Friendship Day is being celebrated in India on the first Sunday of August that falls on the 7th this year. Friendship is a bond so unique and special, that it demands a celebration of its own with your besties. What better way to bond with friends than with some refreshing cocktails? If you are planning to celebrate Friendship Day with your closest buddies at a boozy brunch, we have just what you need. These seven classic cocktails are not just extremely delicious but can easily be made at home. So, bring out your inner bartender and whip up these drinks to delight your near and dear ones!
Happy Friendship Day 2022: Here Are 7 Classic Cocktails You Can Enjoy With Friends
1. Tom Collins
This Gin-based cocktail is an excellent way to begin your friendship day celebrations. It's best to add soda water for an additional fizz in this tangy drink!
- 45ml Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin
- 20ml Lemon Juice
- 20ml Simple Syrup
- Soda water to taste
- Lemon for garnish
HOW TO MIX: Build with ice into a collins glass. Stir well and top with Soda Water. Garnish with lemon and orange wheel.
2. Jameson, Ginger and Lime
Another simple recipe, this Jameson, Ginger and Lime recipe is something you just can't go wrong with. The earthy aroma of whisky paired with ginger ale and lime is a combination too good to miss.
- 50 ml Jameson Irish Whiskey
- 150ml Ginger Ale
- Large wedge of lime
HOW TO MIX: Fill a high ball glass with ice. Pour in a shot of Jameson. Top up the glass with a good quality bottled ginger ale. Stir to briefly mix. Take a large wedge of lime, give it a squeeze and drop it into the glass. Roughly 1 part Jameson to 3 parts ginger ale, and all parts refreshing!
3. Frozen B&T Twist
We have all tried the classic Gin and Tonic, but how about giving it a twist? This frozen B&T twist has lemon juice, sugar syrup and is topped with a slice of lemon for that additional zing.
- 60ml Beefeater London Dry Gin
- 15ml Lemon Juice
- 5ml Sugar Syrup
- 50ml Tonic Water
HOW TO MIX: Blend ingredients with ice. Top with 50ml tonic water. Garnish with orange and lemon.
Another classic cocktail on this list, Cosmopolitan is quite beginner-friendly to make too. A handful of ingredients shaken together give the most refreshing and delightful drink you're definitely going to relish on Friendship Day 2022.
- 40 ml Absolut Citron Vodka
- 20 ml Triple Sec
- 20 ml Lime Juice
- 20 ml Cranberry Juice
- 1 Twist Orange Zest
- Ice Cubes
HOW TO MIX: Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange zest twist.
5. SmOaken Tea
Tea-lovers, this one is for you! We all enjoy the pineapple-based Pina Colada, but this SmOaken tea cocktail takes it a notch higher with the addition of tea and honey.
- 30ml Oaken Glow Whisky
- 30ml Pineapple juice
- 30ml Lapsang Souchang tea
- 1 bar spoon/teaspoon of honey
HOW TO MIX: Mix this summer cocktail for a party using a shot of Oaken Glow with a shot of Lapsang souchung tea (a Smoky Chinese black tea) and a shot of pineapple juice. Pour/strain over fresh ice and top the finished cocktail with a sprig of mint.
6. Grapefruit and Tonic
For those who like to keep it simple, this Grapefruit and Tonic is the ultimate indulgence. It is made with just three ingredients and still offers a great experience!
- 45 ml Absolut Grapefruit Vodka
- 120 ml Tonic
- Grapefruit or lime wedge for garnish
HOW TO MIX IT: Pour Absolut Grapefruit and Tonic into a Copa glass filled with ice cubes. Stir and garnish with a grapefruit or lime wedge.
7. El President
End your Friendship Day 2022 on a high note with the El Presidente cocktail. With two different spirits rolled into one, it's truly fit for royalty!
- 40 ML Havana Club 7 Whisky
- 20 ML Sweet Vermouth Wine
- 10 ML Triple Sec
- 5 ML Grenadine Syrup
HOW TO MIX: Throw (Cuban Roll) all ingredients and fine strain in coupett.
Happy Friendship Day 2022!
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