Ivoryy
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Arushi Sakhuja 
After a long week at work, all we need to kickstart the weekend is a delicious mix of our favourite spirits. Top with some fizz and ice and voila, you have a new tipple to sip on as you unwind and relax.
As competition increases among bars and restaurants in Delhi, mixologists are getting more experimental with their cocktails. From giving traditional recipes an unexpected twist to concocting new flavour pairings that sing on the palate, bars and restaurants are trying to create a unique identity through innovation. The good part? No two cocktails in a bar would ever taste the same!
If you’re looking to venture out and experiment with your cocktails this weekend, LuxeBook takes you through the newest cocktail menus to try in the capital.
YOUnion Delhi
Newly opened at Qutab Institutional Area, Delhi’s popular F&B destination, YOUnion Delhi’s USP is the extensive shots menu with over 300 shots. Taking inspiration from nature to decorate the space, the shots bar is the major attraction for this bar. Think unconventional flavour pairings, pungent or sweet, each shot is a delight to the palate. We recommend trying the Irish Nut with rum, hazelnut and Baileys! But what’s truly worth the hype and attention is the cocktail’s presentation that offers a theatrical touch. Opt for the Smoking Skull Manhattan, served in a skull-shaped glass, or the Shaky Pete’s Ginger Blue served in a bathtub with fresh edible flowers that will leave you stunned.
YOUnion Delhi
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YOUnion Delhi
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Where: Qutub Hotel, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, Block C, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110017
To Book: +91 8068972890
Timings: 12pm- 1am
Aviary Cocktail Nest 
Step into a tropical paradise as you make your way to Delhi’s newest cocktail hub – Aviary! The interiors resemble an enclosure for birds with accents of groovy and quirky installations. Staying in sync with the theme are the nature-inspired cocktails curated for the universal palate — a culmination of nature-inspired cocktails with the use of unique flavours and fresh ingredients. Stirred and shaken by Head Mixologist Ankit Ghawana, some cocktails to try include the Garden, Betel Blush, Deforestation, and Floral Buzz, to name a few.
Aviary Cocktail Nest
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Aviary Cocktail Nest
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Where:  2nd Floor, DLF COMMONS, DLF Avenue, Saket, New Delhi
To Book: +919910434898
Timings: 12pm- 1am

AnnaMaya

With a new and innovative menu, AnnaMaya at Andaz New Delhi is upping its cocktail game. The new cocktail menu at Juniper has been inspired by artisanal, local, and seasonal ingredients, shared Mr. Jitender Semwal, Head Mixologist at Andaz Delhi. He further added, “Our seasoned mixologists have concocted AnnaMaya’s new signature cocktails by thoughtfully pairing all seasonal and locally sourced ingredients such as Kashmiri Kahwa, Pomegranate, Organic Watermelon, Figs and more, with all your favourite spirits that help in creating a memorable experience.” So while we talk about new concoctions do try their all-new Gin & Tea – kashmiri kahwa gin, Indian tonic Himalayan strawberry cooler; Himalayan Waterfall – pomegranate infused tequila, organic watermelon syrup, pink salt, soda and; Scotchy protein – fig infused whiskey, coconut milk, cardamom syrup, fresh pineapple juice.
AnnaMaya
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Where: Ground Floor, Asset No.1, Aerocity, New Delhi, Delhi 110037
To Book: +91 85888 04222
Timings: 6:30am- 12am
The Drunken Botanist 
Lose yourself in the wilderness as a boozy adventure awaits at The Drunken Botanist in Gurugram. A green-themed hot spot with contemporary decor, get transported to a whimsical party destination. Their cocktail menu has a range of inventive cocktails including a few plant-based cocktails. But what makes these cocktails worth savouring is that they use their own farm-fresh ingredients to create herb-induced cocktails that enrich the flavour. Some of their artisanal cocktails are Botanist Martini, Ruby Julep, and Vodka Smash among others.
The Drunken Botanist
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The Drunken Botanist
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The Drunken Botanist
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Where: Unit 1-B & 1-C, Upper Ground Floor C, Building 10-C, Cyber Hub, DLF Cyber City, Gurgaon
To Book: +919289287738
Timings: 12pm- 1am
KLAP 
Nestled in the centre of the city, Khan Market, KLAP has been around for a while. But what makes it more sought after is its recent liquor license. Elevating the culinary experience are tipples that look as good as they taste! With the mango season in full swing, make your way to KLAP before May 30 to be a part of the Mango Bash. The Hwi Chao tastes like love at first sip or the Our Imperial Punch that is summer in a glass! However, if you seek a visual delight the Ibn Batuta is just for you.
Klap
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Klap
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Klap
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Where: 2, Rabindra Nagar, Khan Market, New Delhi
To Book: +91 9919918323 
Timings: 12pm-11pm
Plats
This is the city’s newest buzzword when it comes to a refined culinary experience. Championing flavours and the finest plating, each dish leaves you wanting more. While it is well known for its exquisite dishes and flavours, what’s new is the cocktail menu and introduction of small-batch infusions to make every drink taste better. Some infusions include earl grey tea gin infusion, Gondhoraj lemon and Coffee orange. But when you want to play it safe, nothing gets better than a gin and tonic, or rather Plats Purple Haze – lavender-infused gin, in-house blackberry syrup, a touch of lime and tonic. Give a twist to your palate as you try the Wake and Flake – a take on the classic whiskey sour with a cornflakes charged bourbon, maple, bitters and egg white.
Plats
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Plats
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Where: C 51, Ground Floor, Shivalik, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi
To Book: +918882155809
Timings: 12:30pm- 10:30pm
Ivoryy
New to the city, Ivoryy Cocktail Garden is nestled in the quaint colony of Panchsheel Park in New Delhi. Set amidst nature, the cocktails are inspired by the tale of two strangers at a bar. Each cocktail is uniquely curated by Ankit Ghawana, as it takes you through the stages of a memorable night, reminiscing the romantic journey from the first sip all the way to the morning after. The cocktails are named as stages of one’s drinking experience which transcends from ‘Stage 1: The first sip’ till ‘Stage 9: The regret”.
Ivoryy
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Ivoryy
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Ivoryy
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Ivoryy
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Ivoryy
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Where: T- 540, Panchshila park, Malviya Nagar Road, New Delhi, Delhi, 110017
To Book: +9188009 01139
Timings: 12pm- 1am
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