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Let’s toast to a year of great cocktails!

Classic cocktails will always have a special place in our hearts and on cocktail menus around the world. But the year 2019 saw a lot more than these traditional tipples. Bartenders are now playing around with new ingredients and never-before-heard of concepts that might actually surprise you. 

We got in touch with Diageo India’s Brand Ambassadors who gave us an interesting mix of cocktail recipes they made this year. From turmeric cocktails to mushroom mixes, here are some of the trendiest cocktails we discovered in 2019.

Buttered Pineapple
A dollop of butter does not only go well with your toast but also your cocktail. Butter cocktails are made through a process of fat-washing the alcohol and then using it in the cocktail. 
Ingredients 
60ml Butter-washed Johnnie Walker Black Label 
15ml Lime juice 
15ml Sugar syrup 
60ml Smoked pineapple juice (Pineapple smoked over coal like a barbeque and then juiced)
Pinch of salt 
Pineapple slice and cocktail bitters for garnish 

Method 
Add all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. 
Fill the shaker with ice cubes and shake hard. 
Strain it in a glass. Garnish and serve.

butter cocktail

Also Read: These Butter Cocktails Are Proof That Butter Does Make Everything Better

Tanqueray Turmeric Fizz
Turmeric lattes are a great way to start your morning. But for the evenings, when it’s a little late for a latte, you can count on turmeric cocktails to add some sunshine to your life. 
Ingredients 
60ml Tanqueray gin infused with turmeric 
15ml honey 
15ml fresh lime juice 
Pinch of salt 
Egg white 
80ml soda 
Ice cubes 
Turmeric powder or grated fresh turmeric, for garnish 

Method 
Add all the above ingredients in a cocktail shaker (except the egg whites). 
Fill a shaker with ice cubes, then egg whites and shake hard. 
Strain it in a highball glass. 
Slowly fill soda from the centre of the glass. 
Add garnish and serve.

turmeric cocktail
 
Also Read: Put Down The Lattes, Turmeric Cocktails Are Here To Take Over Your Taste Buds

Mango Get Her
Yogurt was not only meant to be eaten with biryani, it works as a great pairing with a cocktail too. 
Ingredients 
60ml Ketel One vodka  
30ml mango yogurt 
2 dash orange bitters 
20ml fresh lime juice 

Method 
Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 
Top with sparkling water and garnish as you wish.

yogurt cocktail

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Just asking for Truffle
Turns out, you can not only eat your mushrooms but sip them too. 
Ingredients 
60ml Johnnie Walker Double Black 
20ml fresh yellow lemon juice 
30ml pouring cream 
15ml sugar syrup 
1 egg 
Soda water 
5 drops of white truffle oil 
Ice cubes 

Method 
In a shaker, add everything and shake very hard until the ice is completely gone. 
Pour the drink in a cocktail glass. Using a metal straw, slowly pour soda water while holding the straw in the middle. 
For garnish, use lemon zest and 1 drop of truffle oil.

mushroom cocktail

Also Read: Have “Mush-room” In Your Heart? Well, Have Them In Your Drink Too! 

Kombucha Highball
If you’re a millennial, you’re probably already in on the kombucha craze but have you tried it in your cocktail yet?   
Ingredients
45ml Ketel One vodka
45 Kombucha 
25ml fresh lime juice 
Mint leaves 
Lime slice 
Lots of ice 
Soda water 

Method
Add ingredients into a tall glass over ice, top with soda water, and garnish.

kombucha cocktails

Also Read: Fermented Kombucha Cocktails For A Weekend Treat

Before this year ends, give these trending cocktails of 2019 a shot!

*Drink Responsibly!