Cocktails have long gone past James Bond’s Martini, which purists scoffed at, since he wanted them shaken not stirred. Today, some of the cocktails sold at bar counters could be deemed both blasphemous and adventurous, going by their ingredients.
The popular Cosmopolitan gets chewy candies, marshmellows and gummy bears as frills for ladies’ night outs. And the meat lovers get to eat their favourite steaks and sausages alongside a Bloody Mary that has bacon bits in it! These are just some of the many experiments one sees by mixologists across the globe. From the absolute absurd to the wow-inducing exotic, there’s no stopping them. Here’s looking at four such unusual ingredients you could use in your cocktails.
Yes, you read it right. How cool would it be to find little bits of fried bacon while sipping on your drink? When mixing a cocktail like Bloody Mary, you could always throw in some bacon bits to ensure that it’s a treat for your guests.WHEATGRASS
Even something as healthy as wheatgrass has found its way to the bars. Given that mixologists love to play with martinis, a little wheatgrass juice along with apple juice makes a good flavouring in martinis for health-conscious guests.WASABI
When making a sweet cocktail like a fruity martini, you could just take it a notch higher by giving the taste a complex spin. Adding wasabi, which has a subtle and lingering spicy touch to it, can give a boring martini a cool makeover.
While we always knew that cheese makes an excellent pairing with wine, try adding a little shredded cheese into a blender and whip it with sparkling wine, white rum, basil and tomato juice. You have a whole new shooter at your disposal!
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