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Stir and shake up your cocktail game with these unique monsoon drinks!

With these fresh recipes and supplies from your local produce, try on these natural and unique options to help you stir and shake up your cocktail game.

Presenting  all-natural cocktails sourced from the beautiful and fresh ingredients from your local farm curated by Pankaj Balachandran  and Arijit Bose, Founders, CounterTop, Goa

Monsoons have kicked in with heavy rainfall, picturesque lush green views, and comforting nippy weather. Currently, local markets are loaded with several monsoon produce including litchis, pineapples, passion fruit, and more.

Not only are these ingredients perfect for elevating your cocktail game for the next happy hour but bring in a unique kick of taste that you have not experienced before!!

Coriander Gimlet

Cocktail game - Coriander Gimlet (Image Courtsey: CounterTop)
Cocktail game – Coriander Gimlet (Image Courtsey: CounterTop)


  • Cold extracted coriander tequila (60 ml)
  • Clarified lime juice (15 ml)
  • Agave syrup (10 ml)

For Cold Extracted Coriander Tequila

  • Blend (12 no’s) coriander leaves with chilled tequila (500 ml)
  • (2 gms) ascorbic acid


  • Add all ingredients to a mixing tin 
  • Stir and serve in a Nick and Nora glass
  • Strain using a coffee filter
  • Garnish with a Coriander leaf


 Cocktail game - Amazonia  (Image Courtsey: CounterTop)
Cocktail game – Amazonia (Image Courtesy: CounterTop)


  • Lychee infused Ketel (200gm)
  • One vodka (60ml)
  • Palosanto Cordial (25ml)
  • Sparkling Wine (Top Up)


For the Lychee Infused Vodka

Infused (200 gms) fresh chopped lychee with (500 ml) of vodka, in sous vide bag for 24 hours.

For the Palosanto Cordial

  • Infuse (1 stick) Palosanto into (250 ml) of sugar syrup. To that add (4 gms) citric and (2 gms) malic acid.
  • In a mix jar. Add (60 ml) Lychee Vodka and (25 ml) Palosanto Cordial. Stir till dilution and temperature is achieved.
  • Pour over a big block of ice in an old-fashioned glass.
  • Top up with sparkling wine and serve with flower

Pineapple Express

Drinks and cocktails2 Stir and shake up your cocktail game with these unique monsoon drinks!
Cocktail game – Pineapple Express (Image Courtsey: CounterTop)


  • White rum (60 ml)
  • Tropical syrup (15 ml)
  • Pineapple juice (20 ml)
  • Lime juice (20 ml)
  • Stillabunt (2 drops)

For the Tropical Syrup

  • Pineapple juice – (60 ml)
  • Passion Fruit juice –  (60 ml)
  • Mango Puree  –  (60 ml)
  • Sugar – (100 gms) {Mix Well}
  • Nutmeg – Grated {to finish the syrup}


In a shaker add all ingredients.

Shake till the drink is chilled and optimum dilution is achieved.

Stir into a nick and nora glass

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