Covid 19 lockdown has halted nightlife in the country. Grooving to the DJ’s beats, sipping a favourite drink, socialising is something we all miss. Until things ease, here is a fix for bar patrons to recreate nightlife at home. Bluma Peters speaks to bartenders who share cocktail recipes to beat your lockdown blues.
Fix a cocktail, dim the lights, turn up the speakers, and facetime your mates to have a perfect night at home.
There’s nothing a tequila can’t fix
Devi Singh, a Goa-based mixologist who bagged the best mixologist title in 2016-2017 and the title winner of the world-class cocktail competition 2019, shares a cocktail recipe to sip on. If you’re looking for what to mix with a Tequila, this one’s for you.
Jose Reposado 50 ml
Lime juice 15 ml
Apple juice 50 ml
Tobasco 2 dash
Britvic Ginger beer
Take a tall glass
Add two cubes of ice, pour all the ingredients in it, and stir
Top with Britvic ginger beer to finish
Garnish with a slice of orange and mint leaves and serve.
Calling out Gin lovers!
Southside- A delight for Gin lovers!
Delhi-based creator Vikas Uppal who loves mixing drinks, started his Instagram page @theoldfashionedmonk during the first wave of the pandemic to share his ideas with the world. If you are looking for a short and simple recipe, the old fashioned monk got it covered for you.
Gin 60 ml
Lemon juice 25 ml
Simple syrup 20 ml
Terroir coupe glass
Take a mason jar, add gin, syrup, lemon juice, ice cubes, mint leaves and muddle the ingredients together.
Shake to combine
Strain the mixture into a terroir coupe glass, add mint leaves and dehydrated lemon to garnish
Here’s one for the rum addicts
Beat the heat
Pooja Kulkarni, bartending student from Mumbai, shares a refreshing summer drink to beat the heat that will help you chill and enjoy some summer fun.
White rum 2 1/2 oz
Pineapple juice 2 oz
Malibu 1 oz
Lemon juice 1/2 oz
Handmade lemongrass straw
Handcrafted pineapple glass
Take a pineapple cider or knife, carve the pineapple from the top, making it hollow in the centre.
Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill it with crushed ice
Shake to combine
Pour the mixture into the handcrafted pineapple glass
Garnish with mint leaves, pineapple leaves, and lemongrass