This IPL season, sip these cricket-inspired cocktails!

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) 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.

Glassware: Old fashioned

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.

Glassware: Shot glass

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.

* A 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.

Glassware: Old fashioned

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.

* 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.

Glassware: Tall glass

* 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.

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.

Glassware: Wine glass

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.

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