Sunday, 2 August 2015

HIGH On Power @HIGH Ultra Lounge - A Cocktail Festival

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The bar at High Ultra Lounge headed by the able and super-talented Guru Prashanth has always been known to churn out great and innovative cocktails. This time around High is back at doing interesting stuff where in they create an opportunity for folks like us to meet with the politicians like Barrack Obama, Bill Clinton, Narendra Modi, Arvind Kejriwal, Silvio Berlusconi and the likes.

On 19th July, it was nice to be in the company of these powerful politicians at the highest lounge of South India. Wondering if it was a world summit meet or something? Nope, it was an interesting cocktail tasting session. Innovation and uniqueness written all over; High has introduced special cocktails named after and concocted based on the personalities of these world famous political leaders. To may be rephrase a part of the previous statement, "the public personalities of these political leaders."

The evening set in on the Eastern section of High while the sun set on the west, Sandeep took stage for some lovely stand up comedy and cocktail concoctions flowing all through the evening. We tasted around 10 cocktails each depicting or connected to a personality type in one way or more. Below is more about what I enjoyed the most that evening; not in any order of preference.

The first for the evening was something we at Bangalore are so familiar with as a phrase 'From Russia with love'. Does this phase ring the bell? Either way, this cocktail did ring the bell and surely in the right way. Going by the personality type, this drink did exude chivalry. It was a frozen snow drink with flavors of vodka and elder-flower clearly evident. In fact, the drink left a nice and long after taste of the elder-flower.
'Just Putin some drinks!' ~ Vladimir Putin

While the taste of the first drink continued to linger on, the next arrived and this time it was a flamboyant, cunning and a bitter sweet drink. Any guesses? No! Okay, it was 'The BARlusconi' a drink made from Campari, grapefruit and Jim Beam; all married in perfect harmony.
'For a Bunga Bunga time' ~Silvio Berlusconi

'Potus Passion' was a wonderfully concocted drinks and it ingredients included some of my favorites - Beer, Ginger Ale, Jim Beam Whiskey. Building on the flavor was passion fruit and lime.
'Uncle Sam wants you to drink' ~ Barack Obama

'SourCozy' or the 'Classic French 75' was elegant and refreshing. Lovely herbal notes from the gin, refreshing bubbly with flavors balanced with the inclusion of lime juice and sugar. Needs little to be written about - a lovely drink for a romantic evening.
18 till I die' ~ Nikolas Sarkozy

No point for guessing this association, the next cocktail was named 'Monika Blewinsky'. The cocktail portrayed confidence, charm, style and enthusiasm. Made with Caramel, honey, campari and Jim Beam whiskey at the base, this cocktail came topped with a roasted peanut bar meant to be enjoyed along with the drink. Interesting flavor profile of sweet, bitter, fruit and smoke all in a glass. A few drinks of this are sufficient to end an evening at High; well in a high.

Have you noticed the new kid on the block? I'll say no more about this personality and instead just speak about the drink which is named after an accessory 'The Muffler'. Made of warm red wine, honey and spices this drinks reminded me of the mulled wine made during Christmas. A perfect drink for the cold chilling winters (not Bangalore for sure).

While I really enjoyed the ones above, the ones below either didn't appeal much in comparison or just did not really appeal to my preferred flavor profile.

On till the 6th of August, bring your social self out and meet with all the politicians (10) with a power sampler worth Rs. 1250 or meet with interested politicians at a price starting from Rs. 450.

It's surely #HIGHonPower

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