Best summer cocktail recipes: On offer, summer in a glass

No matter where you sit at the Lodhi in Delhi, you'd want to run to the bar quickly and grab a glass to quench your thirst. Vikram Singh, the hotel's mixologist, has put together an assortment of summer cocktail recipes, from the modest to the more thorough concoctions, all of them impeccable to keep your cool through the coming hot months

kentucky fashion

KENTUCKY FASHION

Ingredients

Bourbon Whiskey 45ml

Fresh Lime Juice 15ml

Quail Egg

Angostura bitter 2 dashes

Homemade Sugarcane syrup 15ml

Glassware: Coupe

Method: Shaken

Garnish: Pomegranate

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autumn twilight

AUTUMN TWILIGHT

Ingredients

White wine 45ml

Sweet France tea 45ml

Elderflower Gin 30ml

Soda

Sweet and Sour 15ml

Glassware: White wine

Method: Build up

Garnish: Rocket leaves

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matchatini

MATCHATINI

Ingredients

Matcha Vodka 45ml

Fresh Lime juice 15ml

Cranberry Mint syrup 15ml

Angostura Bitter 2 dashes

Sugar syrup 15ml

Glassware: Coupe

Method: Build up

Garnish: Mint Spring

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the earl of safari

THE EARL OF SAFARI

Ingredients

Earl Grey-infused Gin 45ml

Fresh Lime juice 15ml

Honey 15ml

Angostura bitter 2 dashes

Glassware: Coupe

Method: Shaken

Garnish: Blackberry / Rosemary

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six senses

6 SENSES

Ingredients

Gin 60ml

Fresh Apple juice 60ml

Soda

Lemongrass (Inner White Bulb) 8 pieces

Lime juice 15ml

Glassware: Collins

Method: Shaken

Garnish: Lemongrass / Pomegranate seeds

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piscoberry

PISCOBERRY

Ingredients

Pisco 45ml

Crème de Cassis 15ml

Kaffir Lime leaves

Celery bitter 4 dashes

Glassware: Old-fashioned glass

Method: Shaken

Garnish: Edible flower

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green frid

GREEN FRID

Ingredients

Vodka 45ml

Green Apple juice 60ml

Lime juice 15ml

Chickpea water 15ml

Glassware: Coupe

Method: Shaken

Garnish: Lettuce

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bitter sweet memories

BITTER SWEET MEMORIES

Ingredients

Gold Rum 30ml

Maraschino Liqueur 15ml

Sherry 30ml

Grapefruit bitter 2 dashes

Tonic

Glassware: White Wine

Method: Stir

Garnish: Maraschino Cherry / Orange Marmalade

VIKRAM SINGH: Food and Beverage supervisor, The Lodhi, New Delhi

With eight years of experience in mixology and Food & Beverage operations, Vikram has encyclopedic knowledge of cocktails and spirits, and a thorough understanding of impeccable customer service. He started his career with The Oberoi, Gurgaon, and was later associated with Le Meridien Fujairah, UAE and Anantara, The Palm Resort, Dubai, as bartender, after which he joined The Lodhi, New Delhi. His creations at the hotel’s contemporary bar, the Safari Lounge, reflect his imaginative style and immaculate techniques, presenting guests a combination of classic cocktails and progressive mixes.

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