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Making Lemonade Out of Lemons

Courtyard by Marriott, Chennai

The beverage team at Courtyard Chennai in India faced a predicament when a nationwide liquor ban was imposed on all hotels on the highway. Rather than panic, they came up with a novel solution while waiting for the ban to be lifted.

Weekly mocktail workshops challenged the F&B team to create their own new recipes. They practiced mixing and blending their concoctions to fine-tune their tastes so they could be served to guests. The associates came up with stunning mocktails like the Shalimar Rose and Anguri Sharbat—innovative concoctions of fresh fruits, rose petals, and Indian spices.

The managers judged the contestants and awarded prizes to the best mocktails. The downtime proved fruitful as it offered the team an opportunity to hone their skills and embrace the spirit of innovation.