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Sip on a cricket-inspired cocktail!

Sip on a cricket-inspired cocktail!
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It\'s that time of the year when cricket fanatics are glued to their television sets to catch all the action from the IPL (Indian Premier League).

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It's that time of the year when cricket fanatics are glued to their television sets to catch all the action from the IPL (Indian Premier League). Whether you are calling your friends over or even decide to throw an IPL party, Nicholas Ord, USL Diageo Reserve brand ambassador, has curated some interesting cocktails for all you cricket fans. Enjoy the match with some easy-to-make cocktails curated by Ord.

Bowled Over
A cooling start to a spell at the crease with a perfectly served beverage for the Indian palate. Fresh grapes are muddled together with black salt and nimbu (lemon), a healthy splash of Johnnie Walker Red Label and a charge of fiery ginger beer.

Ingredients

  • 60 ml Johnnie Walker Red Label
  • 2 grape bitters
  • 5 fresh grapes
  • Pinch of black salt
  • 4 lemon wedges
  • Top with ginger beer

Method: Shake all ingredients with cubed ice and double strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with grapes tossed in black salt served on a toothpick.

Super Sixers
Johnnie Walker Red Label, taken with homemade spiced salt of chaat and garam masala, chilly powder, cinnamon and pepper.

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Johnnie Walker Red Label
  • 15 gms salt
  • Pinch of chilly powder
  • 12 pieces cinnamon
  • 12 pieces cloves
  • 10 gms pepper
  • 20 gms garam masala
  • Pinch of chat masala

Method: Roast the spices with garam masala, add all the remaining ingredients, toss and sieve. Garnish with orange wedges.

Big Sour LBW
For the big hits and the bigger wickets, shake up the stands with this blend of Johnnie Walker Red Label, cinnamon syrup and star anise with cloves.

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Johnnie Walker Red Label
  • 20ml cinnamon syrup
  • 2 pieces star anise and cloves
  • 20 ml lime juice
  • 15 ml egg white

Method: Dry shake, hard shake and strain.

All Rounder Sangria
A delectable concoction of spiced rum, Red Label and Grand Marnier with Cabernet Sauvignon, fresh orange and lime citrus, stirred in a pitcher.

Ingredients:

  • 30 ml Johnnie Walker Red
  • 100 ml Merlot Red Wine
  • 10 ml Grand Marnier
  • 20 ml Captain Morgan Spiced
  • 30 ml orange juice
  • 7 ml lime juice
  • 10 ml sugar syrup
  • 30 ml ginger ale

Method: Stir all the ingredients and pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with apple slice, orange slice and seasonal berries.

Capt’in's Cooler
This shaken spiced rum concoction of Johnnie Walker Red Label and Grand Marnier French orange liqueur goes along with a citrus-muddled handful of pureed pineapple and orange to bring the tropical sunshine to the pitch.

Ingredients:

  • 60 ml Johnnie Walker Red Label
  • 15 ml Grand Marnier
  • 6 pieces of fresh pineapple diced
  • 10 ml lime juice
  • 10 ml egg white
  • Fresh oranges diced

Method: Shake all the ingredients, strain and pour into a chilled tall glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice.

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