5 desi cocktails that will leave you speechless

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Winters are pretty soon gonna get over and summer season will be back. You would want something to fight the ruthless heat that will strike this summer. Do not worry as we have something for you. Here are 5 cocktails with a desi twist which will leave you craving for more :

  1. Jamun-tini

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For all the gin lovers, this martini comes with a sweet and tangy twist with the introduction of Jamun or the black plum. Gin with jamuns makes for a delicious summer drink and this drink has a pretty colour too. Its relatively easy to make, so try it out without the fear of going wrong.

Ingredients(serves 1):

London dry gin: 60 ml
Jamun: 5-6
Lime juice: 10 ml
Sugar syrup: 15 ml
Ice to fill shaker

Recipe :

Crush the jamuns in a cocktail shaker. Fill it with ice, add the gin, lime juice and sugar syrup. Shake and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve immediately.

  1. Vodka Shikanji

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We all know that shikanji is like bliss in summer and is healthy too. But it can never get you high. So go ahead and pour that bottle of vodka in and give your shikanji the buzz that it always seemed to lack. This cocktail is very simple and you might wonder why you didn’t tried it before.

Ingredients(serves 1):

Vodka: 60 ml
Lime juice: 30 ml
Sugar syrup: 45 ml
Mint: 8-10 leaves
Shikanji salt: 1 tablespoon
Ice: to equal volume of liquid ingredients.

Recipe :

Add all the ingredients in a blender with ice and blend. Pour into a glass, top up to taste with water and serve.

  1. Rooh Afza Cosmo

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Cosmopolitan is a classic cocktail loved by all but if you replace its main ingredient which is cranberry juice and add a desi twist of rooh afza in it, you will get a perfect summer cocktail.

Ingredients(serves 1):

  1. 15ml Rooh Afza
  2. 20ml Triple Sec
  3. 15ml lemon juice
  4. 15ml orange juice
  5. 15ml sugar syrup
  6. 35ml vodka
  7. Ice cubes
  8. Orange wedge; for garnish

Recipe :

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes and add all the ingredients.
  • Shake nicely and double strain (into a chilled cocktail glass .
  • Rub the rim of the glass lightly with the orange wedge and garnish with the same and enjoy.
  1. Orange ginger
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Boozy Homemade Old Fashioned Bourbon on the Rocks with an Orange Garnish

This cocktail is for all the whisky lovers. This cocktail comes with a hint of ginger and the zing that comes only with orange marmalade. Ginger cocktails are big hit all over and this cocktail is a must try one.

Ingredients(serves 1):

Indian Whiskey: 60 ml
Orange marmalade: 2tsp
Ginger: 1 inch finely grated
Soda: a splash
Ice to fill and shake glass
Orange slice to garnish

Recipe :

Add the whiskey, orange marmalade and grated ginger to a shaker full of ice, shake well and strain into the ice-filled glass. Add a splash of soda, (do not top up), garnish with orange slice and serve.

  1. Imli Tequila Shots

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The party is incomplete without shots and shots with a tamarind flavor to it will give you a jolt. There are some flavor pairings that are absolutely perfect; tamarind and tequila is one of those. The duo comes together in perfect harmony in this incredibly simple drink recipe and it’s very hard not to fall in love with it.

Ingredients(serves 1):

  • 45 ml blanco tequila
  • 45 ml tamarind nectar
  • 15 ml simple syrup
  • 120 ml ginger ale

Recipe :

  • Gather the ingredients.
  • Pour the tequila, nectar, and syrup into shaker filled with ice
  • Stir well. Top with ginger ale. Enjoy!