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5 Super Easy Cocktail Recipes to Brighten Up The Monsoon

We bring you some of the most creative easy-to-make cocktail recipes made out of concocting a few ingredients only, mixed and matched to create magic in a high-ball glass filled with ice, only to cheer you up this dreary season.

1. Pink Monsoon

If you like cranberry juice, this cocktail is for you. Pretty pink and nice to sip on, it saves the day and lets you enjoy the downpour with its fruity flavor.

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What you will need:

Gin – 60 ml     

Lime Juice – 5 ml  

Top-up ½ part Cranberry Juice and ½ part Soda 

Orange Slice

Mint Leaves

How to make it right:

Fill your glass with ice and splash the gin with a dash of lime juice over it. Add equal parts of cranberry juice and soda. Stir and garnish with an orange slice and a mint sprig.

2. Carribean Rain

Getting out of the house feels like a huge task this season. This apple flavored tonic will leave you relaxed and clear-headed.

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What you will need:

White Rum – 60 ml

Sweet and Sour Mix – 10 ml

Apple Juice – 60 ml

Apple ( Sliced and Crumbs)

Basil

How to make it right:

Pour in white rum, sweet and sour mix and the apple juice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into your Tom Collins glass filled with ice. Garnish with an apple slice or simply add a few apple crumbs with a basil leaf on top.

3. Cool Cucumber

An ideal drink to enjoy throughout summer and until the monsoon-end, this amazing cucumber basil gimlet is both refreshing and cool. It is more minty and soothing than its fruity competitors.

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What you will need:

Vodka – 30 ml

Lemonade (Frozen) – 30 ml

Basil Leaves

Sliced Cucumber

Lime Juice

How to make it right:

Add 3-4 basil leaves, slices of cucumber and lime juice in a glass with a bit sugar. Mix it well. Pour in Vodka and lemonade together and stir. Drop in those ice-cubes and garnish with a basil leaf and a cucumber slice.

4. The Beach Peach

There sure is nothing better than one of the most delicious seasonal fruits smashed into a perfect cocktail. Beach Peach Cocktail is a perfect monsoon blend.

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What you will need:

White Rum – 50 ml

Peach Brandy – 25 ml

Peach Juice – 30 ml

Lime Juice – 15 ml

Pineapple Syrup – 1 tsp

Peach Slice

Rosemary leaves

How to make it right:

Add the white rum, peach brandy, peach juice and pineapple syrup with a bit of sugar into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously to the rhythm of your favorite monsoon tunes. Empty the contents from the shaker into a highball glass. Add a dash of lime juice and ice cubes to the mix and stir. Garnish with a slice of peach and rosemary leaf.

5. Watermelon Gin Fizz

There’s no denying the fact that watermelons make for a tempting fruit on a humid day. A quintessential summer fruit, watermelons mixed with a splash of gin makes for an interesting deal.

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What you will need:

Watermelon Juice – 40ml

Gin – 60 ml

Ginger Ale – 20ml

Lime Juice – 5ml

Lime Wedges

Basil

How to make it right:

Splash the gin into a glass filled with ice. Puree the watermelon and strain into the glass. Top up with ginger ale with a dash of lime. Garnish with lime wedges and basil for a herby flavor.




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