Smirnoff Cocktail Recipes – An interesting masterclass!


Smirnoff is one of the most popular vodka brands in the world and I was recently invited by them to learn cocktails!

Keeping in mind the IPL season, mixologist and brand ambassador for United Spirits, Mr. Shantanu Sengupta devised some really refreshing and delicious cocktails and even taught me how to make one.

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Shantanu Sengupta, Brand Ambassador, United Spirits.

Its always a delightful sight to watch bartenders stir up some really appealing cocktails behind the bar, but do you know that it is very easy to make them in the comfort of your own home? That is what Mr. Sengupta vouched for and by the end of the session, I was convinced!

He did mention a number of things to keep in mind during the class, if you are planning to make cocktails at home. So before you get down to stir up a storm in for your friends in the kitchen, you need to

  • Stock up on ice. LOTS of ice.
  • Keep the garnish simple. You don’t want too much going on in one single glass
  • A peg measure, a few good glasses, straw, stirrers and spoons are all you need as a starter kit for you own bar.
  • Drink Responsibly and NEVER Drink and Drive!!

The masterclass on cricket cocktails was the perfect way to add to the excitement of the on-going Indian Premier League. By the end of the session, the guests learned how to create great cocktails at home! So if you’re throwing a home party with a match screening for friends, you know you do not need to be a professional to bowl them over with the best mixed drinks!

Shantanu taught me how to make the Smirnoff Orange drink Break and I had so much fun making the cocktail! Here’s the video

 

Smirnoff Cool off

Ingredients –

Smirnoff 21 60 ml

Lychee Juice 90 ml

Cranberry Juice 30 ml

Lime juice 20 ml

Rose water – a few drops

Method –

Fill a mason jar or glass with ice, pour vodka, lychee juice and cranberry juice from top.

Add few drops of rose water and garnish with rose petals.

 

Summer Cricket
Smirnoff
Summer Cricket

Ingredients – 

Smirnoff 21 60 ml

Sugarcane juice 90 ml

Lime juice 30 ml

Method – 

Fill a mason jar or glass with ice, pour vodka, lime juice and top up with sugarcane juice.

Garnish with lemon wedges and a sugarcane stick.

 

Smirnoff Powerplay

Smirnoff

Ingredients –

Smirnoff 21 60 ml

Red Bull 120 ml

Sugar Syrup 20 ml

Method –

Fill a mason jar or glass with ice, pour vodka, top up with Red Bull and garnish with a lemon wedge.

 

Smirnoff Timeout

Ingredients –

Smirnoff 21 60 ml

Lime Juice 15 ml

Sugar Syrup 15 ml

Black Salt half a teaspoon

Soda for top up

Method –

Fill  a mason jar or glass with ice. Pour vodka and all ingredients. Stir up and garnish with a lemon wedge.

 

Smirnoff Orange Drink Break
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Smirnoff Orange Drink Break

Ingredients 

Smirnoff Orange 60 ml

Tonic Water 90 ml

Sugar Syrup 20 ml

Orange Chunks or wedges

One sprig of mint leaves.

Method

Gently muddle orange chunks, mint and sugar syrup in a mason jar. Pour vodka. Fill up with cracked ice. Top up with tonic water and garnish with an orange peel spiral.

 

Smirnoff Watermelon
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Smirnoff Watermelon

Ingredients 

Smirnoff 21 60 ml

A single pinch of Black pepper

Watermelon Juice

Method –

Fill glass with ice. Pour vodka and a pinch of black pepper. Top up with watermelon juice and garnish with water melon wedge and mint leaves.

 

Smirnoff Green Apple Martini
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Green Apple Martini and the other Cocktails

Ingredients –
Smirnoff Green Apple 60 ml,

Lime juice 20 ml

Apple Juice 60 ml

Method 

In a cocktail shaker or tumbler,  shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into chilled Martini Glass, garnish with green apple slices and serve.

 

I had plenty of fun learning these easy to make cocktails and I hope you try some of them at home too!!

 

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