I don’t know about you but I like to celebrate special days by sipping on a yummy cocktail and just having fun! I am not a fan of alcohol but cocktails make me weak, and I enjoy making them just as much as I enjoy having them. Which is why, I am always on the lookout for a new cocktail recipe that’s not too complicated, doesn’t need a lot of ingredients or bartender skills, and just hits the spot! If you feel like you and I share this feeling in common then I’ve got something really cool for you.
Diageo India‘s finest Brand Ambassadors and mixologists sent in their 9 best cocktails recipes for the year and they all look lip-smacking honestly! I cannot wait to try them out and if you plan to sip on one yourself tonight (Happy Women’s Day!) then scroll down to find one that’ll perfectly fit your taste. I am sure you’ll find one that could become your go-to cocktail soon.
45 ml Black & White Scotch Whiskey
10 ml lime juice
60 ml cranberry juice
Lime wedge on each serve
Build all the ingredients into a highball glass with ice and stir well. Garnish and serve!
50 ml Gordon’s London Dry Gin
Fresh bottled tonic to top
Step 1: Fill a chilled glass with fresh ice cubes.
Step 2: Pour in the gin and top up with chilled tonic.
Step 3: Gently squeeze a wedge of lime into the glass before dropping it in, then give it all a final stir!
50 ml Ketel One
45 ml Espresso (2.5 tsp instant coffee powder mixed with 20 ml warm water)
15 ml sugar syrup
Step 1: Shake all the ingredients with some ice cubes.
Step 2: Fine strain the mix into a chilled martini glass and garnish with 3 coffee beans!
50 ml Johnnie Walker Red Label
50 ml peach tea (chilled)
100 ml soda water
Combine ingredients in an ice-filled highball glass and garnish with slices of peach or a sprig of mint.
30 ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
30 ml Rosso Antico
30 ml Campari
Step 1: Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass full of ice and stir to dilute.
Step 2: Strain into a chilled rocks glass with fresh ice.
Step 3: Garnish with an orange slice or twist.
50 ml Copper Dog
150 ml green apple juice
Combine all the ingredients in an ice-filled highball glass and garnish with a slice of green apple.
30 ml 0r 60 ml Smirnoff No 21
Soda to top
1 wedge of lime/orange/sweet lime/mandarin/kafir lime
Step 1: In a highball glass filled with ice, pour Smirnoff No 21 and place your preferred fruit slice.
Step 2: Top it with soda, gently stir it all and serve!
50 ml The Singleton of Glendullan 12 YO
10 ml Simple Syrup or honey
2 dash Angostura Bitters
Step 1: Fill the mixing glass with ice cubes and add all the ingredients.
Step 2: Keep stirring it for good 20 seconds.
Step 3: Now, strain it all into a chilled glass with fresh ice cubes and garnish with an orange twist.
50 ml Baileys Original Irish Cream Liquor
250 ml milk
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
30 gm dark chocolate
1 tbsp sugar
Step 1: In a small saucepan, heat up the milk.
Step 2: Add the cocoa powder and chocolate and stir with a whisk until the chocolate has melted.
Step 3: Turn off the heat and add Baileys. (Taste it and add sugar to your taste)
Step 4: Top with whipped cream, chocolate sauce and chocolate shavings.
Which one of these cocktail recipes do you think you’ll try making first? Let us know in the comments below. I think I am gonna go with the hot chocolate one!
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