12 Perfect Festive Cocktails From The Country’s Best Bars And Restaurants

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Textual content by way of Shubham Ladha


Masque, Mumbai 

Previous Shaped

Bourbon whisky infused with banana & cubeb berries, Peychauds bitters, Jerry Thomas Personal Decanter bitters.

“This cocktail is a metaphor for the entire surprises that 2019 has in retailer for us. The smoking cupboard hiding the drink, and the large divulge all performs out just like the thrilling countdown to the following yr.” – Aditi Dugar, Proprietor.


Arth, Mumbai

Scorching Buttered Rum

White rum spiced with cinnamon, clove, cardamom, black peppercorn, bay leaf, fragrant bitters, salted butter and apple aid.

“This can be a recipe from the seasonal menu that’s with reference to my middle. I loved developing this cocktail because it features a record of Indian spices like Gudalur Cinnamon, Clove, Cardamom, and Black peppercorn that experience all been in the neighborhood sourced for a style of Christmas in India.” – Jeet Rana, Beverage Supervisor.

Artusi Ristorante, Delhi

Wintry weather Spritz

Prosecco, Aperol, Cointreau, blood orange juice with big name anise and pomegranate seeds.

“The Aperol spritz is an all-time favorite Italian cocktail, each at Artusi, in addition to everywhere the sector. It epitomizes wonderful summers spent with pals in Italy. Our take at the vintage has the entire persona and soul (Aperol and Prosecco) of the unique however with the added heat of Cointreau and wintery burnt blood oranges. Pomegranate seeds and big name anise upload an additional festive kick.” – Oscar Balcon, Restaurenteur.

Comorin, Delhi

Blue Blazer

Scotch whiskey, Earl Gray tea concoction, Sous Vied orange infused honey, big name anise and all-spiced berries.

“The mix of flavours on this cocktail, is a gorgeous mix of parts which paintings smartly for winters. It’s an age outdated cocktail which comes from the time of 1862. We now have attempted to provide the vintage, age-old cocktail from 1862, a twist by way of including few extra unique elements.” – Varun Sharma, Beverage Supervisor.

Indian Accessory, Delhi

Barbary Coast

Cherry brandy, Thai Fowl Aperol, Roobois Rye and Spanish lemon.

“I really like this drink because it’s is a vintage! It’s an excessively tangy, celebratory in its flavours and works nice for each and every palate. It’s merely easiest for any New Yr Eve’s celebration.” – Palki Singh, Assistant Supervisor.

Koko, Mumbai


Morell mushroom-flavoured Absolut, Drambuie, selfmade pineau , Anantmool tincture, lemon peels.

“The foundation at the back of this drink is that With the intention to admire the earthy connection of the Seismograph, we created our personal morell mushroom maceration and intention to make this the hero of our cocktail. That is complimented with natural, chocolate and brandy.” – Dimi Lezinska, Mixologist.


A Reverie, Goa

The Reverie X’mas Misleading Eggnog

Golden-spiced rum, bourbon, cognac and selfmade saffron liqueur.

“At A Reverie, our intention used to be to grow to be the surreal into the tangible thru an fit to be eaten potable narrative. It used to be about giving an ethanol concoction the similar consideration to element as a meals merchandise. Our bartenders and cooks got here in combination to make this occur, which is in the end what Christmas is ready.”- Aakritee Sinh, Patron Chef and Co-owner.


Pass over T, Mumbai

Satisfied Hanoi Eggnog Espresso

Pass over T signature whisky mix, Choya Umeshu, Vietnamese Aero press espresso, mole bitters and egg condensed coconut cream.

“Bombay sees a small window of wintry weather, and it’s the one time in our tropical climate to revel in heat cocktails. Espresso cocktails are well-liked anyway and this tackle an eggnog brings alive the festive Christmas spirit. We additionally use fit to be eaten printing so as to add a bit extra pleasure to the drink. It all the time cheers up visitors!” – Jeremy Dollar, Beverage director and senior mixologist.

Ping’s Café Orient, Kolkata

The Polar Evening

Hennessy, port wine, honey syrup spiced with cinnamon, big name anise, bay leaf and selfmade clove bitters.

“Impressed by way of essentially the most festive season of the yr and the cold climate, this cocktail used to be created retaining in thoughts all issues jolly, however with a healing twist contributed by way of spices like cinnamon, cloves, big name anise, and so on.” – Sourav Singh, Head Mixologist.

Sidecar, Delhi

Sidecar Scorching Toddy

Rum, whiskey, oleo sacrum, lime and orange juice, angostura bitters and chamomile.

“Our model of the vintage cocktail will delivery you to a wintry weather wonderland with snowflakes out of doors and a fire within. The mix of the entire pretty elements makes for a great fragrant and soul warming tipple.” – Yangdup Lama, Co-owner.

Slink & Bardot, Mumbai

Sozzled Santa

Hennessy Very Particular, eggnog, coconut cream, espresso mousse and nutmeg.

“Christmas has all the time supposed eggnog for us. Once I moved clear of house and throughout to the east coast for college, I used to be blown away, when my fellow dorm-mates offered me to the idea that of a boozy-nog, maximum continuously with tremendous affordable rum.” – Nick Harrison, Co-founder.

The Previous Shaped Bar, Bangalore

Apple Pie Daiquiri

Rum, vodka, apple pie shrub, apple juice, apple cider vinegar and cinnamon.

“The cocktail is a straightforward to organize drink on the bar. It contains numerous Christmas-y elements like cinnamon, apples and this is a wholesome method to sin with cinnamon and apple cider vinegar taking part in a bit assist to inspire weight watchers. Except for that, those elements do have numerous well being advantages too.” – S. Bakakrishnan, Proprietor.

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