Food special: Give your cocktail a tea makeover
Tea cocktails combine healthy with fun. Simple to create and perfect to cool off this summer, these creative mixes seem to be the new rage in some of Mumbai’s top lounges. The guide lists a few to tipple over
The Krungthepmahanakhon Amornrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharat Ratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphiman Awatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit is the longest named cocktail in the world. It was invented in New York and is an ancient name for Bangkok. The first bit of of the word means “The land of angels, the great city of immortality, various of divine gems.” It contains tulsi tea, guava, ginger, star anise, beefeater gin and Absolut vodka.
At: Cafe Nemo, 329/A Thadani House, opposite Indian Coast Guard, Worli.
Cost: Rs 450
La Bella can be made with white rum, apricot brandymint leaves, sweet and sour apple infused tea
At: The Daily, Ground Floor, behind Shoppers Stop, SV Road, Bandra Talao, Bandra (W).
Cost: Rs 425 + taxes
Not So Old Fashioned is a good old classic with chamomile tea infused Scotch, stirred like a boss!
At: The Blue Frog, Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.
Cost: Rs 550 + taxes
Boom Bloom can be created with vodka, hibiscus tea, raspberry, rose water and lemon juice.
At: Sante, 164, near Holy Family Hospital, Hill Road, Bandra (W).
Cost: Rs 1100
Tea Tonic is a mix of Bombay Sapphire, mixed tea, spice bitters and a few drops of tonic water, soda and lime juice.
At: Nido, 21, Union Park, Khar. cost Rs 650 + taxes
Mr Grey is a mix of Grey Goose vodka infused with Earl Grey Tea, Elderflower Cordial and fresh lemon juice.
At: Woodside Inn, Colaba
Cost: Rs 695 + taxes
Tea-Toddy is a hot drink that sees a mix of various ingredients such as honey, apple juice, caramel syrup, hot black tea, dark rum and cinnamon stick.
At: Serafina, Ground level, 30 K Dubash Marg, Rampart Row, KalaGhoda.
Cost: Rs 450 + taxes
Watermelon Moji-tea and Peach Moji-tea are fresh tea-based mojitos with delicious fruit flavour and mint leaves. Served cold.
At: Chili’s Grill & Bar, 13, Ventura Building, Central Avenue, Hiranandani, Powai.
Cost: Rs 175 each + taxes