Five minute cocktail recipes
It has happened with all of us sometime or the other. When an unannounced guest lands up at your home and you are left in a tizzy on what to serve them. What if we tell you some secret and quick cocktail recipes that can actually leave your guests super impressed.india Updated: Nov 04, 2011 01:43 IST
It has happened with all of us sometime or the other. When an unannounced guest lands up at your home and you are left in a tizzy on what to serve them. What if we tell you some secret and quick cocktail recipes that can actually leave your guests super impressed! We get four famous wine aficionados from the city to tell us what is it that they rustle up in their homes, exactly in five minutes...
Melon and lemon grass LIIT
Gaurav Lepcha, senior bartender, Asia Seven restaurant in Ambience Mall, shares with us his favourite quick-fix cocktail, a Long Island Ice Tea (LIIT) with a hint of lemon grass for that exotic flavour.
15ml White Rum
10ml Triple Sec
100ml Fresh lemon grass concoction extract
30ml Melon extract or syrup
Take a frozen tall glass.
Fill it with ice cubes till top.
Float all the white spirits into the glass.
Add melon syrup.
Pour lemon grass
Top it up with some bitter lemon extracts.
Add garnishes such as mint sprig, lemon grass sticks and a slice of lemon.
Bar manager Sherine John from Smoke House Grill relies on fresh plums in his refrigerator and some Shiraz to spring up this surprise for guests
1 Fresh Californian plum
60ml Plum infused Hendricks
15 ml Crème de Cassis
15 ml Shiraz
Muddle the plum well.
Add infused Hendricks.
Pour some crushed ice in a tall Hi ball glass.
Garnish with three plum slices and three speared ones.
Serve the drink with some fresh skinned plums as they act as a great accompaniment.
Yangdup Lama, bartender and Master mixologist, suggests trying this simple-to-make vodka-based cocktail that requires just a pomegranate from the refrigerator
60ml of Vladivar
1 Fresh pomegranate,
10ml of spicy syrup and 1 fresh lime wedge
Muddle the ingredients well together.
Shake with ice and serve straight in a martini glass.
Garnish with an orange twist.
Richard Lambert, International brand ambassador and mixologist, loves to mix Cointreau with some cranberry and lemon juice that’s readily available in kitchen, to serve this drink
30ml Cranberry juice
20ml Lemon juice
Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with some ice.
Shake and strain well, and pour into a martini glass.