Weekend Special: Cocktails To Make And Share With Your Buddies

It may have felt like an endless week, but now that we are at the fag-end of it, we have a reason to celebrate don’t we? Now, you can either hit the same old bar with your closest friends, or you can have them over and try making some easy cocktails together. Bartending and mixology can be fun activities to unwind and blow off some steam, and with close friends in tow, you are not scared of being judged either right?

Recently, we tried our hands at making cocktails with the genius Ciaran Hyland at Smoke House Delhi, DLF Promenade, and we picked up quite a few tips and tricks. Always measure your spirits while mixing. It is also a good idea to start with less expensive ingredients and then move to ingredients in the more expensive range so that even if you have to toss some part of the drink, it wouldn’t be as painful. 

Without further ado, here are some recipes we got from the event and we are sure you’d love them too.  

G&T (Gin + Tonic + Lime) 

Your classic Gin and tonic get a fruity twist with orange liqueur and grapefruit tonic.  


  • Chilled Glass 
  • 45 ml Monkey 47 Chilled Gin 
  • 15 ml orange liqueur
  • 90 ml chilled grape fruit tonic
  • Green and fresh lemon slice 
  • Crystal ice block 
  • 2 sprigs basil flowers
  • Blood orange slice 


Take the chilled glass, and place the block of ice. Gently pour the chilled gin, Orange Liqueur. Pour the chilled tonic water over crystal ice block. Freshly cut the lemon slice and Orange Slice place in the potion along with the basil flower and serve right away. 

Adorably Old Fashioned 

Can you even compete with classics? If you are a novice in the mixology game, you have to try this.


  • 45 ml Jameson Black Barrel
  • Smoked cinnamon cigar
  • 15 ml orange liqueur
  • 3 to 4 drops house bitter
  • Orange slice 


Take a potion bottle. Add the whiskey, followed by few drops of bitter, and add orange liqueuer. Freeze them for 3 hours. Take a Frozen Whisky glass and place the ice block now gently pour the Step 1 Concoction over the ice. Torch the cinnamon Cigar and place the Orange Slice in the drink. 

Peach House Bitter Ginger 

Cravings something fresh and tropical, step this way!  

  • 45 ml roku
  • 15 ml peach schnapps
  • Fresh peach & apricot 
  • Plain tonic 
  • Ginger beer 
  • Rose petals
  • Peach slice and lime slice 
  • Peach house bitter 3.to 4 drops


It’s a built-up drink, Take a chilled glass, add peach & Apricot, add the ice block, pour the Roku gin, Peach Schnapps, pour ginger beer and tonic in equal part finish it with fresh peach rose petals and lemon slice