25 Summer Cocktails To Help You Beat The Heat | MF Guide

By Nidhi Mehra May 21, 2018
Summer Cocktails Are The Best Way To Beat The Heat

Summer is back with the vengeance of an ex and it’s getting pretty hard to avoid! We figured the best way to beat the heat would be while getting a little tipsy on these yummy summer cocktails. Next time you’re stressed and over-heated, head to one of these bars and sip on a chilled, refreshing tipple to keep your cool.

1).The Little Door

Andheri

This cutesy restaurant tucked away in the suburbs has great Italian and Spanish cuisine and hosts occasional musical performances also!

Beat the heat with their Mid-Summer Iced Tea, a refreshing fusion of vodka, white rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, lime, red bull and blue curacao.

Cost- ₹593++ for half a litre and ₹1093++ for one litre!

2). The Urban Foundry

Colaba

The menu here spells innovation. Serving a great fusion of Asian and Indian flavours, we love their edgy and rustic interiors!

They have a wide array of cocktails but our pick is the 1804- Asiatic Society which is a mind-blowing combination of white rum, hibiscus flower extract, grenadine, Darjeeling tea and bitters!

Cost- ₹400++ for one.

3). The Bombay Bronx

Breach Candy

An all-day cafe with quirky interiors, they have an extensive menu and bar serving some great cocktails.

We recommend trying the Spiced Citrus Old Fashioned to cool down. This upgraded classic cocktail has orange marmalade and thyme to give your favourite cocktail a cool twist.

Cost- ₹395++ for one.

Interiors At The Bombay Bronx

Interiors At The Bombay Bronx

4). The Looney, The Lover and The Poet

Khar

This gorgeous new space in Khar is a perfect brunch spot and has recently replaced Thalassa. They are serving an experimental variety of food inspired by their owner’s travels around the world.

We suggest you indulge in the Sunsets in Summer made with smoked whiskey, rosemary, jalapeño, ginger syrup and fresh beer followed by the Bruncher’s Anonymous made with vodka, home-made strawberry cordial, fresh basil and sparkling wine.

Cost- ₹495++ for the Sunsets in Summer and ₹450++ for Bruncher’s Anonymous.

Sunsets In Summer

Sunsets In Summer

5). 145 Cafe And Bar

Bandra, Kalaghoda

Did someone say freak shake? 145 is one of our favourite bars in the city and always has a great vibe.

They have a Tart Berry Martini as their summer special cocktail! Made with vodka, kokum syrup, lime juice, curry leaves, cranberry juice, soda and lime; this cocktail will give you brain freeze!

Cost- ₹299++ for one.

Tart Berry Martini

Tart Berry Martini

6). Monkey Bar

Bandra

This gastro-pub has innovative cocktails, great food and a high energy atmosphere in the heart of Bandra.

Say hello to their Mango Unchained Menu with mango based summer special cocktails. The one we suggest trying is the Mango Mule. Nothing like a chilled Mango Mule in the summer to cool you down with vodka, fresh mango puree, fresh sweet line juice topped with fizzy ginger ale.

Cost- ₹320++ for one.

Mango Mule

Mango Mule

 

7). The Fatty Bao

Andheri, Powai, Lower Parel

We love this place for their quirky and fun take on Asian food which is best consumed with a selection of cocktails concocted to complement your dining experience.

They have summer special mango based cocktails and we chose the Global Warmer that brings together the unusual combination of whiskey and mangoes in one drink with a dash of basil and lime and is totally worth a try!

Cost- ₹400++ for one

Global Warmer

Global Warmer

8). Lady Baga

Kamala Mills

Get transported to a beachy paradise at with hippie music, Goan food and rum-tastic cocktails to boot!

Be reminded of the sunshine state with the Baga Bong, a cocktail that has sundowner written all over it. A concoction of white rum, lime, grapefruit, passion fruit, Cointreau and dark rum make it apt for this sultry weather.

Cost- ₹350++ for one.

Interiors At Lady Baga

Interiors At Lady Baga

9). TGI Fridays

Khar, R- City Mall, Ghatkopar

This global dining spot has great burgers, steak and an array of cocktails too. The décor, music, lights, and staff provide a lively, electric and engaging atmosphere.

Don’t let the heat beat you down! Charge up your battery with their high voltage Electric Lemonade- a  blend of Smirnoff vodka, blue curacao, fresh lemon, lime juice and soda.

Cost- ₹625++ for one.

Electric Lemonade

Electric Lemonade

10). Woodside Inn

Oshiwara, Colaba

We love this cosy gastropub for its burgers and craft beer! This is our top choice for when it comes to a relaxed, laid-back catch up with friends.

Inspired by the classic gin and tonic, we love the colourful Pink Floyd summer special cocktail with fresh, healthy ingredients like cranberry and rosemary.

Interiors At Woodside Inn

Interiors At Woodside Inn

11). The Good Wife

BKC

One of the most elegant lounges around, The Good Wife is famous for its Sunday brunches with live music and decadent European spread.They have a wide range of wines and playful, innovative cocktails too!

Sip on their summer special Peach Bellini Cocktail which features peach liquor, Sula Brut sparkling wine and garnished with a maraschino cherry.

Cost- ₹590++ for one.

Peach Bellini Cocktail

Peach Bellini Cocktail

12). Candy and Green

Breach Candy

Comfortable and upbeat interiors, a meat-free menu and wickedly inventive cocktails make Candy and Green a great lunch destination in Breach Candy.

Try their refreshing Kaffir and Musk Melon Martini, made with vodka and fresh fruits.

Cost- ₹450++ for one.

Interiors At Candy And Green

Interiors At Candy And Green

13). The Irish House

Fun Republic Mall (Veera Desai), Inorbit Mall (Malad), Pali Hill (Bandra), Phoenix Market City (Kurla), High Street Phoenix (Lower Parel), Viviana Mall (Thane), Fort

This is every professional’s go-to pub, whether you want to chill with some beers or chat over margaritas. You can accompany you bevvie with a plate of their classic nachos.

They have an ongoing ‘Tipsy Lemonade Fest’ till the 31st of May with special zesty cocktail mixes. We liked the Lemon Grass & Pineapple Lemonade with a unique concoction of Old Monk, fresh lemongrass and pineapple juice.

Cost- ₹195++ for one.

Interiors At The Irish House

Interiors At The Irish House

P.S.- Watch out for their eighth outpost opening up in BKC soon!

14). The Little Easy

Bandra

Modelled as a speakeasy-style bar, you can expect Prohibition era-themed cocktails and lip-smacking food here!

The Millionaire’s Gershwin here, belongs on your drinking bucket list. Laced with raspberry puree, rose water grapefruit tonic and citrus, this gin based cocktails is as rich and refreshing as it gets!

Cost- ₹495++ for one.

Millionaires Gershwin

Millionaires Gershwin

15). Nara Thai

BKC

Nara Thai already has outposts in Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Sri Lanka and we are glad it’s made its way to Mumbai. Imported by the team behind Yauatcha and Hakkasan, Nara Thai is a place to savour authentic Thai flavours in an extremely pretty setting.

They have a special summer cocktail menu and you need to try the Butterfly Pea Spritz. The unique ingredient of the Butterfly Pea Flower is used to make this drink. It has champagne, vodka and is perfect to keep your summer colourful and bright.

Cost- ₹650++ for one.

The Butterfly Pea Spritz

The Butterfly Pea Spritz

16). Indigo Delicatessan

Andheri Lokhandwala, Powai, Lower Parel, Pali Hill, Colaba, Phoenix Market City, R City Mall

We love this chain of restaurant for its consistent food and comfortable vibe. This summer, quench your thirst with one of their homemade, yummy cocktails.

We suggest trying the Boozy Lemonade, which is a twist on the quintessential summer drink. You can get them in a glass or a pitcher (we won’t judge if you don’t share).

The red one in the image below is the Watermelon, basil and ginger Lemonade with vodka and the yellow one in the Malta orange and kaffir lime with vodka.

Cost- ₹385++ for a glass and ₹1650++ for a pitcher.

P.S.- This is available in select outlets only.

Boozy Lemonades

Boozy Lemonades

17). Tippling Street

Horizon Hotel, Juhu

This British themed gastropub will transport you to London the moment you step in and serves European food with an Indian touch.

Get the Morning Star, which is a blend of gin and a homemade galangal reduction, rosemary and forbidden fruit and is absolutely heavenly!

Cost- ₹450++ for one.

The Morning Star

The Morning Star

18). Tappa

Lower Parel

Tappa serves honest food, taken up a notch with the assistance of some molecular gastronomy!

On a sunny afternoon, head here and sip on the Black Scandinavian, a unique concoction of Aquavit with cacao, herbs and refreshing citrus.

Cost- ₹745++ for one.

19). Cin Cin

BKC

Celebrating Italy in BKC, this place with classy interiors, a wine wall and food made with fresh, local produce checks everything off our list.

What could be better than sipping on some Limoncello Sour in this weather? A twist on the classic whiskey sour, this delicious cocktail is made with their in-house Limoncello, lime juice and sugar syrup.

Cost- ₹550++ for one.

Limoncello Sour

Limoncello Sour

20). British Brewing Company

Oberoi Mall, Sakinaka, Palladium Mall, Viviana Mall, Inorbit Mall,Xperia Mall

This British themed, trendy bar has an eclectic vibe and serves generous portions of your favourite comfort pub food.

Try their Kokum Cooler, a perfect drink for hot summer days with a kick of vodka.

Cost- ₹399++ for one.

Interiors At BBC

Interiors At BBC

21). O Pedro

BKC

To all the Goa lovers out there! O Pedro transports you to your favourite beach with a wide selection of tropical cocktails and authentic Goan cuisine.

We suggest trying Pedro’s G&T, that has Gordon’s gin, triple sec and is infused with blue pea flowers, Indian spice mix, lime and topped with tonic.

22). The Daily Bar & Kitchen

Linking Road, Bandra

The Daily is every Bandra-ite’s favourite bar as it’s always buzzing and has great live music events over the weekend.

We love their Mint To Be cocktail which is a perfect, summer drink with notes of elder flower, old monk, mint, cucumber and  pineapple juice that come together wonderfully!

Interiors At The Daily Bar & Kitchen

Interiors At The Daily Bar & Kitchen

23). Social

Khar, Todi Mill, Colaba, Versova, Goregoan, Palladium Mall, Fun Republic, Vikhroli, BKC

This chain of restaurants has taken over the bar scene in India with quirky gimmicks and offers, easy finger food and Insta-worthy cocktails.

Sip on the Blueberry Julep made with blueberries, mint and Jim Beam to feel like you’re chilling by the pool!

Cost- ₹325++ for one.

Bar At Social

Bar At Social

24). The Bombay Canteen

Kamala Mills

The food here celebrates India. They make use of local ingredients and turn them into world-class dishes, served with a twist.

They have a great variety of cocktails and we recommend the Glucon-D Caipirinha that is a summer classic. Thyme infused cachaça, mango, Glucon-D syrup and lime, make for an interesting and energizing concoction.

Interiors At The Bombay Canteen

Interiors At The Bombay Canteen

25). House Of Nomad

Taj Lands End, Bandra

A gastro-bar with a Bohemian vibe, House of Nomad hosts innovative and heady cocktail creations, wines from all around the world, and a delectable global tapas menu.

The Handsome Stranger is our pick for a summer cocktail with a touch of class! A combination of Johnnie Walker Red Label, orange marmalade, fresh ginger syrup, fresh lemon, fresh orange, served long with a splash of sparkling water make this not for the weak of heart.

Cost- ₹650++ for one.