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Desserts, Mumbai, Restaurants

Boozy Desserts in Mumbai Every Liquor Lover Must Try

22 Feb , 2016  

Champagne and whisky and rum – oh my! The title says it all. Here’s a guide to some of Mumbai’s best boozy desserts.

1. Pink champagne sorbet with fresh strawberries at La Folie (Reserve now)Fine Dine Love

Available on request, this dizzy dessert is a pure indulgent delight. Moët & Chandon pink champagne is poured over a refreshing strawberry sorbet, which is then topped with sweet strawberry coulis and a dollop of Chantilly cream.

2. Chocolate truffles with homemade whiskey ice cream at GallopsFine Dine Love

Homemade or, in this case, in-house ice cream is always special, but when it’s laced with whisky and paired with Gallops’ rich chocolate truffles, it’s to die for.

3. Drunken waffle sundae at Indigo DelicatessenFine Dine Love

While the smooth, chocolate-y whisky pâté is a hot favourite here, the drunken waffle sundae is an indulgent treat you can’t miss. This isn’t the kind of dish you can have after a full meal, so, just once, skip the amazing pizzas, sandwiches and burgers the deli is known for (I know it’s hard, but it’ll be worth it – promise) and go straight to dessert. Thick waffles form the base for this sundae that comprises scoops of rum and raisin and chocolate ice creams, granola, jelly, fresh cream and, finally, rum anglais.

4. Rum truffles at Choc AffairesFine Dine Love

Meher Pinto’s rum balls (as regulars call them) are a far cry from the dry ones you’d get at your neighbourhood bakery. These are rich, rum-infused dark chocolate truffles so delicious that chocolate lovers begin to drool like some sick Pavlovian experiment just at the sight of their crinkly, red trademark wrappers. You can also try her cherry brandy, and apricot brandy and rum truffles, but nothing comes close to those rum balls.

5. Gulab nut at The Bombay CanteenFine Dine Love

An unlikely trio of donuts, gulab jamun and baba au rhum come together to form this dessert – a donut-shaped gulab jamun soaked in rum with a pistachio cream filling.

6. Beer popsicle OR Chocolate Flan at The White Owl (Reserve now)

Chocolate Flan at The White Owl

Chocolate Flan at The White Owl

The White Owl’s beer turned into popsicles is a real treat, and pretty unique too! They’re served on a bed of crumbled cookies, which makes it even better. If you need your chocolate fix, however, look no further than their chocolate flan which comes with a dark beer chocolate sauce. The sauce is strong without being overpowering.

7. Old Monk chocolate cake at Monkey BarFine Dine Love

Chocolate and rum are a match made in heaven, a fact that Monkey Bar capitalises on. This rich chocolate cake is soaked in rum and sprinkled with bits of caramel.

8. Dark chocolate and whisky éclair at Country of OriginFine Dine Love

Country of Origin (COO) is one of the best dessert places in Mumbai, so it’s a no-brainer to include one of their few boozy treats on this list. We see, once again, the pairing of dark chocolate with whisky – a can’t-go-wrong combination that is definitely so right in this case.

9. Adult hot chocolate at Theobroma

Image used for representational purpose only

Image used for representational purpose only

So boozy you probably shouldn’t drive after one of these bad boys, Theobroma’s adult hot chocolate is delicious and rich, and strong enough to set your head spinning.

Combining two sinful pleasures, these desserts are rich and boozy, making them a hedonist’s delight. What are your favourite alcohol-soaked desserts?


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Freyan Patel is a Mumbai-based freelance writer who nourishes her fixation with good grammar by writing high school-level English textbooks by day and fretting over typos in tweets by night. She also indulges her unhealthy obsession with food by eating, dreaming of, and occasionally writing about it in her free time. She likes funny people, reality TV, words that are fun to say, pina coladas (but isn't too keen on getting caught in the rain), and anyone who gets her references to corny retro songs.

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