Cool it by the Pool - Best Summer Cocktails to savour this season

With temperatures soaring high and humdrum getting the better of you the one thing that doesn’t desert the wilderness, is a thought – envision sitting in the oasis of the classily high-toned hospitality soaking up the cool by the poolside and sipping concoctions that are neither prosaic nor flamboyant – they are simply honest to innovation!

Have a look at the recipes of a few signature cocktails, using premium DIAGEO’s brands, served by the crowned bars of the swank hotels in Delhi/NCR: Savor it by the pool side within the luxurious environs of the hotels or just make your own – do as you like but beat the heat rather tastefully.


  1. 1911 BAR, IMPERIAL

Frozen Mint Margarita

Enjoy this delectable fresh concoction by the Imperial. Mint leaves, crushed ice and lemon juice swirl in the sparkle, perfect to hydrate oneself on a sun-drenched day. The sweetness of Ciroc will just make it better. Good for crazy pool parties.



  • 4  chopped mint leaves
  • 4 crushed mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 100ml crushed ice
  • 45 ml Ciroc
  • 30 ml lemon juice
  • 15ml triple sec



  • At the bottom of a large pitcher, crush together mint and salt, pressing them with the back of a wooden spoon
  • Add ice, vodka, lime juice and triple sec, stirring vigorously.

Ideal Serving:

  • Serve in a short tumbler or a wine glass.