Seasonal cocktails are the best way to beat the scorching summer heat. Creating a fusion of decadent flavours, restaurants in the country have experimented and come out with a host of new cocktails, ranging from fresh and fruity to sweet and sour, with additional spice treats.
On this world cocktail day, take your pick of some of these enticing new cocktail menus and their must-try specials below.
Bombay High, ITC Maratha, Mumbai
Bombay High takes notes from classic and contemporary favourites for their new ‘Summer in a glass’ cocktail menu. Using seasonal favourites with summer coolers, the menu is defined by fruity flavours like khus khus, tamarind, watermelon, litchi and gauava.
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Bougain Villa, Mumbai
A chic all-day bistro and boulangerie, Bougain Villa taps into botanicals for their new cocktail menu. Fruity flavours, floral notes and refreshing aromas are what best describe the curations.
Miss Lily Birds and Bees Golden Berry Martini
Mumbai’s popular beachside restaurant Estella looks to its neighbourhood for inspiration. A Mumbai summer-inspired menu, Estella’s new cocktail menu is simple yet delicious, with individualistic flavours like fresh fruit and bitter herbs for a refreshing impact.
Passionfruit and Basil Martini Sterling HummingBird
Gallops recently brought in a new and refreshing experience with cabanas which are both aesthetically appealing and a great save from the summer heat. Complementing these aesthetics is a brand new cocktail many that is full of fresh summer fruit flavours like mango, grapefruit, lime, cherry and elderflower.
Using ingredients specific to Asian countries, Kyma curated a special cocktail menu that especially compliments Asian food. The menu plays around with tart flavours like matcha powder, yuzu, curry leaves, and mustard seeds.
From Japan with love
Loci and Toot
A very unique initiative, Loci and Toot’s new cocktail menu aims to create an olfactory experience through taste, smell, sight, sound and touch. The menu featured spiced original flavours like spiced pomegranate, anise shrub, sea salt caramel and jalapeno to name a few.
Gin Gin Situation
Sticking to its ideology of natural, organic ingredients, Noon’s new cocktail menu is a diverse play of flavours with a focus on seasonal favourites. The menu features a little something for everyone, from light, fruity cocktails, to rich, spirit-forward drinks. playing with flavours like kale, basil, orange and turmeric.
Saffron Kehwa Kale-Arity Battle of Oranges
A European style restaurant, Perch’s entire menu focuses on creating dishes around local produce. Their cocktail menu is no different. Keeping in mind the brutal summers and early onset of the monsoons, the new menu incorporates aperitivo styled cocktails which are carbonated, bitter and low-alcohol beverages. In addition to fruity flavours like watermelon, strawberries, grapefruit and passionfruit, the menu also features complex aromas like miso, caramel, Persian cherries, and walnut flarum.
Forbidden Berry Oaxaca Highball Kentucky Smack
Poco Loco, Mumbai
Calling it ‘Back to School’, Poco Loco’s new cocktail menu looks back at relished childhood memories of savouring indigenous treats like tamarind, kacchi kairi and starfruit. Embracing adulthood while keeping alive the child within us, the menu plays with an array of flavours like tamarind, chilly, raw mango, kokum, star fruit, bore, gooseberries, etc.
Tamarind Chile Fruta Estrella Gooseberry Muse
Pritam Restaurant, Mumbai
Mumbai’s Pritam Restaurant has a deep-seated love for all things Bollywood. And their new cocktail menu is proof! Inspired by popular Bollywood stars, the new cocktail menu is an ode to Bollywood, celebrating performances and personalities. The flavours complement each other with contrasting pallets of sweet, spicy, sour and bitter.
Prem Naam Hai Mera The Sridevi Garam Dharam
Inspired by seasonal, farm fresh ingredients, Saltt Karjat’s new cocktail menu plays with complimenting flavours like earthy and fruity, flower and herbs, etc. The menu is inspired by five different farms and their ingredients. The menu plays with a plethora of flavours including coconut, vanilla, chilly, cucumber, cocnut milk, popcorn etc.
Popcorn Sour Hibiscus Upside Down Cheese Day
Toast & Tonic Mumbai
Toast & Tonic unveiled a host of wildly innovative concoctions as part of their Summer Side Up menu available until May 31, 2022. Steering clear of artificial syrups and additives, the menu plays with organic fruits, while also creating its own shrubs and tonics with natural flavours like strawberry lemongrass shrub, raw mango and clove shrub, and orange coriander ice.
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The Little Easy
Putting together fresh and fruity easy-drinking cocktails, The Little Easy introduced two new cocktail menus named ‘Fresh Off The Block’ and ‘Prosecco Gets Fruity’. While Fresh Off The Block focuses on fresh never used before ingredients Prosecco gets Fruity is a new Prosecco Spritzer menu that is ideal for the summer.
Let That Man Go
Inspired by the diversity of the world’s largest continent, “Asia”, Yazu specialises in famous exotic delicacies from Pan-Asian countries. Their new cocktail menu is a surprise as such playing around with native ingredients from countries in Asia like spices from Sri Lanka, kefir and lemongrass from Thailand, miso from Japan and more.
Golden Paloma Oolong Cooler Oriental G & T
Joining forces with Money 47, Yauatcha has introduced a ‘Summer Gin Garden’ experience for its patrons. Keeping it fresh and fruits, the menu imbibes fresh fruits, flowers and herbs with zesty flavours like raw pickled mango, chamomile, elderflower and fresh basil.