Named “Sidecar X Makaibari — A Summer Solstice”, it was scheduled on July 12 in New Delhi.
Makaibari tea from Darjeeling became an ingredient of a gin-based alcoholic beverage at a cocktail bar in New Delhi.
Named “Sidecar X Makaibari — A Summer Solstice”, the cocktail was scheduled was launched on July 12. The tea was made from the leaves plucked on June 21, the day that marked summer solstice. The cocktail which was developed over four months, is a perfect blend of world class collaboration and local romance.
The beverage marks an effort to diversify Darjeeling Tea which has failed to make inroads into the domestic market and whose exports are falling.
Makaibari tea was presented by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Queen Elizabeth II in 2015. A year earlier, the garden’s Silver Tips Imperial had fetched a whopping Rs 1.12 lakh a kilogram…