Would you buy packaged Mojito without the rum?


“I’m the bartender tonight!”
Most of us only think that we can do good cocktails. I tried my hand at something as simple as a martini, and messed up. That’s probably why I love my sour apple martini at Lagerbay and don’t mind paying the extra buck. The perfect balance of strong, but not too strong and sweet, but not too sweet is not the easiest to achieve.

That said, I’m not sure I’d buy into pre-mixed canned drinks that save you the trouble of mixing drinks at home. Lounge Myx is a brand that does mojito, cosmopolitan, caipirinha, margarita and sex on the beach in cans, priced at Rs 450 for a pack of 6 cans. Don’t jump yet, these drinks are without alcohol. You’re supposed to add 30 ml of alcohol and ice to complete the drink. Lounge Myx’s real offering therefore, is quick, hassle-free drinks which hopefully taste as good as the freshly made ones.
Most of our ‘freshly made’ cocktails too, use preserved syrups and canned juices. But a mojito for me is incomplete without that fresh wedge of lime and sprig of mint. A canned mojito will not achieve that. I might just try Lounge Myx’s version as a nice new ‘mixer’ for my drinks. Watch this space for my feedback.

This is what ditishah has to say about Lounge myx. Taken from ditishahblogspot.in

The Grinch


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He’s a mean one… Mr. Grinch. And he’s also a mean drink! Try this naughty but nice cocktail perfect for the holiday season.

The Grinch, with its hideous appearance, is a repulsive creature. So why create a cocktail inspired by that monster?
The Grinch’s color scheme actually looks appealing when carried by an alcoholic beverage. The cocktail’s pale green base and red garnish bring a balance of elegance and mystery, which you will surely enjoy.

Ingredients:

1 OZ. Melon Liqueuer
1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
1 oz. Triple Sec
3 oz. Vodka
Candy Cane for Garnish

Mix first four ingredients in shaker with ice, shake well.

Rim chilled martini glass with Sweet and Sour mix and dip rim into crushed candy canes.

Pour mixture into martini glass.

Garnish with candy cane.

Source : Aturban Magazine

Sweet Ben’s Pink Lemonade


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Inspired by The Graduate, this drink is the perfect seduction tool to catch the attention of any young man.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. lemonade
  • 1 oz. X-Rated Fusion Liqueur
  • 1 oz. Sky Vodka
  • Lemon wedge for garnish

Wonderland


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Fancy something a little full bodied? This Cognac cocktail is pepped up with raspberry and lemon.

 
Ingredients

  •         25ml/1fl oz Cognac
  •         25ml/1fl oz raspberry liqueur
  •         25ml/1fl oz fresh lemon juice
  •         1 tbsp sugar syrup
  •         25ml/1fl oz fresh apple juice

To garnish

Winter berries

Preparation method

  •     Place all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice and shake hard.
  •     Strain the drink into a tumbler, garnish with mixed berries and serve.

 

Source : BBC Food Recipes

 

Old-fashioned Whisky Cocktail


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This whisky cocktail is an out-and-out classic of the 1960s that will make you feel like a sharp-suited Don Draper in no time.
Ingredients

  •     1 thick slice orange peel
  •     1 maraschino cherry, with stem
  •     1 tsp sugar syrup (also sold as gomme syrup)
  •     2-3 drops whisky bitters
  •     ice cubes, as necessary
  •     50ml/2fl oz scotch or bourbon
  •     twist of lemon peel, to garnish

Preparation method

  •     Take the orange peel and squeeze it with your fingers. Rub the peel around the insides of a whisky tumbler, then place into the glass. Add the cherry, sugar syrup and bitters, along with three ice cubes.
  •     Add half of the scotch or bourbon and stir for about ten seconds. Add more ice and the remaining scotch or bourbon and stir again for 10-15 seconds.
  •     To serve, garnish with lemon peel.

 

Source : BBC Food Recipes

 

The Charlie Chaplin Cocktail


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A cocktail inspired by Sir Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin. Drink it in silence or with piano accompaniment.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz. apricot brandy
  • 1 oz. sloe gin
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • lime peel for garnish

 

Portal 2 cocktails


 

If you’ve ever wondered about how the science behind creating portals works, just take a few of these portal 2 shots and everything will be made clear!

 

Ingredients:

  • Blue Curacao
  • Vodka
  • Lemonade
  • Cointreau
  • Rum
  • Orangina
  • Small tumblers

Directions: 

This drink is, of course, designed to resemble the two coloured portals from the excellent sci-fi puzzle game. For the blue version, get a small tumbler and pour in 10ml of Blue Curacao, 10ml of vodka and top up with lemonade. For orange you’ll need another tumbler, this time filled with 10ml of Cointreau, 10ml of rum and Orangina. If you fancy, you can jazz the glasses up with coloured sugar rims. Simply pour some sugar into a sandwich bag with the relevant food colouring, shake them up, pour the resulting mix into a dish and dip your tumbler in.

Source : Geeks Are Sexy