Vaum Tonics, Elevating Your Summer Sips to New Heights

Vaum Tonics, Elevating Your Summer Sips to New Heights

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on March 30, 2024

As the mercury rises and summer sets in, it's time to embrace all things cool and refreshing. Whether you're lounging by the pool or hosting a backyard barbecue, nothing beats the heat like a crisp, revitalizing drink.

Enter Vaum Tonics, India's pioneering line of Quinine-Free botanical beverages, born from the collaboration of Co-Founders Siddharth Saraf and Aakash Khaunte. With a shared vision of crafting drinks that are both health-conscious and delicious, they embarked on a journey to redefine the art of mixology.

Vaum Tonics stands out in the crowded beverage landscape with its unwavering commitment to quality and innovation. Inspired by the tranquil sounds of nature encapsulated in the Sanskrit word “Vaum,” each bottle is a testament to their dedication to providing a truly exceptional drinking experience.

Siddharth and Aakash recognized the need for mixers that enhance, rather than overpower, the flavors of premium spirits. Thus, Vaum Tonics was born, offering a delicate and nuanced flavor profile that elevates every beverage it complements.

Partnering with renowned beverage innovators Hayley Troup and Ed Swete, Vaum Tonics brings to life seven distinct and memorable flavors, all crafted with botanicals imported from Europe and bottled with champagne-esque carbonation in Goa.

From classic tonic waters to contemporary mixers, Vaum Tonics offers a diverse range of meticulously crafted products designed to enhance the flavors of various spirits. Each batch undergoes rigorous quality checks to ensure that every bottle delivers an unparalleled drinking experience.

At the heart of Vaum Tonics lies a mission to redefine the art of mixing beverages, inspiring creativity and exploration within the mixology community. With a promise of passion, craftsmanship, and the true art of mixology in every bottle, Vaum Tonics invites you to indulge in a journey of exquisite flavors and refined drinking experiences.

To add a dash of summer flair to your gatherings, Bernice Dias, the mastermind behind Vaum Tonics, shares a selection of ready-to-drink summer recipes:

1. Mango Fig Fizz:

- 15ml fresh lemon juice

- Mango Juice

- Ice cubes

- Mango slices or lemon twists, for garnish

- Vaum mango fig botanical water

- Chili Salt Rim for the Glass (equal parts chili, castor sugar & table salt)



1. In a Tall Glass Add ice cubes. Rim the Glass with the Chili-Salt mix

2. To a shaker add Mango & Lemon Juice and shake vigorously for about 15-20

seconds to chill the mixture.

3. Strain the mixture into the chilled glass.

4. Top it off with Vaum mango Fig botanical water

5. Garnish with a lemon twist / Mango Slice

2. Kokam Grapefruit Fizz

- 15ml Kokam Juice

- Ice cubes

- Vaum Grapefruit Rosemary botanical water

- Add a rosemary twig as garnish



1. Add Ice to a short glass.

2. Add the Kokam Juice

3. Top Off with Vaum Grapefruit Rosemary botanical water

4. Garnish with a Rosemary twig

3. Cucumber Mint Refresher

- 15ml fresh lime juice

- 15ml Cucumber Juice

- Ice cubes

- Vaum Cucumber Mint Botanical Water

- Cucumber Slice and Mint Twig, for garnish



1. Fill a tall glass with Ice

2. Add the Cucumber & Lime Juice

3. Top Off with Vaum Cucumber Mint botanical water

4. Garnish with a Slice of Cucumber

With these refreshing concoctions, courtesy of Vaum Tonics, your summer soirées are sure to be elevated to new heights of taste and sophistication. So, raise a glass and toast to the season with Vaum Tonics—a symbol of sophistication, excellence, and unparalleled taste. Cheers!

Celebrate Vishu with a Special Brunch at The Den Bengaluru

Celebrate Vishu with a Special Brunch at The Den Bengaluru

By Nishang Narayan

Published on April 14, 2024

As the Malayalam New Year, Vishu, draws near, The Den Bengaluru is excited to host a special brunch to celebrate this auspicious occasion. Scheduled for April 14, 2024, the brunch is a tribute to the joy, abundance, and togetherness that Vishu signifies.

This exclusive event will be held at The Creek within The Den and will run from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Guests are invited to indulge in a carefully curated brunch prepared by our very own Executive Chef Vineeth Jayan, who hails from Guruvayur, Kerala. With a deep-rooted passion for his culinary heritage, Chef Vineeth is set to bring the authentic flavours of Kerala to the table.

The menu will feature a variety of traditional Kerala dishes, including the rich coconut-based Avial, the flavorful Thoran, and the comforting Olan. Dessert lovers can rejoice in the sweet notes of Ada Pradhaman among other delights. Each dish is crafted to evoke the essence of Kerala's famed cuisine, ensuring a memorable dining experience that resonates with the spirit of Vishu.


Prices for the brunch are set at INR 2199++ per person for the non-alcoholic version and INR 2999++ per person for the brunch that includes Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL).

To secure your spot at this not-to-be-missed celebration, please call +080 71117272 or +91 9513677272 for reservations. Celebrate the new beginnings and cultural heritage of Kerala with us at The Den Bengaluru's Vishu Brunch.

Caffe Allora Elevates Bangalore's Culinary Scene with New Outlet Launch

Caffe Allora Elevates Bangalore's Culinary Scene with New Outlet Launch

By Author

Published on April 13, 2024

Introducing Caffe Allora's latest venture: the grand opening of its sixth outlet at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore. This marks a significant milestone in the renowned Italian bistro's expansion strategy, promising to enrich Bangalore's culinary landscape and reinforce Caffe Allora's position as a premier café chain in the country.

Caffe Allora embodies the essence of family-run Italian trattorias, offering the warmth and authenticity of traditional Italian dining. Its menu boasts meticulously crafted pizzas, pastas, risottos, and antipasti, catering to every palate with a symphony of flavors.

Patrons can delight in signature 15” pizzas, featuring the unique option for two toppings side-by-side, or indulge in authentic Napoli (Neapolitan) pizzas, available in various sizes. Beyond pizzas, the culinary offerings include a diverse selection of soups, salads, small plates, sandwiches, pastas, and risottos. Committed to freshness and sustainability, the restaurant allows patrons to pick fresh basil leaves from its hydroponics set-up for a true farm-to-table experience.


In addition to its exquisite cuisine, Caffe Allora at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore, offers an ambiance that goes beyond the ordinary, inviting patrons to unwind and socialize in style. With a thoughtfully curated selection of beverages, including expertly crafted coffees, refreshing lemonades, artisanal juices, and an extensive array of wine, beer, and cocktails, it promises a complete dining experience.

Commenting on the launch, Prashant Issar, Director of Bellona Hospitality Service Limited, expressed excitement about the expansion, highlighting the brand's commitment to excellence and confidence in Bangalore's dynamic market.

The opening of Caffe Allora's sixth outlet at Phoenix Mall of Asia, Bangalore, reflects the brand's dedication to expanding its presence while maintaining its fundamental principles of culinary mastery and exceptional hospitality. As Caffe Allora continues to redefine social dining, patrons can anticipate nothing less than an extraordinary culinary journey at each of its outlets.

CYK Hospitalities Assists Sassy Desserts To Launch Its First Store In Panipat

CYK Hospitalities Assists Sassy Desserts To Launch Its First Store In Panipat

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 12, 2024

In the heart of Panipat, a sweet sensation has emerged, thanks to the collaborative efforts of CYK Hospitalities Pvt. Ltd and Sassy Desserts. CYK, a prominent F&B consultancy, has lent its expertise to craft and launch Sassy Desserts, a haven for innovative sweet treats that promise to delight locals with their fusion of flavors and culinary excellence.

From graphic designing to operational planning, CYK has been instrumental in every aspect of Sassy Desserts' journey. Pulkit Arora and Simranjeet Singh, Directors of CYK, alongside their dedicated team, have ensured that the brand embodies a commitment to excellence in all areas.

Pulkit Arora emphasized, “Our collaboration with Sassy Desserts reflects passion and dedication across graphic design, packaging, brand identity, and operations.”


Sassy Desserts' menu is a testament to creativity and variety, featuring international delights like churros and bubble pop stick waffles alongside a medley of waffles, crepes, mini pancakes, and ice cream sundaes to cater to diverse palates.

Simranjeet Singh expressed satisfaction, stating, “Our collaboration has set a new standard in dessert experiences, balancing creativity and functionality to captivate patrons with memorable flavors.”

Directed by Vedant Hasija, Sassy Desserts aims to bring sweetness and innovation to Panipat. Hasija remarked, “With CYK's expertise and our commitment to innovation, we've introduced exciting flavors that have captured our patrons' imagination.”


Beyond Panipat, CYK continues to make waves in the F&B industry, recently unveiling Nagari restaurant in Agra, adding to their portfolio of over 150 successful projects both domestically and internationally.

In summary, CYK Hospitalities' partnership with Sassy Desserts has not only enriched Panipat's culinary landscape but has also set a new benchmark for dessert experiences, blending creativity with functionality to offer delightful flavors and memorable moments to patrons.

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