5 Drinks Recipes To Make A Splash At Your Diwali Bash
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It's time to make merry and indulge in a festive feast. It is Choti Diwali today, and a little thought of pleasant foods is getting our enthusiasm to new heights altogether. Whether it is chakli, kaju katli, cashews or namkeens, there are innumerable foods we associate with Diwali. However, we seldom give full credit to the cocktails served at every Diwali bash. But let us admit that various mixes and mocktails have made Diwali even more memorable for us. Of course, a celebratory feast cannot be ever concluded without some great shots. 

Usually, when guests arrive, the first thing we say is, “let's have some tea". But, instead of giving the typical tea this Diwali, try some fresh and classy handmade mocktails that are pretty simple to make. And if they drink, the options increase manifold. After all, spreading happy cheers is what Diwali is all about. So, all you require are some herbs, fruits, seasonings, and most importantly, the yearning to explore.

So, are you throwing a party for family and friends this Diwali? And you cannot stop fretting about it? Don't worry; we have got you covered. Drop the basic routine of simply lining up booze glasses, leaving your visitors to help themselves. Instead, shake up some fun cocktails and mocktails to level up your reputation as a host or hostess. So, prepare to surprise your friends and colleagues with your bartending skills and begin the party with these simple cocktail recipes. Find here a bunch of recipes recommended by Chef Viraf Patel, Director Operations, Independence Brewing Company.


Blackberry Sour

  1. Whiskey – 45 ml
  2. Egg white – 1
  3. Blackberry puree – 15 ml
  4. Lime juice- 5 ml
  5. Triple sec – 10 ml
  6. Bitters – 5 ml

Take all the ingredients in the shaker. Please give it a dry shake and then add ice and shake again. Serve in old fashioned glass.

Lychee and lemongrass cooler

  1. Lychee Juice – 60 ml
  2. Lemongrass – 1 pod
  3. Mint – 4 to 6
  4. Vodka – 45 ml
  5. Cold-brew tea – 30 ml

Muddle lemongrass. Crush mint leaves in the shaker. Add all the ingredients in the shaker, shaker well over ice and serve it in the collins glass. Garnish with mint spring.

Pomegranate and grapefruit martini

  1. Mint leaves – 4 to 6 nos
  2. grapefruit syrup – 20 ml
  3. Pomegranate seeds – 15 to 20
  4. Ginger and jaggery syrup – 10 ml
  5. Pomegranate juice – 30 ml
  6. Gin

Add all the ingredients to the shaker. Serve it in a pre-chilled martini glass while shaking well over ice.


Orange and almond cooler

  1. Orange juice – 60 ml
  2. Pineapple juice – 45 ml
  3. Orgeat Syrup – 15 ml (Almond syrup)
  4. Lime juice – 10 ml
  5. Cold-brew tea – 45 ml
  6. Nutmeg – grated

Add all the ingredients to a shaker. Serve in a collins glass after shaking well over fresh ice. Grate fresh nutmeg as a garnish.

Strawberry and raspberry ice tea

  1. Strawberry Puree – 15 ml
  2. Raspberries puree – 15 ml
  3. Cold-brew tea – 45 ml
  4. Apple juice – 60 ml
  5. Dash of lime juice -10 ml

Add all the ingredients to the shaker. Shake well and serve it on fresh ice in a collins glass.