7 DIY Cocktails for your House Party!

We know what it takes to plan a house party, especially when you’re throwing a big one. From planning a playlist, cooking several varieties, decorating the house, to curating the drinks menu, everything is a chaos. But, don’t worry; we have got the last one sorted for you, with seven delectable cocktails made with season's best ingredients. Take your pick from scotch, gin, vodka and liqueur as you create a worthy cocktail, with specially curated recommendations for party night!

Expert inputs from Akash Tomar and Vikram KU, Brand Ambassadors, Diageo India.

CHAI DATE

Ingredients:

• 45 ml Copper Dog

• 30 ml Indian Masala Black Tea

• 2 dash Orange Bitters

• 30 ml Honey Water

• 20 ml Lime Juice

• Garnish: Cookies

• Glassware: Tea Cup

Procedure:

• Add all the ingredients into a shaker.

• Add ice and shake well. Remove the ice and shake once more.

• Pour into a teacup over fresh ice.

• Garnish with some cookies on the side.

ALL ABOUT US

Ingredients:

• 45 ml Singleton of Glendullan 12 YO

• 2 dash Orange Bitters

• 7.5 ml Raspberry Syrup

• Garnish: Raspberries

• Glassware: Rocks/Whisky

Procedure:

• In a whisky glass, add the ingredients.

• Add Ice and stir well.

• Garnish with rose buds and serve.

TALISKER SPICED CHOCOLATE

Ingredients:

• 45 ml Talisker 10 YO

• 5 ml Cinnamon Syrup

• 20 ml Chocolate Syrup

• 20 ml Fresh Cream

• Garnish: Cinnamon Coated Marshmallow

• Glassware: Talisker Mug/Old Fashioned

Procedure:

• In a shaker add all the ingredients.

• Add ice and shake well. Pour into your glass.

• Garnish with cinnamon coated marshmallows

JOHNNIE & ELDERFLOWER

Ingredients:

• 50ml Johnnie Walker Black Label

• 30ml Elderflower Cordial

• 100ml Soda

• Garnish: Lemon Thyme/Mint Sprig

• Glassware: Highball

Procedure:

• Pour the whisky in a glass over ice.

• Stir in the cordial and the soda.

• Garnish and serve.

CHOC'ORANGE

Ingredients:

• 45 ml Black and White Scotch Whisky

• 45 ml Orange juice

• 2 dashes Chocolate Bitters

• Soda to top up

• Garnish: Orange Zest/Grated Chocolate Rim

• Glassware: Highball

Procedure:

• Rim the highball glass with grated chocolate.

• Pour the whisky, orange juice, bitters and ice into a highball glass.

• Top up with soda. Stir well and garnish to serve.

CRANBERRY FIZZ

Ingredients:

• 45 ml Black Dog

• 30 ml Cranberry Juice

• 15 ml Lime Juice

• 90 ml Appy Fizz

• Garnish: Apple slice/Cranberry skewers

• Glassware: Highball

Procedure:

• Add all the ingredients except the Appy fizz into a highball glass.

• Add ice and top up with Appy fizz. Stir well.

• Garnish and serve.

SMIRNOFF PINK LADY

Ingredients:

• 60ml Smirnoff Vodka

• 15ml Fresh Lime juice

• 20ml Elderflower syrup

• 30ml Cranberry juice

• Glassware: Martini

• Garnish: Edible Flower Or Lemon Wedge

Procedure:

• In a cocktail shaker add all the ingredients.

• Drop in 10 ice cubes. Shake well and strain into a martini glass.

• Garnish and serve.

                                                                                                                    -Courtesy: IANS