Shaken or Stirred?

Best cocktails that knock your socks off

22 May, 2015 by Reeth Naomi Puri


Whether you enjoy old school cocktails or some new and contemporary one, the capital has something for everyone. Of course, nothing sustains the pub-centric community better than the presence of a watering hole with some great cocktails to drink yourself silly.

So if you are dedicated booze hound looking for something interesting to try out, we bring to you a list of places and the best cocktails you might want to check out.

Pamphilos – The Godfather

This cocktail proves that there is beauty in simplicity. With only two liquors, Johnnie Walker Black Label and Amaretto, the drink hits you like an iron fist in a velvet glove. The naturally harsh taste of the whisky is masked by the potent yet sweet almond flavoured liquor.

Cocktails and Dreams Speakeasy – Long Island Iced Tea

They do this classic cocktail exactly the way it has been done since the beginning of time with vodka, gin, light rum, tequila, triple sec, lemon juice and cola. The only thing they do differently is make this drink with only premium brands and not with the regular pouring and mixing labels and the cola seems to be added only to give it a dash of colour. It makes for a truly regrettable hangover!

Monkey Bar – Cherry Pop

The CP Cocktail or the Cherry Pop is a delicious yet potent fruity flavoured drink and is a concoction of home-made cherry syrup, vodka, lime juice, ginger ale, triple sec and the cherry ironically floating in the glass is a nice touch.

The Hungry Monkey - Whisky Sour

The Hungry Monkey’s contemporary and edgy cocktails like ‘the bacon infused bloody Mary’ and ‘newton’s apple’ have so far been their claim to fame but the classic whisky sour is possibly one of the best in Delhi. It is not part of their cocktail menu but is still a fast moving favourite. The drink has a sweet and frothy almost meringue like head of egg white and the combination of orange juice and whisky is well balanced and sure to give you a mellow buzz.

Smokey’s Barbeque and Grill – Smokey’s Margarita

This American-themed barbecue and steakhouse serves innovative smoked cocktails to go with your heavy meaty meal. The Smokey’s Margarita with smoked pineapple, tequila, triple sec and jalapeños is perfectly balanced with the sweetness of pineapple with the heat from the jalapeños. It pairs especially well with any seafood dish on the menu.

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