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Bubbly or brewed, there are plenty of spicy and sweet ways to raise a toast to in 2019. So, whether you’re getting together with your gang or soothing your soul with your hands wrapped around a tall glass these cocktails are sure to bowl you over.

To help us out with this, we have one of the best in the business – Ajay Nayyar, Brand Ambassador for Diageo, India. 

So, let’s get started!

1. Challenge Accepted

This gingery twist on the classic mint julep is perfect for a match day, or any day.


50ml Royal Challenge whisky

5-6 mint leaves

10ml lime juice

3-4 juliennes ginger

10ml sugar syrup

Top up soda water


1. Muddle ginger and bruise the mint in a glass. Add the remaining ingredients to it followed by ice. 

2. Top it up with soda and serve.

2. Royalicious 

Besides warm hugs and chilly weather, you're sure to find your jam in this apple cinnamon whisky smash.


50ml Royal Challenge whisky

90ml apple juice

10ml cinnamon syrup 

10ml lime juice

Top up with soda water


1. Add all the ingredients over ice. 

2. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and stir well.

 3. We Royal 

Cool down with this refreshing mix of whisky, watermelon and basil.


50 ml Royal Challenge whisky

8-9 watermelon chunks

3-4 basil leaves

10ml lime juice

15ml watermelon syrup


1. Muddle the watermelon, bruise the mint and drop them in a cocktail shaker with all the ingredients. 2. Shake hard and serve straight in a chilled cocktail glass.

4. Bold Impression

We all love a good whisky smash. This cranberry version with peach syrup is a recipe for all seasons. Try it now. 


50ml Royal Challenge whisky 

10ml peach syrup

20ml cranberry juice

10ml lime juice

Top it up with tonic water


1. Mix all the ingredients over ice and serve in a tall Collins glass.

2. Garnish with a lime slice and stir well.

 5. Royal Fashioned

A few dashes of bitters and an orange twist is the best way to smooth out a whisky and bring out the sweetness.


50 ml Royal Challenge whisky

1 cube jaggery 

5 dashes angostura bitters

2 orange peels


1.Take muddled jaggery, add bitters and an orange peel. 

2.Keep stirring the drink with ice till it gets diluted to a perfect old fashioned.

Go ahead and make yourself an awesome cocktail.

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