thread, all under one roof. With an eclectic calendar of live performance events, Home features a top-notch kitchen, an international cocktail bar, a library-style wine-tasting lounge, and a lush alfresco rooftop lounge for sun-downers and cigar aficionados. (https://www.home-delhi.com/)
(L-R) ‘G2V’ celebrates solar power with burnt banana butter Bourbon distillate, cactus flavoured with bee pollen tincture and lacto pear. ‘G=A2’ is a gin cocktail with Aperol, raspberry liqueur and kafir lime. The ‘Marsado’, named after the second-smallest planet in the solar system, contains beeswax vodka, jasmine sake and sauternes.