Holi special: 10 DIY cocktails for a chilled out celebration

The choices on the list range from Single Malts and Scotches to Vodka and Gins

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10 Cocktails For Holi Special

DIY cocktails

In the mood for delicious and refreshing cocktails, or looking for DIY drinks to serve your guests? Take your pick from single malts, scotches, vodka, and gin and create lip-smacking cocktails with locally available produce this Holi.

HIBISCUS MEETS WHISKEY

Holi special: Hibiscus-whiskey cocktail

Ingredients:

Talisker (10 years old) whiskey - 60 ml
Hibiscus syrup - 10 ml
Angostura bitter - 2 dashes
Spring flower for garnishing

Method:

Add all ingredients to an ice-filled mixing glass and stir for 15-20 seconds to dilute it. Strain over block ice in a rocks glass and garnish with a spring flower.

PEACHY DAY

Holi special: Peach and scotch whiskey cocktail

Ingredients:

Black and White scotch whisky - 45 ml
Lime juice - 10 ml
Peach juice / syrup - 10 ml
A splash of Tonic
Orange peel for garnishing

Method:

Build all the ingredients into a tall glass, top it with ice and stir. Top it with soda and serve.

MANGO AND GIN

Holi special: Mango and Gin cocktail

Ingredients

Tanqueray London Dry Gin - 45 ml
Tonic - 150 ml
Mango juice - 30 ml
Garnish: 2 mint spring and 2 pieces of raw mango

Method:

Add the gin and mango juice to a glass and stir. Then tap the mint spring and add star anise. Fill the glass with crushed ice, top it up, with tonic and stir well. Garnish it with mint spring and raw mango and serve.

MALT-FRUIT CONCOCTION

Holi special: Single malt whiskey with citrus fruits

Ingredients:

Singleton of Glendullan (12-year-old single malt whiskey) - 45 ml
Mango juice - 30 ml
Fresh lime juice - 15 ml
Peach syrup - 10 ml
Garnish: Fresh peach slices and mint sprig

Method:

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake it well for 10 seconds. Double strain into a coupette glass and garnish with a fresh peach slice and mint.

GIN AND TONIC

Holi special: Gin and Tonic with lime

Ingredients:

Gordon’s London Dry Gin - 60 ml
Tonic water - 180 ml
Garnish: Lime Wedge

Method:

Fill a chilled Copa glass with fresh ice cubes. Pour the gin over ice and top up with chilled tonic. Gently squeeze a wedge of lime into the glass before dropping it in and give it all a final stir.

CITRUS OVERDOSE

Holi special: Johnnie Walker with citrus fruits

Ingredients:

Johnnie Walker Red Label - 50 ml
White Lemonade - 150 ml
Garnish: Orange slice or Orange peel

Method:

In a glass filled with ice, pour the whisky. Add in the sweet lemonade and stir. Garnish with an orange slice or an orange peel.

APPLE OF MY EYE

Holi special: Apple with Smirnoff

Ingredients:

Smirnoff Green Apple - 45 ml
3 Fresh Mint Sprigs
Soda to top
Garnish: Mint Sprig

Method:

In a tall glass, drop the mint sprigs and gently squeeze them to release their flavours. Pour the Smirnoff Green Apple and fill it with ice. Top with soda, gently stir it and serve.

GINGER DOG

Holi special: Ginger cocktail

Ingredients:

Copper Dog - 37.5 ml
Ginger Ale
Plum - 2 dashes
Garnish: Orange slice

Method:

In a tall glass, build up all the ingredients over a few ice cubes. Garnish and serve.

GRANT’S AND GINGER

Holi special: Grant's and ginger cocktail

Ingredients:

Grant’s Distinction - 50 ml
Ginger Ale - 150 ml
Lime - 1/2 piece

Method:

Add the whisky into an ice filled glass. Top with ginger ale and squeeze half a lime. Garnish with lime wedge.

MINT JULEP

Holi special: Mint Julep

Ingredients:

Grant’s Distinction - 50 ml
Simple/Sugar syrup - 10 ml
Lime juice - 8 to 10 ml
Mint leaves - 10

Method:

Lightly mix mint leaves, lime juice and sugar syrup in a glass. Add Grant’s Distinction, pack it with crushed ice and stir. Garnish with mint leaves.

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