The festival of Holi is the epitome of Indian festivals, and is the perfect example to describe the typical Indian penchant for celebrations. Whether its loud music, bright colors, dancing, revelry and the oneness of an entire community, Holi celebrations contain every single element of a truly rocking party!
It’s true that Holi celebrations would not be the same without Bhaang Thandai, a traditional cold drink prepared by mixing the paste derived by grinding the leaves of the cannabis plants, with milk, dry fruits, saffron and spices such as cardamom, fennel seeds and more. Bhaang Thandai is a favorite all over the country, and has been historically associated with the festival of Holi for centuries.
Although what could be better than mixing things up a bit on the occasion of one of the most whimsical Indian festivals ever? Why not extend the spirit of Holi to your glasses too?
Cocktails are the next best thing when it comes to getting your gang into the ultimate party mood with drinks that are as interesting as they are delicious. There are a plethora of experiments and unique cocktail recipes that can be made using Irish whiskey, something a lot of people have not yet discovered. It is one of the best cocktail spirits that remain undiscovered and underrated all over the world.
If you are being a gracious host this Holi, and wish to add a dash of innovation and vibrancy to your Holi party, check out these mind-blowing Irish whiskey cocktails that will delight your guests and make it impossible for them to not hit the dance floor!
1. Whiskey Sour
Perhaps the easiest to prepare, and the most delicious Whiskey cocktails to have ever been invented, the Whiskey Sour requires the following ingredients.
Step 1: Add Ice, Jameson, Lemon Juice, Powdered Sugar and Soda to a shaker.
Step 2: Shake the ingredients to mix well and pour the liquid out into a medium-sized glass.
Step 3: Garnish with a cherry, or olive.
Step 4: Voila! Prepare to make more of this delicious drink.
2. The Merry Berry Punch
This wonderful cocktail can be prepared in large quantities with ease and is the perfect recipe to whip up in a hurry to make sure your guests don’t have to wait for refills, and the party stops for no reason. To prepare the Merry Berry Punch, you will need the following ingredients;
(For 3 drinks)
Jameson Irish Whiskey (90ml)
Ginger Ale (200 ml)
Cranberry Juice (100 ml)
Lemon Juice (1 Lemon)
Soda (200 ml)
Step 1: Add and mix all the ingredients into a large punch bowl, and add ice.
Step 2: Garnish with fresh cranberries, lime wedges and rosemary.
Step 3: Enjoy the delicious Merry Berry Punch!
3. Irish Lemonade
You can take your Irish whiskey in any form you wish to, but mixing it up with the most popular cold beverage in the world gets you an Irish Lemonade, which is the same thing but much, much better. To prepare the exquisite Irish Lemonade you will need the following ingredients;
1 part (30ml) Jameson Irish Whiskey
2 parts Lemonade
2 parts Ginger Ale
Lemon and Mint leaves for garnish
Step 1: Add the ingredients to a mixer and shake well.
Step 2: Pour over ice and add a lime wedge and some fresh mint leaves.
Step 3: Enjoy the Irish Lemonade.
4. The Irish Coffee
The quintessential example of two birds, one stone. If you have a guest who loves their caffeine just as much as they love their whiskey, here is a genius idea to combine the two magnificently. If there is anything that is testimony to the Irish and their love for whiskey, it’s the Irish Coffee. In order to prepare the Irish Coffee, you will need the following ingredients;
1 part (30ml) Jameson Irish Whiskey
3 parts Espresso Coffee
1 part whipped cream
Step 1: Mix Jameson Irish Whiskey with sugar syrup in a glass.
Step 2: Mix the liquid with whipped cream until it begins to stiffen.
Step 3: Pour the Espresso Coffee into a glass.
Step 4: Gently add the mixture of whipped cream, Jameson and sugar syrup. Make sure the whipped cream floats on top.
Step 5: Sprinkle some nutmeg powder on top and serve this delicious wake-up beverage to your guests.
5. The Cloudy Apple
A mouthwatering concoction, the Cloudy Apple is another easy-to-prepare Irish whiskey cocktail. Here are all the ingredients you will need to prepare it;
1.5 (45ml) parts Jameson Irish Whiskey
0.75 parts Lemon Juice
0.75 parts Sugar Syrup
Apple Juice (as preferred)
Slices of Apple for garnish
Step 1: Mix all the ingredients except for apple juice in a container.
Step 2: Pour it into a glass over ice and add apple juice.
Step 3: Garnish with an apple slice.
Enjoy your delightful Cloudy Apple cocktail.
Have a fantastic Holi, and celebrate to the fullest with these terrific Irish whiskey cocktails!