I am on NPR’s Kitchen Window today discussing one of my most favorite ingredients to cook with: Curry Leaves!

Try this lovely Curry Leaves Mojito and tell me what you think!

Curry Leaves Mojito

Manish Kumar, the lead mixologist at The Park hotel in Bangalore, taught me how to mix this drink. He is the genius behind the spicy cocktails at the hotel’s super popular i-Bar. The secret to making this drink is to use really fresh curry leaves. Dried leaves or curry leaf powder will not work in this recipe. Photo is used here with permission.

Makes 1 drink

8 curry leaves

1 thin lemon wedge

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 cup citrus vodka

In a glass (a short tumbler works best), muddle the curry leaves, lemon wedge and sugar. Top with crushed ice and citrus vodka. Serve immediately.

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  1. What a fun drink! Love it! Will try this at our next party!

  2. Interesting… (is it kosher to imbibe during Navratri)??

  3. I love curry leaves too and it’s hardly missing from my kitchen! This is one hell of a creative drink… would have never thought of adding curry leaves to Mojito.

  4. Wow, this makes me thirsty. Sounds delicious. I have never heard of curry leaves.

  5. Hi,
    Thanks for your article on curry leaves. What is the name of the fabulous powdered version of curry leaves you discovered in Bangalore? Is it available here? Please respond. Thanks.

  6. Monica, it was delish! However it felt more like a martini than a mojito. Am i missing an ingredient or is the vodka the only liquid involved?

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