Take a look at some of the coolest mocktails in Mumbai:
Island Breeze at Manchester United Café Bar
Football and beer go hand-in-glove. But if you don’t drink alcohol, it doesn’t have to dampen your match-watching experience. Here’s a fabulous mocktail you can try — ideal to cool you off during an intense match. Made with refreshing lychee crush, blue curacao, fresh lime juice, sprite, soda with a slice of lime and cherry, this chilling drink is like scoring a goal — cheer-worthy!
Kiwi, Melon and Jasmine Lemonade at Smoke House Deli (reserve now)
Ever had a sip of summer? Smoke House Deli’s Kiwi, Melon and Jasmine Lemonade comes pretty close. This floral, herb-infused, fruity medley will give you the feeling of walking on green grass in the sunshine. Loaded with fruits, you may have a tough time getting it through the straw. Do what you can to eat it all — use the carved muskmelon stirrer, if you have to!
Kookai at Moshe’s
Kokum juice is one of India’s favourite summer drinks, so it’s only right to turn it into a swanky mocktail! Moshe’s ‘Kookai’ is a blend of chilled kokum, guava and grape. Tart and sweet at the same time, this purple drink is a crowd favourite as it pairs healthily well with salads, sandwiches and other signature offerings from Moshe’s.
Plum Mocktail at Salt Water Café (reserve now)
Rich and dark, this drink looks intoxicating but is 100% alcohol free. Some dark California plums, peach essence, apple juice and a generous squeeze of lime makes it a lovely thirst quencher. A little sweet and a little tart, this mocktail will soon be one of your favourites. It is served in an elegant martini glass, garnished with a luscious plum.
Cucumber Cooler at Café Basilico
It’s called ‘cool as a cucumber’ for a reason. This chiller is subtle in taste and absolutely delicious! Perfect for cleansing the palate as you indulge in a satisfying meal.
Sol Kadi at Mi Marathi
Yet another summer-time classic, Sol Kadi can spice up a bland meal, not to mention it is so cooling and healthy! We include this in our ‘mocktail’ category because… isn’t it one? Some green chilli, garlic, zesty kokum and more makes it the perfect drink alongside spicy coastal seafood.
Ginger Spice Cooler at Desi Klub
Another refreshing cooler, this non-alcoholic concoction in a pitcher is a blend of ginger beer, rhubarb syrup and lots of fresh lime. Relish it with a brunch, lunch, dinner, or simply just because you feel like. It is pretty addictive, if you ask us!
Do you have any more whacky, quirky mocktails that you feel need to be on this list?