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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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The BR Ambedkar you didn’t know… | BR Ambedkar facts | BR Ambedkar history




Suyash Sethiya | Nagpur

Mahaparinirvan Din 2022 is marked as the death anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar on December 6. He eradicated untouchability and promoted gender equality in India. Watch to know more about him.

6 दिसंबर 1956 में डॉ. बाबासाहेब आंबेडकर का परिनिर्वाण हुआ था. आज मुंबई के चैत्यभूमि जहां उनका परिनिर्वाण place है वहां पर पूरे india से उनके दर्शन और उनको श्रद्धांजलि देने के लिए हजारों की तादाद में उनके followers पहुंचते है. 14 October 1956 को नागपुर के दीक्षाभूमि में लाखों लोगों को बौद्ध धम्म की दीक्षा देने के डेढ़ महीने बाद ही उनका परिनिर्वाण हुआ था. आज हम बाबासाहेब के उन rights की बात करेंगे, जो women को दिए गए है.

बाबासाहेब ने India में ऐसा revolution किया, जिसके कारण सैकड़ों सालों की ग़ुलामी और छुआछूत से backward classes के लोगों को मुक्ति मिली. बाबासाहेब के इस revolution को इतिहास में सबसे बड़े revolution में से एक माना जाता है. उन्होंने सभी के लिए equality की बात कही और सभी को समान rights constitution में दिए. बाबासाहेब ने women empowerment की बात सबसे पहले कही थी.महिलाओं को कानूनी रूप से अधिकार दिलाने और खासकर ancestral property में हिस्सा देने की बात बाबा साहेब आंबेडकर ने ही की थी.

बाबा साहब ने Constitution में तीन major बातें liberty, equality और fraternity की बात की, जिसमें उन्होंने fraternity को सबसे अहम माना. बाबा साहब भारत की तमाम महिलाओं के liberator
हैं. लेकिन अफसोस इस बात का है कि आंबेडकर को कई classes की महिलाएं ही अपना नहीं मानती हैं. बाबासाहेब ने अपने life में सभी articles के माध्यम से womens की problems को पुरज़ोर तरीके से उठाया था .Riddle of Women, women and counter-revolution, rise and fall of Hindu woman ऐसे कई articles बाबासाहेब ने समय–समय पर लिखे थे. हिन्दू कोड बिल की मांग को महिलाएं कैसे भूल सकती हैं, जिसके ना लागू होने के कारण बाबा साहब अपने मंत्री पद तक को छोड़ देते हैं. बाबासाहेब कहते हैं “मैं किसी भी समाज की तरक्की उस समाज की महिलाओ की तरक्की में देखता हुं.“ जिस समय india में लड़कियों को पढ़ाना भी गलत समझा जाता था और बेटों को ही पढ़ाया जाता था, उस समय कई बड़े -बड़े नेता भी लड़कियों को education और property देने के विरोध में थे. उस दौरान बाबासाहेब लड़कियों को बेटों की तरह ही पढ़ाने और कम उम्र में लड़कियों की शादी न करने की बात अपने articles में कहते थे. बाबासाहेब ने sc,st , obc सभी को अधिकार दिए, freedom of speech उन्हीं की देन है.

नागपुर और मुंबई से उनके followers का ख़ास रिश्ता रहा है और दोनों ही जगहों से लोग emotionally जुड़े हुए है. नागपुर जहां उन्होंने बौद्ध धम्म की दीक्षा ली और मुंबई जहां बाबासाहब ने अपनी अंतिम सांस ली. आज के दिन मुंबई के चैत्यभूमि में मायें अपने छोटे बच्चों को गोद में उठाकर, जिन बुजुर्गो को चलना नहीं होता है, वे अपने बच्चों के कंधे पर हाथ रखकर, बुजुर्ग महिलाएं हाथ में लकड़ी के सहारे सभी बाबासाहेब के दर्शन करने मुंबई पहुंचते है.

Nation Next की तरफ से बाबासाहेब के परिनिर्वाण दिन पर उन्हें भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजलि

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VIDEO: Rahul Gandhi blows kisses at BJP office during Bharat Jodo Yatra




Avani Arya | Nagpur

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on December 6 morning during Bharat Jodo Yatra made headlines when he gave flying kisses to people at the BJP Jhalawar office’s rooftop who wanted to catch a glimpse of the march. 

Bharat Jodo Yatra is passing through Rajasthan now, it resumed from Khel Sankul and crossed Jhalawar city in the morning.

Just a day ago, Rahul Gandhi targeted opposition BJP and RSS, asking why they were not chanting ‘Jai Siyaram’ and ‘Hey Ram’.

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, Former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Govind Singh Dotasra, and several MLAs are accompanying Gandhi on the yatra.

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Vidarbha’s 1st LGBTQI+ community-integrated HIV clinic opens in Nagpur




Avani Arya | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

SAHYOG – LGBTQI+ community-integrated HIV clinic in Nagpur

Vidarbha’s first LGBTQI+ community-integrated HIV clinic ‘SAHYOG’ was inaugurated in Nagpur’s Mohan Nagar area on December 5. Sarathi trust and Humsafar trust came together for the needful. Sony Pictures Networks India also supported the event. Nation Next brings you some exclusive photos from the opening.

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