An Evening at Chowpatty – MasalaBar's An Evening at Chowpatty aims to evoke a sense of a day out at Chowpatty Beach. Coconut water (commonly sold at stalls at the Mumbai beach side) and coconut fizz (plus curry powder) help the cocktail achieve a sense of place.
Mumbai Matinee – Masala Bar's Mumbai Matinee is as smokey as it looks. Gin-based and flavored with the oil from grapefruit and orange skin, it tastes like a gentleman's club.
Sunset @ Carter – Sunset @ Carter, another MasalaBar favorite, is a whiskey-based concoction that comes topped with almond foam. Mumbai's mixologists are using scientific methods to give cocktails a molecular twist.
Farzi Café – Trendy Restaurant and bar Farzi Café uses molecular gastronomy concepts in its cocktail offerings. The Farzi apple foamtini is a mix of vodka, shaken with muddle granny apple, lime juice and flower syrup, and served with mint foam and mint mist.
Banta cocktails – Farzi serves up a side of nostalgia in the form of banta, or goti soda, a childhood favorite with Mumbai children. Traditionally, kids get banta from street carts, though at Farzi the concoction comes spiked with booze.
Boozy theater – Farzi's mixologists aren't adverse to a little boozy theater. Like all good ideas, the Farzi Idea comes with a physical light bulb.
Margarita slushies – Farzi also has an alcoholic version of another kid favorite: the slushie. It comes in sangria and margarita flavors.
Colaba Social – Some bars, like Colaba Social, accent cocktail lists with surrealist touches, such as the dream-like margarita-beer cocktail titled Two Lost Souls Swimming in a Fish Bowl.
Please Don't Tell – Many of Mumbai's newly formed cocktail bars are hidden gems, some tucked away in old mill compounds. One such bar is a speakeasy, aptly named Please Don't Tell.
Mood matchers – Bartenders at Please Don't Tell serve up bespoke cocktails. Tell them your favorite spirit and they'll find a drink to match your mood.