Jazz up your house parties with Diageo Bar Academy’s brand ambassador Afzal Kaba recommendations.
Christmas and New Year are around the corner and the festive season has begun. There is a tingle of cheer and joy in the air, and along with that is the upcoming holidays riddled with fancy house parties. So, even if you are strapped for time and help, get those jolly parties jazzed up with some impressive drinks that you can mix in your kitchen. Afzal Kaba, brand ambassador, Diageo Bar Academy using Smirnoff Red No 21 Vodka and Royal Challenge Whisky, tells us how to make Smirnoff Snowball, The Red Gift, Pink Rudolph and Vanilla Eggnog at home.
Termed as Santa’s favourite, this vodka mix drink uses white grapes and pears. The fruity mix also requires lemon juice, castor sugar and basil leaves. The cocktail is prepared with 60 ml of Smirnoff No 21 vodka and should be served in an old fashioned glass filled with ice. You can also garnish the drink with chopped pears and white grapes. The crushed basil leaves give the drink a minty note that we love.
Pomegranate and Rosemary Fizz
Made of Smirnoff Red No 21 vodka, this drink has Pomegranate and Rosemary in a large topped glass with lime juice and soda. The ingredients impart a sweet and sour flavour to it. The drink is best served in Collins glassware with rosemary sprig as garnish.
Royal Apple and Cinnamon Pie
Made of 60 ml Royal Challenge Whisky, it has cinnamon syrup, apple juice, and angostura bitters. Fill the old fashioned brandy balloon glassware with ice cubes and pour the mix. One can garnish the drink with apple fans, cinnamon sticks and sparkles.
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