The ‘Tulleho Book of Cocktails’ is a delightful read to an extent that its almost impossible not to feel trippy while reading it.
When I saw ‘Tulleho Book of Cocktails’ up for review at Blogadda, I knew this a book for me, a book I would love to have. I am total cocktail person, love my weekend drink and love it even more in form of cocktails. I am hoarder for cook books and recipe books anyways. I have about three books for cocktails and I don’t even want to count the number of recipe books I have.
The book starts with an introduction on various kinds of spirits and liquors (vodka, rum, whiskey is known to all but do we all know about Baileys, Cointreau, Kahlua) , must-haves for a bar, the equipment. I had a certain level of comfort with cocktails but if you are someone whose only idea of cocktail till now is having one in a pub, this book is your answer. Its unassuming, starts from the basic. It teaches you what mixology actually is right from the beginning.
What I loved about the book was the categories and how it touches the Indian side of the cocktail market, Market Fresh which uses fresh ingredients from the market, Desi Dhamaka using local Indian ingredients so that the end drink has an Indianness to it, Old Boys club i.e the one which is there forever since the old boys time :), Ladies Special well well, Dessert Cocktails oh I love these ones! The sweet after dinner mostly liquor based cocktails that very one serve the one of the road purpose 😉 and well, of course, the herbs and spices if you are a spicy person!
The book also has the Tulleho classics like Instant Karma, Anarkali and some other yummy names like Anartini, Nimbuz Fresh, names that make you drool and want to grab that glass ASAP.
The Tulleho book of Cocktails is a must have book on cocktails for any Indian home bar, a must have book for any aspiring or even expert Indian cocktail lover.
Cocktail in the picture – Vasanth Neer