What’s Holi without an after-party? And with safety rules in check and the pandemic still on our heels, one needs to be mindful about how to work in fun into a party. Enter: Holi cocktail recipes with the easiest of ingredients and beautiful flavours. Bookmark this page to give your Holi party 2021, a slick makeover by serving these drinks. We got you interesting recipes from Belvedere, Moët Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Epitome Bar, Grant’s Distinction and Salt Water Cafe to get you into the mood.

Epitome’s Bar’s Holi Cocktails

Gulabi Thandai

Tequila  60ml

Rose syrup  20ml

Chopped almonds

Milk 30ml

Method blend the mix of Rose syrup, shaken with tequila and spices

Epitome Paan Berry

Gin 60ml

Betal leave syrup  20ml

Lime juice 10ml

Cranberry 20ml

Vodka 60ml

Passion fruit puree 30ml

Lime juice 10ml

Gulkand syrup 5ml

Epitome Paan berry would be a gin based cocktail made with holi special ingredient like the beetle leaves and Gulkand syrup and shaken well with Vodka.

Super Turmeric Cocktail 

Belvedere Vodka or Belvedere Ginger Zest 45 ml

Fresh Lime Juice 30 ml 

Honey Syrup 20 ml 

Moroccan Mint Tea 60 ml 

Ginger Beer 60 ml 

A dash of turmeric

Place all ingredients into shaker except for soda water. Strain into highball glass and top with ginger beer. Garnish with mint sprig

Super Carrot Cocktail 

Belvedere Vodka 45 ml

Fresh Carrot Juice 150 ml

Fresh Lemon Juice 20 ml 

5 bar spoon Miso or Dashi Powder

5 bar spoon Ginger or Ginger Syrup

1 dash Chili Flakes

Honey Syrup 7 ml

Garnish with Carrot Stem / Chilli Flakes

Shake all ingredients with two ice cubes. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice and garnish with carrot stem/chili flakes.

The Hennessy Ginger Mule

Hennessy Very Special 60 ml

Lime Juice 20 ml

Angostura Bitters 2 Dashes

Ginger Ale

Garnish: Dehydrated Lime wheel/lime wedge

Pour Hennessy Very Special, lime juice and bitters into a copper mule mug. Add ice cubes and top up with ginger beer/ginger ale. Stir with a bar spoon. Garnish and serve.

The Henny Cillin

Hennessy VS 50 ml 

Ardbeg 10/Smoky Whisky 5 ml 

Fresh lemon juice 22ml 

Honey Syrup 22ml 

3 slices fresh ginger

Garnish: Candied Ginger

Muddle the fresh ginger in the bottom of a shaker. Add the Glenmorangie, lemon juice, and honey syrup, add ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Pour the Ardbeg over the back of a bar spoon so that it floats atop the drink.

Orange Mingle

Glenmorangie Original 45 ml

Orange Marmalade 2 ml

Aperol 10 ml

Lemon Juice 15 ml

Orange Juice 10ml

Egg White 25ml

Orange Bitters

Edible Flowers

Add all ingredients to a shaker and reverse dry shake. Double strain into a nick and nora glass. Garnish with bitters and edible flowers.

The Orange HighBall

Glenmorangie Original 50 ml

Soda Water 50 ml

Tonic Water 50 ml

Orange Wedges

Fill a highball with ice and add Glenmorangie. Squeeze on wedge into the glass and then top with Soda and Tonic Water. Garnish with an Orange Wedge.

The Holiday Highball

J W Red Rye 60 ml

Strawberry syrup 45 ml

Lime juice 25 ml

Top with Soda

Garnish withTulsi leaves

Add ice cubes and shake it all up. Johnnie Walker Red Rye is an highly experimental single malt, aged for six months in casks that held Rye whiskey.

G & G (Grant’s & Ginger)

Grant’s Distinction 50ml

 Ginger Ale 150ml

1/2 Lime

Add the whisky into an ice filled glass. Top with ginger ale and squeeze half a lime. Garnish with lime wedge

Mint Julep

Grant’s Distinction 50ml

Simple/Sugar Syrup 10ml

Lime Juice 8-10ml

10 Mint Leaves 

Lightly muddle mint leaves, lime Juice and sugar syrup in a glass. Add Grant’s Distinction, pack it with crushed ice and stir. Garnish with Mint Leaf

Latha Sunadh
Deputy Editor
When she's not trying on a new serum, researching on yet another classic fragrance and sharing lip balms with her 5-year old daughter, Latha Sunadh keeps it reined in with a nice song and a good book. Special skills include obsessing over handmade, home-made and handcrafted luxuries.