World Cocktail Day 2023: Raise Your Spirits With These Drinks
Image Credit: World Cocktail Day is just another reason to have our favourite cocktails

May 13th, this weekend, is World Cocktail Day. And what better way to celebrate than trying out some of creative concoctions yourself, at home? You can play around with your favourite ingredients, mix and match delicious flavours and add your spirits. These cocktails can be totally customized according to your taste. Ali Hamdan, Hilton Maldives Amingiri’s Head Mixologist and Beverage Manager and Yangdup Lama, Budweiser Magnum Double Barrel Whiskey, Mixologist share some of their favourite cocktail recipes. These are both quick and fancy! Scroll down to try your hand at being the most natural semi-professional mixologist.


This cocktail is purely inspired by Maldives’ local scents and flavors, served in a highball glass.


  • 3 Curry leaves
  • 20 ml House made passion fruit puree
  • 20 ml Pressed lemon juice
  • 15 ml Simple Syrup
  • 60 ml Beefeater 24 Gin 
  • 90 ml Tepache, fermented in the Cocktail Lab


Muddle and shake

Garnish - Dehydrated pineapple and curry leaves


A curation that highlights Hilton Maldives Amingiri’s reduced-waste approach – this recipe ensures that no part of the pineapple is discarded. This cocktail is simply served in a rock glass.


  • 40 ml Havana Club Añejo 3 yrs 
  • 20 ml Malibu 
  • 80 ml Clarified pineapple 
  • 30 ml House made pineapple elixir
  • 2 dashes Angostura Bitters 
  • 3 drops Saline solution House made passion fruit foam 
  • Dried pineapple



Garnish - Dehydrated pineapple


Indulge in the bold, complex flavors of the Roasted Toasted Manhattan Cocktail, featuring a delightful touch of caramel sweetness and coffee bitter. This silky-smooth nightcap offers the perfect balance of taste and character, making it a treat for anyone who appreciates a unique and flavorful cocktail.


  • 50 ml Budweiser Magnum Double Barrel Whiskey 
  • 30 ml Reduced Budweiser Magnum Beer
  • 20 ml Caramel Cordial
  • 20 ml Black Espresso


Shaken and served straight 

Garnish- Grated toasted almond


An elaborate recipe, this cocktail boasts a full-bodied taste profile with a combination of sweet tart and oaky vanillin flavors - leaving you with a long lingering finish. It's serves as a perfect concoction for enjoying on a cozy evening or as a dessert drink.


  • 60 ml Budweiser Magnum Double Barrel Whiskey
  • 60 ml Apple juice reduction
  • 10 ml Maple syrup
  • 10 ml Fresh lime juice


Shaken and strained into a stem glass

Garnish - Dehydrated apple and grated cinnamon powder