5 way to make pick-me-up drinks

People often associate getting buzzed as part of the drinking liquor ritual but there exists a section of cocktails that do just the opposite! The pick-me-up drinks go a long way back. They have found their place in the routine of celebrities and literary characters. A pick-me-up gives the drinker a refreshing jolt of energy, heightening their senses. In the world of liquor pick-me-up, drinks are often associated with hard drinks such as whisky and cognac.

In today’s post we are sharing five pick-me-up cocktail recipes for your sensory enjoyment.

Amber Moon

Amber Moon

Considered the go-to pick-me-up drink of an Agatha Christie character from the famous novel Murder on the Orient Express, the Amber Moon is as seductive as its name, and yet not so complex to prep on a lazy afternoon.

Ingredients:
How to prep?

Crack the raw egg into a glass without breaking the yolk. Pour the whisky very slowly into the glass and add tabasco. Serve in a highball glass and enjoy the drink as it jolts your senses awake!

The Red Eye

The Red Eye

With an intriguing name such as Red eye, this beer-based pick-me-up is an interesting choice for people looking for minimum effort and maximum impact! It’s a simple mix and stir cocktail but works like charm when you are feeling low.

Ingredients:
  • 60 ml tomato juice
  • 355 ml beer
  • A pinch of salt
How to prep?

Mix the ingredients in a large beer mug and gulp it down as quickly as you can before the salt froths the beer to a spill.

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

A classic pick-me-up, the Bloody Mary has a fandom of its own. The drink is an acquired taste as all pick-me-ups are and the people who love it, swear by it. Bloody Maries too are fairly easy to make and don’t require an expert’s hand.

  • 45 ml your favorite Vodka
  • 15 ml Lemon juice
  • 90 ml Tomato juice
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • Tabasco Sauce
  • Worcestershire Sauce
How to prep?

Pour some salt into a small plate. Rub the juicy side of lemon along the lip of a pint glass. Now roll the outer edge of the glass in the salt till its fully coated. Squeeze the lemon into a shaker, add vodka and rest of the ingredients. Shake gently and strain into the prepped glass and get ready to beat even the groggiest of mornings.

Espresso Vodka Martini

Espresso Vodka Martini

What’s a better eye opener than coffee? Well, imagine coffee mixed with copious amounts of vodka and you have the perfect drink to lift your spirits up. To make the perfect Espresso vodka martini, you will need

  • 50 ml your favorite Vodka
  • 30 ml Kahlua or coffee liqueur
  • 10 ml sugar syrup
  • 1 cup strong espresso
  • Ice cubes

Add the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously till the outside feels icy cold. Strain into chilled martini glasses to light up your spark plugs.

The Quickstarter

The Quickstarter

Well, this last one doesn’t have a specific name, but it’s a tried and tested pick-me-up that can be prepped up in an instant. So, we have given it a name from our own dictionary. If your day is not going as excitedly as planned, the Quickstarter can surely jump start the fun.

  • 75 ml Blenders Pride Whisky
  • 25 ml Mint amaro
  • 50 ml Lemon juice
  • 75 ml Simple syrup (equal part sugar and water)

Shake up the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and serve in a sour glass or a large shot glass (both will do the trick) for an instant sensory boost.

Rearing to go try these pick-me-ups? Well, go ahead and grab your favorite whisky or vodka and get busy mixing.

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