Go Summer Sipping On These Innovative & Cool LIITs At These Bars In Delhi

by Tejashee Kashyap
Go Summer Sipping On These Innovative & Cool LIITs At These Bars In Delhi

There are certain cocktails that are made for summer. They have a certain allure that goes beyond their taste and ingredients. The combinations are endless, which means that there is a cocktail out there for everyone, no matter what your preferences are. However, there is one cocktail that receives outrage but manages to outshine all its defames. Long Island Iced Teas or LIITs come with a love-hate relationship for many. While the drink has a reputation as one of the most potent due to its many liquors and a relatively small amount of mixer, it remains a popular choice, particularly in the summer and on vacations.

No matter what, this notorious beverage continues to show up on bar menus with innovative additions. Given the scorching Delhi heat, gulping a flavour-forward and cool LIIT is not a bad option. So, here are the places you should head for a cool glass if you’re in the capital:

1. Social


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When it comes to LIITs, Social sets a benchmark. Famous for their gigantic LIITs, served in tall vase-like glasses, the place now has new variations of LIITs for the IPL season for the 10 teams. Each drink is a reflection of the team’s spirit and local culture. The new LIITs are also named after the regions, NammaOoruLLIIT for Bengaluru fans, Korbo LLIITbo Jeetbo for Kolkata cricket fans, Aava De LLIIT for Gujrat fans and more.  The trendy and vibrant atmosphere in all of their outlets offers a unique and eclectic vibe that appeals to a diverse crowd.

Where: All Social outlets across India
Cost: Starting ₹700 onwards

2. Summer House Cafe

Known for its vibrant, and relaxed ambience, with a mix of rustic and contemporary elements, Summer House Cafe makes an eclectic place for their cocktails. However, if you’re looking to play safe and like your LIITs potent, yet classic, this is the place to head!

Where: Hauz Khas, New Delhi
Cost: c550 onwards

3. The Chatter House


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Known for their rum-based cocktails, they have two varieties of LIITs that you can choose from – The Classic and Bull Frog. None of them is anything like your traditional LIIT, and all of them are a must-try! The place is designed with a mix of vintage and contemporary elements, with wooden floors, exposed brick walls, and comfortable seating—all that makes for a great unwinding after a long day.

Where: Epicuria Mall, Nehru Place
Cost: Starting ₹635 onwards

4. The Flying Saucer Cafe

Famous for its creative and unique LIITs, they have several different variations of the classic cocktail, each with its own twist and flavour profile. Along with the classic version, you can expect nuances of cranberry, blue curacao and elderflower—making them a must-try for anyone looking for a fun and unique drinking experience.

Where: Epicuria Mall, Nehru Place
Cost: Starting ₹595 onwards

Also Read: How To Make Pina Colada At Home: 10 Recipes

5. Chili’s Grill & Bar

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Whether you prefer classic flavours or fruity twists, there’s a LIIT for everyone at Chili’s Grill & Bar. While the classic LIIT is a potent mix of spirits, while their addition of cranberry is a bit more balanced. The addition of cranberry juice gives the  LIIT a slightly tart and refreshing flavour profile that complements the sweetness of the other ingredients. It also gives the cocktail a vibrant red colour, making it an eye-catching addition to any table.

Where: DLF Avenue, Saket
Cost: Starting ₹485 onwards

6. Lord Of The Drinks


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Sure, this place is a must-visit for cocktails but the LIIT is no exception. The Kala Khatta LIIT offers a unique and flavorful take. The addition of the kala khatta syrup gives the cocktail a distinctive sweet and tangy flavour that is reminiscent of Indian street food. The combination of the different spirits and flavours makes this cocktail a potent but delicious choice for those looking to try something new.

Where: Connaught Place, New Delhi
Cost: Starting ₹595 onwards

Which of these places are your favourites for LIIT?

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