The League of Extraordinary Cocktails
With Hipcask Cocktail Fest going all out to create a buzz about good cocktails, we think it is good time to help you with some of the best cocktails out there. 300+ cocktails is a lot to choose from after all.
Here are our favorite 26 cocktails that will knock your socks off!
1. The Watering Hole
Doppio, Breach Candy
This innovative cocktail uses Ketel One vodka, blended with sweet watermelon syrup, dash of lemon juice, Then comes Campari and finally topped with soda water. This drink with its bittersweet flavors is perfect to recuperate from a case of heartbreak, it is also aptly named The Watering Hole.
2. Apple Cinger Mule
Woodside Inn, Andheri
You can’t go wrong with a combination like apple and ginger, add rum to the mix it is just attaining perfection. The twist here is the top up of craft lager to the base. It’s uncanny how it all comes together as a cocktail.
3. Walker’s Sour
Olive Bar & Kitchen, Khar
We love a good Whisky Sour, this is the second version on this list! Johnnie Walker Red Label in a mix of fresh raspberry and lime served on rocks with a rimmed sugar glass, that’s Walker’s Sour.
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Mia Cucina, Powai
A Martini experiment with cucumber, basil and orange juice with Ketel One vodka as the spirit of choice. This will be a cooling, flavorful and tart drink which will be a crowd pleaser.
5. I R Baboon
ZooBar, Vile Parle
Time to stop monkeying around, this is a serious cocktail. Using Tanqueray gin, our favorite spirit mixed with subtle tea and ginger and then spruced with sweet and sour mix – we called that an inspiration.
6. Mint To Be
Cocktails with sparkling wine always excite us. This one has rum, mint and lime in addition making it a refreshing drink with the right amount of sophistication. It will also be plenty potent.
7. Rozy Velvet
Yellow Bar All Day, Bandra
Orange juice and whisky is a tough combination to pull off, and we love Rozy Velvet because it does pull it off. Johnnie Walker Red Label and orange juice is balanced by adding grenadine and Angostura bitters.
8. Christmas Cocktail
Toast, Andheri East
You don’t need to wait for Christmas to be merry! Strawberry and basil leaves give you the red and green christmassy feel while Ketel One vodka is the much needed power booster to the drink.
9. Fruit & Mint Julep
Harry’s Bar + Kitchen, Kurla, Juhu and Andheri
A twist on Mint Julep using fresh fruits – strawberries and orange – gives the drink a refreshed take. These flavors profiles meld surprisingly well with Jack Daniel’s whiskey.
10. Trinidad Sour
Give your whiskey a Caribbean twist , and it’s simple to make as well. Jack Daniel’s whiskey, orange and lime juice is all it takes. The simplicity of this cocktail is what draws us to it.
11. Bumble Sour
The White Owl, Lower Parel
As a microbrewery, The White Owl has the advantage of playing around with their own brews. One of them is Bumble Sour made using their honey pale ale called Bumble and mixing it with tequila and kiwi. It’s an interesting combination.
12. Scottish Flip
One Street Over, Bandra
Time to reminisce your childhood with this slushy made with pineapple, honey, mint and basil. It has a reminder of adulthood with a generous pour of Johnnie Walker Red Label.
13. Cinnamon Sour
Romano’s, Andheri East
A classic whiskey sour is a simple drink with whiskey, lime and occasionally egg whites. The bar team at Romano’s have made it interesting by adding cinnamon to Jack Daniel’s. The flavors are bound to be unique.
Radio Bar, Khar
Grapefruit and cranberry juice with Tanqueray gin gives this gin to play up all those beautiful citrus botanicals. We think it could be a good enough replacement to a gin and tonic.
15. Thai Margarita
NRI, Bandra Kurla Complex
Aromatic flavors of Thailand have always been a winner – this cocktail has pineapple, kaffir lime, chilli, mint and lime. It’s almost akin to a curry, except its fresher and spiked with the Margarita must-have, tequila.
16. Posen Spider
Tilt All Day, Lower Parel
This is one tart cocktail using white vinegar, jalapeno, green chilly with Ketel One Vodka and quite a refreshing change from the usual fruit and sweet cocktails. Beware of the chilly!
17. Red Derby
PDT, Lower Parel
A good drink for the day time, Red Derby is made using Johnnie Label Red Label, cranberry juice, fresh lime juice and homemade triple sec. It is a drink which is both sweet, tart and refreshing.
18. Meri Tai
The Bombay Canteen, Lower Parel
This is one of our go-to drinks, whenever we find it on the menu. The Bombay Canteen’s take on a Mai Tai but made with Old Monk, pineapple juice, herbs syrup and stime juice. It’s cold and refreshing and reminds of you of chilling on a beach.
19. Ketel Lime
Me So Happi, Bandra Kurla Complex
You can never go wrong with simplicity. Ketel One Vodka mixed with triple sec, lime and pomegranate juice is just that. A sweet and sour drink which will be a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
20. New York Sour
Eddies Bistro, Bandra
A sure shot way to spruce up a whisky sour, top up the drink with a little bit of red wine. In Eddies Bistro’s case it is Shiraz which tops a whisky sour made with Johnnie Walker Red Label.
21. Amaretto Sour
A very stylish cocktail using Amaretto shaken up with Ketel One vodka, sweet n sour mix and bitters. It is going to have the almond bitterness balanced with the sweet and sour mix.
22. Clermont Lemonade
The Good Wife, Bandra Kurla Complex
Move over Mint Julep, there is another southern Bourbon cocktail around. Clermont Lemonade mixes Bourbon with triple sec, lime juice and lemonade to create a perfect summer time whiskey cocktail.
24. TT’s Ruin
Subtle and aromatic elderflower along with bitters will surely make hidden flavors of Jack Daniel’s come alive. It will a drink you want to relax with; will it cause anyone’s ruin? We’re not so sure.
The Daily, Bandra
Dark rum with peppermint is a little out there even for us. But when that is balanced with the sweetness of watermelon and tangy and aromatic citrus of lemongrass and grapefruit it promises to be an interesting cocktail.
True Tramm Trunk, Juhu
This one caught our eye in particular because not only does the drink takes inspiration from indigenous Indian spirits but also uses homemade infused vodka that too Mawa flavored. Be ready for dose of dessert in a cocktail with this one; it has gulkand too.