Indian Festive Cocktails!

Recipes by Hemant Mundkur, Brand Ambassador, Diageo Bar Academy

The festive season is here. Why not whip up a list of fun cocktails with a hint of Indian spices and give the cocktails a Desi flavour!

Cocktail recipes for Smirnoff Vodka

The Smirnoff Betels

1] The Smirnoff Betels
No Indian feast is complete without Paan ka Patta. Throw in some in this cocktail?

Glassware:
Collins

Ingredients:

  • Smirnoff Red No. 21 45ml
  • Betel Leaves 1 nos
  • Roasted cumin pwd 1/4th tsp
  • Lime Juice 10 ml
  • Sugar syrup 10 ml
  • Litchi Juice 20ml
  • Soda Top up

Method:
Muddle and shake all the ingredients in the list and pour it into a Collins glassware

Garnish:
Betel Leaves

Georges Seurat

2] Gol Gaprioska
Craving something savoury and delicious? Blend all these tangy and spicy elements and make the perfect chaat.

Glassware:
Cutting Chai glass

Ingredients:

  • Smirnoff 30 ml
  • Chopped coriander half tsp
  • Chopped green chili 1/4th tsp
  • Tamarind pulp 1 tsp
  • Jaggery syrup 1/4th tsp
  • Chat masala, Black salt, roasted cumin powder half tsp

Method:
Gently huddle and mix all the ingredients together in the mixing glass and strain

Garnish:
Poori

Cocktail recipes for Captain Morgan Rum

Morgan ji ki Shuruvath

3] Morgan ji ki Shuruvath
Something sweet for that new beginning? It gets no better with this sweet shuruvath.

Glassware:
Old Fashioned

Ingredients:

  • Captain Morgan Original Rum 45 ml
  • Date Syrup 10 ml
  • Bitters 1 dash
  • Star Anise 1 – 2 nos

Method:
Stir all the ingredients well in a shaker and pour it into an Old-Fashioned glass

Garnish:
With some dates

Khatta Meetha

4] Khatta Meetha
Life is always bitter-sweet. Then why shouldn’t your drink be the same?

Glassware:
Collins

Ingredients:

  • Captain Morgan Original Rum 45 ml
  • Tamarind Juice 25 ml
  • Ginger Honey Syrup 15 ml
  • Soda Top Up

Method:
Pick all the ingredients on the list and build it up in a Collins glassware

Garnish:
Top it up with soda and some ginger strips

Bolly on the Floor

5] Bolly on the Floor
Because when you throw that house party, you HAVE to bring those moves to those bolly tunes with this cocktail.

Glassware:
Tall Glass

Ingredients:

  • Captain Morgan Original Rum 45 ml
  • Pineapple Juice 45 ml
  • Vanilla Ice Cream 1 Scoop
  • Coconut Syrup 1 tsp

Method:
Blend all the ingredients well in a blender and pour the contents into a tall glass

Garnish:
Pineapple slices

Note from The Lifestyle PortalWhile it’s really nice to celebrate our festivals with a few drinks, our humble request to our readers is to celebrate responsibly and please – don’t drink and drive. Stay safe! 🙂

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