If you thought our cuisine was diverse, then you'll be as surprised with our drinking habits.
Whether we ‘put one small’ or grab a tall, be rest assured that Indian drinking habits are just as curious as cuisine fixations
That’s why you’ll find that fellow who drinks two beers everyday with one plate of peanut masala with half a lime sprinkled on top, or the other macchi who insists on having her 60 of Rum and Coke, with some pickle for ‘touchings.’
Celebrating the delightfully unique drinking culture of the south, are our quirky TPR Cocktails. It’s everything traditional, but with a twist.
Let’s just straight up agree that anything made by Paati is magical. Anything at all.
If you’re wondering what a paati is, it’s the personification of all things kind, warm, soft, with exceptional cooking skills. More commonly known though, as grandma. (even though we just described her like some sort of Teletubby Chef.) Or ajji, ammachi, amamma, depending on which part of the southies you're from.
Anyway, there are some things that soothe the mind, and the soul, and if you’ve ever had Rasam made by said Paati, then you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.
Now imagine all the warmth and comfort of Paati’s Rasam, but with some Whiskey added to the mix. Right? Right?!
Sounds crazy? It is! Crazy awesome, that is. (Although we’re not entirely sure if Paati will approve.)
Rasam is a classic South Indian soup-esque drink/curry. Enjoyed with rice and sides like pappad, pickle, podi, chicken fry, mutton fry, beef fry and pretty much every vegetable, this versatile dish also has many different versions.
That’s why you’ll find Tomato Rasam, Garlic Rasam, Ginger Rasam, Mysore Rasam, just to name a few.
Although not a classic form of the dish, the addition of meat and sea-food are also hugely popular and extremely satisfying. (Move over chicken soup! This is the real soul food.)
Of course, our version is not the dish but the drink. (But all the sides we mentioned previously go great with this. Just, not mixed in it.)
The Permit Room’s version of Paati’s Magic includes the rasam staples—curry leaves, ginger, green chilli, glass rimmed with rasam powder and salt, along with whiskey.
So while it’s still very much a smooth whiskey cocktail, you’ll find notes of that familiar and delicious rasam taste lingering even after you’ve finished taking a sip. Savour it.
And then take another.
Our Bartender Says
“This drink is our homage to the classic Rasam. No one makes it like grandma does of course, but we hope the little addition of Whiskey more than makes up for it. While the drink has distinct flavours, they aren’t overpowering and complement your food. And even though it’s served cold, the lingering taste of rasam (and the whiskey) warms you up just right!”