Celebrate With These Quirky And Colourful Cocktail Recipes
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Time to bring our your best glasses, shakers and mixers, for it is the World Cocktail Day today. That’s right, May 13th is celebrated as the World Cocktail Day across the world, and isn’t it the most beautiful coincidence that it fell on a Friday this year. Guess, it is our cue to drown ourselves in multiple margaritas, sidecars, Moscow mules and LIITS and forget about our woes for the weekend.  

A cocktail is an alcoholic drink which comprises a mixture of spirits and other ingredients such as fruits, herbs, creams et al. Making cocktail is certainly an art, additionally, it is also super fun. Trust us, when you start making your own cocktails, there is just no looking back.  “A jigger, a good set of tin on tin shakers (you can double up the small tin as a stirring tin), a barspoon, both a strainer and fine strainer and finally a good sharp knife”, are some of tools everyone should have when making cocktails at home according to ace mixologist Peter Chua. “Trying too hard to make the drink sound impressive using fancy ingredients that don’t work well together rather than really trying to make the cocktail taste delicious”, is one blunder that can ruin your drink he says. Keep it simple, keep it fun.  

While there are many legendary cocktails you can try, here are some particularly vibrant and quirky ones from Narendra Bhawan Bikaner and Suryagarh Jaisalmer.

Long Island Vodka


  • Blue berry crush = 45ml
  • Vodka = 60ml
  • Lime juice = 30ml
  • Sugar syrup = 30ml
  • Cabinet shiraz = 45ml


  1. Take all the ingredients and mix into the shaker and shake it well,
  2. Serve in sling glass and garnish with the lemon twist.

Rum Flip 


  • White Rum = 30ml
  • Kahlua = 30 ml
  • Sugar syrup = 20 ml
  • Fresh cream = 30 ml
  • Egg=One number
  • Garnish = Grated Nutmeg


  1. Take all the ingredients and put in the shaker and mix it well,
  2. Serve in the Martini Glass and garnish with the grated nutmeg.

Darbari Gold


  • Jim Beam = 45ml
  • Orange juice = 45ml
  • Sugar Syrup = 15 ml
  • Jalapeno Syrup = 30ml
  • Campari Top Up


  1. Mix all the ingredients in the shaker and shake it well,
  2. Serve at in the old-fashioned glass and top up with the Campari.

Suryagarh Sunrise Jaisalmer

  • Vodka 2 part infused with basil 4 – 5 leaf,  
  • Malta orange =4 – 5 chunks
  • Fresh orange juice 4 part.


  1. Add all ingredients in shaker, shake well  
  2. Serve in White Wine Glass.
  3. Garnish with Basil Spring.

Try these cocktails soon and let us know which ones you loved the best,