2019’s Pantone colour of the year is – Living Coral, a coral hue with a golden undertone that energises and enlivens with a softer edge. And what better way than to celebrate this colour by mixing up some cocktails.
So, we caught up with our in-house expert – Hemant Mundkur – Brand Ambassador Diageo and he helped us concoct some sparkling cocktails to twin along with the Pantone colour of the year.
Isn’t that exciting? So, what are you waiting for?
1. Salty Dog
Bitter. Sweet. Tangy.
50 ml Smirnoff Vodka
120 ml Fresh Grapefruit juice
Rim an old fashioned glass with salt. Fill glass with ice, add Smirnoff and grapefruit juice. Garnish with grapefruit slice.
2. In a bubble
For everyone who likes the bubble-gum!
50 ml Bubble-gum Infused Smirnoff
20 ml Lime Juice
10 ml Sugar Syrup
For infusion: Infuse bubblegum in Smirnoff vodka for 36 hours.
For cocktail: Add all ingredients to a shaker and shake with ice. Strain into a glass over ice. Garnish with mint leaves.
3. BW New York Sour
Our version of the New York Sour with a Black & White twist.
50 ml Black & White
25 ml Lime juice
12.5 ml Honey syrup
20 ml Red wine (Merlot)
Half egg white
Add all ingredients except red wine in a shaker and shake vigorously with ice.
Strain the drink into a coupe and pour cold red wine over the top. Garnish with raspberries.
4. Rose Spritzer
Be sure to gram it before you drink it!
50 ml Tanqueray Gin
15 ml Rose Syrup
10 ml Rosso Vermouth
15 ml Lime juice
Cherries, for garnish
Pour the first four ingredients over ice and top it up with soda. Stir, garnish and serve in a Collins glass. Top it up with chilled soda. Garnish with cherries.
Take a sip of the living coral and join in to celebrate Pantone’s colour of the year. What are you blending this weekend?