5 Hacks To Shake Up Cocktails At Home Like A Pro

Debabrata posted on 18 May

Want to kick back with a drink after a workday {or even on a lazy weekend evening} but don’t want to head over to the nearest watering hole? Well, what if we got you recipes for easy cocktails to be mixed up right at home, and with not more than five ingredients! Go ahead and drink up!

Thai Mango Crush

What is it: A mango martini with a twist


  • Vodka
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Lime Juice
  • Mango Juice
  • Green chilli – deseeded

Method: Shaken

  • Muddle basil along with vodka and green chilli {deseeded}
  • Add rest of the ingredients and shake well with ice
  • Pour onto a pre-chilled martini glass
  • Decorate with a mango sliver

Indian Summer

What is it: Combination of cucumber, rosemary with classic gin and tonic


  • Gin
  • Rosemary sprigs
  • Cucumber
  • Tonic

Method: Built up

  • Muddle the cucumber , gin and rosemary
  • Fill the glass with crushed ice and top up with Tonic
  • Decorate with cucumber sliver
  • Collins glass preferred or hurricane

Melon Madness

What is it: Watermelon Mojito


  • White Rum
  • Fresh watermelon chunks
  • Fresh watermelon juice
  • Mint Leaves
  • Lime Juice

Method: Built up

  • Muddle fresh water melon chunk, mint leaves and rum
  • Add a dash of lime juice and fill it with crushed ice
  • Top up with watermelon juice

Hot Tip: The whole drink can be also done with green apple instead of watermelon chunks and use soda or lemonade to replace watermelon juice as top up.

Mexican Mayhem

What is it: Whisky with jalapeno and pineapple juice


  • Whisky – scotch
  • Pineapple juice
  • Jalapenos
  • Mint Leaves
  • Lime juice or Orange zest

Method: Built up

  • Muddle jalapeño, mint leaves and whisky
  • Add a dash of lime juice or orange zest, fill with crushed ice
  • Top with pineapple juice
  • Can be served in a Hurricane glass or a Collins

Ruby Desire

What is it: Pomegranate cosmopolitan


  • Vodka
  • Pomergranate juice
  • Lime Juice

Method: Shaken

  • Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker
  • Add ice and shake well
  • Strain onto a pre-chilled martini glass
  • Can be served with a few pomegranate seeds on top