Some creative twists, deep strong flavours, some mulled wine, some sangria festivals - winter cocktails are here to keep you warm, make you slightly tipsy and have loads of fun. When it is winter, some all-time classics, as well as some new innovative ones, hit the bar and no harm in checking them out.
Yauatcha, Quest Mall, Ballygunge - The recommendation from here is not one but 2. Although golden ging, which has been introduced recently, has been making news, but for this winter, try these 2 out - Xing Fu which has egg white infused with Earl Grey tea, lemon, lavender and the potency has been r in by Gin and Cointreau.
Price: INR 595
One can also try out Tian Shang, which has Gin, vodka, raspberry, liqueur, raspberries, elderflowers. Price
Price: INR 595
Irish House, Quest Mall, Ballygunge - The Irish House has introduced a range of winter special cocktails and drinks like Winter special Sangia, Earlgrey and Blackberry Martini, Roseberry and Maple Sour, Christmas Toddy, Nutty Baileys and some more.
Earlgrey and Blackberry Martini
Our recommendation: Earlgrey and Blackberry Martini - a classic fusion of Drambuie and Jim Beam with Earlgrey and fresh Blackberries.
Price: INR 595
Monkey Bar - The winter special cocktails which have been introduced are Mulled Wine Sangria, Ginger St James, Santa Singh (yes you heard it right) or Oh Schnapp.
Our recommendation: While mulled wine Sangria can be very popular in this season but try the Ginger St James which is a Irish whiskey blended to perfection with ginger infused brown sugar syrup and ginger ale.
Price: INR 495 ++
The Fatty Bao - The Fatty Bao has an ongoing Fatty's Sangria Season which has some innovative and twisted drinks like Tipsy Rudolph, Wasabi in my Drink, Spirited Elf, Sparkling Jasmine, Fatty Plum, Bubbly Milestone.
Our recommendation: How about wasabi in red wine? That's what Wasabi in my drink offers. It is red wine, wasabi syrup and fresh guava and that's definitely going to turn up the heat. Price - INR 455 ++
Bakstage - Bakstage is all set for the new winter menu and with some special drinks, which is in perfect sync with this season. The classic rich, chilled, sweetened, dairy-based beverage Eggnog has also been introduced.
Hot Buttered Rum
Our recommendation: Hot Buttered Rum which is a mixture of rum, butter, hot water along with various spices
The Bar, The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata - The Bar has on the offer some great spiced cocktails for this winter and they call it All things nice. The warm and spiced menu has Winterfell, which has gin, pomegranate and rosemary, there is After#8, cutlass, not your basic hot cocoa- which has vodka, raspberry, cranberry and lime and then there is cutting chai also which has rum, masala tea and honey.
Our recommendation: The signature - The Threesixtythree Hot Toddy which is made with cognac, and homemade spice bitters.
Price: INR 750 ++
A true blue Kolkata foodie, Anindya loves cooking and eating his Kosha Mangsho. Anindya weaves stories around food as he believes exceptional food is an emotional experience. Previously a restauranter, now a passionate photographer and traveller, he runs a successful blog called Pikturenama and contributes to other publications.
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