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IPL 2016 special: Cricket-inspired cocktails for evening get-togethers

Whether you are calling your friends over or throwing a big IPL party, here are a few curated cocktails for you to enjoy.

It's that time of the year when cricket fanatics are glued to their television sets to catch all the action from the IPL (Indian Premier League). Whether you are calling your friends over or throwing an IPL party, Nicholas Ord, USL Diageo Reserve brand ambassador, has curated some interesting cocktails for all you cricket fans. Enjoy the match with some easy-to-make cocktails. (Text: IANS/ Photos: Thinkstock)

Bowled Over: A cooling start to a spell at the crease with a perfectly served beverage for the Indian palate. Fresh grapes are muddled together with black salt and nimbu (lemon), a healthy splash of Johnnie Walker Red Label and a charge of fiery ginger beer. Glassware: Old fashioned.

Ingredients
60ml- Johnnie Walker
Red Label 2- Grape bitters
5- Fresh grapes
Pinch of black salt
4- Lemon wedges
Top with ginger beer

Method
*Shake all ingredients with cubed ice and double strain into a chilled glass.
*Garnish with grapes tossed in black salt served on a toothpick.

Super Sixers: Johnnie Walker Red Label, taken with homemade spiced salt of chaat and garam masala, chilly powder, cinnamon and pepper. Glassware: Shot glass.

Ingredients
60ml- Johnnie Walker Red Label
15g- Salt
Pinch of chilly powder
12 pieces- Cinnamon
12 pieces- Cloves
10g- Pepper
20g- Garam masala
Pinch of chat masala

Method
*Roast the spices with garam masala, add all the remaining ingredients, toss and sieve.
*Garnish with orange wedges.

A Big Sour LBW: For the big hits and the bigger wickets, shake up the stands with this blend of Johnnie Walker Red Label, cinnamon syrup and star anise with cloves. Glassware: Old fashioned.

Ingredients
60ml- Johnnie Walker Red Label
20ml- Cinnamon syrup
2 pieces- Star anise and cloves
20ml- Lime juice
15ml- Egg white

Method
*Dry shake, hard shake and strain.

Capt’in's Cooler: This shaken spiced rum concoction of Johnnie Walker Red Label and Grand Marnier French orange liqueur goes along with a citrus-muddled handful of pureed pineapple and orange to bring the tropical sunshine to the pitch. Glassware: Tall glass.

Ingredients
60ml- Johnnie Walker Red Label
15ml- Grand Marnier
6 pieces- Fresh pineapple diced
10ml- Lime juice
10ml- Egg white
Fresh oranges diced

Method
*Shake all the ingredients, strain and pour into a chilled tall glass.
*Garnish with a pineapple slice.

All Rounder Sangria: A delectable concoction of spiced rum, Red Label and Grand Marnier with Cabernet Sauvignon, fresh orange and lime citrus, stirred in a pitcher. Glassware: Wine glass.

Ingredients
30ml- Johnnie Walker Red
100ml- Merlot Red Wine
10ml- Grand Marnier
20ml- Captain Morgan Spiced
30ml- Orange juice
7ml- Lime juice
10ml- Sugar syrup
30ml- Ginger ale

Method
*Stir all the ingredients and pour into a chilled glass.