Hic! What a way to start a conversation to celebrate the day dedicated to the ultimate party drink.
We wouldn’t expect any less from victims of lockdown looking for some fun. Today is World Cocktail Day and here’s a list of ways you can celebrate without having to come up with excuses for your newly-developed day-drinking habits…
Make your own Cocktail (₹free)
Shake up that super cocktail with the bare minimum ingredients to taste summer in a sip! Most ingredients are simple and can be found in your kitchen without looking too hard. Be your own bartender… follow these simple steps to make your own Dutch Mule and get ready for a Zoom call with friends to virtually celebrate the day.
- 60ml Ketel One Vodka
- 15ml Fresh lime juice
- 15ml Ginger juice
- 15ml Orange Oleo Saccharum
- 120ml Soda water
- Add all ingredients to a rock glass (copper mug if you have one)
- Stir to combine
- Fill glass with ice
- Garnish with a slice of lime
RIMS cocktail glassware by Lucaris Crystal (from ₹2,000)
Every drink deserves appropriate glassware to enjoy it to the fullest, ‘coz a yummy cocktail in a milkshake glass just won’t do, right? The modern cocktail bar requires a well-thought-out collection of crystals you’d be serving those cocktails in. Your bar is after all the only watering hole when you have people over, so stocking a good mix of crystals from the four collections and 14 products on offer is a wise decision for a good host. There’s tall glasses in The Pillars collection, The Proud for serving the shaken cocktails, The Classic range inspired by vintage designs and RIMS Orient to give your bar an Asian twist. Quench your thirst in these superb glasses that elevate your cocktail drinking experience.
Virtual Drinking Hours with Binny Dhadwal (₹free)
Master bartender Binny Dhadwal is offering free online sessions on his Instagram handle to make your lockdown count. He’s well known for being the life of weddings and parties, with his exemplary mixology. Currently, for the lack of actual classes taking place at the DrinQ and Flaming Trio headquarters (the official bartending school that he runs), Binny is sharing his skills so we can all make the lockdown worthwhile. From margaritas to refreshing alcohol-based summer drinks, he’s slowly covering ‘em all in these live sessions. Follow @drinqindia and @binnydhadwal on Instagram for details of upcoming sessions and we bet it’d invoke your interest in upping your own bartending game too.
Okayji Cocktail Shaker Set (₹1,899)
We’ve learnt the perks of drinking at home thanks to China’s greatest gift to mankind and three long spells of lockdown. Now that we’re equipped with cocktail making tutorials, a good supply of booze and this Cocktail Shaker Set, don’t think we’d be willing to pay the exorbitant prices outside anymore. #lessonsfromthepandemic, shall we call ‘em? A first class drink mixer equips you to whip up impressive cocktails for yourself and guests. Amatuer or not, this 10-piece organised kit is a great way to hit the ground running and make you the ultimate party starter.
Picolo drinking game (₹free/IAP)
Miss your buddies during lockdown, don’t ya? Adapt a little to social distancing norms, get on video call with friends and play this online drinking game for an evening of fun ‘n’ frolic. It’s compatible with both iOS and Android, so that ‘Mr. No-No’ friend of yours will not have an excuse this time around for not participating in your premium iOS-only games club. Besides, nobody has to drive home after drinking while in quarantine, so no excuse must be accepted today.