Mumbai food: Let's welcome the rains with these cocktails on a stick
Bid adieu to the summer and welcome the Mumbai rains with a slurp of boozy popsicle drinks in kala khatta and pina colada flavours
Chocolate Jameson Golarita
The humble golas get a Jameson boost in this drink. The chocolate-flavoured drink has ice lollies dunked in whisky. "Golas have been a favourite among Mumbaikars for the longest time. nowadays, bartenders are open to experimenting with cocktails and so, we wanted to bring an old favourite to the masses in a unique way," says bartender Jack Jagwan.
At True Tramm Trunk, VL Mehta Road, JVPD, Juhu. Time 6.30 pm to 1.30 am Call 7738993360 Cost '350
Kala Khatta Jam
This drink has kala khatta, vodka, lime juice and rock salt. "Kala Khatta is everyone's favourite. We decided to add a twist of vodka to it. It is tangy and chatpata. It is easy to make and can also be made for house parties," says beverage head Shailesh Gawde.
At Pravas Gujarati Kitchen & Bar, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel.
Time 12 pm to 3 pm; 7 pm to 11.45 pm
Champagne never looked as desirable as it does in Swey's LollyTa. The drink has champagne with sweet and sour mix and an ice lolly stirrer -- as it melts, it transforms into a mimosa. The cocktail has been created by the bar team of Joaquim Fernandes and Su Kumar. "We intentionally played with champagne to add an element of fun to the celebratory drink. Ice lollies are heavy on nostalgia, pairing them with alcohol makes them legit fun for a grown-up," they say.
At Atria Mall, Worli.
Time 6 pm to 1.30 am
Bartender Prashant Rajak with the popsicle. Pic/ Pradeep Dhivar
At 212 All Good, you can sample fresh fruit popsicles -- they are 100 per cent vegan, and made using the freshest seasonal produce. "Cocktails-on-a-stick make for a playful addition to our menu. Think of it as a cocktail that never warms up," says Tanai Shirali, director of operations, Bellona Hospitality Services.
Pina Colada is their frozen take on the classic cocktail. The popsicle has coconut milk, pineapple and a hint of vanilla.
At High Street Phoenix, Lower Parel. Time 9 am to 11.30 pm
Call 62216020 Cost '360
A Blueberry Pop Rock. Pic/ Datta Kumbhar
This isn't the much-loved fizzy sugary candy but rather a cocktail on a stick. The Pop Rocks have spiced or fruit popsicles in a shaken mix of vodka and ice. The flavours include Blueberry, Honey and Mint, Orange, and Litchi. "They work well because they have a different texture. The drink lasts longer and can be had as a popsicle, slush or as plain liquid," says Rahul Khanna, partner.
At Mamagoto, Gazebo House, Hill Road, Bandra (W).
Time 12.30 pm to 12 am
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Kiss On The Lips: A strawberry popsicle served with vodka, peach liqueur and sweet mango panna.
At Light House Café, Worli.
Sharabi Kala Khatta: A mixture of vodka, Kala khatta syrup, cumin spice syrup, rose and lemon juice. It is served over an ice sphere and dry smoked with fresh coriander, mint and orange peel.
At Turban Tales, Panchkutir Ganesh Nagar, above Mini Punjab Lakeside, Powai.
Chuski Shots: They come in flavours like Kokum, Peach and Khus, Blueberry and the classic Kala Khatta.
At Mumbai Vibe, Ganga Jamuna Building, 14th Road, Khar (W).