Five Absolut-ly fabulous Cocktails you can try at home

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When the sun brings on the heat there is only one thing to do. Bring out the cocktails!

Here are some super yummy, super refreshing cocktail ideas for summer 2017 using the world-famous Absolut Vodka and its versatile flavours.

 

Absolut Mango Mojito

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Ingredients

4 Wedges Lime

To Taste Sugar, Superfine

4 Pieces Mint Leaf

1 ½ Parts Absolut Mango

Soda Water

1 Sprig Mint Leaf

1 Slice Mango

How to mix

Muddle lime, sugar, superfine and mint leaf in a highball glass. Fill with crushed ice. Add Absolut Mango. Stir. Top up with soda water. Garnish with mint leaf and mango.

 

Absolut Mandrin Crush

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Ingredients

1 ½ Parts Absolut Mandrin

⅓ Part Triple Sec

1 ½ Parts Orange Juice

1 Slice Orange

How to mix

Fill a rocks glass with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Garnish with orange.

 

Absolut Raspberri Collins

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Ingredients

1 ½ Parts Absolut Raspberri

¾ Part Lemon Juice

¾ Part Simple Syrup

Soda Water

3 Whole Raspberry

How to mix

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add Absolut Raspberri, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake and strain into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Top up with soda water. Garnish with raspberries.

 

Absolut Lime Mule

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Ingredients

2 Parts Absolut Lime

½ Part Lime Juice

Ginger Beer

1 Wedge Lime

How to mix

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add Absolut Lime and lime juice. Top up with ginger beer. Garnish with lime.

 

Absolut Citron Cosmopolitan

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Ingredients

1 ½ Parts Absolut Citron

⅓ Part Lime Juice

½ Part Triple Sec

⅔ Part Cranberry Juice

1 Twist Orange

How to mix

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange.

Buy Absolut Vodka at our store. Pre order at www.bengalurudutyfree.in

Cheers!

Top three Mother’s Day gifts

There are never enough ways to say Thank You to Mom. And it certainly ain’t fair that only one day a year is celebrated as Mother’s Day because a mother’s love is constant, daily, lifelong… In other words, every day is Mother’s Day.

This year, to celebrate your leading lady, opt for a gift that will create an indelible impression.

If we could pick the top three summer fragrances of the year, these would be it. Spoil your mom, today.

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BVLGARI Rose Goldea Spring

More than a fragrance, Rose Goldea is an adornment of female beauty that exalts the senses and anchors itself in memory. Generously set with natural ingredients and infused with rose, Rose Goldea is a consecration of white musks.  It wholly expresses the seductiveness and fascination of Cleopatra and radiates an aura that is inspiring and sensual.

Top Notes: Pomegranate, Rose and Musks

Heart Notes: Damascena Rose and Grandiflorum Jasmine Absolute

Dry Down Notes: Musks, Sandalwood Milk and White Incense

 

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DAVIDOFF Cool Water Exotic Summer Limited Edition

This perfume evokes a tropical paradise where pristine white sand borders a tranquil turquoise sea, and gently swaying palm trees shade a sun-drenched lagoon.

Top Notes: Fresh and fruity aquatic note of melon

Heart Notes: Soft and delicate bouquet of lilies of the valley

Base Notes: Rich and sensual trail of orrisroot

 

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CALVIN KLEIN Eternity Summer for Women Limited Edition

This 2017 release from CK, is a fresh, floral, aquatic fragrance for modern women that exudes a natural sensuality. The lovely Eternity Summer bottle glows in vivaciously graduating shades of sky blue to sandy orange reflecting the colours of a desert sunset.

Top Notes: Star anise, desert rose and bergamot

Heart Notes: Osmanthus, saffron and aquatic tones

Base Notes: Vetiver, sandalwood, olibanum and musk

Pre-order your perfumes on www.bengalurudutyfree.in and stop by at our store on your next visit.

 

How your glass of Whisky could be in danger.

whiskey-2171646_960_720Last week, April 22 was a red letter day called Earth Day. There were numerous articles educating and reminding us about the impact of climate change on various aspects of the world that we live in – our quality of food, water, and life. Little do we know the impact of climate change on Whisky.

What goes into making Whisky and how can it be impacted?

Water: A key requirement in a distillery as it is needed to mix the yeast with the barley in the fermented liquid which eventually becomes the spirit. Distilleries in Scotland and the world over usually use river or spring water in this process. It is important to note that if we do not care for our water sources and water bodies and end up polluting them then it will only be a matter of time when this affects the quality of the final product or the price as more money might need to spent on water purification techniques.

Barley: The base product from which Whisky is made, this is usually imported from far away fields adding to the carbon footprint . It might be a smarter idea for distilleries to grow their own barley on site to control volumes and reduce carbon emissions caused by transporting barley from other locations.

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Wood: The casks made from wood is eventually responsible for giving Whisky the colour, complexity, and aroma. Distilleries must ensure that they are not contributing to deforestation and should consider buying a plot of forest land to closely monitor the supply chain from planting, harvesting, use, and protection of natural resources that go into the making of Whisky.

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The right way to drink Whisky

Across the world, people have been consuming Whisky for hundreds of years in about 2-3 different ways –  with ice, water or neat. There have been endless debates about the right way to consume Scotch. Over the years several Whisky based cocktails were also invented all claiming to be the right way to enjoy this sought after spirit. We are not sure that is the best way to savour such a fine spirit that is such a massive labour of love.

There is only one right way to drink Scotch. Neat.

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This is the right way to bring out the flavours for which you have spent a great deal of money to enjoy. Diluting and mixing only take away from the true essence of this liquid gold.

If however, this unadulterated way is not your favourite way to consume Whisky then we can suggest a splash of water.

On the rocks, a popular phrase usually used when ordering a drink of Whisky is not the most ideal way to consume Single Malts because adding ice will lead to the dulling of the flavour.

In recent times, it has been concluded that the addition of a little water to your Whisky is not a bad thing. Apparently, a chemical reaction occurs between the water and the tightly-wound chains of amino acids in the Whisky. They literally unravel, releasing new flavor compounds and esters (volatile compounds that smell like flowers and fruits).

How much water? We would recommend just a small splash.

Cheers!

 

What women want!

Even though there are millions of options to choose from when it comes to picking the ideal gift for a women of any age, we often still find ourselves stumped when we want to buy a gift that will impress and wow.

Here are our top three picks from three winning categories, as we round off the month dedicated to women worldwide.

Chocolate

Trust us, you can never go wrong with chocolate! Perfect for 1-100 year olds.

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Perfumes

Perfumes magically lift the mood and will always be appreciated.

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Whisky

It is not true that only men appreciate a good bottle of Single Malt.

 

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Why women like to shop @ duty free

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Guaranteed savings. Have you ever met a woman who doesn’t like a good bargain? The answer is NO. It is a known fact that duty free shopping is way, way cheaper than downtown retail. Did you know that you can save up to 160% on Liquor and more than 30% on Perfumes & Cosmetics? Need we say more?

 

An exclusive, international range. All women love flipping though international lifestyle magazines lured by the glamour of the glossy, colourful pages that are filled with style ideas and pictures as well as the larger than life product advertisements. Shop for a wide range of such world class products at Bangalore Duty Free. We have products you won’t find anywhere else in the city.

 

Duty free specials. Every month we are the first to receive latest products that hit the market in all categories. Find them on our shelves even before you can see them at the mall near your homes. How can any woman say no to exclusive products and new arrivals that you won’t get elsewhere in the city? Choose from the latest cosmetics, perfumes and more…

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Value for money. Every woman’s three favourite words, after I Love You. Duty free shopping is literally value for your money. Shopping at duty free for liquor is a total win-win. Not only do you get these products at a steal, but most of our liquor products are 1 litre, compared to the 750 ml bottles that you find in the city.

 

Widest range. Shopping at duty free for a woman is literally like taking a kid to a candy store. With more than 10,000 SKUs available it will be hard to decide on what to buy. Luckily since our prices are so affordable you can shop to your heart’s content for yourself and then for gifts for friends and family and still make it on time for your flight/taxi.

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Warm customer service. Our staff is well-trained and make you feel at home and ensure a comfortable shopping experience. This is what every woman wants when she sets foot into a store – a warm helper that is not overbearing with sales pitch. Just someone to point out the best deals and help with the big decisions.

 

Log in today to pre order on our website for duty free specials from the comfort of your home/desk so that you can gain more time to browse while at our store.

Oh happy day! Chocolate Myths debunked.

While those in love treat Chocolate as an aphrodisiac, those on a diet run in the opposite direction of a Chocolate bar. Whatever your take is on this ‘food from the Gods’, you can’t possibly be human if you don’t enjoy Chocolate in some form from time to time.

Here are few myths about Chocolate that we are happy to see debunked.

 

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Myth: Chocolate is high in caffeine. 
Fact: While eating Chocolate may perk you up, Chocolate is actually not very high in caffeine. A 40 grams Chocolate bar contains 6 mg of caffeine, the same amount as a cup of decaffeinated coffee.
 

Myth: Chocolate is loaded with saturated fat and is bad for your cholesterol. 
Fact: Stearic acid, the main saturated fat found in milk Chocolate, is unique. Research has shown that it doesn’t raise cholesterol levels the same way that other types of saturated fats do. In fact, eating a 40 grams Chocolate bar instead of a carbohydrate-rich snack has been shown to increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
 

Myth: Chocolate lacks any nutritional value. 
Fact: Chocolate is a good source of magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. It also contains polyphenols (an antioxidant also found in tea and red wine) that have been associated with a decreased risk of coronary disease. An average Chocolate bar contains about the same amount of antioxidants as a glass of red wine.

A daily serving of dark Chocolate, which contains more antioxidants than milk Chocolate, can also help lower blood pressure and improve insulin resistance.

 

Myth: Chocolate causes cavities. 
Fact: Candy alone is not responsible for cavities. Cavities are formed when bacteria in the mouth metabolize sugars and starches from any type of food (soda, candy, juice, bread, rice and pasta) to produce acid. This acid then eats through the enamel of the tooth, causing a cavity.

The protein, calcium and phosphate content of milk Chocolate may actually protect tooth enamel, and its naturally-occurring fat content means that Chocolate clears the mouth faster than other candy, reducing the amount of time its sugars remain in contact with tooth surfaces.

Proper oral hygiene to remove carbohydrate residue can prevent the formation of cavities—whether you avoid Chocolate or not.
 

Myth: Chocolate causes acne. 
Fact: Regardless of what your parents say, studies in the past 20 years have eliminated Chocolate as a cause of acne. In fact, many dermatologists doubt that diet plays any significant role in the development of acne. Acne is now believed to be caused by a combination of high bacteria levels and oil on the skin.
 

Myth: Chocolate causes weight gain. 
Fact: Any food can be part of a healthy diet if consumed in moderation. An average Chocolate bar contains 220 calories, which is low enough to be a part of a weight control diet if other high-calorie foods are eliminated. Enjoying the occasional piece of Chocolate may reduce the risk of a binge, when you feel deprived of your favourite foods.
Chocolate’s bad reputation is slowly changing and research now shows that Chocolate can be a part of an overall healthy lifestyle, when consumed in moderation.

 

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Get your monthly supply at our store. So many brands, so many offers, so much choice. We won’t judge. Go right ahead! We know you want to.

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