Water is the elixir of life and during summers, cold water feels heavenly as it quenches your thirst! However other than water, we always prefer refreshing drinks that keeps you cool and is tasty and lifts your spirit! You may want to gulp down gallons of beer, but then if not beer – what else?
Summer beverages with seasonal fruits – Some prefer boozy and some virgin! Like the idea! At home I try multiple options – Think about flavours of seasonal fruits with soda and ice or maybe fragrant and refreshing Indian jasmine added to sparkling wine or a mix of lemonade and plums or maybe Watermelon and Gin! Well for me the list is endless! What if you are looking out for thirst quenching drinks and would like to party out with friends / family or just enjoy solitude? Well then, let’s get the ball rolling. Mystic Foodie Mantra presenting for the first time some of the best cocktails that has been picked from various restro/bar/pubs in town and selected them on the basis of taste, summer factor and ofcourse intriguing!
Green Eye Monster and Queen’s Punch at Kempinski Ambience, Delhi | The elegant bar at Kempinski, my latest discovery in town. They know what exactly they are doing. Great use of summer fruits. Both are recommend by our favourite mixologist.
Location – Kempinski Ambience, Delhi
Price – 450-600
Delhi Mule or Pistachio Fizz at Tamra | Latest entrant in delhi circle and doing extremely good. All day dining restaurant where they also have a classic bar and this was suggested by our favourite mixologist Umang.
Location: Tamra at Shangri-La
Price: INR 500-800
B 52 or Farzi Apple Foamintini at Farzi Café | one of my favourite bar in town where Aman (one of the finest mixologist in town) brilliantly plays with molecular gastronomy and serves your some amazing cocktails
Location: Farzi Café, Cyber Hub
Price : INR 350-550
Electric Avenue and Sky Scapper at The Tease, Vivanta by Taj, Gurgaon | how effectively one can combine rum and vodka with Asian herbs like lemon grass. It is a perfect place to chill out after office hours – excellent terrace and mouth-watering finger food. Definitely one of my favourite bar in town.
Location: The Tease, Vivanta By Taj, Gurgaon
Price : INR 550-750
Kashmere at Longitude Bar, Le Meridien Gurgaon | the combination of saffron with sparkling wine just makes a perfect cocktail. A must have.
Location : The Longitude Bar, Le Meridien, Gurgaon
Price: INR 550 onwards
Green Tea Cooler and Tummy Friendy Ginger at Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon | They have some interesting cocktails that gives you refreshing kick. Green tea cooler and tummy friendly ginger is amongst my favourite. The kick of ginger and soothing effect of green tea will make you come back here.
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon
Price : INR 500-1000
Wood Apple Sour, Cheery Club and Mango Ginger at the dirty Martini Bar, The Olive Bar and Kitchen | Undoubtedly they serve the best cocktail in town. Classical combination of alcohol mixing with seasonal fruits – Simply fantastic. Apart from their regular cocktails, they have some amazing martini variants that shouldn’t be missed.
Location : The Olive Bar and Kitchen , Mehrauli
Price: INR 350-500
Classic Cocktails at Wok in the Clouds, Khan Market One of my favorite casual dining place that serves excellent cocktails like The Malt Apricot Sour( whisky sour made out of single malt), The WITC Bellini( a luxurious interpretation of classical Italian drink), and The Lychee Daiquiri(refreshing version of classic daiquiri)
Location: Wok in the Clouds, Khan Market.
Price: Between INR 450-550
Shazia Imli and Dublin Drum at Monkey Bar | It is, undoubtedly one of the finest places to chillax over a cocktail or beer. This place is considered as one of the best bars in Delhi. Situated in Vasant Vihar and Connaught place, it is also famous for lip smacking and mind blowing food. I would highly recommend this place for its amazing cocktails – especially Shazia Imli and Dublin dram..
Location : Monkey Bar, Vasant Kunj and CP
Price : Between 500-600
Somras and Basant at Dhaba By Claridges | best part about their cocktails is that they serve them in actual desi daru bottle. Use of seasonal fruits like orange( narangi) is one of the hottest selling cocktails.
Location: DLF Place, Saket & Cyber Hub, Gurgaon
Price : INR 450-550
Various LIIT at Hard Rock Café | The famous HRC that has created waves, when it opened in Delhi, is known for their 10oz burger and it is also famous for its extra ordinary LIIT. This place certainly serves one of the finest LIIT in town. My recommendations for LIIT are Long Caribbean Iced Tea, Channel Island Iced Tea, Raspberry Iced Tea, Boston Iced Tea and Texas Iced Tea.
Location – Hard Rock Café, DLF Saket Mall and Cyber Hub.
Price – INR 450-750
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Picture Credits – Vivanta by taj gurgaon, Courtyard by Marriott gurgaon, Dhaba by claridges, monkey bar, hard rock cafe, Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi, the dirty martini bar, farzi cafe, tamra at shangri-la.