Best cocktail recipes: Got Bourbon? Let's make you a drink

Mix yourself one of these drinks when the mood strikes for something other than neat, courtesy Lovely Miglani, mixologist of The Conaught, New Delhi. While you are at it, ignore the purists who say Bourbons taste best when savoured neat. Believe us, none of these 8 concoctions will let you down

cocktail recipe pecan and rosella

Pecan and rosella


Pecan-infused Woodford Reserve Bourbon 60ml

Cointreau 10ml

Green apple Half

Hibiscus tea 20ml

Homemade, handcrafted Blue bar House 

Bitter 1 dash

Method: Shaken

Garnish: Slice of apple core, dried hibiscus flower and pecan nut

Glassware: Goblet

cocktail recipe sacred heart

Sacred heart 


Plum-infused Woodfords 60ml

Raisin syrup 10ml

Spice bitters 2 drops

Blur House 

Rosso 5ml

Lemon twist 1

Method: Stirred

Garnish: Lemon peel

Glassware: Etched liqueur glass

Also read: Best cocktail recipes: If done well, you'll see the glasses raise themselves

cocktail recipe romance grows sweeter in venice

Romance grows sweeter in Venice 


Raisin and roasted almond-infused Woodfords 60ml

Reserve Bourbon Whiskey 5ml Drambuie 

Mint leaves 6

Banana nut meg 

bitters 1 dash 

Bug lychee juice 

ice block

Method: Shaken

Garnish: Dehydrated orange slice

Glassware: Old-fashioned glass

cocktail recipe etched liqueur

Etched Liqueur (Amazing Grace)


Walnut and fig-infused Woodfords reserve 70ml

Spice syrup 10ml

Indian spice bitters 1 drop 

Lemon bitters 1 drop 

Orange twist 1

Method: Shaken 

Garnish: Orange twist 

Glassware: Etched glass

Also read: Beginner's guide to whiskey: Everything you need to know about Bourbon, casks, ingredients

cocktail recipe chef's lunch

Chef's lunch


Brie-infused Gentleman Jack 60ml

Mushroom stock 30ml

Sugar Syrup 5ml

Pinot Noir 15ml

Kingfisher 15ml

Method: Stirred

Garnish: Place a big cube of Lychee juice ice in the glass

Glassware: Old-fashioned

Also read: Best gin cocktail recipes: Play the good mixer and be party-ready all the time

cocktail recipe royal romance

Royal romance


Plum-infused Woodfords Reserve Bourbon 40ml

El Ron Prohibido Rum 20ml

Homemade Crème 

De Cacao 10ml

Homemade raisin syrup 5ml

Strawberry puree 15ml

Basil leaves 4

Ground pepper over the top

Method: Shaken

Garnish: Crushed up small Golden Ball Candies on the side of the glass. Basil leaf and orange twist

Glassware: Coupe

Also read: Best American whiskey: It's time you looked beyond Jack Daniel's or Jim Beam

cocktail recipe fire in bandra

Fire in Bandra


Jim Bean 40ml

Luxardo 5ml

Raspberries soaked in balsamic 06

Sprigs Thyme 2

Green Chartreuse 10ml

Coalila 10ml

Method: Stirred 

Garnish: Raspberry and thyme

Glassware: Old-fashioned 

Also read: Dark or white for you? Rum is ready to take on its fine spirit rivals

cocktail recipe pear and cinnamon manhattan

Pear and cinnamon Manhattan


Pear and Cinnamon-infused Bianco 20ml

Makers Mark Bourbon 50ml

Angostura bitters 2 drops

Method: Shaken

Garnish: Orange twist and Cinnamon stick

Glassware: Martini Glass

LOVELY MIGLANI: Mixologist, The Connaught, New Delhi — an IHCL SeleQtions Hotel

With over ten years of experience in mixology, Lovely is skilful in handling full-fledged bar operations and making unique blends. He kick-started his career with The Taj Group at The Blue Bar. His inspiration propelled principally by legend bartenders Hemant Pathak, Joel scholtan Lindsay, Nick Hawkins, Harry Cradock and Nitin Tiwari. He worked along with Joel and also has been participating in the world class cocktail competition, Bacardi legacy. He's also the winner of the prestigious Belvedere cocktail competition. 

Assisted by: Rajesh Angira

Concept, coordination: Rupali Dean


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