With the monsoon season setting in, it's a great time to unwind with your favourites at home with the rain drizzling in the background. While the usual happens again and again, how about twisting things up with a curious yet delectable concoction? We don't really need an occasion or excuse for a round of cocktails. But the balmy monsoon evenings make us set the tone right with something fun and unique. What better way to enjoy a lazy rainy day than with an easy DIY cocktail in your hand? As everyone chatters away, the flavour of the conversation kicks in while sipping on these delicious cocktails. Give a delicious twist to rainy evenings with these easy-to-make cocktails as you bring out the bartender in you to whip up some yummy cocktails this monsoon.
Stir Up A Cocktail To Liven Up With The Monsoons
Nothing beats the flavour of monsoons with some great concoctions
What makes the ideal monsoon whisky cocktail? A refreshing, fruity, and well balanced, making it the perfect libation to enjoy with the cool breeze.
1. Mint Julep
For those, who want a robust, malty character with delicate fresh fruit flavours that brings a unique blend of sweet and spicy notes.
50ml Grant's DistinctionADVERTISEMENT
10ml simple/sugar syrup
8-10ml lime juiceADVERTISEMENT
10 mint leaves
Lightly muddle mint leaves, lime juice and sugar syrup in a glass
Add Grant's Distinction, pack it with crushed ice and stir
Garnish with a mint leaf
For those looking for a fun-loving scotch whisky combined with fruity aromas and mellow vanilla notes, malt whiskies make a great pick to experiment with whiskies.
50 ml Monkey Shoulder Scotch
7ml Sugar Syrup (1:1)
3 dashes of Angostura bitters
Fill the mixing jar with an ice cube
Add all the ingredients into the mixing jar and stir
Once dilution is reached, strain into glass over fresh ice
Twist orange peel over glass and drop it in as a garnish
Instead of the ice-filled cocktail how does a nice, steaming hot cocktail sound?
1.Hot Spiced Apple
For those rainy weekends cooped up at home, this drink is served best with some good cheer that is perfect for the weather outside.
750 ml Spiced Apple Juice (2 cloves, 2 crushed cardamoms, 2-star anise, juniper berries, peel of 1 orange)
150 ml Hendrick's Gin
Some grated nutmeg
Simmer the apple juice with spices in a pan
Add Hendrick's Gin
Serve in a tankard or teacup and garnish with three slices of apple and a dusting of nutmeg.
2. Classic G&T
For those who love a classic gin and tonic mix that defines a distinctive juniper flavour that is simple yet sophisticated.
Gordon's Gin: 60ml
Tonic Water: 150ml
Ice: 3-4 Cubes
To Garnish: Lime Wedge
Load an ice-filled glass with 60ml Gordan's Gin.
Top it up with 150ml Tonic Water.
Serve with a large lime wedge as a garnish.
Perfectly suited for the ones who want from sweet to savoury and dry to spicy tastes.
1. Mango Passion
Nothing better than enjoying the monsoons with the signature, fruity taste of mangoes.
40 ml - Belvedere Vodka
15 ml - Honey
20 ml - Fresh Lemon Juice
60 ml - Fresh Mango Juice
90 ml - Soda Water
Mango Ball & Mint Sprig
Shake all ingredients and strain into a rocks glass.
Garnish with a melon ball and mint sprig.
For the ones caring about the environment and who wants to enjoy the monsoons, a classic martini that encourages sustainability at its finest is perfect to go for.
Ketel One Vodka: 60ml
Sugar Syrup: 15ml
Espresso Coffee Shot: 30ml
Ice: 3-4 Cubes
To Garnish: Coffee Beans
Add some ice to a Jam Jar or Cocktail Shaker and pour 60ml of Ketel One vodka into it
Add 15ml of Sugar Syrup and 30ml of Espresso Coffee Shot
Strain into a Martini Glass after a vigorous shake
Use Coffee beans as a garnish