Smoky notes give this classic a modern avatar

Cocktails, Mumbai

Boozy Delights: Whiskey Gets a Makeover

20 Mar , 2016  

Think whiskey is to be had either neat or diluted with soda or water? Or cocktails are mostly rum or vodka-based? Not anymore! Blame it on ‘Mad Men’, but whiskey-based cocktails are back in the spotlight – from classics like the Old Fashioned and Whiskey Sour to the downright quirky. Our pick of 12 awesome whiskey cocktails in Mumbai will help you channel your inner Don Draper!

Tamarind Whiskey Shake at The Bombay Canteen:
The Classic Whiskey Sour gets a desi twist with some tamarind, Blender’s Pride, orange and lime juice!

The Bombay Canteen's tamarind whiskey sour packs in a desi punch. (Picture credits: Sanjay Ramchandran)

The Bombay Canteen’s tamarind whiskey sour packs in a desi punch. (Picture credits: Sanjay Ramchandran)


Apple Cinnamon Pie Drink at Umame
: (reserve now)
Chunks of red apple are first muddled then shaken with crushed ice, whiskey, vodka and a splash of apple juice; garnished with more apple and a cinnamon stick… what’s not to like here?

Fancy some cinnamon and apple in your drink, whiskey lovers?

Fancy some cinnamon and apple in your drink, whiskey lovers?


Jagdhari No.1 at True Tramm Trunk:
Have whiskey and coke with an Indian twist! Inspired by the Haryanvi city, it has a hint of spices too.

A dash of Haryanvi flair to the whiskey and coke pairing, this one's a winner

A dash of Haryanvi flair to the whiskey and coke pairing, this one’s a winner


Don Draper at Monkey Bar:
We couldn’t possibly wish you a Draper-like weekend without including a namesake drink, right? You could go with a Ballantine’s Finest or Jim Beam and expect the flavours of sugarcane, cloves and a dash of bitters in this one.

This eponymous drink tastes as yummy as it looks

This eponymous drink tastes as yummy as it looks


Mowgli at The Sahib Room & Kipling Bar; The St. Regis:
Taking inspiration from ‘The Jungle Book’, Maclin, the in-house mixologist at The Sahib Room & Kipling Bar confesses that this ‘wild’ concoction of Black Label, sweet spices, spiced tea, apple and orange, might just be his favourite!

Inspired by Rudyard Kipling's classic, Mowgli promises a spicy, wild ride

Inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s classic, Mowgli promises a spicy, wild ride


Cinnamon Whiskey Story at Mamagoto:
Jack Daniels infused with some cinnamon essence and shaken with orange and sugar… tempting, right?

Cinnamon with a hint of orange promises a delicious time

Cinnamon with a hint of orange promises a delicious time


Old Fashioned at Craft Deli Bistro Bar:
No messing around here; expect premium quality ingredients as the folks here use Jim Beam, homemade bitters and sugar to pack a punch with this authentic cocktail.

Image used for representational purpose only

Image used for representational purpose only


Revolver at Four Points by Sheraton Navi Mumbai:
A heady mixture of coffee, oranges and some sweet and spicy bourbon – this one’s not for the faint-hearted!

A killer combination with coffee and bourbon added to the mix

A killer combination with coffee and bourbon added to the mix


Smoked Whiskey Sour at The Korner House: (reserve now)
Take a classic Whiskey Sour, and smoke it – a modern twist that shouldn’t be missed.

Smoky notes give this classic a modern avatar

Smoky notes give this classic a modern avatar


Whiskey Cinnamon Shot at Lemon Leaf: (reserve now)
Not in the mood to slowly sip your drink? Opt for this shot with a delicate infusion of cinnamon, sugar and some spice.

Perfect for straight shooters, the cinnamon hint is a nice surprise

Perfect for straight shooters, the cinnamon hint is a nice surprise


Irish Whiskey at Bar Stock Exchange:
We couldn’t possibly be doing a whiskey feature without mentioning the Irish now, can we? A drool-worthy mix of Jameson Whiskey, Irish coffee and brown sugar, this one comes topped with whipped cream and a dusting of coffee powder.

Looks delicious, packs a punch

Looks delicious, packs a punch


MegaFROG at blueFrog: (reserve now)
Kudos to the guys at blueFrog for mixing up this drink that we can grab while we’re dancing because it comes in a sports sipper!

The sports sipper means you can dance the night away

The sports sipper means you can dance the night away

So head out and give these boozy delights a try.


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Tarika Singh is a Mumbai-based food blogger, YouTuber and recipe developer. Every week, she comes up with recipes that are lapped up by an audience not just from India, but around the world. Her growing popularity and following has led to successful collaborations with brands such as Dove and KitchenAid India amongst others, and Tarika also features on the cover of Femina magazine dated July 14th 2015.

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