This creamy cocktail gets its unusual appearance from almond milk and sweetness from date molasses. It may look like a milkshake, but believe me, this concoction is pretty potent. One per customer.

This cocktail is designed to be a part of the hosting strategy for serving upscale, modern Indian-inspired cuisine. See the recipes at this link, and enjoy this potent libation alongside.

DETAILS ON THE INGREDIENTS:

[1] Breuckelen Glorious Gin A gin with New York based ingredients and distilled entirely in Brooklyn, NY—incorporating juniper, lemon, rosemary, ginger, and grapefruit. No coloring, additives, extracts, or fancy filtering are used. The gin’s flavor is the result of the natural process. About $40. brkdistilling.com

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[2] Bulleit Bourbon Thomas E. Bulleit, Jr’s great-great-grandfather Augustus Bulleit, made a high-rye whiskey between 1830-1860, and inspired Thomas Bulleit to carry on the tradition. Bulleit Bourbon is distilled and aged in small batches. Its high rye content gives it a spicy character with a smooth finish. Kentucky limestone-filtered water starts the process, which ends in charred American oak barrels for a smoky finish. Smooth with tones of maple, oak, and nutmeg—and a light toffee flavor. bulleit.com

[3] Silk Unsweetened Original Almondmilk starts with Non-GMO verified almonds grown in California. Only nuts that match stringent standards make the cut. The nuts are shelled, toasted and ground before being blended with pure filtered water along with vitamins and minerals. Make sure to get the unsweetened version. There’s also an unsweetened vanilla version that is quite nice. About $5.
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[4] Alwadi date molasses Created from sweet, sweet dates, this syrup adds an additional complexity to the sugary aspect of the cocktail—think maple syrup with a slightly citrus leaning. About $12. alwadi-alakhdar.com

See more recipes for creating cool, mod, Indian-inspired bites in 08 India Calling