Try These 5 Awesome Cocktails During Lockdown
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Ever wished for a great time to spend with family and enjoy? Know that you won’t get this opportunity again unless you believe this lockdown period spares you some good time with family and while you do so, cocktails can help you get through it, quite simply and happily. 

Yes, you read it right. With the summers approaching, cocktails are the best thing to treat yourself while you remain indoors. Cocktails are fun boosters that you can enjoy in almost every possible way. 

By now, are you already wondering whether it is feasible and worthwhile? No worries, making cocktails and enjoying it is reasonable enough to give it a try. All you will need is some simple pantry stuff that most of us would be already having at home. 

We’ll be discussing five fantastic cocktails that are worth giving a try, during this lockdown.

1.) AVIATION LEMON COCKTAIL 

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A classic example of premium drinks; Aviation Lemon Cocktail is a delightful combination of sweet and sour flavours. This delicious drink is refreshingly awesome and unconventionally flavoursome. Amidst the lockdown, this cocktail will surely brighten up your day.

Ingredients:

  • 45 ml Aviation Gin
  • 30 ml Lemon Juice
  • 25 ml Sugar Syrup (1:1)
  • 60 ml Soda
  • 1 Lemon Slice
  • Crushed Ice

Method:

i.)  Fill 3/4th of your glass with crushed ice. 

ii.) Pour the Aviation Gin, lemon juice, and sugar syrup into the shaker and shake well. In case you don’t have a shaker, you can stir the mixture with a spoon. 

iii.) Pour the mixture into the glass already containing crushed ice.

iv.) Add some dash of soda on the top.

v.) Garnish with a lemon slice before gulping this exhilarating drink. 

2.) HARVEY WALLBANGER

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Harvey WallBanger is a modern classic vodka cocktail that owes its origin from the 50s and was a smash hit in the 1970s. With its elegant texture and flavour, it becomes a perfect comforting tipple. If you are a cocktail enthusiastic person, then this one is surely going to work for you with its lip-smacking taste.

Ingredients:

  • 50 ml of Vodka
  • 17 ml Vanilla Liqueur 
  • 100 ml Orange Juice
  • 1 Orange Slice
  • Crushed Ice

Method:

i.) Add the vodka, vanilla liqueur, and orange juice in the shaker and gently shake the concoction. Alternatively, you can blend this mixture in the glass with a spoon. 

ii.) Fill the glass with crushed ice until it is half-filled with it. 

iii.) Pour the mixture in the glass filled with ice. 

iv.) Top up the tipple with some more crushed ice.

v.) Garnish it with an orange slice and don’t forget to enjoy.  

3.) BASIL AND GINGER LEMONADE

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Basil and Ginger Lemonade; as the name itself suggests, it is made up of hand-picked ingredients that gives it a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavours. It is a soothing tipple with a majestic taste. All in all, it won’t fail to surprise you with its botanical flavours.  

Ingredients: 

  • 40 ml of Vodka
  • ½ glass Soda
  • 1 & ½ cup Water
  • Sugar Syrup
  • Lemon Juice
  • Ginger Juice
  • 1 Lemon Slice
  • 4-5 Basil Leaves
  • Crushed Ice

Method:

i.) Firstly, to make the sugar syrup, add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar in a saucepan. Put the flame on medium and heat it until the syrup has a slightly thick consistency. Let it cool before we put it in use. 

ii.) For the lemonade, add half a cup of water, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of sugar syrup in a mixing bowl and stir the content well. Crush 2-3 basil leaves; mix it along with the lemonade. 

iii.) In the shaker, add some crushed ice, vodka, basil lemonade, and ginger juice and shake well. 

iv.) Pour the mixture into the glass and top up with a dash of soda. 

v.) Garnish it with a lemon slice and some basil leaves. Enjoy!

4.) CUCUMBER AND MINT MOJITO

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Cucumber and Mint Mojito is an ideal summer cocktail. With some natural ingredients, it has a refreshing long lasting taste. It is an amusing tipple with stunning flavours to spice up your family gathering. 

Ingredients: 

  • 40 ml of White Rum
  • 3/4 glass of Sparkling Water
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Cucumber juice
  • 3-4 Mint Leaves
  • 4-5 Cucumber slices
  • 2 Lemon Slice
  • Crushed Ice

Method:

i.) Add mint leaves, cucumber slices, cucumber juice, lemon juice and a lemon slice in the shaker and shake hard until the juices mix well. 

ii.) In the same shaker; add some crushed ice, white rum, simple syrup and again shake well. 

iii.) Pour the mixture in the glass.

iv.) For the finishing touch; add some sparkling water in the glass and stir the tipple well. 

v.) Garnish it with a lemon slice and mint leaves. Sit back, relax and enjoy this refreshing drink.

5.) WATERMELON-POMEGRANATE PUNCH

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Watermelon-Pomegranate Punch is a cocktail, full of fruity flavours. It has an irresistible taste with a twist of tangy flavour. It is altogether a perfect tipple for exciting summer fun.

Ingredients:

  • 40 ml of Andre champagne
  • ¾ cup Watermelon and Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • A pinch of Pink Salt
  • ¼ glass Soda
  • 2 Mint Leaves
  • Crushed Ice

Method:

i.) Add some crushed ice, Champagne, lemon juice, and pink salt in the shaker and shake hard. 

ii.) Pour the mixture in a glass.

iii.) In the same glass, add watermelon and pomegranate juice. 

iv.) Top it up with a dash of soda and stir well.

v.) Garnish it with mint leaves and enjoy. 

CONCLUSION 

Even though there are plenty of cocktails to rejoice with, during this lockdown, still we have picked up some of the awesome cocktails and combined them in the afore-mentioned list. 

To have a good time amidst this period, try considering these cocktails as a starting point and stay guarded till the pandemic evades. 

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