Top 5 welcome drinks for the festive season

by Sanjeev Kapoor

The beginning of the festive season is also just the beginning of entertaining guests at home. We make life simpler by sharing these simple, delicious and adventurous mocktail recipes for you to welcome your guests with.


Grilled Pineapple Slush

The flavours of this pineapple slush are a beautiful of mix of sweet char grilled pineapples, chatpata chaat masala and plenty of crushed ice. When fresh pineapples are not in season you can easily use canned ones to make this drink anytime of the year.


Hibiscus Iced Tea

Hibiscus iced tea is one of the latest food trends in the world. Use Ganesha favourite flower to make this ice tea which is super tasty and also has a bunch of health benefits. Read about them here. Talk about giving your guests a flowery welcome.


Smoked Chaas

Instead of serving your guests a sweet calorie laden beverage why not go for something as healthy as chaas, but with plenty of sass. This charcoal infused buttermilk has such a fabulous smoky flavor which will keep your guests guessing and asking for more.


Pomegranate Chilli Drink

This recipe shows you how to spunk up something as simple as a fresh lime soda to make it fancy and irresistible beverage. It is perfect to serve visiting guests because it is refreshing in every way.


Cardamom Spiced Cafe Frappe

Elaichi flavoured chai is too main stream so we tried spiking up a coffee frappe with some green cardamom and it turned out to be a great idea. Go ahead and give it a try, you will not be disappointed.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.