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5 Indian Cocktails You Must Try This Festive Season

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The festive season is around the corner and there's plenty left to do! Decorating your home, buying gifts, organising parties, and so much more! When it comes to parties, there's of course the pressure for the events to go well. You want your friends and family to have a good time and an experience that leaves them with unforgettable memories.

One of the best ways to achieve this is by having a theme that exudes fun. And one of the easiest themes to prepare for is an 'Exotic' theme. Tropical, spicy, heat-filled bold flavours are such a rage today! So, it makes absolute sense to go with this theme.  We suggest you go with an Indian theme and serve desi cocktails!

Worried about recipes? Don't worry! We got that covered too. Check out the list below.

Berry Delicious Punch

berry punch

Ingredients

60 ml Smirnoff vodka
100 ml custard apple puree
20 ml lime juice 
50 gm mixed berries (fresh/frozen), for garnish

Method

Take a blender, add all the ingredients except the berries and blend well. Serve it in a highball glass with crushed ice and garnish with mixed berries.

Mango Tequila Cocktail

mango tequila

Ingredients

45 ml Don Julio Blanco
60 ml mango juice
10 ml lime juice
Half a green chilli
Sugar chilli mix, for rimming the glassware 

Method

Combine all the ingredients using a blender. Now, take a plate,  add sugar and chilli powder and mix them using a spoon. Take a rock glass and half-rim it with the sugar-chili mixture. Add ice cubes to the glass and pour the drink into it. Garnish with mango slices.

Guava Gin Cocktail

guava gin cocktail

Ingredients

60 ml Gordon's Gin
90 ml guava juice
60 ml yoghurt

Method
Put some ice in the blender and add all the ingredients. Blend the mixture till it becomes smooth. Take a highball glass and rim it with red chilli powder. Add ice cubes to the glass and pour the drink over it. Garnish with a guava slice.

Jamun Delight

jamun delight

Ingredients

60 ml Tanqueray
7-8 no jamun (deseeded)/jamun juice
15 ml lime juice
15 ml sugar syrup

Method

Take a shaker and all the ingredients in it. Shake the mixture well. Half-rim a rock glass with salt. Add ice cubes to the glass and pour the drink over it.

Vodka Kokum Punch

vodka kokum punch

Ingredients

60 ml Smirnoff vodka
60 ml kokum sharbat
15-20 mint leaves
10ml lime juice
Sugar, salt and cracked pepper mix

Method

Take a highball glass and half-rim it with sugar, cracked pepper and salt mix. Add the ingredients to it and stir them well. Your cocktail is ready to be served.

And that's a wrap on the Indian cocktail recipes. Each cocktail has a dash of sugar and spice and fruity flavours. They all are easy to make and can be prepared in little to no time. Buy fresh ingredients for the cocktail. Your guests will relish them and appreciate the unorthodox notes in their drinks. You can pair them with a variety of Indian foods. 

While it is perfectly alright to celebrate with alcohol, do note that its consumption must be done in moderation. Always remember to serve and drink responsibly. This will go a long way to keep you and your guests healthy and out of harm's way. If you know anyone who finds it difficult to control their liquor consumption, please refer them to a professional immediately.