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This World Cocktail Day, Shake and Stir with Pernod Ricard India!

On the occasion of World Cocktail Day on May 13, the house of Pernod Ricard India brings you a selection of their finest spirits and favourite cocktail recipes! Be it a martini with a twist, a summery whisky concoction or an Indian-inspired drink, put your bartender hat on and savour the poison of your choice while you kick back and relax with your loved ones.

1.            Absolut Espresso Martini


●            Ice Cubes

●            1½ Parts Absolut Vodka

●            ¾ Part Kahlúa

●            ¾ Part Espresso

●            3 Whole Coffee Beans


●            Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes

●            Add 1⅓ Parts Vodka, ⅔ Part Kahlúa, and ⅔ Part Espresso

●            Shake well to get the foam on top, and strain it into a cocktail or martini glass. Garnish by placing three coffee beans on top

2. Absolut Cosmopolitan


●            Ice Cubes

●            1⅓ Parts Absolut Citron

●            ⅔ Part Triple Sec

●            ⅔ Part Lime Juice

●            ⅔ Part Cranberry Juice

●            1 Twist Orange Zest


●            Fill a shaker with ice cubes

●            Add all ingredients

●            Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange zest twist

3. Ballantine’s Cold Brew Kick


●            35ml Ballantine’s Finest Whisky

●            15ml coffee liqueur (Kahlua)

●            Cold Brew Coffee

●            5ml sugar syrup


●            Fill a shaker with ice

●            Pour in Ballantine’s Finest, coffee liqueur, and simple syrup. Top with cold-brew coffee

●            Shake it up

●            Serve for the perfect wake-up call

4. Ballantine’s Summer Pitcher


●            100ml Ballantine’s Finest Whisky

●            25ml Fresh Lemon Juice

●            25ml Lillet Blanc (Substitute: sweet white vermouth)

●            400ml Lemon Soda

●            1 Lemon

●            Green Grapes  


●            Fill your jug with 15-20 ice cubes

●            Add a handful of Lemon Slices and halved Green Grapes

●            Pour in 100ml of Ballantine’s Finest, 25ml of fresh lemon juice, 25ml Lillet Blanc

●            Top with 400ml of Lemonade

●            Give it a good stir and pour out a round

5. L77 Kashmiri Saffron Sour


●            Longitude 77 Indian Single Malt Whisky – 60ml

●            Kashmiri Saffron Syrup – 30ml

●            Lime Juice – 20ml

●            Egg White / Magic Velvet – 3 drops

●            1 Lemon

●            Green Grapes


●            Kashmiri Chilli Oil

●            Kashmiri Saffron Strands


●            Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker, dry shake

●            Add ice and shake well

●            Fine strain in a chilled Nick & Nora glass

●            Garnish with saffron/chili oil using a dropper

6. L77 Ratnagiri Alphonso Mango Smash


●            Longitude 77 Indian Single Malt Whisky – 60ml

●            Alphonso Mango Juice (aamras) – 20ml

●            Lime Juice – 15ml

●            Mint Syrup – 20ml

●            Cow Milk – 30ml


●            Slice of Ratnagiri Alphonso Mango/Mango Leather (Aam Papad)


●            Add all ingredients in a cocktail shaker (except milk), add ice, and shake well

●            Strain & add milk, allow this to settle. Filter through a coffee filter

●            Serve in an Old-Fashioned glass with Ice Block, Garnish with Aam Papad