Besides its infamous corporate culture, Gurgaon is also popular for its bar scene. But when it comes to zeroing in on the best tipple destinations to appease the cocktail lovers, Whisky Samba is the apparent champion. This swanky place with its trendy bar menu and a line-up of bespoke cocktails, has been the front runner paving the way for the craft cocktail movement and in the process, breathing life to the concept of "Cocktail Bars'' that we all have grown to love so much.
Now a popular fixture in Delhi NCR’s foodscape for its stirring beverages and delectable food, Whisky Samba ups the ante by featuring a smorgasbord of heady cocktails concocted out of whisky, gin, vodka, and other fable spirits, sure to leave the tipple connoisseur in you spoilt for choice.
To be honest, this is the one place in the city that is single-handedly responsible for bringing the fun back in whisky drinking and mixology with the largest selection of whisky, signature whisky-based cocktails, complemented with a modern progressive menu specializing in chargrilled meats, signature open burgers, and a whole lot of flavor-packed preparations.
Putting together a great cocktail is nothing short of pure culinary art and like every artist worth his salt, Whisky Samba also draws inspiration from its namesake muse (whisky) and its defining notes- Smoky, Rich, Light, Delicate and then translates this knowledge of flavor profiling into classic yet delectable craft cocktails. Whether you like Gin, Rum, Vodka, or smooth Whiskey, Whisky Samba’s expansive drink menu has something for everyone.
Their signature cocktail Whisky Samba Sour (with JW Black label, Amaretto, and Orange Bitters) will change the way you look at Whisky.
Bourbon connoisseurs will find their calling in the interestingly exquisite Truffle Hunter (Bourbon, Truffle Honey, Orgeat, and Orange Liqueur) and Old Flame (with Bourbon, Pineapple Campari, Coffee Vermouth).
Gin lovers must try the very crafty and elegant – Crazy Gin Lady (with Rose infused Gin, Aperol, Pineapple Cordial, Apricot, and Sparkling Water).
And rum drinkers are sure to fall in love with their Sin on the Beach concoction (featuring Aged Rum, Raspberry, Peach, Fresh Pineapple, Maple & Angostura Bitters).
The relaxed vibe and fantastic atmosphere of this beloved whisky bar in Gurgaon have made it a heavily frequented weekend staple. So, if you ever find yourself wondering where to find a delectable spread of indulgent grub or meticulously prepared selection of craft cocktails or, perhaps even better, a fresh scene, head straight to Whisky samba.
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.