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Set up your festive table

From refreshing coolers and inspired finger food to wrapping up on a delectable sweet note, chefs reveal the best plates this season

The party season is here and till January, festive get-togethers with your friends and family will be almost routine. And we all know how difficult it can be to host the perfect party. While the right crowd or theme is always tricky, at least good food is something you can always rely on to up the ante. Let’s take some professional help to host sinfully delicious get-togethers this festive season

Shaken and stirred

“Go seasonal with chunks of juicy watermelon, and toss in fresh basil leaves with lemon and elderflower syrup in a splash of soda. You will have a glamorous drink ready in minutes,” says Garry Venkat, the head mixologist at Kode, Mumbai, outlining the making of the refreshing Watermelon Basil Cooler. “Optionally, if you wish to spin in a floral sip, try the Flower Language with its unfurling of rose, strawberry, lime and seedlip,” he adds.

Shilpi Madan for Sunday Standard

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