Around the World in 60 Cocktails: Sigma Six

Long before DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, et al. were delivering your lunch via app, Mumbai had a whole system already in place. Known as dabbas, the delivered lunches come in large circular metal tins called a tiffin. The homemade meals are made fresh in the morning and delivered to your desk by noon. And they are never late.

Every day, some 200,000 dabbas are moved by an estimated 5,000 “dabbawalas” – delivery men and boys (some girls too, but not many, as India still adheres to gendered roles). It’s a system of mathematics carried out by people who have made the process an efficient breeze for the last 127 years, feeding thousands on a daily basis.

With less than one error per million, it’s a delivery system that is the envy of the world. Recognized as one of the best-managed supply chains in the planet, Forbes magazine awarded the system its highest rating: Sigma Six, a rating shared with corporate giants like General Electric and Motorola. Infusing Amrut Indian Single Malt Whisky’s signature character of spice, fruit and honey with fresh mint and tamarind concentrate, we think our signature twist on the Mint Julep is pretty faultless, too!


  • 1 hdf. Fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 oz. Honey syrup
  • 1/2 oz. Tamarind concentrate
  • 1 oz. Pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 oz. Braemble Gin Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz. Amrut Single Malt Whisky

How to Prepare

  1. Prepare a mint sprig garnish
  2. Collect a julep tin
  3. Slap a handful of mint, add into the tin & lightly press
  4. Add the remaining ingredients
  5. Fill 3/4 full with crushed ice & churn until the outside becomes nice & frosted
  6. Top with further crushed ice  
  7. Gently tap mint sprig & position on top of the drink