Missing your Drinking Nights? Whip up some concoctions with DIY cocktail recipes

Thanks to coronavirus, our daily schedule has completely gone for a toss. And one thing you might need to keep yourself sane during the lockdown is cocktails. Whip up a concoction to have along with dinner or sip on some while working on that tedious project – no one’s judging. And, if you’re new to cocktail making, and want to learn the art, don’t worry, we got your back. Here are some easy yet amazing cocktail recipes you can try at home. Welcome aboard, new Mixologist of the house!

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

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by Gaurish Rangnekar – Head Mixologist & Owner at Barmobile


Turmeric Powder5 g
Honey15 ml
Lime Juice5 ml
Bourbon / Scotch / Whisky 45 ml
Cinnamon Powder (optional)2 g


  • In an old fashioned glass or a whiskey glass mix the turmeric powder with the honey and lime juice.
  • Stir it a bit.
  • Add some cinnamon powder if available.
  • Add the whiskey and top up with 3 to 4 cubes of ice and stir again till chilled.
  • Garnish with an orange wheel of a Cinnamon stick.

Ummrao Roya

by Ummrao, Courtyard by Marriott


Basil simple syrup10 ml
Spicy hibiscus bitter2 -3 dash
Champagne Top up


  • Add homemade basil simple syrup in a champagne flute.
  • Add 3 dashes of spicy hibiscus bitters, mix it together properly and top up with champagne.
  • Garnish with a fresh whole basil leaf.

Orange and Cinnamon Cooler

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by mixologist Swapnil Pawar, Candy & Green


Orange Juice120 ml
Cinnamon powder1/4 tsp
Lime juice10 ml
Mint Leaves6-8 nos
Whisky60 ml
Orange for garnish1 slice
Cinnamon for garnish1 stick


  • Hand press mint leaves and shake them with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Garnish the drink with a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick. This is one of the easiest cocktail recipes out there.

Apple Ginger Cordial

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by bartender Pratik More, Sorrentina by Foodhall


Fresh red apple and ginger cordial 45 ml
Gin60 ml
Apple and ginger chunksAs required
Sodatop up
Apple slices3
Ginger slice1


  • For this cocktail recipes mix the ingredients together and give them a good stir.
  • Garnish the cocktail with apple & ginger slices

Mediterrano Cocktail

by mixologist Jason D`Souza, Gustoso


Ingredients (for Chamomile cordial)Qty
Dried chamomile flower1 cup
Granulated sugar2 cup
Water2 cup
White Peppercorns50 nos
Cinnamon stick1 no
Lemon peel1 lemon
Prange peel1 orange
Brandy88 ml

Method (for Chamomile cordial)

  • Combine all ingredients, except Brandy, in a pot and cook on medium-high heat until steaming hot.
  • Allow this to steep on low heat for 3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let it cool. Once down to near room temperature, run through a fine-mesh strainer and add the Brandy for fortification and flavour. This will keep indefinitely and may be stored at room temperature, or can be refrigerated.

Ingredients (for the cocktail)

Absolute45 ml
Chamomile Cordia22 ml
Lemon juice15 ml
Aperol7 ml
Grapefruit juice22 ml


  • Pour all ingredients into a shaker, add ice and shake hard.
  • Strain into a Nick & Nora glass. Garnish with a Grapefruit peel.

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