Lychee – The fruit with crocodile skin

Lychee happens to be a nightmare ingredient to work with for cocktail bartenders but also a favourite of cocktail drinkers. I was highly against this fruit until I tried it fresh and now I’m quite happy to say “one Lychee Martini please”. Let’s take a closer look at this fruit. The origin of the fruit…

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National Coffee Day

We all love the ink coloured beverage that is supposed to keep us vital. Yes, you are right it is one of the most popular beverages on the planet, Coffee! Apart from Starbucks and hipster coffee shops, what else do you know about coffee? The origin and history of coffee dates back to the 10th…

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Melon: The Berry Fruit

In my search for flavor combinations, I learned that melons and champagne work together very well. Melon is a sweet, fleshy edible fruit which belongs to a variety of plants. Botanically, a melon is a berry. We found that melons have several different cultivars that can be produced, one particular type being muskmelons. Melons originated…

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Turmeric: The Golden Spice

Recently I saw several coloured café lattes (green – matcha, orange – turmeric) and wondered how they were made. Meanwhile, I fell in love with a drink called “jamu” which consisted of turmeric juice, honey and water. Here’s to learning more about turmeric… Indian turmeric is considered to be the best in the world. The…

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