Planning a Diwali party with loved ones? Don't be simple and arrange some booze bottles. Instead, prepare some interesting cocktails like Thai Basil Sangria and a Coffee Martini that will significantly boost your reputation as the hostess with the most.
Clay lamps, colorful lanterns, and light displays all contribute to the joyous atmosphere of Diwali. This is one of the biggest festivals that is celebrated all over India and people get time to spend with their families and friends. That's more than enough justification to have a Diwali celebration at home and indulge in some delectable drinks and snacks.
During this festive time of year, hosting can be incredibly stressful. There are so many details to coordinate, such as the décor, food, and guest lists, that we sometimes forget how crucial the drinks are to the celebration.
Allow us to help you shine this year as the amazing host that you are. Whichever alcohol you choose, try these really easy and approachable cocktails instead of boring old beverages. The majority of these cocktail recipes are simple to make, taking only five to seven minutes to prepare and requiring few ingredients.
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1. Pure Sin
For those of you who enjoy whiskey, here we have something intriguing for you. You're going to adore this whisky if you enjoy it slightly sweet. It has ice cream, raspberries, Irish whisky, and mint leaves with chocolate sticks on top. This is a very delicious drink that will be a welcome diversion from standard whiskey cocktails.
2. Grapefruit Vodka Tonic
A traditional vodka and tonic is always satisfying. Make this grapefruit variation to give it a fruity makeover. Take a highball glass and add ice cubes to it. Stir well after adding the grapefruit vodka and tonic water. Add a grapefruit slice as a garnish, then savor the drink! It will quickly become your new favorite drink made with vodka.
3. Thai Basil Sangria
The traditional sangria is given a cool twist by Thai basil sangria. It blends the zesty flavors of lemon, orange, white wine, and brandy with the aromatic Thai basil leaves. This colorful cocktail is sure to be a hit at your Diwali dinner party. Add more basil leaves as a garnish for a refined look.
4. Coffee Martini
Another vodka-based beverage that has a fragrance just like a boiling hot cup of coffee is the filter coffee martini. The fact that this cocktail is served cold is the only distinction. To make this, stir vodka into cold coffee and then add ice to the concoction. This deconstructed cocktail will make any coffee aficionado fall in love with cocktails and bring back memories of Bailey's Irish Cream.
5. Chai Spiced Mule
This vodka drink was designed for the desi chai enthusiast, drawing inspiration from the warming flavors of tea. The Moscow Mule, a spicy, sweet, and pleasant beverage created with ginger beer, vodka, and lime, is a descendant of the Chai Spiced Mule. This recipe adds a hint of rich autumn flavour by utilizing chai spices, which deepens the flavour.
6. Japanese Berry
Are you bored of preparing the same old gin and tonic? This is a Japanese fruit mixture that you must taste. To mix it, fill a cocktail shaker with gin, pineapple juice, berry puree, martini bianco, and basil leaves. Its flavors are a combination of sweet and sour, and it has a vivid red color.
7. Pomegranate Negroni
For those who enjoy Negronis, here's a refreshing take on the traditional drink that will add some zest to your Diwali celebration. The cocktail's acidic and fruity flavors are enhanced by the pomegranate juice and cherry, which makes it a fantastic after-dinner beverage. The Negroni, made with equal parts gin, red vermouth, and Campari, is a great way to start the evening. To make a drink that will amaze your guests, try this variation made with pomegranate juice and white wine aperitif.
8. Mumbai Grapes
This unusual cocktail combines lime juice, grapefruit juice, and gin. It also gains a particular taste from the addition of sweet wine. It's quite cooling and will become popular with the guests right away. Add some fresh mint leaves and a crushed grape on a stick as garnish.
9. Mandarin Punch
Mandarin-flavored vodka is ideal for creating a delectably fruity and alcoholic punch if you're hosting a Diwali brunch. You might want to offer it as a sundowner, while you prepare for a poker night. Mix ginger ale and pineapple juice with Absolut Mandarin and pour it into your highball glass. Garnish it with a wedge of lime and lemon.
Cocktails are appropriate for all occasions. They give you just enough of a buzz to enjoy yourself without getting wasted. Impress your guests at your Diwali Party with these cocktails!