Lupin-Inspired Cocktails: Drink Like The 'Gentleman Burglar'
Do you ever find yourself thinking, “I wish I lived in Lupin’s world”? Now while that can be filed under ‘fantasy’ as best, you can certainly experience a hint of it. With these Lupin-inspired cocktails, you’re in for quite the sweet treat. Yeap, we’ve whipped up drinks that match the vibes of the 'Gentleman Burglar'. We’ve also gone ahead and named them based on characters from the show who we think match the ‘spirit’ of that particular cocktail best. Whether it's a solo binge-watch or a party, these simple concoctions promise a taste of Lupin's style without the need for fussing.
For this cocktail, you’ll need 30 ml of London Dry Gin, 30 ml of lavender liqueur, 15 ml of fresh lemon juice, 10 ml of simple syrup, and a lemon twist for garnish. To make this, add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Then strain the mixture into a coup glass and garnish with the lemon twist. This citrusy and floral cocktail is sweet and refreshing.
The Gentleman’s Heist
Fitting with the theme of the show, this cocktail needs 30 ml of cognac, 20 ml of sweet vermouth, 2 maraschino cherries, 2 dashes of Angostura bitters, and an orange twist for garnish. To make this, muddle the cherries in a rock glass. Then pour the cognac, vermouth, and bitters over ice and stir well. Finally, garnish with an orange twist.
You’ll need 30 ml of Smirnoff, 20 ml of elderflower liqueur, 15 ml of fresh lime juice, 10 ml of simple syrup, soda water, and a lime wedge for garnish for this cocktail. Add all the ingredients except the soda water and lime wedge into a cocktail shaker filled with ice and shake well for 20 seconds. Just before serving, pour the chilled mixture into a highball glass with ice and top it off with the soda water. Finally, garnish the drink with the lime wedge.
Lupin’s Secret Recipe
Don’t worry, this one isn’t stolen, it’s been in the family for generations. For this recipe, you’ll need 30 ml of Captain Morgan, 20 ml of Bailey’s Irish Cream, 10 ml of vanilla syrup, 30 ml of cold brew coffee, and some nutmeg for garnish. To make this, prepare the cold brew by adding three tablespoons of ground coffee powder to a French Press, and then adding 150 ml of cold water and stirring it. Allow it to rest for at least six to seven hours without pressing down the plunger. When it’s ready, press the plunger and store it in an airtight container and allow it to chill for a few hours. Then combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain the drink into a martini glass. Garnish it with a dash of nutmeg.
For this delicious cocktail, inspired by the master of disguise, you’ll need 30 ml of Irish whisky, 15 ml of ginger syrup, 20 ml of fresh lime juice, ginger beer, and mint leaves for garnish. To make this, add the whisky, ginger syrup and fresh lime juice to a copper mug filled with ice. Just before serving it, top it off with the ginger beer, muddle some mint leaves and add them in. Give it a good stir. And enjoy — in moderation!