Mixologist Keegan Smith Mixes Bangalore A Mohan 88
Visit mixologist Keegan Smith at Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway and ask him to make you a Mohan 88. That’s his cocktail rendition of the city. A little rum, a little chilli and a little mango juice. In conversation with Explocity, Smith talks of his mixology rules.
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Durban, South Africa and spent most of my childhood there before relocating to Johannesburg where I now stay.
a) Drink too much?
b) Drink too little?
I believe it is never too much when it comes to drinking. However an individual should always be aware of how to drink responsibly.
How long have you been a mixologist?
I have been a mixologist for over 16 years now.
What is your favourite combination?
The Daiquiri - prepared with Bacardi Rum with Lime Juice and Sugar.
What are the top unwritten laws of mixology?
My favourite and trusted laws of mixology are: 1. Do not limit yourself, 2. Always do it properly and 3. Give the guest what they want
What is your favourite drink?
Anything that I create becomes my favourite drink. I like to savour wine these days.
What would be the perfect cocktail to represent Bangalore?
The Mohan 88 – prepared with Old Monk Rum, Mango Juice, Fresh Chilies, Cinnamon and Demerara Sugar.
How long have you been in Bangalore?
I arrived here on 14 January 2018.
Do you like it here?
I find the people to be very hospitable it’s so very humbling to be here.