Cocktail Workshop with Champion Mixologist -Yangdup Lama

Cocktail MASTERCLASS with the Champion Mixologist Yangdup Lama . Learn how to make the perfect cocktail from the master himself .

Yangdup & Minakshi are the people behind the brands Cocktails & Dreams, Speakeasy & Sidecar. Sidecar, Delhi has been placed in the 40th position in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2020. Also, this is the very first time that a bar from India featured on the prestigious list.

Mango and Mint Mojito- Per Drink
  • Light rum/gin/vodka 60 ml
  • Fresh Mango puree/pulp- 60ml
  • 60 ml Fresh
  • Mint Sprig – 5 numbers
  • Fresh lime juice – 15ml
  • 15 ml Sprite – to top To top – 1 can / bottle
  • Requirements – tall glass, muddler/belan, lots of ice
Citrus and Spice G&T
  • Raisin and clove infused gin 60ml
  • Tonic water 1 can
  • Orange wedge 1 number
  • Ice To fill the glass
  • Make Gin Infusion in advance Gin infusion.
  • Take 90ml gin with ½ tsp of raisin and clove and infuse for 12- 24 hours

Cocktail Premixes by Cocktails & Dreams, Speakeasy

Freshly made, small-batch, preservative-free, all-natural ‘Whatever You Say’ cocktail premixes! Just tell them what spirit you have at home, and your preferred flavour combination, and they will make  and send you the perfect party mix. Their mixes have a natural shelf life of over one week.

 Upasana loves making interesting cocktails and she recently tried out 2 premixes from Cocktails and Dreams, Speakeasy . She shows us how to make them 



Apple Strudel Cinnamon  premix: This premix from Cocktails & Dreams Speakeasy – undoubtedly my favourite place for cocktails lends itself beautifully to whisky. It was so simple – all I needed was Ice and soda and I had this amazing cocktail in my hand. The flavours of the fruit and cinnamon were pronounced yet not overpowering. The folks at Speaks have thought of everything and they also sent along a few slices of dehydrated green apple to be used as a garnish.

Berry Spicy – As the name suggests this cocktail is a blend of the tangy , sweet ( not overpoweringly !) and spicy. Topped with Ice cubes, white spirit ( I used Bacardi white rum) and soda ( as I didn’t have tonic water !) this one was refreshing yet had that spicy kick to it. The red chilly garnish added to the vibrancy quotient of this drink 

Cocktail Snacks 

Pour yourself a cocktail , but before that make these super delicious and quick cocktail snacks that would go perfectly with your drink 

Iddli Kebabs


  •  4 to 5 idlies
  • 3  boiled potatoes
  •   1 cup of boiled carrot  and peas or corn
  • Finely chopped coriander ( you can use as much as you like I used only a fist full)
  • Salt , chillies powder or green chillies, garam masala – all according to your taste


  1. Mash the idlies well. To this add mashed boiled potatoes ,  and all other vegetables mentioned above  mash and mix them well.
  2. Now add salt , and spices and the chopped coriander  leaves. Again mix them well. If it’s too dry and not coming together or sticky just add few spoons of water.
  3. Mix again , this mixture should smooth and you should be able  to make tikkis. 
  4. Grease your palm with oil and make small balls  of the mixture and flatten them in to  tikkis . The tikkis should hold shape .
  5. Take a non stick tawa add 2to 3 tablespoons  of oil and fry them on both the sides  till it becomes slightly brown on both sides. 
  6. Idli kebabs are ready and can be served with green chutney



 Contributed by 

Subhashini Ramasubramanian 

Director,Brand Associations



Sundal Salad 

Sundal is a popular snack you get on the beaches of Madras( now Chennai) South Indian houses make these with a variety of lentils and chickpeas. This salad is a take on this snack

Ingredients :
  • Kala Chana (black chickpeas)
  • Raw mango
  • Pomegranate kernels
  • Chopped coriander
  • Chopped fresh coconut
  •  Mustard seeds
  • Curry leaves
  • Chopped green chillies
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt & Pepper 

  1. Soak kala channa ( black chickpeas) overnight .
  2. Pressure cook after rinsing well.
  3. Cool. Add finely chopped raw mango, pomegranate kernels, chopped coriander ,chopped fresh coconut.
  4. Give a tadka ( tempering) of mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  5. If you like it spicy you can add chopped green chillies to this tempering.
  6. Dress with lemon juice, salt and pepper. 
Serve chilled 

Beetroot Dip

Ingredients :
  • Beetroot 2
  • Curd 1 cup 
  • Garlic Paste 1tsp
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt & Pepper 
  • Carrot sticks, capsicum sticks and lavash or cream cracker biscuits

  1. Wash 2 beetroots well.
  2. Peel, dice and pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
  3. Take a cup of curd and tie it in cheesecloth to yield hung curd.
  4. When the beets are cool puree them.
  5. Add to hung curd.
  6. Mix in a tsp of garlic paste,salt and pepper and juice of one lemon.
  7. Balance out the seasoning to get a slightly sweet yet tangy dip.
  8. Serve chilled with carrot sticks, capsicum sticks and lavash or cream cracker biscuits
Serve chilled 


Contributed by

Upasana Mahtani Luthra 

Director : Events & GurgaonMoms Book Club