Mumbaikars, get the party started with these fun mocktails on dry day
Who said a dry day equals a boring day with you at home in your PJs? Get out and get the party started with these fun mocktails
Mary with a twist
A version of the vodka-based Bloody Mary sans alcohol, the crimson-hued Mandarin Mary is infused with tomato juice, tabasco, salt and a dash of triphla-infused water.
Mixologist Pranav Mody reasons, "Triphla water is ayurvedic, and adds a hit of pepper to the concoction. This helps retain the classic texture and binds the flavours, so you won't notice the absence of alcohol."
Time: 12 pm to 3.30 pm; 7 pm to 11.30 pm
At: House Of Mandarin, Classic Corner Building, Hill Road, Bandra West
Cost: '190 plus taxes
If you have a sweet tooth, here's a drink that's bound to make you happy. The Berry Patch is less of a mocktail and more like a thick shake, but who says that's a bad thing?
What goes into it, you ask? Tart-yet-sweet cranberry juice, a dollop each of strawberry crush and rich vanilla ice cream, and a generous drizzle of honey. Tempted yet?
Time: 6 pm to 1.30 am
At: Turban Tales, 20, JVLR, Panchkutir Ganesh Nagar, Powai
Cost: '240 plus taxes
Kick it with caffeine
Coffee tastes best when paired with aromatic spices - think cinnamon or pumpkin spice lattes. The Coffee Star Anise Mocktail is the perfect drink for those who like having coffee for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The head concoction is made using handpicked coffee beans from south India. Add a hint of ginger and fragrant star anise to the mix, and you have a mocktail that will have you buzzing with energy.
Time: 12 pm to 1 am
At: Kaama, unit no 2, second floor, Oasis Complex, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel.
Rose in your tonic
It's usually only with gin that you can enjoy the quinine-spiked carbonated water called tonic. But not when you are at this BKC joint, where you can savour flavoured tonics, made in-house, even without the spirit.
Sip on the Citrus Basil Tonic, Flower Power Tonic infused with jasmine tea, elderflower and grapefuit, or the soothing Rose Petal and Cucumber Tonic.
Time: 12 pm to 3.30 pm; 7 pm to 12.30 am
At: Toast &âÂÂTonic, Jet Airways-Godrej Building, BKC
Cost: '220 onwards
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