Hangin Out #2: Carpaccio, Strawberry & Gin, Paper - Kaldzar
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Hangin’ Out #2

Hangin Out 2

Hangin’ Out #2

An unusual combination, Can Sometimes be A Good Thing

What came first, the gin or the tonic? An aphrodisiac you probably have in your fridge right now (and if you don’t, then go get one!) and the hope that if you fold 1,000 cranes, you will be granted a wish!

Strawberry-Basil Gin Cocktail

The origin of Gin and Tonic, the globally-beloved cocktail, actually began with a medicinal tonic. British soldiers stationed in India during the 19th century had to take quinine (a bitter crystalline compound present in cinchona bark) in the form of a tonic as an anti-malarial drug. To mask the powerful flavor of the quinine, they’d add gin, lime juice, and sugar.


Lemon Juice
Strawberry Syrup
Fresh Basil
Soda Water (Strawberry-flavored works nicely)


  • Put a few ice cubes in your shaker.
  • Add 50ml gin, 50ml lemon juice, 50ml strawberry syrup, and 5 basil leaves.
  • Give that a good shake.
  • Strain the shaken mixture into a serving glass with ice
  • Add a splash of soda water, and garnish with another fresh basil leaf.


Cool Fact:
“The average life span of a taste bud is 10 days

Beetroot Carpaccio

One of the earliest known benefits of beetroot is its use as an aphrodisiac during the Roman times. (Maybe that’s why The Lupanare, the official brothel of Pompeii, which still stands, has its walls adorned with pictures of beetroots). Skeptical? It is not all folklore, as beetroot contains high amounts of boron, which is directly related to the production of human sex hormones.


1 Raw Beetroot
Sprouts (Alfalfa, or any other you prefer)
Balsamic Glaze


  • Peel the beetroot.
  • Using a mandolin, slice the beet as thin as possible.
  • Arrange the beet slices in a single layer (or two) on a plate.
  • Top with some good olive oil, sprouts, sliced tomatoes, and cilantro leaves.
  • Finish it with a nice drizzle of balsamic glaze, a pinch of salt, and a sprinkling of pepitas.

Bon Appétit!

Cool Fact:
“If you take your age and multiply it by 7, then multiply by 1,443 the product repeats your age 3 times


Origami is derived from two Japanese words: Ori (folded) and Kami (paper). Before that, the art was called “orikata” (folded shapes). An ancient Japanese legend says if you fold one thousand cranes you will be granted a wish! Better start now!

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P.S. Don’t get hung up on perfection! Enjoy the process and the time hangin’ out together.

Although we may be social distancing, that doesn’t mean we can’t make the best of our time indoors. We can make a night memorable with just four ingredients: good tunes, tasty eat and drink, and most importantly great friends! So shake up some smiles with those close to you.

And let us know your favorite way to chill! We’d love to hear, and potentially share all the fun ways you stay connected with friends and family. Please respond in comments below, or send us a direct email to contact@kaldzar.com

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  • Dalia
    Posted at 11:21h, 16 November Reply

    This is awesome!!

    • hzarour
      Posted at 14:35h, 16 November Reply

      :))) Glad you like it!

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