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Summer is here but we are cooped up at our homes and eagerly waiting for the dense clouds of Coronavirus to float away from our skies. Many of us have reopened the pages of long forgotten hobbies, to sail through this lockdown with a smile on our face. Our social media profiles are abuzz with our friends donning the chef’s hat, people singing and dancing to their heart’s glory, painters colouring the canvas of our Instagram feeds with their art, fitness bloggers sharing the best tips to workout at home and so much more. We wanted to make your happy hours with friends and colleagues happier, with simple and easy cocktail recipes you can make at home to enjoy the taste of lip smacking drinks that are usually popular in the wedding cocktail bar's menu.
Supporting our stride, Asmani Subramanian, Luxury Portfolio Brand Ambassador of South India, from DIAGEO India shares 5 scrumptious cocktail recipes and procedures that can be easily made with ingredients available at home. Check out these quick cocktail recipes and whip up delicious cocktails from the ingredients you have at home as you boost your relationship with your partner during the lockdown.
Ketel One Espresso Martini
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Behold, one of the easiest cocktail recipes to make at home - Ketel One Espresso Martini. Stir up an espresso flavoured boozy concoction with the best cocktail recipe for vodka.
- 50 ml Ketel One
- 45 ml Espresso (2.5 tsp Instant Coffee Powder mixed with 20 ml warm water)
- 15 ml Sugar Syrup
- Coffee Beans to garnish
To make espresso, mix 20 ml warm water with 2.5 tsp Instant Coffee Powder. Pour 50 ml Ketel One, 45 ml Espresso and 15 ml sugar syrup and shake all the ingredients together with ice cubes. Fine strain into chilled Martini glass. Garnish the drink with 3 coffee beans.
Ketel One Espresso Martini can be served as an Aperitif or Digestif at a Late Night meet.
Do you know of a refreshing cocktail you can totally whip up in your kitchen without much ado? The Tanqueray Tonic is for the lime and lemony lovers. Take notes to make this absolutely amazing cocktail recipe for gin to appease your summer struck spirit. Enjoy the taste and buzz of this refreshing drink as you enjoy watching interesting wedding shows from your couch.
- 50 ml Tanqueray London Dry / Tanqueray No Ten
- 150 ml Tonic / Soda
- 1 Orange Wedge / Twist
Choose a wine glass to savour the taste of this cocktail recipe using gin. Fill the glass with ice cubes and fill it with 50 ml Tanqueray. Give it a gentle stir and top it with tonic. Stir further and garnish with an Orange/Lime Wedge or Twist.
Tanqueray Tonic can be served as an Aperitif at a brunch when the weather is warm.
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Fill your rock glasses with sunshine. Scroll down for the best cocktail recipe with whisky and add a sparkling high to your daily brunch meals. You know you deserve a sunny uplift to your otherwise, dull quarantine days.
- 50 ml Talisker 10 YO
- 2 TSP Orange Marmalade (You can use any Jam and Preserves)
- 10 ml Lime Juice / 10 ml Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 dash Angostura Bitters
Pour 50 ml Talisker 10 with 10 ml lime juice or apple cider vinegar with 2 tablespoons of orange marmalade and 2 dash of angostura bitters into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well until the outside of the shaker is frosted. Fine strain into a rock glass with fresh ice and garnish with Dill leaves / Orange Twist.
Talisker Sour can be served as an Aperitif at Cocktail Hour or Brunch
The Singleton Old Fashioned
All the newness aside, there’s something about old fashioned cocktails with whisky recipes that the men in our lives can’t get enough of. And if you are a whiskey loving girl, you know what the heavenly taste of the Singleton of Glendullan feels likes.
- 50 ml The Singleton of Glendullan 12yo
- 10 ml Simple Syrup or Honey
- 2 dash Angostura Bitters
Fill a mixing glass with ice cubes. Add 50 ml of The Singleton of Glendullan 12yo, with 10 ml of simple syrup or honey. Add 2 dashes of Angostura bitters to it and stir for 20 seconds. Strain it into a chilled rocks glass with fresh ice cubes and garnish with an orange twist.
The Singleton Old Fashioned can be served as an Aperitif at a brunch when the weather is warm.
Baileys Flat White Martini
The scrumptious creamy taste of Baileys can linger in your taste buds even after you have gulped the bottle down. Spice it up for a warm weather cocktail, read on to get your hands on an interesting cocktail recipe using baileys Irish cream.
- 50 ml Baileys
- 25 ml Ketel One
- 25 ml Espresso (2 tsp Instant Coffee Powder mixed with 20 ml warm water)
- 10 ml Sugar Syrup
Pour 50 ml Baileys, 25 ml Ketel One, 25 ml Espresso made with 2 tablespoon of instant coffee powder mixed in 20 ml warm water and shake all ingredients with good quality ice cubes. Fine strain and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with 3 coffee beans. If coffee is not available at home, you substitute it with Masala Chai or Haldi Milk to add a twist to the taste.
Baileys Flat White Martini can be served as a Digestif at a brunch when the weather is warm.
This lockdown has got most of us craving for wedding cocktails, if you have been searching for the best book for cocktail recipes, we hope your search ends here. Enjoy our list of quick cocktail recipes that can be whipped into delectable cocktails with ingredients that are easily available in your kitchen counters.
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