Mumbai Food: Here's your guide to hot cocktails for soothing sniffles, sore throats

Updated: Jul 12, 2018, 10:04 IST | Suman Mahfuz Quazi

Struggling with monsoon-inflicted colds? Here's your guide to hot cocktails around town that are perfect for soothing the sniffles and sore throats

Mumbai Food: Here's your guide to hot cocktails for soothing sniffles, sore throats
Herb High

Herb high

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
CALL 9920003500
COST Rs 390 

Hot Shoddy

Hotshot toddy 

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)
CALL 7506394243
COST Rs 325

Pick me up Toddy

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

Smoked Mai Tai

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                                                                                                                                                           

Hot Tea


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
CALL 7400433430
COST Rs 575

Drink the storm

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

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