8 monsoon cocktail recipes from Beam Suntory

Whip up delicious monsoon cocktails with Roku Gin, Suntory Whisky Toki, Oaksmith Gold and Jim Beam from Beam Suntory.

As the monsoon breathes life into parched landscape, enriching shades of green and washing away dust brought in by the hot, dry winds of summer, people are celebrating the rains across the country. One of the best ways to enjoy the slight chill that creeps in as the rains lower temperatures across the sub-continent is to indulge in a delicious monsoon cocktail, ensconced in the comfort of your home.

And if you want to not just enjoy the season but also sample global flavours, Beam Suntory, one of the world’s foremost premium spirits brands, has an extensive collection of diverse spirits from various countries and regions across the world. Whip up delectable monsoon cocktails right at home with Roku Gin, Suntory Whisky Toki, Oaksmith Gold whisky and Jim Beam bourbon.

Here are 8 monsoon cocktail recipes from Beam Suntory.


Kou-yo monsoon cocktail


  • 45ml Roku
  • 20ml honey water
  • 40ml orange juice
  • 25ml lime juice
  • Sansho pepper powder for garnish

Preparation: Shaken and strain

Glassware: Rocks

Roku Matcha

Roku matcha


  • 45ml Roku Gin
  • 1/3 tsp Matcha
  • 1 tsp Matcha Syrup
  • 45ml cold water

Preparation: Mix and stir

Glassware: Lowball gin glass

Toki-Yo Mojito

Toki-yo mojito monsoon cocktail


  • 60ml Suntory Whisky Toki
  • 15ml Okinawa Sugar
  • 15ml clarified lime juice
  • Mint soda
  • Ice


Build the drink in the glass by adding the whisky, Okinawa sugar and clarified lime juice and stir to mix.

Add a block of ice and top with mint soda.

Glassware: Highball

Toki Whisky Sour

Whisky-toki sour monsoon cocktail


  • 60ml Suntory Whisky Toki
  • 22.5ml lemon juice
  • 22.5ml sugar syrup (1:1)
  • 1 egg white
  • Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • Ice


Add the ingredients except the whisky into a shaker and ‘dry shake’ to emulsify the drink.

Now add the whisky, ice, and shake well until frothy.

Pour into a chilled coupe through a strainer.

Glassware: Chilled Coupe

Miss Nimbupani

Miss nimbupani


  • 50ml Oaksmith Gold
  • 60ml Bilimbi juice
  • 30ml honey water
  • Sparkling water to top up
  • Ice


Add the Oaksmith Gold, Bilimbi juice, and honey water into a tall glass over ice, stir well to mix.

Top with sparkling water.

Glassware: Collins or any tall glass  

Kaapi Rituals

Kaapi rituals monsoon cocktail


  • 50ml Oaksmith Gold
  • 50ml coconut milk
  • 30ml filter coffee decoction
  • 45ml dark jaggery syrup
  • Ice


Add all the ingredients together in a shaker with ice and pass the liquid between the two shakers to mix. Just like how a professional coffee maker would ‘throw’ filter kaapi between two mugs. This will bring in a nice element of theatre into your drink.

Glassware: Filter Coffee service ware

Double Oak Whisky Smash

Jim beam whisky smash


  • 2 parts Jim Beam Double Oak
  • Half of a lemon                                                         
  • 1 tablespoon sugar, granulated
  • 7-8 leaves mint, fresh
  • 1 cup ice, crushed


Place the mint, lemon, and sugar in a cocktail shaker. Muddle together until the sugar has dissolved and the lemon has expressed its juices.

Add the whiskey, cover, and shake for 30 seconds.

Transfer mixture to an Old Fashioned glass.

Top with crushed ice and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Glassware: Old Fashioned glass

Bourbon Milk Punch

Bourbon milk punch monsoon cocktail


  • 3 parts whole milk                                                     
  • 2 parts Half and Half                                                 
  • 1 1/2 parts Jim Beam Original
  • 1 part sifted sugar, powdered
  • Vanilla extract
  • Fresh grated nutmeg


In a pitcher, whisk together milk, half-and-half, bourbon, sugar and vanilla.

Freeze until slushy and ready to serve.

Stir before serving it in a chilled glass, finished with a few gratings of fresh nutmeg.

Glassware: Rocks glass

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