8 monsoon cocktail recipes that will make you want to stay indoors

It’s still raining, and the monsoon cocktail recipes are pouring as well! Kick back a few of these concoctions and enjoy.

What better way to enjoy a lazy rainy day than with some easy cocktail recipes to play with? Here are some of the best monsoon cocktails featuring the best spirits in town! 

Rich & Restless

Rich & restless, a cocktail made using grant's distinction.
Rich & Restless, a cocktail made using Grant’s Distinction.


  • 60ml Grant’s Distinction
  • 30ml Pineapple – Parsley oleo
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • Paprika salt, to rim


  • For the Pineapple — parsley oleo, you’ll need 2 big chopped pineapples, 500 gm sugar, and 50 gm parsley. Keep overnight in a covered jar. Strain.
  • For the paprika salt, use a 1:1 ratio of sweet paprika and salt.
  • Shake all ingredients over ice and strain in a coupe.

Tropical Green Apple

Topical green apple, grant's triple wood.
Tropical Green Apple, Grant’s Triple Wood.


  • 60ml Grant’s Triple Wood
  • 22.5ml green apple syrup
  • 15ml fresh lemon juice
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • Soda to top


  • Pour in a shaker, muddle thyme a little and shake over ice.
  • Strain into a high ball glass with ice and top up with soda.
  • Garnish with a thyme twig and dehydrated apple.

Mighty Mizaru (A version of clarified New York Sour)

Mighty mizaru made with monkey shoulder.
Mighty Mizaru made with Monkey Shoulder.


  • 60ml Monkey Shoulder
  • 2 bar spoons of orange marmalade
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 30ml milk, to clarify
  • Shiraz wine float


  • Combine all the ingredients except wine, then put the mixture of monkey, jam and lime into the milk so that it curdles.
  • Clarify the mixture using a coffee filter and then batch the mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into an old-fashioned glass over a block of ice.
  • Pour red wine over the top to float.

Hendrick’s Martini

Hendrick's martini cocktail.
Hendrick’s Martini Cocktail.


  • 50ml Hendrick’s Gin
  • 7ml Dry Vermouth
  • Cucumber slice


  • Stir vermouth and Hendrick’s Gin over ice cubes in a mixing glass.
  • Strain into a martini glass.
  • Garnish with a cucumber slice.

Recipes by Jaideep Singh Anand, Founder, Tamasha

Three To Tango

A refreshing monsoon cocktail that's easy to make too!
A refreshing monsoon cocktail that’s easy to make too!


  • 3 or 4 orange chunks
  • 5 or 6 mint leaves
  • 120ml orange juice
  • 60ml cranberry juice


  • Use the build up method. In a bowl, put 3 or 4 orange chunks and 5 or 6 mint leaves then muddle.
  • Then add 3-4 ice cubes and top it with orange juice and 15 ml lemon juice and peach syrup.
  • Make a layer with 60 ml of cranberry juice, then garnish with mint sprigs and the mocktail is ready to serve.

Cucumber Cooler

Cucumber cooler.
Cucumber Cooler.


  • 2 or 3 cucumber chunks
  • 10ml cucumber syrup
  • 60ml cold water
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • Ginger ale, to top up


  • In a shaker put 3/4 slices of cucumber, muddle it well, and put 5/6 ice cubes in it.
  • Add lemon juice, cucumber syrup, and chilled water. Shake it well.
  • Later on, double strain into a high bowl glass. Top it up with ginger ale, and garnish with a cucumber slice. Now, the mocktail is ready to serve.

Xing Xing

Xing xing.
Xing Xing.


  • 2 or 3 apple chunks
  • 10-15 cardamoms
  • 60 ml apple juice
  • 15 ml ginger ale syrup
  • Ginger ale, to top up


  • In a shaker put 3/4 apple slices and add 10/15 cardamoms to muddle it well.
  • Add apple juice and ginger ale syrup with 5/6 ice cubes then shake it well.
  • Double strain into a high bowl glass, top it up with ginger ale and garnish with apple slices and it’s ready to serve.

Peach Ice Tea

A mocktail that could convert to a cocktail quite easily!
A mocktail that could convert to a cocktail quite easily!


  • 30ml lemon juice
  • 30ml peach syrup
  • 150ml tea decoction


  • In a shaker put 5/6 ice cubes, peach syrup, lemon juice, and the tea decoction.
  • Shake it well and double strain it into a highball glass. Garnish with an orange slice and the mocktail is ready to serve.

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