May 24, 2017

While there’s no consensus on what makes a perfect cooler, there is always that one blend that everyone loves. For those who still can’t make up their mind on whether to order wine or vodka – try mixing it up a little. Some cocktail bars in Delhi will make you step out of your comfort zone, with their tasty yet bizarre twist to some of the usual drinks. All About Eve & Hmm! Life have rounded up 8 bizarre drinks in Delhi that are worth your Friday nights. Take a look:

1. Adam’s Apple

A passage to heaven and hell, OMG Cafe in Delhi takes your dining experience to a whole new level. The place is designed aesthetically, with the terrace seating representing hell and the space underneath symbolising heaven. The place plays some contemporary music, suiting both the kinds of decor. Talking about food, the way to one’s heart is via the stomach and OMG Cafe takes this just a little too seriously. On their cocktail menu is Adams Apple which is a one of its kind drink. Made out of basil leaves, green apples, fresh lime juice, sugar syrup, green apple syrup, vodka and white rum, this one is sure to make you go OMG!

Location: 14-15, Second Floor, F-Block, Inner Circle, Connaught Place

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2. City of Nizam

One of the first Indian cocktail bars in the city, Ek Bar gives you the best of liquor with a desi twist. The petite place is sure to pep your mood with its colourful aesthetics which also includes a cute little elephant on the wall, who watches you sip your drink. The bar serves some quirky cocktails, one of the best being the City of Nizam. A turmeric infused, gin based cocktail, this one is sure to leave you feeling fresh and fabulous.

Location: D 17, First Floor, Defence Colony, New Delhi

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3. Clarified Piña Colada

Creamy, tropical and usually topped with a fun paper umbrella, piña coladas make for an excellent summer cocktail. Made out of the queen of tropical drinks – coconut water – it also has flavours of pineapple, cardamom pods, clarified pineapple juice and coconut rum. Clarified piña colada is the just perfect chilling companion on a sultry summer afternoon. Niche bar serves the best piña colada in town. This upmarket bar has a huge bamboo tree engulfing it, giving the place a classy Victorian touch. The huge stage is the highlight of the place, letting you enjoy live plays, as you sip on your drink.

Location: M-16, Block M, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001

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4. Last Tango in Modena

Last Tango in Modena is a bell pepper infused drink, with a Tequila base. Adding to the flavours are Absinthe, fresh basil, passion fruit and lime juice. This master piece from Sandy’s Cocktail & Kitchen, is served with orange pekoe tea and Orchid ice. Sounds refreshing, right?

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5. Hey Rosie

Located at OGAAN Village, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Barcelos is a one of its kind place, which houses some of the top notch main courses and cocktails. On their ‘best’ list is Hey Rosie, a rose based cocktail, which will make rose lovers go gaga. The tinge of cardamom in it packs in a delicate punch, lingering on your tongue.

Location: # Building 2, Near OGAAN Village, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016

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6. Hookah Cocktail

How about smoking and drinking at the same time? Sounds like a plan. Well, Hotmess at CP serves the best Hookah cocktail. Infused with fresh fruit and hookah smoke, this is a must try. The ambience has its own little quirk with emo girl posters and chandeliers. The seating also offers variety – bar stools for those drinking with buddies, couches for a friends night out, regular seats for dining. You can take your pick according to your taste and need.

Location: M-11, Middle Circle, Ground Floor, Connaught Place, Delhi

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7. Beer Cocktail

Sipping from a can of chilled beer is so cliche. Here’s something new! Beer cocktail allows you to enjoy your favourite poison, with a slight twist. The cocktail is made by mixing beer with a distilled beverage or another style of beer. Hotmess in Delhi, a one-of-a-kind aphrodisiac bar, is just the right place to try this bizarre drink. The ambience of the place is as inviting as the menu. The cozy little hangout is painted in the right mix of rustic and modern colours. One of the most eye-catching features about the place, is a Slanting Bar that gives it a peculiar touch.

Location: M-11, Middle Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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8. Zazda

Seated away from the buzzing Gurgaon streets, Sandy’s Cocktails & Kitchen is a quiet spot behind the Westin hotel. The little place might not be a perfect venue for party animals, but it sure will make you fall in love with its ambience and exotic cocktails. The place is divided into three areas — the garden outside, which will be a perfect choice for a romantic candle light dinner, the basement area which is allotted for live performances and the upper floor which is decked with good music and photography. While the restaurant houses some of the best cocktails, Zazda is one must have if you love trying something out of the box and bizarre. The drink is made of Hendrick’s gin infused with marigold flowers, lavender syrup, absinthe spirit, mint and fennel. The ingredients are topped with ice cubes and homemade lemonade.

Location: 388 SCO, Adjacent to IFFCO Metro Station, Behind Westin Hotel, Sector 29, Gurgaon, Haryana 122001

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