“How do you feel on Mondays after work?” They asked. Like a cat hit by a speeding car and dragged for a couple of blocks, we said. “Did you go through a break up recently?” Oh, don’t even get us started on that, man. “And sometimes, mid-week, you just want to crash in front of the TV for Friends reruns and greasy Chinese food, don’t you?” We are almost teary-eyed. You feel us, brother. Abhishek and Abhishek slowly smile, being all cool and zen. “What you need is a tall glass of something intoxicating. Let’s rustle something up for you guys, yeah?”

How to beat the Monday blues

Abhishek and Abhishek say: “Mondays suck. You want to get drunk, but you don’t want a drink to get over too soon. That’s why these cocktails will be satisfying. They go a long way, and give you a good buzz. Also, the twist on beer will make you happy. Why be boring with your drink? The day has been drab enough.”

Solution no. 1: Easy breezy


15 ml passion fruit syrup

10 ml sweet and sour

15 ml whiskyIMG_4880

A bottle of Jamaican Passion Breezer


Shake all the contents except the Breezer well, and pour into a beer mug. Open up the Breezer and upturn it into the glass. Done.

Solution no. 2: Beer trap


10 ml amaretto

10 ml lime juice

10 ml cinnamon syrup

A bottle of any lager beer


Shake all the contents except the beer well, and pour into a Boston glass. Open up the beer and upturn it into the glass. There you go.

Bye bye break up

Abhishek and Abhishek say: “No one wants to hear you whine. We know that all you want is to get sloshed, so that you stop thinking about how your girl walked out on you and squashed your heart with her heels. So, down these evil drinks. And move on, man.”

Solution no. 1: Monkey gland

INGREDIENTS                                      IMG_4896

15 ml orange juice

15 ml gin

5 ml grenadine

10 ml triple sec

30 ml absinthe


Shake all the ingredients except the absinthe, and pour into a martini glass. Float the absinthe on top and flame it, if you are feeling cocky. A slice of orange for garnish too, if you like.

Solution no. 2: Memory loss


30 ml each of vodka, white rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, red wine and vermouth

Chopped fruits


Shake everything together and pour into a tall glass. If you are not a goner by the end of this one, we’ll pay you big money.


All by myself

Abhishek and Abhishek say: “Some nights during the week you just want to veg out in front of the TV. No, you are not sad or anything. It’s just one of those days. A crappy TV show, pizza and a tall drink – what more can a man want?”

Solution no. 1: The handyman


10 ml peach syrup

10 ml sweet and sour

45 ml white rum


Shake all ingredients with orange chunks and mint leaves and strain into a Tom Collins glass. Top with some cranberry juice. Happy Thursday night, buddy.

Solution no. 2: The wingman


30 ml passion fruit syrupIMG_4933

60 ml vodka

5 kaffir lime leaves

90 ml orange juice


Shake and muddle all ingredients together and pour into a tall glass.

Friday (Freedom)!

Abhishek and Abhishek say: “It is important to set the right mood for the weekend. You want to chill with friends, dance a little, meet new people, dance some more and be absolutely wasted by the end of the night. So, you need drinks that taste delicious and keep you wanting more  – a lethal combination.”

Solution no. 1: Party favours


60 ml Irish whiskeyIMG_4974

30 ml cranberry juice

15 ml triple sec

Half an orange

Ginger ale


Muddle and shake all the ingredients except the ale, and strain into an old fashioned glass. Top with ginger ale.

Ibiza nights


10 ml blue curacao

30 ml pineapple juice

45 ml white rum



Shake and pour into an old fashioned glass and build up with crushed ice.