Halloween Cocktails By Grant’s Whisky

 

Having a big Halloween party? Don’t forget to whip up some whisky cocktail drinks inspired by the festival to brew up the spooky factor, says the whisky expert – Rohan Bhardwaj, APAC Brand Ambassador, Grants Whisky 

 

  1. Blood & Sand

Ingredients:

  • Grant’s Family Reserve (50ml)
  • Orange juice (50ml)
  • Sweet vermouth (45ml)
  • GARNISH: Maraschino cherry with a teaspoon of juice

Instructions

  • Add Whisky, Orange Juice, and sweet vermouth to a shaker.
  • Add in a spoon of juice from the Maraschino cherry jar.
  • Strain and garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

  1. Grant’s Royale

Ingredients:

  • Grant’s Family Reserve (50ml)
  • Champagne (100ml)
  • Sugar cube soaked in bitters
  • GARNISH: Lemon twist

Instructions

  • Add sugar cube soaked in bitters to a Champagne flute.
  • Add whisky and top with Champagne.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.

  1. The GEM (Grant’s Espresso Martini)

Ingredients:

  • Grant’s Family Reserve (50ml)
  • Espresso (1 Shot)
  • Kahula (25ml)
  • GARNISH: Coffee beans

Instruction

  • Make an espresso and fill shaker with ice.
  • Add all ingredients and shake.
  • Strain & garnish with coffee beans.

 

Halloween Recipes by Chef Om Nayak, Pasta Bowl Company

CAPPELLACCI DI ZUCCA : Fresh Stuffed Pasta

Serves 5 portions

Ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 350 grams pasta flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil for marination of Butter nut pumpkin
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 600 grams butternut pumpkin
  • 100 grams freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100 grams butter
  • Fresh sage leaves

Method

Making the Dough

  1. Mix Eggs, Flour and salt. Knead Well. About 3 mins should be ok. Keep it for 30 mins.

Making the Filling

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly oil a baking sheet. Peel and Cut the Pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and cut into small dices Bake the squash for 45 mins along with garlic or until well cooked
  2. Place it in a bowl, mesh it well, stir in the cheese and grate the nutmeg and some crushed pepper corns and mix well.

Making the Pasta

  1. Roll out the pasta dough very thin so as to literally see the yellowish filling inside
  2. Cut the pasta sheet into 2 ½ inch squares.
  3. Place 1 spoon of filling and stick the parallel ends together to form a triangle and then stick the other ends together for form the Cappellacci.
  4. In boiling water, cook Cappellacci for 3-4 mins approximately or Until firm or as they say “Al Dente”
  5. Melt the butter in a pan and add sage leaves
  6. Transfer Cappellacci to the pan, add few spoons of stock if needed.
  7. Check on the seasoning.
  8. Top up with some Parmesan Cheese. Serve Hot.

 

 

RISOTTO ALLA ZUCCA                Italian Creamy Rice

Serves 5 portions

 

500 grams Arborio Rice

300 grams Roasted Butter Nut Pumpkin

120 grams Butter

100 grams Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

2 grams rosemary leaves

2 cloves of Garlic

3 table spoon chopped Onion

1.25 ltr Stock

Salt

Pepper

 

Method

 

  • To the pan add butter, garlic and onions. Sauté till transparent
  • Add roasted Butternut Pumpkin and Arborio Rice
  • While stirring, keep adding stock in the batches of 250 ml each
  • Once half done add rosemary leaves
  • After adding all the stock OR nearing Rice being soft add Parmesan Cheese
  • Check Seasoning and add crushed black pepper
  • Serve Hot

 

Chef Om Nayak

 

Halloween Cocktail Recipes by Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi

Halloween is just around the corner, so what special are you drinking..?

Here are some interesting cocktail recipes for you to try and indulge in, so make the most of it and do share your feedback

Cocktails Recipes- Courtesy, Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi

 

Sangria (Red cocktail)

Ingredients                                                                             Quantity

Red wine                                                                                     120 ml

Cognac                                                                                         15ml

Triple Sec                                                                                    15 ml

Seasonal fruits                                                                           as required

 

Method

  • Cut up the seasonal fruits into thin slices or wedges. Leave the peels on.
  • Transfer the cut fruit to a pitcher.
  • Uncork the Red Wine and pour it over the fruit.
  • Measure the Cognac and pour it into the pitcher as well.
  • Measure and pour triple sec into the pitcher.
  • Stir the Red Wine, Cognac, Triple Sec and fruit together.
  • Cover the pitcher and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight. Sangria gets softer, sweeter, and much more delicious overnight in the fridge.
  • When ready to serve, top off the Sangria with sparkling water.
  • Stir gently to combine.
  • Taste and add more if desired. Scoop a few pieces of fruit into each glass when serving.

 

Witch’s Spell (Blue cocktail)

Ingredients                                                                             Quantity

Vodka                                                                                        45 ml

Blue curacao                                                                             15 ml

Lemon juice                                                                               5 ml

Orange juice                                                                              5 ml

Orange Spiral                                                                             for garnish

Method

  • Measure and pour Vodka into the cocktail shaker.
  • Measure and pour Blue Curacao into the cocktail shaker.
  • Measure and pour Lemon Juice into the cocktail shaker.
  • Measure and pour Orange Juice into the cocktail shaker.
  • Mix the Vodka, Blue Curacao, Lemon Juice and Orange Juice together.
  • Garnish the top off the Witch’s Spell glass with orange Spiral.

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