I was invited recently for an all exclusive bloggers meet to learn the art of making flamboyant cocktails by Master mixologist Rohan Carvalho. This fun filled session promised to include an introduction to mixology, bar basics, 6 cocktails and methods, home bar set-up, cocktail equipment and glassware, alcoholic and non-alcoholic ingredients and a few bar tricks and entertainment to end with.
As I entered Troika located on the roof top, I was pleasantly surprised with the ambience. It is a combination of dark and light grey interiors giving a very elegant and calm look overall. They have a combination of bar, sofa and table seating. The place is very well lit during the day. Evenings the whole ambience changes and is a perfect place to unwind. The highlight of the place is that its very very airy.
The session progressed with Rohan explaining the basics of bar tending, the different types of glasses used, the different bar equipments that one should have at home and some myths were also demystified. The one on one conversation helped us to understand the art of making delicious cocktails.
Three tables were set up for the participants to come and make the cocktails themselves.
Azure Twist - A combination of vodka and hawaiian blue.
Awesome Threesome - A combination of rum and kiwi crush.
Bell Pepper Daiquiri - A unique mix of rum and crushed bell peppers.
Sangria - A fruity combination of red wine and chopped fruits.
Whisky Sour - A startling combination of whisky and egg white.
Caipiroska - A refreshing vodka based drink.
All fellow bloggers and participants tried there hands at the various cocktails. We had so much fun while shaking and stirring these delicious cocktails. I would strongly recommend you to try the Bell Pepper Diaquiri, Sangria and Caipiroska.
I made the Sangria and I am sharing this recipe with you here.
90 ml red wine,
Finely chopped orange, peach, apple, and pineapple,
30 ml of each orange juice,
30 ml of pineapple juice,
30 ml of orange liqueur,
20 ml of brandy,
10 ml of lime juice,
60 ml of sparkling water,
Few ice cubes
- Put all the ingredients expect the chopped fruits together in a red wine glass and stir it will.
- Add all the chopped fruits and mix well.
- Add 2-3 icecubes to chill the sangria and serve.
We were served tasters for all the cocktails made. And while the session was going on, we were flooded with a wide range of delicious starters to go with the cocktails.
Troika also has a Sunday Brunch Buffet. The menu on offer is an exciting mix of Oriental, Mediterranean and Coastal cuisines served from the LIVE interactive kitchens. Every Thursday is a Ladies Night where ladies are served free drinks from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Phone: 080 61344890
Address: Above Zaica, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar, Bangalore
Disclaimer: This is review is "By Invitation"