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Whatever current vessel you’re sailing in, it’s time to jump sip.

Climb aboard Monkey Bar, where the Margarita Without A Straw promotion starts today, February 22, for International Margarita Day! A tightly edited list of house margaritas can be ordered by the glass or pitcher, and they’re available only until February 25, so we suggest you go this weekend and try the whole rainbow of flavours.

Get a seat at the bar and start with the Mangaa Rita made with tequila, home-made Aam Panna, orange and lime with a salted rim; and then move on to Salsa Maria, a saucy mix of tequila, jalapenos, tomato juice, roasted salsa and lime with tortilla chips and a black salted rim. Try the Kokum Poncho, a concoction of tequila, kokum syrup, lime and ginger with a salted rim or the Tamrita Margarita, made with tequila, tamarind, green chilli with lime and a salted rim. Both puckerishly pleasurable. And if life hasn’t given you lemons yet, the Monkey will, in the form of Gondhoraj Libre, a sexy combination of tequila, house-made gondhoraj lemon cordial and basil.
And no, the chef isn’t planning to leave you and your margarita out in the cold. Company comes from the kitchen in the form of Mexican-inspired small plates. See Chipotle Pepper and Kidney Bean Quesadilla; Albuquerque Chicken and Spiked Guacamole Chalupas; and an assortment of chips and dips, including a tequila guacamole for those who need another kick.

Visit this weekend and you’ll know that the Monkey truly is worth its salt. Cheers!

Getting there: February 22 – 25, 2018 (Thursday- Sunday); Glass Rs 380 + taxes; margarita pitcher for Rs 1,900 + taxes. Small plates INR 260 + taxes onwards.

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