It can get tough and boring being locked inside our homes for days. And we all deserve to sip on some cocktails every now and then, don’t we? So, we had some of the top mixologists in the city share with us their favourite cocktail mix recipes. Read on to check them all out!

1. Orange and Cinnamon Cooler by Candy & Green

Conceptualized by mixologist Swapnil Pawar, this is quite an easy-peasy drink to make at home. Orange is one of the best sources of vitamin C and is an easily available ingredient in most home kitchens. Paired with the properties of orange, cinnamon makes a fantastic antioxidant and is packed with anti-inflammatory properties.


120 ml fresh orange juice

1/4 cinnamon powder

10 ml of lime juice

6-8 fresh mint leaves

60 ml whisky

4-5 ice cubes

1 slice of orange for garnish

1 cinnamon stick for garnish


Hand press mint leaves and shake them with the rest of the ingredients. Garnish the drink with a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick. You’re good to gulp this drink down, cause why not!

Orange Cinnamon Cooler by Candy & Green
Orange Cinnamon Cooler by Candy & Green

2. Apple Ginger Cordial by Sorrentina by Foodhall

Conceptualized by bartender Pratik More, this refreshing spritz is made with gin, apple and ginger, all ingredients that are readily available in most homes.


Fresh red apple and ginger cordial – 45ml

Gin -60ml

Apple and ginger chunks

Soda -Top-up

Garnish – 3 apple slices and 1 ginger slice


Mix the ingredients together and give them a good stir. Garnish the cocktail with apple and ginger slices.

Sorrentina by Foodhall
Sorrentina by Foodhall

3. Chamomile Cordial by Gustoso

Conceptualized by mixologist Jason D`Souza, the drink features chamomile tea, which is known to be a natural, safe and inexpensive way to help manage stress and boost emotional health and wellness. Lemon & orange are, of course, much-needed sources of Vitamin C. Peppercorns are high in antioxidants which help fight cough, cold and other such flu-related symptoms.


1 Cup Dried Chamomile Flowers

2 Cups Granulated Sugar

2 Cups of Water

50 White Peppercorns

1 Cinnamon Stick

Peel of 1 Lemon

Peel of 1 Orange

3 oz (88 ml) Brandy


Combine all ingredients, except Brandy, in a pot and cook on medium-high heat until steaming hot. Allow this to steep on low heat for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let it cool. Once down to near room temperature, run through a fine-mesh strainer and add the Brandy for fortification and flavour. This will keep indefinitely and may be stored at room temperature, or can be refrigerated.

Chamomile Cordial by Gustoso
Chamomile Cordial by Gustoso

Cheers to staying home and responsibly practising social distancing, and treating ourselves to a delicious cocktail every now and then!

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