Book Review| The Tulleeho! Book of Cocktails … & an Orange Zinger

“Orange is the happiest color.”
Frank Sinatra

Orange Zinger A name like Orange Zinger seems so right for this time of the year, warm, spicy and zippy! It’s a cocktail from a newly released ‘cookbook’ {Food, Wines & Beverages category} in India, The Tulleho! Book of Cocktails. An almost unassuming book, yet one overflowing with mouthwatering mixes like Anarkali, Instant Karma … and of course this Orange Zinger! The book is a must have for cocktail lovers.When Blogadda, the largest community of bloggers in India, {who recently interviewed me too}, asked if I’d like to review a new cookbook, it was an instant YES, even though a book on cocktails was slightly out of my comfort zone. The name intrigued me, and the reins were promptly handed over to Mr PAB. An occasional cocktail is wonderful, but for someone who has NO CLUE about how to get one going, this book is the answer.Orange Zinger Turn the pages and feel a happy high … for beginners in the world of cocktails, the pages hold your hand and guide you through gently, telling you that ‘making a cocktail is no rocket science‘!  Bar ware, stocking up, mixology … a book that helps you get the mixes right, helps you talk liquor with the ‘best of them’, and helps you pretend to know all about stuff even if you’ve never touched it.Orange Zinger … and in case you are in the ‘ultra confident, been there, done that‘ category, know it all in the world of tippling, then head straight for either the Tullee Tipple which offers in-house special and contributions from the tullee community, or then to Classics – tipples that have been around for quite a while.Orange Zinger The book offers an eclectic and stylish mix  of cocktails – Desi Dhamaka which uses local Indian ingredients, Market Fresh using at least one fresh ingredient, Old Boys’ Club which is obviously the male bastion, Dessert cocktails, Ladies Specials {hmmm???}, and quite fascinatingly, Herbs and Spices!Orange ZingerMr PAB quite predictably reached for the Old Boys’ Club and spent quite an hour pouring over the pages, recipe by recipe. The foodie in me helped pick out a warming, fall sounding recipe which was spicy and had orange in the listed ingredients {more specifically, bitter orange marmalade}. That made me take notice and painted my thoughts orange! NICE!!Also a good choice because I still have a jar of homemade bitter orange marmalade which I made earlier this year! This is possibly the quickest edible thing Mr PAB has ever made and served…LOL! He enjoyed it, the flavours pairing beautifully … can’t go wrong with orange and ginger.Orange Zinger Warm and spicy undertones of bitter orange marmalade and the slight edge of ginger paired well with the whiskey. Mr PAB gave it high fives, and immediate set off turning pages of the book. If you like cocktails, try this. I like it because it has standard everyday ingredients and is a great fit for the holiday season. The passion of the authors shines through! Tulleeho!!

Tulleeho is also available as a Kindle e-book.

Orange Zinger from the The Tulleho! Book of Cocktails

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 glass


Orange Zinger from the The Tulleho! Book of Cocktails

A whiskey cocktail which is warm and spicy on the nose, and zippy on the palate. Bitter orange marmalade containing pieces of orange peels works best


60ml Indian whiskey

2 tsp orange marmalade

1" piece ginger, finely grated

A splash of soda

Ice to fill shaker and glass

Orange slice to garnish


  1. Add the whiskey, marmalade and grated ginger to a shaker full of ice, shake well and strain into the ice filled glass. Add a splash of soda {do not top up}, garnish with the orange slice and serve.

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About me: I am a freelance food writer, recipe developer and photographer. Food is my passion - baking, cooking, developing recipes, making recipes healthier, using fresh seasonal produce and local products, keeping a check on my carbon footprint and being a responsible foodie! I enjoy food styling, food photography, recipe development and product reviews. I express this through my food photographs which I style and the recipes I blog. My strength lies in 'Doing Food From Scratch'; it must taste as good as it looks, and be healthy too. Baking in India, often my biggest challenge is the non-availability of baking ingredients, and this has now become a platform to get creative on. I enjoy cooking immensely as well.


  1. I’d love to drink one of those tonight! Delightful.



  2. Nice one!

  3. Urissa says:

    So nice cocktail drinks! So citrusie! :) Love to try them all out! One of my dreams is to be a bartender.. It’s kinda hard because I’m a girl..
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    • Esther says:

      Nothing’s hard because you’re a girl. The trick is to believe in yourself. There are lots of female bartenders out there, Go for it if it’s what you want to do!

  4. This sounds like a great cocktail for the holidays! The mix of whiskey, orange, and ginger is delightful, and I love that there’s marmalade in it.
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  5. Deeba, so glad you found me which brought me here to your BEAUTIFUL site. Your photos are gorgeous. I will be trying this cocktail very soon. So nice to meet you.
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  6. Deeba, this looks like an absolutely delicious drink… I will need to be careful with it though, may just guzzle it down too quickly for my own good…:)
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  7. Looks delightful! Though I think yellow is the happiest colour!
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  8. Gera@Sweets Foods Blog says:

    OMG this cocktail is fantastic and the orange color are so tempting.
    You know Deeba you’re a master with your photography :)


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  9. This cocktail looks fab! I love how you make everything so personal with your stylish touch…
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  10. You know something? For someone who doesn’t drink and never a cocktail (me), you actually sold me on this book! Sounds fascinating and filled with so many delicious drinks! And I love your choice of bitter orange cocktail. It sounds wonderful! But, what? No spiked coffee, Deeba? I love thinking that The Man got involved! Yay you! xox
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  11. the drink looks fabulous ! love the splashes of orange everywhere 😀
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  12. Thanks for the wonderful review Deeba. Glad to know you enjoyed the book.

    Now for the shameless plug : for those who might be interested, it’s also available as a Kindle e-book here :


  13. i did read about it on blogadda and was wondering how was it…goody that u got to review it!!!

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