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published time By Nivedita Jayaram Pawar published time 16 Jul, 2018 Share image 0 Shares

There’s been a trend lately to get back to the old way of doing things. This trend has also entered the world of libations. Old classics are making a reappearance on drink menus around the country. But you don’t need a recipe book to get started on mixing up some of the classic cocktails men and women have been drinking for decades (and in some cases, more than a century).

Playboy Club Mumbai has them listed for you. So let’s get drinking! 


5 Classic Cocktails For The Home Bartender

Few mixed drinks are as easy as the popular Screwdriver. It is not only an essential drink that everyone should know and one of the best brunch drinks, but it lends itself to experimentation and improvement.


Vodka 45 ml

Orange juice 100 ml

What you need:

Add the vodka into a highball glass over ice. Top with the orange juice. Serve in a Highball glass.

Tip: If you want the best Screwdriver possible, you should use fresh-squeezed orange juice. It is very easy and takes just a few minutes to get enough fresh juice for the drink. Experiment with your own infusions; rosemary-strawberry vodka is a very fun base for a Screwdriver. The next time you want to make this drink at home, be sure get your Smirnoff vodka delivered right at your doorstep with HipBar.

Pinky Prosecco

5 Classic Cocktails For The Home Bartender

Prosecco is great on its own but benefits from the addition of other carefully chosen ingredients. The light flavour and delicate fizz of prosecco make it an ideal candidate for imaginative mixing.

What you need:

Chilled Prosecco wine 30 ml

Pinky Vodka 45 ml

Orange twists 2

Raspberries 2

Simple Syrup 30 ml

Cubes of ice 3-4

How to make it

In a cocktail shaker, muddle 1 orange twist, the berries and the Simple Syrup. Add ice and the vodka; shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Top with the Prosecco sparkling wine and garnish with the twist.


The most argued about cocktail in the history of drinking. Stir or shake? Vermouth or none? Glass or metal tin? The Martini is THE drink that signifies nightlife and cocktails in general. That sexy glass, clear liquor, green olive with red pimento… makes me thirsty just thinking about it. 

What you need:

Gin 75 ml

Dry vermouth 15 ml

Orange bitters 1 dash

Lemon twist for garnish

How to make it:

Add all the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and stir until very cold. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.


The margarita is a simple recipe of just three ingredients. Get a good tequila (100% agave), a decent triple sec, and fresh limes, and you're almost guaranteed a great drink.

What you need:

Tequila 60 ml

Triple sec liqueur 30 ml

Lime juice 30 ml

Lime wedge 1

A pinch of Salt

How to make it

Put lots of ice and all of the ingredients into a shaker and shake hard for about 30 seconds to chill the liquid really well. Run a lime wedge around the outside of the rim of your glass before rolling the rim in salt. Double strain the mix into a chilled Margarita glass.


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