Spring sips: Five mocktails you can’t afford to miss this season

- March 7, 2024
| By : Stuti Nanda |

Patriot looks at some of the best drinks that can let you cool down during the warm weather in the Capital

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With temperature hovering around 25 degree Celsius in the national capital, spring has made its entrance. To combat the rising heat in Delhi, some turn to drinking plenty of water, indulging in citrus fruits, or seeking refuge in air-conditioned rooms.

The more adventurous kind opt for mocktails and shakes in different cafés of the city.     

Patriot lists a few cafes in Delhi along with their mocktails and shakes that will be perfect company in the weather that is gradually warming up.  

Apple Lemonade at ‘Potbelly Rooftop Café’, Shahpur Jat

An apple and mint-infused lemonade would surely not disappoint you. The taste of sweet apple not overpowering the freshness of mint will surely leave you mesmerised and refreshed. Potbelly Rooftop Café is a beautiful and cosy café situated in the heart of the shopping complex of Shahpur Jat. They have an indoor as well an outdoor sitting with impeccable views of Shahpur Jat. This café will not burn a hole in your pocket. 

East India at ‘Delhi Club House’, RK Puram

This drink will leave you spellbound by its unique combination of chilli and lemon. East India is a cocktail infused with absolute orange chunks, chilli and lemon. This drink is one of its kind and Delhi Club House will surely to leave you wanting more of it. The place is known for its lively atmosphere.

Virgin Mai Tai at ‘Soi7 Pub and Brewery’ in Cyber Hub, Gurugram

You must’ve heard about mixed fruit juice but have you ever heard about juices mixed with almond syrup? Virgin Mai Tai is a drink which consists of a blend of orange juice, almond syrup, lime cordial lime juice and Angostura bitters. This drink will surely tickle your taste-buds. Soi7 Pub and Brewery, a rooftop bar and café in Cyber Hub is known for its happening events and for on-site brewed beer. Their specially curated bar menu consists of more than 30 cocktails and mocktails.

Popcorn & Salted Caramel Shake at ‘Soda Bottle Opener Wala’, Khan Market

We’ve all had popcorn, salted popcorn or even caramel popcorn; but have you ever had a popcorn shake? As startling as it may sound, the more startled it’ll leave you after sipping it. Popcorn and salted caramel mixed with vanilla ice cream and milk is better than what you get during the movies. Soda Bottle Opener Wala is a Parsi and Iranian cuisine restaurant with retro interiors and it is sure to take you down memory lane. The Bombay-based drinks and its street food delicacies are a must-try. 

Strawberry and Peach Ice tea at ‘Parra by Khubani’ in Model Town Phase-II

As they say, save the best for the last. So, how could we miss the star of the spring season: Strawberries? We’ve all tried lemon or peach ice tea and love the riot of tangy and sweet flavours it creates in our mouths. But have you ever heard of strawberry and peach ice tea, a mouthwatering mocktail when you just thought of it? ‘Parra by Khubani’ is a new café in the heart of north Delhi and the place is known for its cheerfulness and liveliness. With irresistible beverages like green apple and cinnamon ice tea and Earl grey lavender ice tea; along with shakes, smoothies, quenchers, 15+ Parra special cocktails and so much more.