The Diageo World Class finale held on June 25th 2015, had India's top 20 bartenders compete for the championship trophy. Shaking, stirring, pouring and flaring in their attempts to prepare 2015's best cocktail.
To mark the occasion, we've found five weird and wonderful cocktails ingredients worth seeking out around the world.
Banana is an exotic garnish that can be used to decorate many different drinks, but are not that widely used since it tends to brown when peeled and exposed to air.
Tip: Try rubbing the banana with lime or lemon to slow this process down.
Though not many mixologists use it in their cocktails, plums are the best. They are the sweetest and juiciest summer fruits which turn out to be perfect for cocktails.
Tip: If you have a messy overripe plum, it’s actually ideal for cocktailing! Plum’s deep sweetness is contrasted with a little bit of a wine-like undertone. Fancy fancy.
3) Papaya Butter
The butter papaya has an intriguing and nice taste, not very often found in drinks, which makes it unique and something to look forward to.
Tip: Adding the papaya butter along with lime juice and spirits will simply enhance the flavour of your cocktail and give it a rich taste.
4) Mascarpone Cheese
It turns into a light and refreshing cocktail with the mascarpone adding creaminess without turning the it into something heavy or sticky-sweet. Oh, and it’s super easy!
Tip: Blend the mascarpone and honey together, adding 2 squirts of fresh lemon and drink it away.
5) Mint Tea
It's never early or late in the day to start drinking this cocktail. This summertime favourite is one of the most refreshing drinks you can have whenever stressed out.
Tip: To serve, pour the chilled cocktail into glasses and garnish with lemon and lime slices and mint leaves.
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