5 Superhit Desi Cocktails for Your Next Party

My friend told me, “Let us try something new.” That was enough to make me break out in a cold sweat. It meant trying something new in the food or drink department. While many talented people can care for edibles, I am more concerned about the drinks. Cocktails: The tests I used to do were not my strong suit, but I decided to try them out this year. The only condition was that it must be Desi. After scouring through many recipes and asking some of my “high-spirited” friends, I created my cocktail, taking inspiration from famous cocktails. You only need to spend a little money on these quick, simple cocktails. The measurements for each cocktail are based on my drinking ability. You can always add more to whatever you want.

1. Kariveppila Mojito:

 The kariveppila has nothing to do with Curry leaves. This cocktail is unique because it is made with honey. 


White rum 45 ml (make sure you get high-quality rum).

8-10 Curry Leaves

5-7 Leaves

One medium-sized lemon juice

Honey, As per your taste

Club soda or sparkling Water

Crushed Ice Method:

1. Use old-fashioned glass to muddle a thick glass bowl. Lemon The curry leaves, and mint leaves should be soaked in the juice.

2. Add the rum and crushed ice to the mixture and shake it well.

3. Pour the drink into a Collins/Highball Glass and top it off with sparkling Water or club soda. If you want, you can line the glass rim in demerara sugar. The idea is to keep the sugar out.

4. Garnish the dish with a wedge of Lime. Add a swizzle stick and a straw, and serve chilled.

2. Ganne ka Vodka:

 Nothing beats a delicious glass of plain sugarcane juice. This Diwali, we are adding some spice to our drink. Ganne ka Ras and vodka are a delicious combination. 


Plain 45 ml vodka

Sugarcane juice

Cumin seeds

Lemon juice (to taste).

Pink salt

Crushed Ice Method

1. To begin, dry roast cumin seeds and grind them into a coarse powder. Make sure you only use a large pinch in your cocktail.

2. Line a glass with pink salt. You can sprinkle it on a plate, then line the rim of the glass with lemon juice. Then turn the glass upside down and place the salt.

3. Add the vodka to a cocktail shaker. Cumin Powder, sugarcane juice, and a little lemon juice. Crushed ice.

4. Pour into either a highball (depending on the glass you have) or a lowball (depending on what is in your cabinet).

5. Add ice cubes to the drink and strain it into a glass.

3. High Rasam You must try out new foods if you live in the south Indian states. Racism. It is how things are. It is just the way it is. Martini, We are familiar with tomato rasam. It is a delight to make at home. You can start by purchasing a high-quality rasam powder, following the instructions exactly, and preparing the rasam the day before. 


45 ml vodka

Rasam (strained and chilled)

The dry ground cumin can be used as a pinch

Curry leaves – 5-6

Ice Method:

1. The curry leaves should be muddled first.

2. Add the curry leaves, the rasam, and the vodka to a cocktail mixer.

3. Shake the drink well—strain it into a martini-style glass.

4. Sprinkle cumin powder on your food.

4.Rum Ananas:

It is fun to name cocktails until you find out that someone else has already done it. A good cocktail drinker will know that rum is crucial in most cocktails. pineapple. It is a deadly combo. We are going to make one.


45 ml dark rum

Fresh pineapple juice is the best.

Half a teaspoon of lemon juice

Pink salt or chaat Masal

Ice Method:

1. line the glass with the pink salt/chaat Masala and place the glasses in the refrigerator.

2. Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker. Rum Shake well. Add the ice, lemon juice, and pineapple juice. Shake the drink well. You can also add some chaat masala to the drink.

3. Pour it into a Collins Glass, garnish the rim with a lime wedge, and serve.

5. Ginger Mingler:

 This is the most original one you can find. You might not love it, but life is not complete without some trial and error. This concoction is made with ingredients that are readily available in the kitchen. 


Whisky 45 ml

1 tsp ginger

Sparkling water/club soda

1 tsp of lemon juice

Rock salt sprinkled on the surface

Green chili Split (optional).

Ice cubes Syrup:

200 gm fresh ginger (peeled and washed).

Four cups of Water

Sugar 300gm

Salt is a pinch Method:

1. Chop the ginger into small pieces before making the syrup. Sugar and ginger are boiled in Water. Then, simmer it for 45 minutes. Cool and strain. If you plan to use it the next day, refrigerate it in a glass container.

2. Shake the ice with ginger syrup, lemon juice, and whisky to make this cocktail.

3. Pour the drink into a Collins glass. Top it off with soda and serve with a swizzle stick. You can sprinkle rock salt over the drink or rim the glass.

4. Add the green chili to the drink as a garnish.

Priyadarshini would love to say that she “divides her life between London and Prague”; however, being able to call Bengaluru and Kolkata home is just as satisfying. She is an independent journalist who writes for various old and new school publications about food, theatre, and travel. NDTV does not guarantee this article’s accuracy, completeness, or suitability. All information is provided as-is. NDTV is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this article

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