Any bartender worth their salt rimmed glass, will know this; mixology is an art, and the cocktail, their masterpiece. As for all of us, on the other side of the bar counter, let’s be honest, after a point we can’t tell. Our friends at BACARDÍ scoured the country looking for the best bartenders, those who reinvent, keep our spirits up, and keep ideas {and the booze} flowing.

Here, LBB picked its top 5 cocktails and their recipes, straight from their list of the best bartenders, for a little DIY Cocktail sesh. Because why should bartenders have all the fun.

The Santiago Sour by Annu Jha, from ATM, New Delhi


  1. White Rum- 30ml.
  2. Gold Rum- 30ml.
  3. Homemade caramel syrup – 30ml.
  4. Fresh cream – 15ml.
  5. Egg white – 1 nos.
  6. Citrus mix juice – 30ml.

Garnish: Caramelized lime with star anise

Glassware: Highball / Tall glass

Will and Way by Brijesh P. Vyas, from Ellipsis, Mumbai


  1. White Rum – 1 & 1/2 oz
  2. Herb Liqueur – 1/2 oz
  3. Fresh lime juice – 3/4 oz
  4. Lime syrup – 1/4 oz (scant)
  5. Bitter aperitif – 1/4 oz

Garnish: Orange twist

Glassware: Martini

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Viajero by Chong Sherpa, from PCO, New Delhi


  1. 60ml Gold Rum
  2. 45ml fresh grapefruit juice
  3. 10ml lime juice
  4. 20ml homemade cinnamon syrup
  5. 1 dash Aromatic bitter

Garnish: Grapefruit peel

Glassware: Martini Glass

Exhibela by Khushnaz Raghina, from Flying Saucer, Pune


  1. 40ml White Rum
  2. 20ml Orange Liqueur
  3. 45ml Fresh pomegranate juice
  4. 10ml Lime juice
  5. 01 no. Sugar cube
  6. 04 no. Rosemary sprigs

Garnish: Orange peel & a rosemary sprig

Glassware: White Wine glass 

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Hayburner by Roshan Sommaiah, from Bootlegger, Bangalore 


  1. 50ml White Rum
  2. 10ml Smoky Whisky
  3. 1 Egg White
  4. 12ml Lime Juice
  5. 2 bar Spoons Sugar Syrup

Garnish: Orange Peel

Glassware: Martini glass / Champagne saucer

Catch BACARDÍ’s 13 finalists battle it out, as part of their newly instated and India’s first ever bartending reality show.

Catch the entire buzz, and watch them shake, stir and serve here.

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