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Beat the heat with these amazing cocktails this summer!

It’s that part of the year, where we all look forward to having a couple of chilled beers. And, we all love our pool parties! But, consuming plain alcohol increases the body temperature and makes us dehydrated. To get over that scorching heat this summer, here is the list of finest and smoothest cocktails this summer, which you can try out!

Watermelon and Tequila Cocktail

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Watermelon and Tequila Cocktail (Pic source: Food Network)

Cut a medium sized watermelon and form a puree out of it. Strain the puree to obtain the watermelon juice. Try extracting the juice as much as possible and discard the rest.

Grab a pitcher and pour the watermelon juice, sugar syrup, ½ cup of lemon juice and 300 ml of tequila. Garnish with a few mint leaves and refrigerate until chilled. Pour it in a tall glass and enjoy on the rocks.

Strawberry – Balsamic Smash

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Strawberry-Balsamic Smash (Pic source: Laundry in Louboutins)

Get a wooden spoon and mash ½ lemon wedges and 1/2 rounds of cucumber. Take a fresh strawberry, 1 teaspoon of sugar syrup and ½ teaspoon of balsamic vinegar. Take 500ml cocktail shaker and pour everything in it. Shake the mixture four to five times and let it rest for a minute or two.

Pick your favourite gin and pour at least ¼th cup into the cocktail shaker. Transfer you drink to a vintage glass or tumbler. Add crushed ice before and after pouring the drink. Use sliced cucumber rounds to decorate.

Pineapple – Cucumber Tequila Cooler

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Pineapple-Cucumber Tequila Cooler (Pic source: Food Wassup)

Grind a pineapple, two lemons and a cucumber to get a juice out of it. Add 125ml of tequila and the juices into the pitcher. Add a pinch of salt to it. Stir thoroughly to mix it well. Refrigerate until chilled.

Line up tall glasses filled with ice, and pour the tequila cooler over it. Serve with garnished cucumber slices and straws.

Bourbon Peach Basil Smash

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Bourbon Peach Basil Smash (Pic source: The Bang Candy Company)

Take ½ ripe peach and dice it well. Utilise ½ lemons juice and take 30ml of simple syrup. Take a cocktail mixer and add crushed ice, 8-10 basil leaves, limejuice, simple syrup, and peaches. Shake them well.

In a vintage shot glass, pour the mixer from the shaker and add 60 ml of bourbon from top. Garnish with basil leaves.

Pomegranate Margarita

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Pomegranate Margarita (Pic source: The Raw and The Cooked)

Combine ½ cup powdered sugar, ½ cup pomegranate juice, 120ml of tequila, 120ml of orange liqueur, four tablespoons of lime juice and six cups of ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.

Dip the rims of glasses in limejuice and pour the drink into them. Serve immediately.

Blackberry Pineapple Smash

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Blackberry Pineapple Smash (Pic source: Whats Gabby Cooking)

Take 10 blackberries, three leaves of mint and 30ml of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix these at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Take some cubes of ice and add 120ml of clear rum and 180ml of pineapple juice to the shaker. Shake the mixture until its chilled.

Pour the cocktail into two ice-filled cocktail glasses and fill the top with club soda. Serve immediately.

Red Sangria

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Red Sangria (Pic source: Wholesome Sweetners)

Take 750ml of your favourite red wine. Add 60ml of brandy, 60ml of orange liqueur and two tablespoons of sugar in a pitcher. Mix until the sugar is dissolved. Add two sliced oranges and a sliced green apple to the pitcher for flavour.

For best results, refrigerate for up to 24 hours and add 1 and ½ cups of club soda to it before serving.

Honey Plum Smash

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Honey Plum Smash (Pic source: The Bartenderness)

Muddle lemon wedge and two plums in a flat surface glass. Take 1 and ½ shots of Bourbon whisky, a tablespoon of honey and sprite. Mix everything together. Add ice cubes and shake until cool. Serve your drink on the rocks!

Pineapple-Mango Rum Cocktail

Pineapple-Mango Rum Cocktail (Pic source: Lipgloss and Crayons)

Slice 2 and ½ ripe mangoes into cubes. Blend it with ½ cup of water and form a puree. Sieve it thoroughly and discard the pulp. Add 125ml of rum into the mango puree and mix well. Add 60ml of mango puree into a glass filled with crushed ice and top the drink with chilled pineapple juice and some apple cider vinegar.

Ginger Peach Beer Cooler

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Ginger Peach Beer Cooler (Pic source: One Martini)

Make sugar-ginger syrup by dissolving ½ cup sugar into ½ cup water. Add a four-inch ginger, cut into ¼ inch pieces and heat them in a saucepan over medium heat. Let it sit for five minutes over a low heat. Cool the syrup down and strain it before using.

Combine ½ litre chilled light beer, sugar-ginger syrup, and two fresh peaches, pitted and cut into wedges. Pour all in a large pitcher. Stir to blend and serve immediately.

Afternoons do become refreshing, chilled and relaxed with these amazing cocktails! But never forget, enormous amount of alcohol consumption is not good for health. Make sure you consume loads of water to keep yourself hydrated.

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RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President



The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.

Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.

Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and  Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.

The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.

Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka,  Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.

President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses  have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .

Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna  presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.

 Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .

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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur



Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.

Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.

“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.

“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.

With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.

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Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live



A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.

During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.

On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.

The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.

After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.

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