Festive Cocktail Recipes to Jazz Up Your Festive Evenings

This festive season, embrace the celebratory spirit and rejoice with an intimate gathering with friends or family. For the perfect addition to the festive season, Khushnaz Raghina, Diageo Reserve Brand Ambassador has curated her personal favourite cocktail recipes. 
 
Phool Jhadi
Bring in the festive season with this refreshing tasting cocktail. Ideal for celebrating the festivities with friends and family, this light cocktail combines fresh berries and a zingy citrus burst with the gentle, yet rich flavours of the Singleton of Glen Ord.
 
Phool Jadi Festive Cocktail Recipes
 
Ingredients
45ml Singleton of Glen Ord 
20ml Mulberry Shrub  
20ml Fresh Lime Juice 
1 Egg White 
 
Method – Shake all ingredients together and strain into a coupe glass
Garnish – Smoked Star Anise 
 
 
Thandai
A twist on the traditional Thandai, this cocktail combines local flavours together with Cîroc for a one of a kind sensory experience. The combination of smooth Cîroc liquid, with its slightly citrusy flavours, and jaggery syrup gives you a seamless amalgamation of sweet and sour. Rich and nutty, this fresh concoction is perfect for rounding off an evening of festive cheer. 
 
 
Ingredients
40ml Cîroc 
45ml Saffron (Kesar) Milk  
15ml Jaggery Syrup 
20ml Pistacio Milk  
 
Method – Shake all ingredients together and strain into a kullad 
Garnish – Rose Petals, Dry Fruit shavings 
 
 
Joy
Celebrate the festive season with this twist on the classic whisky sour. Ideal for festive parties, richness of the apricots and the fine raisin finish perfectly compliment the gentle and smooth flavours of the Singleton of Glen Ord.
 
 
Ingredients
60ml Singleton of Glen Ord 
30ml Apricot & Raisin Syrup   
15ml Fresh Lime Juice 
1 Egg white 
Apricot & Raising Syrup: Simmer 2 cups of apricot, 2 cups of raisin (soaked overnight in water and sugar) over gentle heat in a thick sauce pan. 
 
Method – Shake all ingredients together and strain into an old-fashioned glass 
Garnish – Smoked Star Anise 
 
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