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The Monkey has something new for us every season, and this time, it combines the best things about summer – mangoes and ice cream sandwiches.

Monkey Bar outlets across India are setting the mango free with Mango Unchained, unwrapping summer’s favourite fruit and putting it to good use on a summer special drinks and dessert menu, on until May 27, 2018.

The bar is ripe with hope, putting out concoctions like M Passion, made with Old Monk, mango juice, passion fruit and a dash of bitters; Mango-Rita, a creamy, frozen cocktail with tequila, fresh mango and fresh kiwi rimmed with powdered chili; Mango Mule mixed with vodka, fresh mango puree, fresh sweet line juice and topped with fizzy ginger ale; and the Mango-Colada starring rum, mango puree, pineapple juice and coconut cream, which will make you plan a beach vacation double quick.

To really seek respite from the weather, a Mango Chaas (mango juice, fresh curd, chaas masala, coriander and mint) is highly recommended. Regulars will notice that Monkey Bar best-seller Mangaa is also on the list. Cheers to old friends and new!

Pair these with chilled mango desserts – no, there isn’t a thing as too much aam – like the Mango Lassi Kulfi; Mango Falooda Ice-cream Sandwich; Mexican inspired Mango Tres Leche and Mango Tart with caramelised aam in dark rum and cardamom and served in an almond tart shell.

Eat aam, stay calm, are the monkey’s final parting words.

Getting there: At Monkey Bar outposts across India(see details below).Mumbai: Ground Floor, Summerville, 14th & 33rd Linking Road, Bandra West, call 26005215.
Delhi: Plot No 11, Local Shopping Complex, Next to Mini Cooper Showroom, Pocket C 6 & 7, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, call 33106238.
Bangaluru: #610, 12th Main Road, Opp. SBI, Indiranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560038, call 44114455.
Kolkata: 901A, 9th Floor, Fort Knox Building, 6 Camac Street, Elgin, Kolkata, call 40606446.

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