Mirch Mumtaz – A Mocktail or Cocktail Drink

A Spicy Indian version of Tequila Sunrise? Yup, you can call it that but only in looks – the taste and the flavors are so much better. This is a great drink recipe to make with an Indian meal. The presentation is just the beginning of the ‘wow’ factor. Make it into a Cocktail or a Mocktail, and everyone is pleased! Cheers to that!

Prep Time: 2 min
Serves: 1


Ice Cubes – 3-4
Orange Juice – 1/2 cup
Lime Juice – 1/2, squeeze
Black Salt – 1/4 tsp
Seeds of a Green Chili – to taste
RuhAfza – 1 tsp
Green Chili – for granish

For Cocoktail:
Dash of Tequila or Vodka


1. In a Cocktail Shaker, mix the Ice Cubes, Orange Juice, Lime Juice, Black Salt and the Seeds of the Green Chili.
2. Shake to incorporate the ingredients.
3. Pour into a martini glass.
4. Drop in the RuhAfza and allow it to sink to the bottom to create a dramatic effect and a great presentation.
5. Garnish with the Green Chili and serve immediately.

For Cocktail Version:
Add the alcohol of your choice to the shaker. alongwith the Orange Juice etc.

1. Use Grenadine as a substitute for RuhAfza.

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10 thoughts on “Mirch Mumtaz – A Mocktail or Cocktail Drink

  1. The sun is finally shining in London after weeks of rain – I think I’ll stick to mixing margaritas, but will add a dash of kala namak instead of rock salt aroound the edge. 🙂

    1. Rose syrup (watch the clip) – as opposed to rose water, which would just flavour the cocktail and not sink to the bottom.

  2. Looks very tasty!! The point where Anuja said “I am NOT a big fan of Rooafzah …” I said yes me too! And then she said that despite of that she enjoyed it, sold me. Looking forward to trying it one of these days! Thank you for all the great recipes and detail presentations. The “Tres Leches” that you showed has been made a zillion times now and is a big family/friends favorite!

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