Off alcohol or not feeling it? You have to know this list of places who give mocktails as much clout as cocktails, and do a darn good job while they’re at it. Don’t just stick to the basics (aka fresh lime soda – yes, sweet and salt), pick something off the menu, and you’ll love it.
Non-Drinkers, Step Up: Here Are The Best Mocktails In Mumbai For This Dry January
The Bombay Canteen
While the rest of the world goes to Bombay Canteen for their guava chili mojito and pimm’s, we ask you to flip the pages on to their non daaru list, and order something cooling. Their iced teas are definitely with a twist, and cinnamon & curry leaf iced tea and even a mango & mint one. When all else fails, there’s always a glass full of fizzy masala coke to fall back on.
Out Of The Blue
This restaurant on Carter Road and we totally dig the open-air vibe it provides. They really do a good job with their mocktails, giving it more than just a couple of lines on their menu. You can try Blue Driver made from blue curacao, lemon juice and soda. Their house iced teas come in a range of flavours like apple honey, cranberry, passion apple, lemon and peach.
This gorgeous restaurant in Raghuvanshi Mills opens out to a spacious area filled with old-school tiles, relaxed cane chairs and sunlight pouring in – and you should come here for your food, and mocktails.
From cocktails if you plan to sip on mocktails, we definitely recommend they have interesting options like the Virgin Apple Spiced Toddy, Peach Spice and the classic Shirley Temple.
The Sassy Spoon’s mocktail menu is one to remember when you’re going out for a short bite and a long glass. They have a whole lot of options from a spicy Soul Cooler (with kokum, cilantro, lemon, soda and green chillies), a coffee cooler, a watermelon and honey drink and more. Their most signature mocktail however is the Very Berry Khatta, which has the flavour of berries and oranges and is mixed with a tangy kala khatta. These are priced at INR 240.
Quesso's in Oshiwara has a great selection of mocktails for all of you laying off the alcohol in the new year. They have quite a few mocktails on offer. Try the Evita, a blend of strawberry, lychee and vanilla ice-cream or the Spiced Maiden, a Guava juice, spices and lemon. Mocktails start at INR 210.
Smoke House Deli
Smoke House Deli is fab for non-drinkers. They have a huge selection of healthy non-alcoholic options including juices, iced teas and mocktails. The Spice Plum Coolade is a refreshing blend of plum, star anise, apple jelly and lily; Three To Tango made with orange juice, cranberry juice and fresh tangerine. There's also freakshakes, smoothies, floats and more to choose from as well.
Bombay Brasserie's got a great menu of drinks and that includes mocktails as well as alcoholic drinks. We love that their mocktails come with a desi twist. Sip on options like Chai Sherbet, Assam tea with with lemon and peach; or the Kallangadi Quench, a watermelon and lemon drink.