Mumbai Food: Here's your guide to hot cocktails for soothing sniffles, sore throats
Struggling with monsoon-inflicted colds? Here's your guide to hot cocktails around town that are perfect for soothing the sniffles and sore throats
Sink into this invitingly green potion that does wonderful things to your head as well as your ENT region. A classic palliative for common colds, this herbaceous hot cocktail called the herb toddy is a fun dark rum-based concoction that is served with crushed cinnamon, basil leaves and ginger, and served with honey and lime to ensure every sip offers relief and calm in equal measure.
TIME 8.30 am to 11 am; 12 pm to 12 am
AT The Sassy Spoon, Ramnath Goenka Marg, Nariman Point
COST Rs 390
If you’ve spent even a day watching a World Cup match this season with your friends, unhappily nursing a non-alcoholic beverage because of monsoon-inflicted colds, worry no more. The hot shoddy is served with cranberry and lime juice, cloves, cinnamon and honey, and garnished with a slice of orange, and apple and mint leaves. This brandy-based drink is a smacker of a hot cocktail and the ideal care for a sore throat..
TIME 9 am to 1 am at Social (all outlets)
COST Rs 325
Drinking like Drake
Inspired from the pumpkin and carrot soup, this fruity drink is called the pick me up toddy. It sees the coming together of a pumpkin and carrot puree that is served along with canned apple juice, ginger juice, warm water and popular Canadian rapper and musician Drake’s favourite alcohol, Hennessey.
TIME 12 pm to 12 am
AT The Bombay Canteen, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel.
CALL 49666666 COST Rs 550
My tai your tai
There’s a new avatar of the all-time favourite refresher, mai tai, in town. Available at this bar and restaurant, the smoked mai tai is served hot with black and white rum, stirred with pineapple juice and smoked Indian herbs and spices. While the rum adds to your happiness, the star anise, cloves and cardamom help cleanse your throat.
TIME 3 pm to 11 pm
AT Tripplers Bar — Four Points by Sheraton, Vashi. CALL 8879788894 COST Rs 500
The bito-no-ni-chado is a haven for tea and vodka addicts, because it has both! This heady cocktail is essentially a lemon and ginger tea which is combined with orange curacao, beetroot concoction and a small peg of vodka, to make it the perfect antidote to your runny nose and irritable chest.
TIME 12 pm to 12 am
AT Pa Pa Ya, Maker Maxcity, BKC
COST Rs 575
Drink the storm
Imagine raisin-infused rum stored and aged for 30 long days in an oak cask and served with raw honey, cinnamon, cranberries and more. Sounds good? It’s the storm within — an aromatic and healthy hot cocktail that is perfectly suited to the needs of your itchy throat.
TIME 12 pm to 1.30 am
AT The Looney, The Lover And The Poet, Khar West.
CALL 9820029933 OST Rs395
Feast on healthy versions of your favourite junk food at this Bandra outlet