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Sollasa Indian cuisine-themed aperitif – Product Launch

By Olly Wehring 23 Jul 2021 (Last Updated July 23rd, 2021 14:35)

Sollasa is names after 'Manasollasa', considered to be the first Indian recipe book.

Sollasa Indian cuisine-themed aperitif – Product Launch
  • Category – Spirits, aperitif, 20% abv
  • Available – From this month
  • Location – The UK, available online ahead of release to Indian restaurants nationwide
  • Price – SRP of GBP29 (US$40) per 70cl bottle

An aperitif designed specifically to be consumed with Indian food has launched in the UK.

Sollasa, which has just been released on its brand website, is a grain spirit that also uses orange zest, lime and lychees in the production process. Botanicals include mint, basil, coriander seeds and cardamom.

“We were raised on Indian cooking; it’s vibrant, flavoursome and varied,” said brand co-founders Sajag and Vishal Patel. “The choice of drinks to accompany it isn’t. It’s dominated by mass-produced lagers and white wine.

“We believe Indian cuisine deserves a delicious drink that authentically complements it.”

The recommended serve for Sollasa, which takes its name from a 12th Century Sanskrit text ‘recipe book’, is as a long drink with tonic.

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