Once in a while I like to sit in my garden with a good book, chillout music, incense and a tasty cocktail. Those days have become scars since it is high season in Goa and we dedicate our time to our business. Last Sunday was transformed into a half fun day and my husband introduced me to his new cocktail creation. He grew up in a Restaurant business and worked in different Restaurants in India before, including the Taj. He loves to mix together cocktails and he is very critical and strict. Many bars in Goa tend to just throw together ingredients, which results in some drink which can barely be called cocktail. A cocktail is an alcoholic drink mix, but while mixing, one should know that the alcohol taste shouldn’t overthrow the other ingredients. It should be smooth, giving your tongue an experience of its own.
There is one cocktail which my husband enjoys the most, the Bloody Mary. The main ingredients are tomato juice, Tabasco sauce and vodka. I really don’t like it, simply because it don’t like tomato juice. But (and there is always a but) I enjoy the spiciness down my throat, the prickly feeling on my tongue. My husband is a creative man and together we take on project to beautify our environment and lives. So he took on a challenge to develop a new cocktail based on the Bloody Mary and he surprised me with a heavenly good alternative, named Passion Mary Cocktail.
I don’t know many people who actually enjoy tomato juice (except my husband and mum) and I know even less who would order a Bloody Mary in a bar, so an alternative had to come. The solution is here, a thick fruity tropical flavoured, slight pungent cocktail. It tickles your senses with every sip, and be aware its very addictive!
- 250 milliliter fresh Passion Fruit juice
- 1 ounce Vodka
- 5 drops Worcestershire Sauce
- 4 drops Tabasco Sauce
- juice of ½ lemon
- pinch salt, pepper
- 1-2 Teaspoon Sugar
- Olive - to garnish
- In a cocktail shaker mix together all the ingredients and shake well. Fill the glass, garnish and serve quickly. Stir the cocktail every now and then while drinking, the spices tent to fall to the bottom of the glass.
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