NicoCaara’s flagship store at The Chanakya, which is easily one of the most beautiful, Instagram-worthy cafes in town, now has an all new cocktail menu, and here’s what has us so excited about this. The cafe will only have the most exclusive brands of alcohol on their well-curated menu. You'll find the good old regulars on their drinks menu; think Beefeater, Hendrick’s, Absolut, Grey Goose, Glenfiddich, Campo Viejo Rioja, and more. But what we’re most excited about is their cocktails. They’re serving all the classics, but with a twist, making them in-house specials that will keep you going back for more.
But what we’re excited to try includes, but is not limited to—first, their ‘Espresso Martini’, which is made using a coffee liqueur, vodka, and an espresso shot. Secondly, (very excited about this) their tequila-based cocktails, specifically the ‘Basil Smash’. The ingredients are simple, but it’s interesting how they’re paired in a drink—tequila (of course), triple sec, lemon juice, and their homegrown, fresh basil. And lastly, a classic and all-time favourite, GinTo with a twist. Their ‘Winter Gin’ that has seasonal spices such as cloves, star anise, and cinnamon in a regular Gin and Tonic.
Furthermore, in case you still haven’t bought a Christmas gift, the Nicobar gift shop has some beautifully curated and tasteful gifts, both online and offline (they ship worldwide). You’ll find something for everyone, even for those who are very hard to shop for.