Monsoon Special: 4 Cocktails To Enjoy The Rainy Season
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The monsoon is here, and we are all enjoying the season. With the soothing wind and downpour, the surroundings have become greener, and the temperature has gradually decreased. Along with lots of excitement, the rainy season also brings a variety of delectable foods such as corn, chai-pakode, fruits, and vegetables. Cocktails are another special delight that is widely enjoyed during the monsoon.  

Made with a variety of ingredients like liqueurs, spirits, mixers, fruits, and garnishes, these refreshing concoctions are perfect for every occasion. During the monsoon, the weather becomes humid; therefore, cocktails help keep us cool and refreshed. They are also an amazing way to uplift your mood on a gloomy, rainy day. Sangria, tequila tea, gin punch, and lychee martini are some popular cocktails that are enjoyed this season.  

If you are looking for some more exciting monsoon cocktails, here are four recipes shared by Monika Alcobev, a leading importer and distributor of premium liquor in India: 

Cuban Tempest 

Embrace the lush greenery of the monsoon season with a monsoon mojito. Fresh mint muddled with zesty lime and sweet simple syrup sets the stage for a dance of flavours. The addition of passion fruit syrup adds a delightful twist, making this mojito a must-try during the rainy season. 


  • 60 ml of Viva El Ron White Rum
  • 5–6 fresh lime wedges 
  • 8-10 fresh mint leaves 
  • 25 ml passion fruit syrup 
  • soda 
  • mint sprig and lime wedge for garnish
  • Ice


  • Gather all the ingredients. 
  • Add them to a cocktail shaker. Shake well with ice. 
  • Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a mint sprig and lime wedge. 

Citrus Drizzle  

Let the Russian rain cocktail shower you with delight. A luscious blend of orange juice, Russian Standard vodka, and Cointreau results in a cocktail that is both sweet and tangy. The fresh lime juice adds a touch of brightness, making this cocktail a perfect monsoon pick-me-up. 


  • 45 ml of Russian Standard vodka 
  • 60 ml of orange juice 
  • 15ml Cointreau 
  • 15 ml of fresh lime juice 
  • 15 ml of simple syrup 
  • lime and orange wedges (garnish)


  • Combine vodka with orange juice, Cointreau, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. 
  • Shake well with ice. 
  • Transfer it into a glass and garnish with lime and orange wedges.

Ashanti’s Punch  

Cosy up indoors with Ashanti’s punch. Warm apple cider infused with cinnamon sticks and cloves creates a comforting base, while the addition of Ashanti Spiced Rum adds a spirited touch. It is like wrapping yourself in a snug blanket while listening to the raindrops fall outside. 


  • 45 ml Ashanti Spiced Rum
  • 2 cinnamon sticks 
  • 4-6 cloves 
  • Top up with apple cider 
  • Orange slices and cinnamon sticks (garnish) 


  • Add rum, cinnamon sticks, and cloves to a cocktail shaker and shake well with ice.  
  • Pour it into a glass and top it with apple cider.  
  • Garnish with orange slices and cinnamon sticks, and enjoy. 

Devil’s Rhapsody

As the monsoon rains drench the world outside, there is no better time to cosy up indoors with a warm and enchanting whisky cocktail. Introducing "Devil’s Rhapsody," a delightful concoction that embodies the essence of the rainy season, pairing the rich notes of Lucifer’s Gold whisky with a symphony of flavours that will transport you to a world of comfort and serenity. 


  • 60 ml of Lucifer’s Gold whisky 
  • 25 ml ginger liqueur 
  • 15 ml of fresh lime juice 
  • 15 ml of honey syrup (equal parts honey and warm water, mixed) 
  • 2 dashes of spiced aromatic bitters 
  • mint sprig for garnish


  • Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker.  
  • Shake well with ice.  
  • Pour into a glass, garnish with a mint sprig, and serve chilled.