If we want something to lift our spirits and get us into that party mood or when we want to forget the troubles of life & work and just enjoy the moment then only one thing pops up in our minds – BOOZE!

And you know what’s better than just a glass of alcohol? A cocktail!

Who wants to taste the bitter whiskey when you can just have a Tomahawk Punch or why would anyone gulp down that sharp tasting vodka when you can have a fancy glass of Cosmopolitan?

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And did you know that you can have cocktails according to your mood or situation? So next time you find yourself on that fancy date, maybe instead of ordering the most expensive bottle of wine, you can have a Side Car. Or when you are sobbing about your breakup with your bros, instead of having that fattening beer you can just make yourself a glass of Simon Ho.

So, here is a list of your favourite alcohol made into cocktails, suitable for the kind of mood and situation you are in.

Rossini for that fancy girl’s night out –

TBH everyone is done with cosmos now. I am sure even Carry Bradshaw doesn’t order it now when she goes out with her girlfriends.  It’s time that you have a glass of Rossini which is a blend of strawberries and champagne. Feeling fabulous? Then this drink is certainly the best you can have. It can also be a great option for your bachelorette party.

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Here’s how you can make a Rossini –

All you need is

1 oz. pureed Strawberry

3 oz. Champagne (or Prosecco)

1 strawberry to garnish

Blend all the ingredients together and pour it into a martini glass. Garnish the drink with a strawberry.

Irish Coffee for that chilly winter evening –

What can be a better option than a glass of Irish coffee when you want to enjoy the chilly winter breeze or welcome the Christmas season? The answer is nothing or only when Santa himself makes one for you. So this winter, gather your family and friends and make a divine glass of Irish.

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Here’s how you can make an Irish coffee –

All you need is

16 oz. hot water

2 tbsp. brown sugar

2 oz. Irish whiskey

1 c brewed coffee

½ cup heavy cream for topping

Fill two mugs with hot water and let sit for 2 minutes. Pour out water and add 1 tbsp. light brown sugar to each mug. Pour over hot coffee and stir to dissolve sugar, and then pour in the whiskey (preferably Irish).

In a separate bowl, whisk cream. It should be thick but still pour-able. Pour the cream over the back of a warm spoon to form a thick layer on top of the coffee. Garnish with crushed chocolate.

Martini for that dinner with your boss –

Ordering a drink with your Boss and co-workers around? Martini is the ideal choice to reveal your sophisticated and tasteful side in front of your colleagues. After all, we don’t call it the Bond’s drink for nothing.  So next time you find yourself drinking and dining with your colleagues, order a glass of Martini. But make sure you eat something earlier, you don’t want to get drunk in front of your boss.

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Here is how you can make a Martini –

All you need is –

2 ½ oz. Gin

½ oz. Vermouth

1 dash Orange bitters

Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until very cold.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

Garnish with a lemon twist or an olive.


Pomegranate Mimosa for that luncheon in the fall –

This cocktail is probably what they serve in Narnia. Made with pomegranates and champagne, it’s as fancy and delightful as it can get. You can have it if you are taking your mom or grand mom out for lunch or even on a luncheon with friends from work or college. The red coloured mimosa will surely make you happier and merrier.

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Here’s how you can make a pomegranate mimosa –

All you need is

1 cup sweetened pomegranate juice

1 bottle of champagne

Pomegranate seeds for garnish

Fill the champagne flutes with ¼ part of pomegranate juice, top it with champagne. Add pomegranate seeds for garnishing.

Blue Bayou to feel the ocean breeze –

This one is a perfect drink for a hot summer day. This blue coloured cocktail will take you away and remind you of the fresh tropical breeze and the smell of the ocean.  So, if you want to enjoy a sunny day and want to lie in the sun and make your tanning process even more fabulous and fun, then get a glass of Blue Bayou. This drink can also be a great option for the pool party you are hosting. Your guests won’t go disappointed for sure. *wink wink*

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Here’s how you can make a Blue Bayou –

All you need is –

1cup ice

1½ oz. Vodka

½ oz. blue curacao

½ cup pineapple

2 oz. Grapefruit juice

Shake everything together and pour into a margarita glass.


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