Summer has truly made itself at home. And restaurants have found the ideal opportunity to refresh their drinks menus, and along with it, Mumbai’s dehydrated patrons. From Pineapple and Bell Pepper Margaritas at Manchester United Cafes across Mumbai to Cucumber Collins at Yauatcha, if you’re bored of the regular choices on the menu, you might want to check out these new summer specials.
The new summer cocktails here include drinks like Cucumber Collins, Bitter Namtso and Kumquat Jasmine Iced Tea (non-alcoholic).
Where: Ground floor, Raheja Tower, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E)
Call: 2644 8888
Mango lovers have a treat in store at this eatery, as they have added to their menu a variety of drinks inspired by the fruit, from Mango Frappe to Mango Punch.
Where: B-15, Gagangiri CHS, Carter Road, Bandra (W)
Call: 2646 0147
Sip on a Beachcomber Crush (vodka, crushed oranges and lemons and some passion fruit and citrus juices) or the mocktail Frozen Strawberry Margarita (lemon, orange, peach, apricot and strawberry).
Where: Hotel Sun N Sand, 39 Juhu Beach
Call: 6693 8888
Want to give the regular Martini a miss? Try a Citrus Rosemary Martini (infused with orange juice and rosemary) or a Fresh Mango Martini shot (fresh mango, vodka and ice) instead.
Where: 11/1 Kalpak Corner Building, Turner Road, Bandra (W)
Call: 2651 0077
Taj Lands End
The cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks available here have been introduced keeping cooling ingredients in mind. The Mojito has been altered with the addition of watermelon and basil. The Bael Twist (a mix of local herb with pineapple juice and rum) is another interesting choice.
Where: Bandstand, Bandra (W)
Call: 6668 1234
The wine cocktail, Caprese Bellini (mix of strawberry, vanilla sugar, basil leaves and sparkling wine), is one of the few refreshing new drinks on the menu here.
Where: G Block, Raheja Tower, Bandra Kurla Complex
Call: 2656 7777
Silver Beach Café
The Juhu café has introduced sangrias in different flavours. Apart from their Classic Sangria, there are combinations like Lemongrass and Basil or Green Apple Sangria to pick from. Fans of non-alcoholic refreshments have variety of lemonades to pick from.
Where: Jaldarshan Building, near Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple, Gandhi Gram Road, Juhu
Call: 2620 8930
Manchester United Café
To mark the summer, the bartenders at Manchester United Café have introduced a Pineapple and Bell Pepper Margarita, “a spicy sweet combination of juicy pineapple and pungent peppers with tequila, triple sec and lime juice,” among other drinks.
Where: Level 3, Palladium, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel; R City Mall, ground floor, phase 2, Ghatkopar (west); Infiniti-2 Mall, Level 3, Link Road, Malad (West)
Call: 4360 1111 (Lower Parel); 6642 9850 (Ghatkopar); 6196 0300 (Malad)
The new cool cocktails added to the menu at this bar include the Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri and the Blush Sangria among various other summery concoctions.
Where: Behind ONGC Colony, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (W)
Call: 2640 0288