From Kokum Kolum To Gun Fizz Powder, 6 Restaurants To Sip On Creative South-Indian Cocktails

Cheers to South-Indian twist in a cocktail!

by Ankita Mazumdar
From Kokum Kolum To Gun Fizz Powder, 6 Restaurants To Sip On Creative South-Indian Cocktails

Move over coffee martini! It is time for gunpowder, tamarind and more such delicious ingredients to make their way to cocktail glasses and elevate your taste buds. Have a tantalising affair of cocktails at these amazing restaurants where the drinks are inculcated, keeping in mind the rich taste of South-Indian food and ingredients. You should check them out!

6 Indian Restaurants That Levelled Up With Great South-Indian Cocktails

1.  Aidu, Hyderabad


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Aidu is gaining popularity for serving delicious cuisine from all the five south-Indan states of India in the city of Hyderabad. It includes Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Our focus was on their specially Aidu-crafted cocktails! The menu is full of innovative cocktails made with components like mongra, kokum, and mustard. The Kokum Kolum is a tribute to the rich kokum along with whiskey, kokum soda and magic pop. Don’t miss trying their unique Baba Budans Brewtini, made with vodka, kahlua and filter coffee. The menu is extensive and includes items like lobster moilee, onion patti samosa with pumpkin chutney, stuffed paniyaram, and kori gassi. 

Where: Plot 1057/G, Ground To 3rd Floor, Circle 18, Road 45, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

When: 12 PM – 3:30 PM, 7 PM – 11:30 PM

2. Gun Fizz Powder At Hosa, Goa


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When partying in Goa gets too much and you yearn for authentic south-Indian cuisine with a modern twist, then Hosa is the perfect place! You will fall in love with the pretty interiors and the brilliant food menu. But we have our eyes (and tongues) glued to Gun Fizz Powder! An amazing blend of gin, vanilla, gunpowder mix, vaum mango and fig botanical water is enough to make you step into this restaurant. Gunpowder lovers, this will be your go-to cocktail!

Where: House no.60/1, Irada Home, Vaddy, near St. Anthony’s Church, Siolim, Bardez, Goa

When: 12 PM – 11 PM

3. Malabar Kahwah At Hortus, Kochi


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Step into this pretty restaurant that represents everything from the Malabar Coast and is known for serving yummy cocktails as a tribute to ‘The Garden of Malabar’, a 17th-century Latin botanical treatise. Tantalise your taste buds with the exquisite flavours of Malabar Kahwah! It is a twisted version of Kerala’s chukku kaapi which is coffee infused with spiced-up ginger! The cocktail has vodka, chukku coffee concentration, vermouth and cardamom tincture. With this, you will order for second rounds.

Where: III Floor, The Avenue Center Hotel, MIG Housing Society, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi

When: 12 PM – 11 PM

Also Read: Mango Cold Brew Coffee To Raw Mango Pakora, Enjoy Mango Season With 8 Chef-Inspired Recipes

4. Kanchipuram Silk At PCO, Mumbai

PCO is known for its specially crafted cocktail menus inspired by delicate and unique fabrics, especially from India. Today, we are focusing on the Kanchipuram Silk created by Franklin D’Souza. He was influenced by the famous south-Indian silk! This aromatic drink is prepared by ghee-washed Jim Beam, orange bitters, cardamom tincture, cashew foam and edible gold glitter! This is a direct nod to the silk made from mulberry silk woven in the temple along with the halwa prasad served. The creativity is out of the box with this south-Indian cocktail.

Where: NRK House, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai

When: 12 PM – 4 PM, 5 PM – 1:30 AM

5. Tamarind Whiskey Sour At We Idliwale Barroom, Pune


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Another restaurant is great with South Indian-inspired cocktails that have contemporary aesthetics with a unique twist in every dish on the menu. South Indian cuisine uses tamarind in a wide variety of dishes and this time, We Idliwale Barroom took this ingredient and made it a hero in Tamarind Whiskey Sour! It is prepared with orange half and half, tamarind punch and Oak Gold Smith. If this is not something you like, then try their unique Coconut Negroni or Raw Mango Picante.

Where: 102, One West, Balewadi, Baner, Pune

When: 12 PM – 1:30 AM

6. Goa Grill At Slow Tide, Goa


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Have you had the chance to eat or sip on yummy coconut foam? Yes, you read that right, a coconut foam! At Slow Tide, Goa Grill is known to be the daddy of electronic dance, hence order accordingly. This restaurant has made a fabulous concoction of jamun, buttered sarsaparilla, gin and tender coconut foam. It is a fruity and light cocktail served with a thick tender coconut foam which sounds exciting!

Where: H No.724/5, St Anthoney Prias Waddo, Anjuna, Goa

When: 11 AM – 1 AM

Also Read: From Gin To Rum, 7 Coffee-Infused Hard Drinks Caffeine Lovers Cannot Say No To

Wouldn’t you want to take a sip of these creative pools of beverages? Then, what are you waiting for?

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