Want to be play the perfect bartender this Diwali? Cocktails like Godfather, Green Devil and Jack and Sangria can ensure that your mixing skills don’t go unnoticed. These are not difficult to mix and also go very well with the spirit of the festival of lights, according to a new manual on cocktails.
While Godfather is Scotch, Amaretto and almond flakes; Green Devil is an emerald-hued cocktail of London dry gin, a mint-flavoured liqueur, lime juice, lime peel and fresh mint. Jack and Sangria is a version of the classic Spanish punch with Jack Daniel’s whisky and a dash of cola.
Other Diwali picks in the book, The Tulleeho Book of Cocktails, are B&B and Nutty Rummy. With an Indian focus, the guide, edited by Rayna Jhaveri and compiled by P Venkatesh, Vikram Achanta and Krishna Nagaraj, packs in a punch with spicy cocktails that require only easily available desi ingredients.