This World Cocktail Day, Shake and Stir with Pernod Ricard India!

May 13, the house of Pernod Ricard India brings you a selection of their finest spirits and favourite cocktail recipes! Be it a martini with a twist, a summery whisky concoction or an Indian-inspired drink, put your bartender hat on and savour the poison of your choice while you kick back and relax with your loved ones.

  1. Absolut Espresso Martini

Ingredients

  • Ice Cubes
  • 1½ Parts Absolut Vodka
  • ¾ Part Kahlúa
  • ¾ Part Espresso
  • 3 Whole Coffee Beans

Method

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes
  • Add 1⅓ Parts Vodka, ⅔ Part Kahlúa, and ⅔ Part Espresso
  • Shake well to get the foam on top, and strain it into a cocktail or martini glass. Garnish by placing three coffee beans on top

2. Absolut Cosmopolitan

Ingredients

  • Ice Cubes
  • 1⅓ Parts Absolut Citron
  • ⅔ Part Lime Juice
  • ⅔ Part Cranberry Juice
  • ⅔ Part Triple Sec
  • 1 Twist Orange Zest

Method

  • Fill a shaker with ice cubes
  • Add all ingredients
  • Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange zest twist

3. Ballantine’s Cold Brew Kick

Ingredients

  • 35ml Ballantine’s Finest Whisky
  • 15ml coffee liqueur (Kahlua)
  • Cold Brew Coffee
  • 5ml sugar syrup

Method 

  • Fill a shaker with ice 
  • Pour in Ballantine’s Finest, coffee liqueur, and simple syrup. Top with cold-brew coffee 
  • Shake it up 
  • Serve for the perfect wake-up call 

4. Ballantine’s Summer Pitcher

Ingredients

  • 100ml Ballantine’s Finest Whisky 
  • 25ml Fresh Lemon Juice 
  • 25ml Lillet Blanc (Substitute: sweet white vermouth) 
  • 400ml Lemon Soda 
  • 1 Lemon 
  • Green Grapes   

Method 

  • Fill your jug with 15-20 ice cubes 
  • Add a handful of Lemon Slices and halved Green Grapes 
  • Pour in 100ml of Ballantine’s Finest, 25ml of fresh lemon juice, 25ml Lillet Blanc 
  • Top with 400ml of Lemonade 
  • Give it a good stir and pour out a round

5. L77 Kashmiri Saffron Sour

Ingredients

  • Longitude 77 Indian Single Malt Whisky – 60ml 
  • Kashmiri Saffron Syrup – 30ml 
  • Lime Juice – 20ml
  • Egg White / Magic Velvet – 3 drops
  • 1 Lemon 
  • Green Grapes 

Garnish

  • Kashmiri Chilli Oil
  • Kashmiri Saffron Strands

Method

  • Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, dry shake
  • Add ice and shake well
  • Fine strain in a chilled Nick & Nora glass
  • Garnish with saffron/chili oil using a dropper

6. L77 Ratnagiri Alphonso Mango Smash 

Ingredients

  • Longitude 77 Indian Single Malt Whisky – 60ml
  • Alphonso Mango Juice (aamras) – 20ml
  • Lime Juice – 15ml
  • Mint Syrup – 20ml
  • Cow Milk – 30ml

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