If you want to find a quick substitute for bhaang, your local liquor store has an easy-to-find ingredient that can get your thandai back on track. According to Saveur, you can substitute in gin to complement the warm, nutty flavors of the thandai and get another kind of buzz. They suggest adding 8 ounces. When in doubt, you can also serve up a virgin thandai for a delicious experience anyone can get behind.
Finding the right ingredients for this drink can prove challenging, even if you want to use gin as a substitute. Once you gather up all of the ingredients, making the drink couldn’t prove easier, essentially coming down to grinding up the spices and mixing the masala with milk, sugar, and ice (via Whisk Affair). With any luck, you can assemble all of the ingredients before Holi comes to an end so you might enjoy a refreshing drink that truly warrants the search for all of the proper ingredients.