Three Mumbai Cocktails That Can Melt Your Troubles (And Your Money) Away
Do you think that Rs 500 - 700 can buy you a high-class cocktail in Mumbai?s lounges? Think again. The city of dreams has been the host of luxurious bars, clubs and lounges for a long time now. Over the years, these establishments have concocted some of the richest and most extravagant cocktails to cater to Mumbai?s tastes and trends. Today?s luxury cocktails are made from exotic ingredients and sophisticated alcohols from India and abroad. With their prices rising, you?ll probably need to withdraw more money from your bank. Irrespective of how well endowed your wallet is, here are three of Mumbai?s most expensive cocktails.
What?: From The Harbour Since 1933
Where? Harbour Bar, The Taj Mahal Palace
How much?: Rs 950 plus taxes This gin-based cocktail has a lot of history associated with it. It came into being in 1933, the year when the Harbour Bar became the first licensed bar in Mumbai. It got its long name from an American yacht-owner docked in Mumbai, who drank it in celebration after hearing about the end of prohibition in his homeland. The drink is a rich combination of gin, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and green chartreuse. You may have to spend a pretty penny on it, but if you do, you?ll be having a sip of colonial history.
What?: Kiwi Aniseed Martini
Where?: Blue Frog Mumbai How much?: Rs 1000 plus taxes In addition to their live music events, the patrons of Blue Frog Mumbai also enjoy their vodka-based cocktails. One of them is the pricey Kiwi Aniseed Martini. It is a mix of chilled Ciroc vodka, fresh kiwi fruit, and gently toasted aniseed. Blue Frog's Ciroc-based cocktails are a favourite among visitors right now, so you can try out the Kiwi Aniseed Martini if you?re curious.
What?: Mojito Royale
Where?: Aer Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
How much?: Rs 1995 plus taxes Aer Lounge has a range of classic and specialty cocktails. If those aren?t rich enough for you, there?s always the Mojito Royale. This cocktail is a part of Aer?s ?Luxury Collection?. The bartenders of Aer Lounge make the mojito out of mint, demerara sugar and Ron Zacapa 23 rum.