Samantha Kharma


Bella Rosa Cocktail

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Vimto cordial is a soda concentrate popular in the UK and Middle East, flavored with juice from fresh-pressed grapes, tart black currants, raspberries, herbs, and spices. It isn’t common in the US, but I found some at the Mid-East Market in San Bruno the last time I was stocking up on falafels and hummus. The hint of spice in Vimto inspired me to pair it with a heavily spiced sharwarma dish, with the fruit adding a nice contrast, and cucumber, lime, and gin to keep things bright and fresh. I took inspiration from our fizzy formula, pulling down the sparkling portion for a shorter cocktail. Tanqueray Bloomsbury and its notes of coriander and cassis was my gin of choice, and it worked like a dream.
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A foodie's trick to cocktail and food pairing

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 Hosting dinner parties is one of my favorite things, coming up with the food menu and then finding cocktails to pair with it. I tend to make appetizers rich in flavor, so a light and lovely sparkling cocktail that cuts through the richness is a perfect match.
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