Between a hectic week and a relaxing weekend, one thing that is absolutely necessary is luscious cocktails that make the world seem like a happy place. But happiness may get difficult to find, unless you read our list of some of the best signature cocktails this city has to offer. We bet you will want to grab your wallet and hit the nearest place from the ones mentioned below after you’re done reading.
F Lounge. Diner. Bar
A night at F Lounge and Bar is for those who believe in working hard and partying harder. And the cocktail we recommend here is Blood on the Roof – a perfect concoction of white spirits like vodka, rum, gin, tequila mixed with monin peach syrup and a layer of red wine on top. That’s a lot of alcohol in one drink, need we say more? Statutory warning: this cocktail is not for the weak hearted.
Address: 3rd Floor, India Bulls 1, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai
Contact Number: 022 66505820
Timings: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm to 1:00 am
Being essentially the first of its kind wine bar in the city, we expect Vinoteca to have the best of wine cocktails of course; and they live up to that expectation. After flipping through pages that describe the international wines available, is when the yummy page comes. We like their Sula Sangria Rosso which is served by pitcher. Seasonal fruits that are macerated in lush red wine for over 12 hours, blended with orange juice and Sula’s red wine, this one is intoxicatingly delicious. We can swear that fruits never tasted better!
Address: Ground Floor, Sunville Building, Dr. Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai
Contact Number: 022 40046234, 8691033900
Timings: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 12:30 am
A Mediterranean restaurant like Opa that gives out an energetic vibe needs cocktails that will suit that theme and mood. How about some tequila, tamarind and jaggery to go with your mains? Bring it on, we say! Opa’s Tamarind Margarita gives you a tinge of sour along with that strong tequila flavour tickling your taste buds the right way and is perfect for an evening out with your girlfriends.
Address: Next to Anita Dongre Store, Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai
Contact Number: 022 67699966, 022 26602201
Timings: 12:00 pm to 12:30 am
The Little Door
A little door that leads you to a power packed resto-pub playing upbeat music, we suggest this place for every time you need to let loose. A simple yet detailed menu gives you a choice of many cocktails, one of which we think is a must try. Turkish Roulette, a perfect balance of vodka, lemongrass, melon and ginger ale is a refreshing kick-start-the-weekend-drink!
Address: Plot No. B 31, Ground Floor, Shree Siddhivinayak Plaza, New Link Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400053
Contact Number: 022 26732527, 022 26732528, 022 26732529
Timings: 6:00 pm to 1:30 am from Monday to Saturday and 11:30 am to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 1:30 am on Sunday
The Dome has a drink for every taste bud. From liquid sushi to flavours of Thailand brought to you in a glass, their selection of cocktails is very innovative. For the risk-takers and those who dare to try, this cocktail is for them: Myagi Mule, liquid sushi from the legendary Mea Culpa in New Zealand created by combining vodka, wasabi, cucumber, ginger and ginger beer (we said its for the gutsy one’s). The rest of us can sip on their Green Eyes which is a delightful blend of vodka, coconut water, honey and fresh kiwi fruit.
Address: Hotel InterContinental, 135, Marine Lines, Mumbai
Contact Number: 022 39879999
Timings: 5:00 pm to 1:30 am
Wink with its glass bars that reflect the club lights has cocktails that match its high standards. We like how they have drinks made from the freshest ingredients and one can keep experimenting with the menu. Our pick would be Cuban Nights, a rum based cocktail with strawberries and pineapple, lime juice and black pepper- sure to take you to cocktail heaven and back.
Address: Vivanta by Taj President, 90, Cuffe Parade, Colaba, Mumbai
Contact Number: 022 66650808
Timings: 6:00 pm to 1:00 am
An interactive lounge is what they call it, and conversation is usually better after a few drinks. We suggest you try their Mudslide, a delicious unison of vodka, kahlua, baileys, chocolate and cream. Touching all the right notes, Mudslide will definitely enhance your experience at I Bar.
Address: 7 to 8, Gleki, ONGC Colony Building 2, Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (W), Mumbai
Contact Number: 022 26400288, 022 26400277
Timings: 4:30 pm to 1:00 am
A perfect ambience for a relaxed evening of cocktails and food, Bonobo’s bar menu is extensive with lots to choose from. Making your own drink at their interactive bar is exciting but if you’re too lazy to do so, our suggestion is their Jalapeno, Olive and Gherkin Martini. It is a super combination that will tingle your alcoholic side and reach just the right notch of high. Try this one but don’t blame us if you wobble too much!
Address: 2nd Floor, Kenilworth Mall, Phase 2, Off Linking Road, Bandra (W), Mumbai
Contact Number: 022 26055050, 022 26055353
Timings: 7:00 pm to 1:00 am
Peach Bellini may be a classic cocktail, but we are positive that Shiro has excelled in making that drink to perfection. A wine cocktail with fresh peach puree is a celebratory drink and Shiro sets the right mood for just that with its serene lighting, cascading waterfalls, great music and eclectic cuisine.
Address: Bombay Dyeing Mill Compound, P Budhkar Marg, Worli, Mumbai
Contact Number: 022 66511207, 022 66511208
Timings: 7:00 pm to 1:30 am
Olive Bar & Kitchen
With venues in the bustling areas of Mumbai, Olive has created its niche as a suave, contemporary bar that never fails to satisfy its customers. Their Long Island Iced Tea’s are probably the best in the city; we reckon a secret ingredient may be the culprit. Either way, these LIT’s will leave you in high spirits on a night that you need it the most.
Address: Amateur Riders Club, Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai
Pali Hill Tourist Hotel, 14, Union Park, Bandra (W), Mumbai
Contact Number: 022 40859595 / 022 43408228
Timings: 7:30 pm to 7:00 am and weekends also open between 12 pm to 3:30 pm