I have been a Non Drinker most of my life. Not that I avoided alcohol because of some religious or other issues. It was just that I have never loved the taste of Beer / Whisky. It was only Whisky or Beer that I have tried many a times till then.
However, it was 10 years back at a Friend’s home in Kirti Nagar that I tried Smirnoff Vodka for the first time.
Tried it with Orange Juice and then with ThumsUp and loved every sip. That was the moment Smirnoff Vodka became an Integral part of my life.
Off Late I have been trying to do some mixing from my end. In some I succeeded & in some not!
However, one thing was sure that I liked mixing flavours liked Apple, Cranberry, Cinnamon, Espresso more than the citrus ones like orange or Lemon.
However, this Saturday I was lucky to be part of a Event by Smirnoff where not only were we introduced to the taste of some new cocktails created by Smirnoff but were also taught on how to make them.
Saturday/ 23 July 2016 /Ambience Mall.
All this started with the movie Star Trek @ PVR Director’s Cut. The show was part of the entire experience and was a hint of the awesomeness that lay ahead for us.
The movie was great however after a while I started craving for it to end so that we could move to Chillies for part 2 of the day that involved the workshop. 🙂
The workshop was conducted by Hemant Mundkur, Brand Ambassador for DIAGEO brands.
We got to know that they have created 5 Cocktails based on the Star trek theme and we would first make them and then relish them too.
When Hemant Bhai asked for Volunteers I jumped from my seat and got to make the Spock Cocktail that involved mixing Apple Juice, Grape Juice, Sweet Syrup and Smirnoff Vodka with lots of Ice. And in 1 minute a super Cocktail was ready. I need to admit I had 3 of them. Just loved the fruity flavours mixed with Vodka.
Also sharing the way to make The SpockTail and then the other 4 drinks that we made. Each one of them left us asking for more.
After the session in a private chat Hemant Bhai told me that one should try getting the Espresso Smirnoff and mixing it with coke. “The combination is super awesome” So will get one today.
Also, waiting for a House party where I can display my newly learned skills with Smirnoff
Oh by the way did I mention about the Tshirt I wore. I wrote this, got it designed, got it printed and wore on the day. Bas Tight thi thori 🙂 🙂
In Delhi the cocktails are available at Hard Rock Café (Saket), AM PM Café, Out of the Box, Raasta, Walking Street by Soi7 among others during July.
Cocktail Recipes for Star Trek Beyond
Begin your voyage into the night and beyond with this electric mix of Smirnoff Vodka, fresh red grapes and apple juice with a splash of Lime and spritz of soda.
Fresh Red Grapes 5 to 6
Lime Juice 15 ml
Smirnoff 60 ml
Club Soda top up
Sugar syrup 10 ml
Place the grapes on the bottom of a shaker and muddle gently to release colour and pulp. Add remaining ingredients except the club soda and shake the cocktail with lots of ice. Fine strain the drink into Smirnoff Mason Jar that is filled with ice cubes, top up with club soda. Garnish and serve.
Garnish this with 3 medium sized grapes on a skewer
Glassware: Smirnoff Mason Jar
No more protocols! Smirnoff Vodka, Crushed Ice and Orange and Lime Wedges come together in this tangy mix – an excuse to give up reason and logic to have some fun. A refreshing drink that is bound to refresh your mood.
Smirnoff 60 ml
Lime Wedges 4 nos
Sugar Syrup 15 ml
Place orange and lime wedges at the bottom of an old fashioned glass and muddle gently. Pack the glass with crushed ice, pour the Smirnoff and stir the drink until it’s mixed well. Garnish with orange slices and serve.
Glassware: Old Fashioned
LIIT (& PROSPER)
A Trekkie spin of the classic, LLIT & Prosper merges well in this snazzy combo of Smirnoff Orange, Captain Morgan rum and Gin combined with peach, cranberry and lemonade. This season come try our Star Trek version and prosper!
Smirnoff Orange 20 ml
Tanqueray London Dry Gin 20 ml
Peach Syrup 10 ml
Lime Juice 15 ml
Cranberry juice 60 ml
Lemonade top up
Begin by filling a tall glass with ice cubes and build up all ingredients in the same order as mentioned and garnish with maraschino cherries. Mind-blowingly simple!
Glassware: Smirnoff Mason Jar / Long glass
Beam Me Up
Transport yourself into a night of fun with this heady mix of Smirnoff Expresso, Butterscotch and Coffee- something that even Scotty would approve! It’s the perfect pick-me up for all the coffee lovers when you need the coffee but also crave a kick.
Smirnoff Espresso 60 ml
Black Coffee (cold) 60 ml
Add all ingredients including the golden butterscotch syrup to a shaker, shake the cocktail with lots of ice and strain into a stellar glass and garnish with coffee powder and serve.
Garnish it with a chocolate stick or coffee powder
Glassware: Martini Glass
Break the barriers with our version of the classic Screw Driver! Try the tropical fusion of Smirnoff Vodka and Pineapple Juice with Coconut Syrup and some blue Curacao. Get rid of your blues and ‘warp speed’ yourself with this tropical mix!
Smirnoff 45 ml
Lime Juice 10 ml
Pineapple Juice top up
Blue Curacao 5 ml
Build all ingredients over ice cubes in a highball glass, and top with a splash of blue Curacao and stir the drink gently. Garnish the drink with a pineapple wedge and serve!
Garnish the drink with pineapple wedge
Glassware: Highball Glass
Jaldi hi Fir Milte hai… And agli baar aapka mood OFF hai then you know you need to have some SMIRNOFF to turn it ON 🙂