All across the world you will find different and delicious cocktail recipes for you to try. You might not expect it, but one of the best countries for producing yummy cocktails is India.
There are tons of delicious Indian cocktail recipes out there, all of which use different ingredients to create unique flavors and yummy drinks. If you are a lover of cocktails, and let’s face it, who isn’t? You will love the cocktails that we are looking at in this guide.
In this guide, we are taking a look at 13 of the most delicious Indian cocktail recipes that exist. So if you are searching for a new and yummy Indian cocktail to try, you are in the right place!
Keep on reading to find out more.
First up, we have this easy Indian Cocktail Thandai. As the name suggests, this Thandai cocktail is super easy to make, and that’s why we’re this list off with this one.
This cocktail is super simple as it basically consists of club soda and triple sec mixed with spices.
The Indian component of this cocktail comes from the variety of Indian spices that you can add to the cocktail to give it flavor. We’re sure you’ll love it!
Alternatively, if you love a mojito, and want an Indian spin on this cocktail, then you should check out this JalJeera Mojito.
There are very few Indian cocktail recipes that are quite as refreshing as this one. The unique combination of flavors ensures that every sip is like a breath of fresh air, making it perfect for drinking on a hot summer’s day. Don’t believe us? Just give it a try!
In contrast to the last cocktail that you would normally enjoy on a hot summer day, this next cocktail is one that you will enjoy in the cold of winter.
This unique cocktail is perfect for a cold winter’s day. It is filled with winter flavors, including honey and cardamom.
These flavors are blended with vodka to create a cocktail that makes you feel warm inside. If you want a winter warmer cocktail, you need look no further than this Indian delight!
Summer is pretty much the opposite of winter, and that is why this next cocktail is so different from the one that we just looked at.
Instead of being packed with cold, winter flavors, this cocktail is designed using ingredients that scream summer.
It is a frozen Indian cocktail with mango as the key flavor, and we’re sure you’ll love it!
Another great Indian cocktail to check out is the Indian Sunset. We love this cocktail because it combines all the different flavors that are staples in India to create a yummy flavor.
This cocktail gets its name from its beautiful appearance which really resembles a sunset. So if you want the perfect cocktail to drink at the end of the night, this is the recipe that you should try making!
You’ve probably heard of the East India trading company, but let us introduce you to the East India Gimlet!
This light and transparent cocktail is very appealing to look at, and it tastes even better. While this cocktail is made using London dry gin, it is inspired by Indian cocktails of the past, so you should definitely check it out!
Alternatively, if you are a lover of a Cosmo, then this Indian Cosmopolitan recipe is pretty much made for you.
There is no denying that a Cosmopolitan is one of the most classic cocktails that exist.
It has become a staple thanks to the popularity of Sex and the City, and this recipe puts an Indian spin on this classic. Be sure to check it out if you love a good Cosmo!
Indian cuisine is most commonly associated with spice, so it makes sense that quite a lot of Indian cocktails are spicy too, such as this Spicy Nimbu Pani.
When you look at this cocktail, you would never be able to guess that it is a spicy cocktail. But one sip will blow your socks off. If you love food that has a good kick, then we’re sure you’ll love this cocktail too!
9. Indian Rose
Roses are easily one of the prettiest flowers that exist, and the true beauty of a rose is reflected in this cocktail, and the flavor of a rose is too!
This cocktail gains its name, not because of its beauty, but because of the rose flavors that are used in this cocktail.
With rose syrup and rose water, this cocktail tastes exactly the same as a rose would (if you were to eat a rose), and its combination of Indian flavors and rose flavors is what has given this cocktail its name. We think you’ll love it!
10. Spicy India
Another spicy cocktail, like the one we looked at in number 8, to check out is the Spicy India.
Unlike the last spicy cocktail that we looked at, the orange flavor of this cocktail makes it look spicy. So if you love a cocktail that looks, and tastes, hot, this is a recipe that you need to try!
We’ve looked at quite a few different Indian variations on classic cocktails, and this is another one. The Panaka-Tini is, of course, a variation of the classic martini.
The Panaka-Tini is inspired by Indian cuisine. It uses flavored vodka and Indian spices to create a drink that looks and tastes exactly how Indian cuisine should. It is spicy and flavorful, and utterly delicious. We love it, and so will you!
Mango is a flavor that has featured in quite a few of these Indian cocktails, and this recipe is no different. This dirty mango lassi is a truly authentic Indian recipe that is filled with flavor and guaranteed to be a hit.
The Dirty Mango Lassi is going to be a cocktail that you make time and time again once you try it for the first time. It is equal parts sweet and seasoned, and it really does taste like an Indian cocktail.
So if you are searching for the perfect cocktail to serve alongside your Indian dish, this is the one for the job!
Finally, we have the Indian Summer Blues cocktail. This is a gin-based cocktail that is guaranteed to pick up your spirits and beat those summer blues.
This cocktail tastes like summer which is why we love this cocktail. When summer comes to an end, and you find yourself searching for a cocktail that will bring back all the summer feels, this is the Indian cocktail to make!
In short, in this guide we have taken a look at 13 utterly delicious Indian cocktails. These recipes include a variety of different cocktails that use different alcoholic drinks and ingredients to create new and unique flavors.
Thanks for reading!
Frequently Asked Questions
Which Indian Cocktail Is The Best?
It is impossible to say which Indian cocktail is the best, simply because they are all absolutely delicious. Out of this guide, some of our favorites include the dirty mango lassi and the Indian rose. But you cannot beat an Indian winter cocktail for the colder months.
Do Indian Cocktails Contain Alcohol?
Yes, like most cocktails, Indian cocktails will contain alcohol. If you want to make these drinks non-alcoholic, however, you could easily swap out the alcohol for an alcohol-free alternative, or research Indian mocktails.
Are Indian Cocktails Easy to Make?
As you can see in this guide, quite a lot of Indian cocktails are easy to make. All you need is the ingredients and a cocktail shaker, then you are good to go!