5 Splendid, Summery Cocktail Recipes for This IPL Season

   |  Updated: April 19, 2016 18:14 IST

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5 Splendid, Summery Cocktail Recipes for This IPL Season
It's that time of the year when cricket fanatics are glued to their television sets to catch all the action from the IPL (Indian Premier League). Whether you are calling your friends over or deciding to throw a party, Nicholas Ord, USL Diageo Reserve brand ambassador, has curated some interesting cocktails that are apt for the season.

Beat the heat and enjoy the match with some easy-to-make cocktails curated by Nicholas Ord.




Bowled Over: A cooling start to a spell at the crease with a perfectly served beverage for the Indian palate. Fresh grapes are muddled together with black salt and nimbu (lemon), a healthy splash of whisky and a charge of fiery ginger beer.

Glassware: Old fashioned



Ingredients:



60 ml whisky



2 grape bitters



5 fresh grapes



Pinch of black salt



4 lemon wedges



Top with ginger beer



Method: Shake all ingredients with cubed ice and double strain into a chilled glass.



Garnish with grapes tossed in black salt served on a toothpick.
 


Super Sixers: Whisky taken with homemade spiced salt of chaat and garam masala, chilly powder, cinnamon and pepper.



Glassware: Shot glass



Ingredients:



60 ml whisky



15 gms salt



Pinch of chilly powder



12 pieces cinnamon



12 pieces cloves



10 gms pepper



20 gms garam masala



Pinch of chat masala



Method: Roast all spices along with garam masala, add all the remaining ingredients, toss and sieve.



Garnish with orange wedges.




A Big Sour LBW: For the big hits and the bigger wickets, shake up the stands with this blend of whisky, cinnamon syrup and star anise with cloves.



Glassware: Old fashioned



Ingredients:



60 ml whisky



20ml cinnamon syrup



2 pieces star anise and cloves



20 ml lime juice



15 ml egg white



Method: Dry shake, hard shake and strain.
 


Capt'in's Cooler: This shaken spiced rum concoction of whisky and Grand Marnier French orange liqueur goes along with a citrus-muddled handful of pureed pineapple and orange to bring the tropical sunshine to the pitch.



Glassware: Tall glass



Ingredients:



60 ml whisky



15 ml Grand Marnier



6 pieces of fresh pineapple diced



10 ml lime juice



10 ml egg white



Fresh oranges diced



Method: Shake all the ingredients, strain and pour into a chilled tall glass.



Garnish with a pineapple slice.




All Rounder Sangria: A delectable concoction of spiced rum, whisky and Grand Marnier with Cabernet Sauvignon (red wine), fresh orange and lime citrus, stirred in a pitcher.
 


Glassware: Wine glass



Ingredients:



30 ml whisky



100 ml red wine

10 ml Grand Marnier



20 ml rum



30 ml orange juice



7 ml lime juice



10 ml sugar syrup



30 ml ginger ale



Method: Stir all the ingredients and pour into a chilled glass.



Garnish with apple slice, orange slice and seasonal berries.



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