50ml Ketel One Vodka, 1/2 Lime, Ginger Ale
Fill the Glass with Ice Cubes, add Vodka, Squeeze Lime, Top with ginger ale and stir. Garnish with heartful of mint sprig.
(If you are not able to find Ginger Ale, you can make your own ginger syrup & top with soda, I love making my own, this gives control over sugar content, 100 gms Muddled Ginger Roots, 100 gms Sugar, 300 ml water, cook over medium flame for 15 minutes, chill and store)
50ml Ketel One Vodka, 2-3 TSP Sugar or 20 Ml Honey, 3/4 fresh lime wedges
Muddle lime wedges in the base of shaker to release juice and oils in its skin. Add vodka and sweetener. Shake with handful of crushed ice and pour all without straining into glass.
Empty 100 gms Jam or Honey Bottle Work really cool for this drink, fill in all the ingredients with ice, close the lid shake, open the lid, you can start sipping right away, you can use Jams, Rooh Afza, Local Sherbets as alternate sweeteners for some cool variations.
50ml Ketel One Vodka, 50 -70 gms cubes of fresh watermelon, 2-3 TSP Sugar depends on the sweetness of the fruit
Cut watermelon into 16 segments, chop the flesh from one segment into cubes and muddle in base of shaker. Add remaining 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: Watermelon slice.
TANQUERAY & TONIC
50ml Tanqueray Gin, 3 Slices of Ginger, 1 Bay Leaf (3-4 Fresh Curry leaves if you live in South India)
Fill your wine glass with lots of Ice, Add Tanqueray, top with tonic, stir well
Garnish: Ginger slice and herbs for a lovely nose
TANQUERAY & JUICE
50ml Tanqueray Gin, 100 Ml Fresh Orange Juice (You can try any of your Favourite fresh juice or chilled juice, fresh Mosambi works stunningly well)
Fill your wine glass with Ice, Add Tanqueray, top with fresh juice, stir well
Garnish: Orange and Fruit slices of your choice
TANQUERAY TOM COLLINS
50ml Tanqueray Gin, 1 Lime, 2-3 TSP Sugar or 20 Ml Honey, Soda
Fill the Shaker with Ice Cubes, add Tanqueray, sweetener, squeeze lime, shake well, pour in a glass, top with soda
Garnish: Lime Slice
Empty 300 gms Jam or Honey Bottle Works really cool for this drink, fill in all the ingredients with ice, close the lid shake, open the lid, you can start sipping right away, you can use jams, Rooh Afza, Local Sherbets as alternate sweeteners for some cool looking drinks.
This article is contributed by Asmani Subramanian, Luxury Portfolio Brand Ambassador – South India at DIAGEO India