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Six cool cocktails from Kolkata bars for that warm weather buzz

Shaken or stirred, these sips have what it takes to stay sane under the sun

Nitin Waghela | Published 18.04.23, 04:09 PM
Various cocktails available at city bars

Various cocktails available at city bars

With temperatures breaching 40 degree celsius and a heatwave extension warning till April 19, we sipped our way around the city in search of delicious and refreshing summer cocktails. We recommend you pull up a chair or grab a stool and sozzle the sizzle away at these restaurant bars.

Elderflower Martini at Bakstage Gourmet

Elderflower Martini at Bakstage Gourmet

Elderflower Martini at Bakstage Gourmet

Located in Sector V, Salt Lake, Bakstage Gourmet is a dining establishment that serves up a delicious Elderflower Martini. This drink is a mix of gin and elderflower, making it a cool choice to stay spirited.

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Pocket pinch: Rs 525

Citrus Martini at Yauatcha

Citrus Martini at Yauatcha

Citrus Martini at Yauatcha

On the fifth floor of Quest Mall, Yauatcha promises to take care of your summer needs with its Citrus Martini. It is a perfect blend of gin, vodka and Limoncello, combined with fresh grapefruit and orange to keep you sane under the sun.

Pocket pinch: Rs 695

Love in Mexico at The Salt House

Love in Mexico at The Salt House

Love in Mexico at The Salt House

Love in Mexico is a spicy fix for the endless summer days. It’s available at the 40, Shakespeare Sarani address best known for its European food and handcrafted cocktails. The refreshing summer cocktail is made with tequila and orange liqueur, in the process connecting Mexican and Indian flavours through fresh coriander and bird’s eye chilli.

Pocket pinch: Rs 825

All Eyes on Me at Trapeze

All Eyes on Me at Trapeze

All Eyes on Me at Trapeze

Trapeze, the ornate gastro-pub at 1A, Russell Street (above India Hobby Centre), is not far behind with its summer drinks. The All Eyes on Me is a twist on the classic G&T and provides an effective break from the sweltering Kolkata summer. It’s a concoction that comes alive when gin is hooked up with fresh orange juice, a hint of homemade coriander liqueur, and a splash of tonic.

Pocket pinch: Rs 500

Bayside Breeze at LMNOQ

Bayside Breeze at LMNOQ

Bayside Breeze at LMNOQ

If the name doesn’t tempt you, the ingredients will. The popular rooftop lounge bar on Park Street puts nature’s elixir, daab’er jol, to the bar test. It serves you Bayside Breeze, a chilled cocktail made up of rum, litchi and coconut water.

Pocket pinch: Rs 690

Moscow Mule at The Old Delhi

Moscow Mule at The Old Delhi

Moscow Mule at The Old Delhi

Located at 174, Sarat Bose Road, The Old Delhi is a restaurant that serves Moscow Mule, also known as Vodka Buck, in a copper mug that keeps the drink chilled. Moscow Mule is known to have a cooling effect, while bringing out bold flavours lent by smooth vodka, tangy beer, zesty ginger and warm cinnamon.

Pocket pinch: Rs 450

Last updated on 18.04.23, 04:09 PM
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