Life is a cocktail

cocktails_Wallpaper__yvt2Conversations with drunk friends are very deep and philosophical sometimes. One such drunken conversation in the recent past made me realize something very interesting – Life is no different from a Cocktail (Non-alcoholics read ‘Mocktail’).

Every person has his/her own recipe for a perfect cocktail. I personally love scotch on the rocks. Some love vodka with lime water, some whisky with coffee and some others love the craziest of cocktails like the corned beef collins and whisky with mayonnaise. Some like to get high and dance and some others like to savour the drink over a candle light dinner with their partners. Every person has his/her own choice of brands, the right amounts, hang-outs, food to go with and most importantly people to drink with that make the perfect cocktail. A perfect cocktail is not just about the drink, it is about the wonderful feeling that the drink leaves us with.

So is LIFE.

Every person has his/her own recipe for a perfect life. Some love travelling, some writing, some adventure, some photography, some teaching and the list goes on. Some love being lost in just one thing (Like the ‘neat’ alcoholics). Some love a balance between two (Like a martini). Some love doing a little of many things (Imagine a cocktail of rum, vodka and gin). While some others love being crazy and doing new things (Like the crazy cocktailers). A perfect life is not just about what we do, it is about the wonderful feeling of going to bed happy everyday and wanting to wake up next day to do something awesome again.

The secret to happy life is to discover the recipe of your own perfect cocktail. Getting started and a little experimenting will definitely lead you to it.

So what are you waiting for? Go grab your perfect cocktail and if you don’t have the recipe yet keep experimenting till you find it 🙂


  • You are responsible for the overdose and after effects of your cocktail. Consequences follow. So is life.
  • Your recipe of a perfect cocktail might change with time and sometimes the change can be as big as cocktailers becoming mocktailers. Don’t be afraid of change. Enjoy it as long as you love your drink. So is life.
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17 Responses to Life is a cocktail

  1. Amaleshwar Sinha says:

    Interesting to think that you might want to take a few chances with different cocktails, to figure out which one suits you the best, the experimentation in life 🙂

  2. Sundeep says:

    Hmm…I really don’t know this much about cocktails 🙂

  3. Satyanarayana says:

    I didn’t know you know this much about cocktails 😛

  4. Why is that drunkards speak about life and philosophy most of the time?

  5. Suhali says:

    I personally loved it…of all the peices you have carved this is the closest to me…
    especially “most importantly people to drink with that make the perfect cocktail.”…

  6. Nilanjana says:

    Additional caution: Whisky with mayonnaise does NOT taste good. (That crazy experiment was mine :P) Once in a while, the cocktail goes wrong and you throw up. Other times, its good! So’s life 🙂 Good one.

  7. Aakash says:

    A note of caution is just as good as cocktail (for me its mock-tail).
    Love the way you correlate both of them…. 🙂
    Well I think, there are a lot more important things in life than cocktail alone, but cocktail make those things even better.

  8. Really gave me an impetus to find the right recipe for my cocktail… 🙂
    “Keep on experimenting until u find the right one” —

  9. Vikram Voleti says:

    The cautions are brilliant! 😀

  10. Karthik Reddy says:

    Too good! 😀 I am setting sail to find myself and to make my own cock-tail! 🙂

    Thanks for the great direction you provide us with! 🙂

  11. archana says:

    i like how you compare , also i like how you end the content , it was just apt ! keep writting and cocktailing – cheers ! 🙂

  12. Jagdish Chelani says:

    loved the caution note. =D some conversations might be little leave you with a deeper sense of it’s meaning though the speaker himself might be unaware of it but you learn and grow.
    So yup one thing is for, i’d love to experiment even after the perfect cocktail(mocktail in my case =P) till life itself stops and i’m very sure so would you. =)
    all the best. Amazing inference and learning relation. =)

  13. chetan1507 says:

    You are so talking my heart out 🙂

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