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Favourite Summer Cooler: Harsh Champawat, Director – Food and Beverage at Taj Palace, New Delhi

Take your pick from mouth-watering flavours of summer coolers

These coolers, smoothies, mocktails, and more are the perfect antidotes to shake up the summer.

Today’s Traveller welcomes Harsh Champawat, Director – Food and Beverage at Taj Palace, New Delhi to join us in beating the heat by sharing his favourite Summer Coolers.

Summer Cooler
Harsh Champawat, Director – Food and Beverage, Taj Palace, New Delhi


Pink Mystique Iced Tea
Summer Cooler – Pink Mystique Iced Tea


  • 150 ml lightly brewed tea (cold)
  • 75 ml Cranberry juice
  • 15 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Ginger   
  • 5-7 no.s Curry leaves 
  • Honey
  • Ice


  • Add all the ingredients to a shaker and shake until well combined.
  • Add ice in a tall glass and strain and iced tea over it.
  • Garnish with curry leaves, a rind of lemon and serve.


Chocolate Fantasy
Summer Cooler – Chocolate Fantasy


  • 300 ml full fat milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee
  • 2 large scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 4 to 5 ice cubes
  • Sugar to taste
  • Chocolate sauce, as desired
  • Chocolate / vanilla wafers


  1. In a mixer, blend the milk with the vanilla extract, coffee, ice cream, sugar and ice cubes.
  2. Line a glass with chocolate sauce and pour the blended shake.
  3. Garnish with wafers and serve immediately.

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