Raksha Bandhan 2023: Celebrate The Day With 3 Cocktail Recipes
Image Credit: SFS – Sour for Sister Cocktail

Raksha Bandhan is finally here. With lots of Rakhis and gifts on the market, India is all set to celebrate the strong and beautiful bond between brothers and sisters. It is the day when sisters tie Rakhi on the wrists of their brothers in exchange for gifts. It is also a tradition on Rakhi to treat your siblings to delicious sweets like laddoo, malpua, kheer, halwa, burfi, and kaju katli.

But if you are looking for a unique and special way to celebrate the bond with your brothers and sisters, why not try some festive cocktails? Made with various exciting ingredients like liqueurs, spirits, mixers, fruits, and garnishes, these boozy drinks will add extra fun to the festival. Cocktails also give us the liberty to improvise the drinks according to people's preferences. 

So, if you like the idea of surprising your brothers and sisters with cocktails, here are three festive recipes shared by Afzal Kaba, Brand Ambassador, Diageo India:



  • 60 ml of Johnnie Walker Black Label whisky
  • 15 ml of fresh lime juice
  • 15 ml of cinnamon-infused organic honey
  • Soda for topping
  • Edible flower for garnishing
  • Ice cubes  


  • Take a glass and fill it up with ice cubes. Then add whiskey.
  • Further, add cinnamon-infused honey syrup and fresh lime juice.
  • Top with soda. Stir gently to mix, and add a garnish of edible flowers. Enjoy 

SFS: Sour For Sister


  • 60 ml of Black Dog Triple Gold Reserve whisky
  • 15 ml of fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 bar spoons of orange marmalade
  • Nutmeg for garnishing
  • 15 ml of fresh pineapple juice
  • Ice cubes


  • Take a cocktail shaker. Add whiskey and orange marmalade. 
  • Then squeeze fresh lime juice and add fresh pineapple juice. 
  • Add ice cubes and shake hard. Strain it into a glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg. Enjoy.



  • 60 ml Black & White whisky
  • 15 ml of fresh lime juice
  • 5 cubes of fresh watermelon (cut into 1-inch pieces)
  • 5 leaves of fresh mint
  • Ice cubes


  • Take a cocktail shaker and add watermelon cubes. Crush it using a muddler. 
  • Add fresh lime juice and mint. Followed by scotch. 
  • Add ice cubes and shake hard. Strain it in a glass using both strainers to avoid pulp, mint, and broken ice. 
  • Garnish with a piece of watermelon and a mint sprig. Enjoy.