The next time you’re looking for a flavoursome drink with a kick try these signature cocktails. By Pooja Paryani
Havana Smoke, Myx (Juhu)
A heavenly combination of Cuban rum, coffee liqueur and delicately flavoured with cigar wood smoke, Havana Smoke is one of the signature cocktails on offer at Myx. The drink is served in a big glass pipe, getting high points for presentation. A great option for those who don’t like their cocktails too sweet and want to try a drink with an unusual musky undertone.
Puzzle Guzzle, Please Don’t Tell (Lower Parel)
Please Don’t Tell is a bar that channels prohibition era America. It strives to be an underground speakeasy with innovative cocktails. The one to try is Puzzle Guzzle. It’s a mix of vodka, muddled with ginger, mint springs, lime, grapefruit juice, soda, ginger syrup, and cinnamon. Those seem like quite a few flavours vying for attention, but somehow the bartender gets it just right and the ginger-lemon-mint drink goes down quite smoothly.
Mumbai Sour, Aer Bar and Lounge (Worli)
This cocktail is served in a rooftop lounge bar that offers a beautiful, scenic view of Mumbai, and is a party spot for the right and famous. The drink is a unique concoction that is a combination of Bourbon, mulled wine syrup and lavender-infused maple syrup. Mouth-watering isn’t it?
Cha La Lai, Yauatcha (BKC)
Tea and vodka make for a fun combination in this tall drink. Beat the heat with this cocktail that’s made with vodka, black grapes, oolong tea, apple juice, and champagne. A wonderful infusion that caresses your taste buds without overwhelming them.
Sunset at Carter’s, Masala Bar (Bandra)
Named after the iconic beachside strip it’s on, Sunset at Carter’s perfectly captures the vibe of the place. The drink is a whiskey concoction with a hint of rosemary and orange, all combined together to mimic the colours of sunset. A heady drink for a heady location.
Crème Brûlée Martini, Radio Bar (Khar West)
This is a frothy, cinnamon flavoured creamy cocktail perfect for the coming festive season. It’s vanilla vodka mixed with caramelised cinnamon powder and cream, creating an interesting dessert-like drink that packs quite a punch.