Raw Mango's Luxe avatar / Kachi Kairi Twist

Yet, one more summer cooler that will leave your guests in awe of your mixing skills!
Raw mango cocktail that uses belvedere and gives a complete twist to this standard Indian drink. Try this new Luxe avatar of kachi kairi/ aam panna this summer!

Let's get a quick round of few more drinks now! 
Enough with the stories, well no, not enough but for now, let's just say we will take a little vacation from the stories while I bring to you a few fabulous cocktail/ mocktail recipes. 
Yes, you simply have to give this a try!!

{My favorite way to have raw mangoes as a child used to this..simply sprinkled with some paprika and rock salt... I still sneak in a bite or two when no one is looking ;) Have you tried it yet?? }
It's summer in India, which means it's mango season!!! Finally! And one little girl and her food crazed mom are especially delighted. I have been stocking up on the raw mango now. Soon I will be sharing with you a slew of recipes using raw mango and making you fall head over heels in love with it if you aren't already. However, I like easing into things..and giving twists to old favorites. 
That is the sentiment that brought this cocktail into the picture. 
Aam Panna is such a typical Indian summer drink. It can be found in every fridge in Indian homes, stir in a spoon of sugar, some rock salt, jeera powder and water and people drink it all through summer. It's healthy, nonfattening, cooling, easy and as a bonus helps you ward off sun/heat stroke. And if you live in parts of the country where temperatures soar to 47 C (like I do), this humble aam panna literally feels like manna from heaven!
But its never enough for me.Especially when I have company...or when I am longing for something just a tad more boozy. 
That's when I decided to give the humble aam panna a makeover..a fabulous luxe one at that!! 
And the results were simply mind blowing!!
The friends who had come over, couldn't quite believe it was the humble aam panna they were drinking..And I came to know later that Grand Hyaat Hotel, New Delhi has come up with something similar too!!

I used Belvedere Vodka coz we love it, apart from Grey Goose. But feel free to swap for your favorite brand.
It's almost like a Bloody Mary but with just a little more. The flavors gel quite well with each other and result in a smooth cocktail that is cooling and exciting at the same time. 
Trust me, give your humble aam panna(raw mango drink) a new luxe twist, you might just never go back to plain old aam panna again, especially when you have company!!


Makes 4 glasses
Time taken 5 minutes + Time for pureeing the raw mango. 



Sit back and enjoy the look of astonishment as your guests realise this is their good old aam panna, in such a fabulous new avatar.
S :) 

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