5 Spiked Dishes For A Grand Holi Party!
A writer by day and a reader by night, Deepjyoti…
Do you want to plan the most memorable Holi party of the year? To make sure people remember this grand party for months, you need to plan it with precision. Besides stocking up on the vibrant organic gulal, you also need to curate an impressive menu. The cold drinks and hot foods spiked with liquor will ensure that the guests have the time of their life and keep up the cheerful vibe of the occasion.
Here are our 5 favorite spiked dishes you must include in your Holi party!
1. Rose Coconut Thandai Cocktail
Can a Holi party ever be complete without a thandai? Add a twist to this traditional cold beverage with vodka. To make this fusion cocktail, stock up on some good-quality coconut milk. Grind up spices like cardamom powder, fennel seeds, with some soaked almonds, cashews, and rose petals or gulkand. Shake it up with ice and vodka and serve. You can even add a dollop of fresh coconut to enhance the taste.
2. Whiskey Caramel Sauce
You can never go wrong with this one! Simply heat up sugar and water till it turns golden brown. Add a dollop of butter and whisk. Remove from the heat and add cream and a dash of salt. Keep up the mean whisk till you get a smooth thick sauce. Pour in your favorite whiskey and its good to go! You can serve this with cakes, brownies, ice cream, fruits, and anything that goes with a sweet dip.
3. Spiked Gulab Jamuns
This is perhaps the most exciting twist to one of the most famous desserts worldwide, the gulab jamun. It is an absolute favorite Holi dessert of all time. Deep fry your gulab jamuns and dip them in the sweet sugary syrup as usual. Add your favorite liquor (whiskey/rum/vodka) to the syrup and create an exciting concoction that will leave everyone wanting more.
4. Beer Batter Pakoras
Having pakoras with chilled beer is perhaps one of the usual desi chill time essentials. So how can you make this better? Try this recipe with ingredients of your choice. The trick is to pour the beer in the flour, spice, and salt mixture slowly. The thick and smooth batter will have a delicious taste and give you a natural high. Fry the batches till they are golden and serve them with some homemade green chutney.
5. Vodka Pani Puri
Pani puri or the quintessential puffed wheat balls with spicy potato filling will win all hearts when you add that tangy mint and tamarind water spiked with vodka. Make your filling with potatoes, chickpeas, and sweet and sour chutneys. You can either get the mint mix from the store or make it at home. Add vodka to the mixture, and you are ready for the delicious gol gappas.
Just grab the gulal, spread the magic of vibrant colors, munch on these dishes, and have fun!
A writer by day and a reader by night, Deepjyoti is a tech freak who loves exploring new ventures. He may be silent and secretive but his belief in his passion is destined for glory.