Life in lockdown is hectic, especially with space constraints, privacy constraints, work from home stress, and an overload of work in the home, here's something you can celebrate— today, is World Cocktail Day!
We cannot help but reminisce the many occasions we have enjoyed our favourite cocktails amongst friends and family. With the on-going pandemic, virtual happy hours have replaced stepping out, but that does not mean one cannot be their own bartender and make themselves a cocktail in the comfort of their homes.
This World Cocktail Day, Diageo helps you set a new tradition, to learn the art of making a few your favourite cocktails at home. Taste summer in a sip with these delicious concoctions curated by Diageo's finest Brand Ambassadors.
The Dutch Mule
Ingredients: 60ml Ketel One Vodka, 15ml Fresh lime juice, 15ml Ginger juice, 15ml Orange Oleo Saccharums, 120ml Soda water.
Method: Add all ingredients to a rocks glass (copper mug if you have one). Stir to combine. Fill glass with ice, Garnish with a slice of lime
Tanqueray and Tonic
Ingredients: 50ml Tanqueray London dry gin, 150ml of Indian tonic water
Method: At first, fill a large wine glass with some ice. Now pour Tanqueray and tonic water together into it. Stir it well and finally garnish with a twist (or slice) of fresh citrus.
Johnnie and Lemon
Ingredients: 50ml Johnnie Walker Red Label, 150ml White Lemonade (Lemonade with sugar and lemon)
Method: In a highball glass filled with ice pour the whisky. Add in the sweet lemonade and stir. Garnish with an orange slice or orange peel.
Ingredients: 50ml Ketel One Vodka, 80 -100 gms cubes of fresh watermelon, 2-3 Tsp sugar depends on the sweetness of the fruit.
Method: Cut watermelon into 16 segments, chop the flesh from one segment into cubes and muddle in base of shaker. Add other ingredients, shake with ice and strain into chilled glass. Don't mind Martini glass, if you don't have one, feel free to use any glass. Garnish with atermelon slice
Tanqueray Tom Collins
Ingredients: 50ml Tanqueray Gin, 1 Lime, 20ml Honey, Soda
Method: Fill the shaker with ice cubes. Add Tanqueray, sweetener, squeeze lime, shake well, pour in glass, top with soda. Garnish with lime slice
Orange Oleo Saccharums
Ingredients: 1 cup Orange peel, 1 cup White Sugar
Method: Remove as much as pith (the white bit) from the orange peel as you can. Place the peel in an air tight container with the sugar. Squash it with a wooden spoon/ muddler and refrigerate for 8-10 hours. Strain the contents into a clean bowl and use warm water to dissolve the remaining sugar. (IANS)