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This month, The Bombay Canteen is translating your favourite aamchi Mumbai lingo into the language you know best: cocktails. 

And what better way to celebrate a new cocktail menu, than a big fat Bombay Canteen-style party! If you’ve been shimmying at the Canteen crew’s annual soirees, you will be surprised to learn that “THIS IS NOT A JAZZ PARTY”. But pleasantly surprised, we’re assured, as the theme for this year - mark your calendar for February 22 - in true Mumbai style, is the dhinchak disco beats of the 80s and 90s. (Call 49666666 to reserve a table or just join the bar by 8 pm! See the event page here.) Jhakaas! 

What’s On The Cocktail Menu

Start with Ikde Tikde (here there), a drink made up of dry gin, homemade Vermouth, kaffir lime-infused Campari, strawberry liqueur and orange juice; or try Thamba (stop), on concoction of sparkling wine, Bacardi white rum, kokum and cranberry juice.

Govinda fans should fill up on Jhakaas, an excellent mix of vodka, fresh carrot juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, ginger and lime. Goes best with a fish net vest and colouful scarf. Fruits, you’d prefer Buntai, a drink inspired by a friendly mix of rum, homemade raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice, plum bitters and star fruit juice. Personally, we love the Boss, a cocktail inspired by real city heroes like Versova Beach clean-up leader Afroz; it’s mixed with Black & White whisky, smokey single malt, crème de cacao, orange juice, pineapple juice, beetroot juice, bitters and star fruit juice.

And at the end, gather around for Public – a dry gin, elderflower, preserved lime and salt syrup potion to share.

It’s what the folks at The Bombay Canteen do best - create a larger conversation around their food and cocktails. If for instance, you loved their last art deco pop up book menu, you will also adore the Canteen Cocktail Calendar that uses Mumbai lingo, interesting facts and local neighbourhood recommendations to be the best darn calendar that Mumbaikars need in 2018. Buy for yourself or gift as a souvenir to firangi friends visiting. Rangeela scarf not included.

Boss, don’t miss this one! 

Getting there: The Bombay Canteen, Kamala Mills, Lower Parel, call 49666666, Rs 500 for the calendar.

***This post is sponsored by The Bombay Canteen***

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