With the arrival of March, the summer heat is on an all-time high. The temperature is soaring and as we gear up for the hot weather, let us refresh and replenish our body with some of the best summer beverages to beat the heat. From exotic summer quenchers to heady cocktails, here we have curated a list of some of the most refreshing concoctions you can sample in Delhi NCR to keep you hydrated all summer long.
Bo Tai's signature Full Moon Festival Cocktail is the answer to all your summer woes and also a treat for your eyes. Featuring a heady blend of a gin base and a stellar lineup of fresh ingredients such as strawberries, rose syrup, grapefruit, orange syrup, lime and more this is the perfect refresher you need on a sweltering summer day.
Other recommended must-haves: Macchanu’s Riddle Cocktail, Cool Heart Pineapple Cocktail, and Lady Luck Summer Drink.
Olly's range of refreshing coolers and beverages are all kinds of #SummerGoals you need in your life. Their bespoke summer drinks like Tropical Refresher (featuring orange chunks, mint, red chilies, orange juice, and lemon juice), and Ginger Ninja (a blend of apple juice, lime juice, fresh ginger, fresh lemongrass, honey, and soda) are the concoctions to go for this Summer.
Other recommended must-haves: Pink Lemonade, Cold-Pressed Juices, Love Potion Mocktail, Chocolate & Mint smoothie, and Olly's Sunshine Cocktail.
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Gin is the reigning champion of summer: It’s light, it’s botanical, and it blends perfectly with everything to create fabulous cocktails. and when it comes to gin cocktails, the folks at Juniper Bar are the apparent winners simply because of their unfathomable range and mastery in gin-based infusions. Their pineapple and egg white-based Kerala Lady (with light notes of cardamom) is the summer drink you are sure to fall in love with.
Other recommended must-haves: Imli Fizz gin Cocktail, Blushing Spritz, Paradise Valley, and Delhi Snapper.
Dirty Apron has just the perfect summer menu! Boasting the freshest of ingredients & refreshing flavors their menu is filled to the brim with soul-soothing culinary marvels and unparalleled dining experiences. Their genius Musk Melon Cooler (made on order) is the quintessential summer drink laced with fruity goodness and the perfect concoction to beat the heat.
Other recommended must-haves: Lemongrass Ginger Ale, Orange Mint Iced Tea, Guavatini, Pomegranate Lemonade, Guava Passion & Negroni.
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The range of infused gins and heady drinks available at this cozy yet cool place is sure to steal your heart away. And believe us when we tell you that their house cocktails are the real deal and going to make anyone on the lookout for fabulous, refreshing summer cocktails really happy. If we had to pick one perfect hot-summer-day cocktail from their stellar selection, it most definitely would be their London Dry Betel concoction (betel-infused gin, elderflower, lemon).
Other recommended must-haves: Irish Rose Cocktail, Mezcal Swizzle Cocktail, Hey Juniper Cocktail, Blueberry-Lavender Kombucha, and Dandy-Lion Cocktail.
Getafix is known for offering an amazing variety of fresh and wholesome healthy food. With a lively ambiance, this place promotes guilt-free indulgence with the usage of superior ingredients and alternate cooking methods. Their menu carries a range of great preparations that make use of fresh seasonal produce. Their nutrition-packed Strawberry Blast Smoothie loaded with the goodness of fresh berries, bananas, and homemade froyo is the perfect fix to keep you hydrated and replenished this summer.
Other recommended must-haves: Monkey Melon Fix Smoothie, Sunshine Smoothie Bowl, and Slow Pressed Juices.
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Plum By Bent Chair is everything whimsical dreams are made of. Featuring quirky decor, furniture, and fixtures this dreamy place offers a unique dining and retail experience to patrons. Just like their amazing Pan Asian fare, there are no stones left unturned when it comes to their cocktail menu. Each cocktail boasts an exclusive mixology process, that is unique to Plum by Bent Chair. The menu includes several good options but their Elderflower & Blueberry Spritzer features fresh flavors and is a treat for the eyes and tastebuds.
Other recommended must-haves: Smoked Plum Negroni, Elderflower and, Passionista, Yuzu Sour, and Blackberry Cooler.
Cafe by day and Bar by night, AMPM is one of the coolest hangout places in Gurgaon known for its delectable continental grub. Their fabulous menu offers an array of delectable freakshakes under its 'lickables' section and true to their claim, all their variations are sinfully indulgent and quite Instagrammable too.
Other recommended must-haves: Magnum Upside down Freakshake, Ferrero Rocher Double Chocolate Freakshake, Avacado & Kiwi Smoothie, Viola & ElderFlower Summer Tonic, and Forbidden Eden summer Cocktail.
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Known to serve some of the best South Indian food in Delhi, Carnatic Cafe also does a mean South Indian style buttermilk. Spiced with coriander, curry leaves & mustard seeds; this refreshing & light version of lassi is just the perfect drink for the summers!
Other recommended must-haves: Homemade Coconut Ice-Cream, Mango Ice Cream, Cheeku Ice-Cream, and Blackpepper Cardommom Ice Cream.
Swan, one of the most gorgeous romantic restaurants in Mehrauli, is known for its dreamy ambiance, Italian & Japanese gourmet delights, and a selection of handcrafted artisanal cocktails. The non-alcoholic version of their Litchi J-Pop is a graceful looking daiquiri style drink that has very delicate notes, and an underlying sweetness that makes it the perfect blend to endure the summer heat.
Other recommended must-haves: Cosplay Collins Cocktail, Selfies Started in Japan Cocktail, and Jasmine JuJitsu Hiball Cocktail.
Fabcafe is considered as one of the best health cafes in Delhi NCR with a menu featuring nutritious, low-calorie bites that are quite imaginative in flavors. The cafe is also a great place to delve into guilt-free shakes, juices, coolers, and slow-pressed juices that offer a break from the sugary high-calorie juices elsewhere. Their Vegan Badam Thandai made with organic almonds, dates, jaggery syrup, and green cardamom is an ingenious dairy-free and refined sugarless solution for all summer qualms.
Other recommended must-haves: Glow Hydration Blend, Green Mango Panna, Lemon Mint Iced Tea, Cold-Pressed Fruit Blast Tonic, Vegan Cold coffee, Kokum Coconut Cooler, and Sparkling Kombucha.
Blaq is a bespoke cocktail bar and casual dining place known for its luxurious interiors and superb cocktails. Spread across two levels, the bar is accentuated with velvet upholstery with tons of gold detailing. Their signature Blaq Stem Cocktail features a heady blend of cold-pressed watermelon juice, vodka, lemon juice, tempered star anise, and orange bitters and is served with fresh watermelon balls in a banana leaf cone.
Other recommended must-haves: Yellow Jar lemonade, Red Spicy Melon Cooler, Martini, and Negroni.
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Blue Tokai's rich affogato is a revelation. While it's a simple concoction made by pouring a shot of hot espresso over a chilled scoop of vanilla ice cream, it has a complexity that is slowly revealed as it is eaten. The first bite you take still holds the heat of the expresso and the way the thin, bitter coffee flavor dances with the rich buttery ice cream is oh so satisfying!
Other recommended must-haves: Peppermint Mocha, Chilli Cinnamon Mocha, Iced Americano, and Iced Cappuccino.
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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.
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