Monk SapphireGurgaon, India, 27thMay 2016 – The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi today announced the introduction of Crafted at Westin, a new signature cocktail menu that invites guests to choose well behind the bar. Taking inspiration from fresh natural ingredients, local flavors and craftsmanship, Crafted at Westin is the Westin brand’s newest food and beverage program.

Whisky PunchSpecifically at The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi, eight cocktails such as Pomegranate Green Tea, Whiskey Punch, Camomile Mule, Monk’s Sapphire and other handcrafted cocktails along with refreshing mocktails such as Granny Julep, Pine is Mine and Aambi will be introduced. The Crafted at Westin menu is now available across signature restaurants at The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi and The Westin Sohna Resort and Spa.

Whisky PunchMr. Sanjay Sharma, Area General Manager, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., added, “Together with Westin hotels and resorts across the globe, The Westin Gurgaon is proud to introduce Crafted at Westin. This signature beverage program allows our guests to have some fun while at the same time, enjoy a premium and natural cocktail -a great way for our guests to unwind after a day at work or when relaxing with family and friends.”

The local cocktail creations at The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi include:

  • Jitendra Singh- Sr BartenderChai Experiments: Chai Experiments is prepared by infusion of vodka with special Chai Masala and spices for one to two weeks; true to the Indian culture along with famous Indian spices namely Cinnamon, Cardamom, Star anise, Mace; complementing to the local tastes, stirred and blended together with amaretto, grand marnier and angostura bitter served on the rocks.
  • SqueezeMonks’s Sapphire: Monk’s Sapphire is prepared by infused old monk with cucumber slices for a whole week; reducing the bitterness of rum and providing it with a refreshing and light flavor, muddled with cucumber slices along with sugar syrup, lemon juice and a dash of rhubarb bitters.

Jitendra Singh- Sr Bartender.Crafted at Westin is part of the Eat Well pillar as part of the Westin Well-Being Movement, that encompasses programs across Westin’s six pillars of well-being -Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well and Play Well, to promote a comprehensive approach to healthy lifestyles. From the world-renowned Heavenly® Bed and nourishing SuperFoodsRx™ dishes, to the energizing WestinWORKOUT, RunWESTIN™ and Westin Gear Lending with New Balance®, among other initiatives, every element of a guest’s stay is designed with their well-being in mind.


Food Critic and a Marketing Wizz who had a high profile career with leading MNC’s like HSBC, GE Capital etc, Pawan Soni comes across as a quintessential corporate employee. He left behind his successful career as the Vice President of a MNC... all for his love for food. He a WSET Level II wine connoisseur and a foodie who loves to eat anything under the sun. Besides being a food and travel writer for various food forums and magazines, he is the Founder and CEO of Indian Food Freak. As one of the initial bloggers who started his blog almost a decade ago, his website is currently one of the biggest food and travel blogs in the country. Pawan also conducts highly successful restaurant awards and recently concluded the 6th edition of The Big F restaurant awards. He won the best influencer awards in India by BBC Food Food Awards in 2018

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