Having a good drink is never too difficult in a city like ours. Luckily! And while there’s beer at every street corner, cocktails seem a bit more elusive. Especially the OTT kinds. So if you happen to be looking for something crazy to try {besides venturing out in Bangalore’s traffic, obviously}, then this list of places with whacky drinks may just be what you are looking for. Let the experimentation begin!

The Treasure Chest

the tresure chest cocktail at three dots and a dash in indiranagar

A massive cocktail of 7 litres meant for a group of 6 to 8 people {or less if you are up for heavy drinking}. This cocktail is served in a wooden chest and when opened has thick, white smoke coming out of it, courtesy some strategically placed dry ice. Story has it that the concept of treasure chests was in embedded in Tiki culture. Pirates would stash their loot in chests that had the face of Tiki Gods. Should they be shipwrecked, the treasure chest would remain untouched, for fear of God’s wrath.

Where: Three Dots And A Dash, No 840/1, 100 Feet Road, Metro Pillar 56 & 57, Indiranagar

When: 11am-11pm

Contact: 080 41630303

Price: INR 7,200 plus tax

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The Flaming Lamborghini

The flaming lamborghini at harry's indiranagar

Flaming drinks your thing? Then this drink at Harry’s is the one for you. A martini glass holds layers of Kahlua, Baileys and Blue Curacao to begin with. Across this is placed a bar blade. A champagne tulip is balanced upside down on this and a shot glass rim is placed on the base of the champagne glass. Sambuca is then flamed and poured down the top of the shot glass, setting it alight in a downward cascade. You are given two straws to stick into the martini glass and drink up. Reminds you of a speeding Lamborghini coming to a smoking stop!

Where: Harry’s, 1, SJR Primus, 1st Floor, Opposite Forum Mall Signal, 7th Block Koramangala, 510, Level 2, Phoenix Market City, Whitefield and 32, 1st Floor, HAL 2nd Stage, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar.

When: noon-1am

Contact: +91 9620813000

Price: INR 439 plus tax

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Drip Me Tight

Drip me tight cokctail at the open box in st marks road

Now here is a drink, made with Vodka, Blood Orange syrup, Tonic, Lime and Lemonade which gives whacky a whole new meaning. k is served on a drip stand and brings in some level of clinical precision in your intake of alcohol, wouldn’t you say! And while the whole experience of sipping on it like an absolute alcoholic is amusing enough, the drink itself is a great blend of sweet and sour, but the vodka cuts straight through it so it’s pretty potent. Certainly don’t take this as IV!

Where: The Open Box, 4th Floor, Building 9, Halcyon Complex, St Marks Road

When: 12.30pm-11.30pm

Contact: 080 41290055

Price: INR 300 plus tax

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The Deconstructed Moscow Mule

The deconstructed moscow mule at church street social

Straight out of your high school science lab, comes The Deconstructed Moscow Mule at Social, served in a (mule) mug, with a beaker tied up in muslin cloth with smoked vodka and a pipette with bitters. A take on the classic Moscow Mule, typically served in a copper mug, this drink is quite the riot. It is said to have been served in the US and was invented by a Russian, using vodka and ginger beer. Don’t hurry with this one. It’s meant to be had slow and steady.

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When: 9am-11.30pm

Contact: 080 40515253

Price: INR 250 plus tax

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The Soju Bomb

the soju bomb at edo in residency road

An utterly fun way to start a great meal at EDO, the Soju Bomb is constructed at your table. A glass of beer will have two chopsticks placed on it. Over this balances a little ceramic cup of soju. The chef encourages you to loudly count to five in Japanese – you go Ichi, Ni, Sa, Nya, bang the table hard enough for the chopsticks to give way and the soju to fall in. You pick the glass up instantly and down everything down to the last drop. Wait for a few seconds for the warmth of the alcohol to kick in!

Where: EDO, #1, Residency Road, Bangalore – 560025

When: noon-2.30pm, 6:30pm-11.30pm

Contact: 080 22119898

Price: INR 850 plus tax

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Inception cokctail at high ultra lounge in malleswaram

This deep, savoury, rich whiskey potation has rosemary, vanilla, fresh pineapple puree and Earl Grey tea enveloped in clouds of smoky flavor which is achieved by pouring a shot of whiskey upon the dry ice in a bamboo shoot. True to the theme of Christopher Nolan’s Inception, Guru Prashanth, the wizard at High Ultra wanted to create a drink that defined a “dream in a dream” – his dream being to serve two of the largest consumed beverages in the world (Tea & Whiskey) in a single glass. The result is Inception!

Where: High Ultra Lounge, Rooftop, World Trade Center, Bangalore Brigade Gateway Campus, 26/1,Dr. Rajkumar Road, Malleswaram

When: 12.30 pm-3.30pm and 5:30pm to 11.30pm

Contact: 080 45674567

Price: INR 980 all inclusive

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