Tarboozia: Vodka Base

Ingredients: (1 serving)

  • Watermelon Juice: 90 ml
  • Mint Leaves: 5-6
  • Castor Sugar: 1 tsp
  • Vodka: 30 ml
  • Cointreau or any orange liqueur: A Dash
  • Ice Cubes: 2/3
  • Watermelon Slice: 1 per serving
  • Mint Sprigs or Celery sticks: 1 per serving


Muddle the mint leaves lightly to release the juices. Add all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of watermelon and sprig of mint or the green leaf of celery.

Krishna Sahai
Krishna Sahai

Krishna Sahai took voluntary retirement as a senior Commissioner of Income Tax of the Indian Revenue Service to follow alternative paths. A multi-talented person, she is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer and has also published a book on the subject. Krishna has imbibed the old traditions of Avadhi culture from her family and is concerned about preserving the vanishing cuisines of India. She consults on financial and business matters apart from running a not-for-profit organization.

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