Refreshing, fresh and yumm cocktails are just what the heart yearns for the the body demands. So just when we were done with battling the heat in the city, Yauatcha invited us over to savour their newly introduced Summer Cocktails.
This huge restaurant at the the plush Ambiance Mall, Vasant Kunj, echoes winding down and total respite. From a repertoire of great drinks were handpicked a few special ones – that have found their way to the impressive menu, specially crafted by the expert mixologists. The first that I tried was the Begum – the first sip of hers and I was smitten. The gin mixed with Drambuie sounds ordinary but what bound the two together and made it distinct was the exquisite taste of elderflower – the strength of the drink made me serenade the begum but later she serenaded me enough to a be true-blue lover. The drink is pungent and just so apt for somebody who likes punch intertwined with originality.
The second drink that I really liked was the Under 360 Degrees – rum, vanilla sugar, lime, lemon sorbet. So if you like to have a cocktail dessert that uplifts your withering spirits, this cocktail will just liven you up. A character that this drink exudes, it’s creamy, icy, gorgeously flavoured with vanilla and just so refreshing – it’s a 360 degree whirlwind experience!
The BBC – Bourbon, Cointreau, Ginger, carrot & Orange Juice, is quite a refreshing drink. It’s almost a chilled, fresh juice – so beautifully Summery! The ginger adds a slight bitterness to the otherwise citric drink. The liqueur also gives it a character. This cocktail is a hit.
I love the new cocktails but the mock tails didn’t go down well with me. Probably, first because I am not a mock-tail person and second because it failed to excite me with innovation and taste.
The Na-real – coconut water, brown sugar, coriander & cumin – yes the name was unique and indicative but it lost points in taste. This mock-tail ‘curry’ is high on coriander taste and the cumin combats the coconut water, gets the better off it. Basically, not good!
I would highly recommend this place to all to come and savour the drinks.