Choose your favourite colour from the rainbow and sip on it.
There are occasions like reunions, holidays and big fat Indian weddings which definitely call for festive-colored cocktails. Not just that, if there isn’t one festive occasion coming up, just concoct one for yourself to brighten up your day.
One of the most fun parts of planning such events is making these bright energetic concoctions. If you've yet to try even one of these super-trendy elixirs, worry not. Instead, expand your drinking horizons by learning how to make these rainbow drinks. It is sure to be a hit with your friends and family.
Here, we list 7 delicious cocktails, rainbow-style.
1. Red - Negroni
The Negroni is one of our favourite cocktails out there and is a true red classic. With equal parts Campari, gin, and sweet vermouth, the Negroni has a uniquely bitter taste. This gin classic makes for the perfect romantic red cocktail.
30 ml Tanqueray 10 Gin
30 ml Campari
30 ml sweet vermouthOrange twist for garnish
Fill an old-fashioned glass half to two-thirds full of ice. Add liquid ingredients to it. Garnish with an orange twist.
2. Blue - Blue Hawaii
The Blue Hawaii is the perfect drink for any occasion but enjoying this blue cocktail on a special occasion has a unique feel to it. The signature cocktail umbrella with a pineapple wedge is a must-try for those who love the tropical paradise.
45 ml of Captain Morgan Rum
15 ml blue Curacao syrup
15 ml pineapple juice
15 ml coconut cream
A pineapple wedge for garnish
Place a handful of ice in the cocktail shaker and pour in the liquid ingredients. Shake vigorously over ice and strain. Dress with a small wedge of pineapple.
3. Indigo - The Royal Cocktail
This favorite summertime cocktail is incredibly easy to mix up. It's fresh, brilliant indigo colour makes this a perfect fit in your menu of rainbow coloured cocktails, we bet your guests will be impressed.
30 ml Smirnoff vodka
1/4 cup cranberry juice
30 ml blue curacao
15 ml fresh lime juice
Sprinkle sugar onto small plate and dip the rim of your glass into the sugar, to coat lightly. Fill cocktail shaker with ice. Add cranberry juice, vodka, curacao and lime juice, cover and shake. Strain into a highball glass and serve. Enjoy!
4. Yellow - Piña Colada
Hands down! We go with the king of tropical drinks, the Piña Colada. This tasty blend comes with the fan-favorite flavours of pineapple and coconut, mixed with Captain Morgan Rum. Its fruity, juicy blend and yellow Colour is sure to make your event much brighter and better.
50 ml Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
30 ml cream of coconut
30 ml cream
180 ml fresh pineapple juice
Mix Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, cream of coconut, heavy cream and pineapple juice in a blender. Add the crushed ice and serve.
5. Green - Matcha Gimlet
Tingle your tastebuds with this classy and smoky green cocktail. The grassy notes of the matcha balance perfectly with the Tanqueray London Dry Gin. It's a bit tart, a bit sweet, a bit unusual and very tasty.
30ml Tanqueray London Dry Gin
1tbsp matcha powder
1 small lime
15ml simple syrup
Vigorously mix the matcha powder and water till it forms a paste like consistency. Squeeze out the lime juice into a shaker and add the matcha paste, Tanqueray London Dry Gin, simple syrup and ice to it. Shake and strain it into a coupe glass. Garnish with mint leaves and serve.
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6. Orange – Orange Mojito
Quench your thirst with the orange mojito. This refreshing cocktail is made with mint leaves, orange and lime wedges topped with soda. Experience the tangy flavour with every sip.
30 ml Captain Morgan rum
30 ml orange juice
1 teaspoon sugar
15 ml soda
orange and lime
2 sprigs Mint Leaves
Add Captain Morgan rum, orange chunks, mint leaves and lime wedges in a cocktail shaker. Muddle all the ingredients. Fill the shaker with ice and add orange juice, lime juice and sugar syrup. Shake the ingredients and pour it in a glass. Top it up with soda.
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7. Violet - Purple Haze
This fun and popular cocktail is an easy fix and can be prepared quickly. Whether you're in the mood for a refreshing highball cocktail or a fancy martini, there's a purple haze for you.
45 ml Smirnoff vodka
15 ml black raspberry liqueur
60 ml cranberry juice
Gather the ingredients. Pour the vodka and black raspberry liqueur into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Top with cranberry juice. Serve and enjoy!
No matter the occasion, you can always raise a glass and toast to these amazing rainbow cocktails.
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