Tip for a great summer cocktail:

When you are making  a summer cocktail, the colder the better. The temperature makes the whole difference. Chilling even the glass ware prior to serving the drink would be a huge plus. This helps in retaining the cocktail temperature till your last sip.

Using Mint in Cocktails:

When ever you are using mint in cocktails , never muddle it.  A gentle tap on fresh leaves would release the desired flavours which are required for cocktails. Muddling will make the mint go black and makes the drink unappealing.

Cracked ice in summer cocktails are the way to go. Using cracked ice in drinks keep the cocktail chilled as it packs up the glass compared to cube ice

The citrus and tart content of Lime, lemon and indian limes may vary. Its imperative to check on balance so that you have a nice balanced drink

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Lazy, Easy Monkey Shoulder Summer Cocktails

Easy to prepare and to be enjoyed just the way you like your whisky, the lazy, easy way! All these refreshing recipes have been created with the four flavor pillars of Monkey Shoulder namely orange marmalade, ginger, cinnamon and vanilla.

Monkey Shoulder, a scotch for the new generation of whisky aficionados and a bartender’s favourite is a free-spirited, fun-loving blended malt with an easygoing smooth, rich and mellow vanilla deliciousness. This lends a very high versatility to mix with other liquids to create enjoyable cocktails, thus making drinking scotch very exciting.

For India, the brand has created these new and palatable cocktails with local flavours. Monkey Raaj with Mango Ginger and Godoraj, carries the aromatic citrus of Gondoraj and the spice from the mango ginger.Both easily available in all Indian households.

Monkey Thandai as it is called is a twist to the flip type of cocktail made with Monkey Shoulder and an added flavor of Thandai.

The spiced raw mango julep or fondly called by drinkers as Monkey Aam, the citrus and dry spice shine from the Aam panna, one of India’s favourite summer drinks.

Ice Ice Monkey is a drink created specially for Ice tea lovers, using spiced earl grey tea syrup with Lime and ginger ale which compliments monkey shoulder core flavor including Cinnamon, ginger and Orange. The freshness in the drink is further enhanced by Cucumber and Mint leaves.

Ape Spritzer is a light cocktail perfect for the lazy summer after noon inspired by the Italian Summer aperetivo style of Drink called Spritz. Each is easy to prepare and can be enjoyed just the way you like your whisky, the lazy easy way!

MONKEY SHOULDER LAZY OLD-FASHOINED

What better than an easy lazy way to say cheers with a group of friends and family with the lazy old fashioned! A drink which has emerged as a cocktail lover’s favourite as it makes a perfect serve so enjoyable and convenient. One can make batches and store this amazing drink.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

Monkey Shoulder 1 Bottle

Sugar Syrup 90ml

Angostura Bitters 30 ml

Orange Zest to garnish

MAKING IT:

  • Take 1 bottle of Monkey Shoulder
  • Remove 100ml of whisky & enjoy with a friend
  • Add 90ml sugar syrup (1:1 Water & Sugar dissolved)
  • Add 30 ml of Angostura bitters
  • Shake and leave the bottle in the fridge
  • Serve 50ml over ice per person with some orange zest

ICE ICE Monkey

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Monkey shoulder                                             45 ml

Homemade spiced earl grey syrup                 45 ml

Lime                                                               15 ml

Ginger ale to top up

Cucumber and mint to garnish

MAKING IT

  • In a Collins glass, Add monkey shoulder, Earl grey tea syrup and lemon juice. Add ice and give it a slight stir
  • Top it up with ginger ale
  • Garnish with fresh bunch of mint and cucumber peel

MONKEY THANDAI : 

Monkey Thandai as it is called is a twist to the flip type of cocktail made with Monkey Shoulder and an added flavor of Thandai

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Monkey Shoulder 45 ml 

Egg white              1

Superfine sugar   1teaspoon

Thandai              30 ml

Nutmeg       Freshly ground

 

MAKING IT

  • Shake the Monkey Shoulder, egg, sugar, and Thandai very well with ice to emulsify the egg
  •  Strain into a sour or wine glass.
  • Dust with nutmeg

APE SPRITZER :

 Ape Spritzer is a light cocktail perfect for the lazy summer after noon inspired by the Italian Summer aperetivo style of Drink called Spritz.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Monkey Shoulder 1 Bottle

Aperol 30ml

Agave Syrup 5ml

Orange juice  25ml

Lime 5ml

Tonic water to top

Glass

Wine Goblet

Ice cube

Garnish orange

MAKING IT

·         Add All ingredients into a  wine goblet filled with ice except the tonic water 

·         Add tonic water into the goblet

·         Slightly stir 

·         Garnish with a slice of orange

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