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Ziro-ing in on a Signature cocktail masterclass

Priya Pathiyan attended mixologist Nischal Gurung’s unique masterclass curated by Signature at the Ziro Festival of Music to bring you a taste of Arunachal Pradesh.   The 10th edition of the Ziro Festival of Music in Arunachal Pradesh between September 28 and Oct 1, 2023, was four days of sheer fabulousness. Three stages, 47 acts …

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PCO Mumbai’s new cocktail menu weaves a compelling ‘Ode to Textiles’

Priya Pathiyan explores the wonderful warp and weft of the Indian fabric-inspired cocktails at PCO Mumbai   It’s a balmy night in Mumbai. Made even more pleasant by the cool air circulated through the al fresco garden of PCO, a sophisticated speakeasy in Lower Parel. The brother-sister duo of the Dhariwals — Radhika and Rakshay …

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Bars to Watch: Delhi’s Khi Khi puts the giggle into your glass

Priya Pathiyan tells you what to expect at Khi Khi, the international bar with an Indian soul.   The iconic PVR Priya has been a hub of entertainment in Delhi for decades. And now, just above it, is another establishment that has had the capital making a beeline for it since it opened. Khi Khi, …

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Mixologist Aashie Bhatnagar is all set to rock the global finals of Diageo World Class in São Paolo

A pocketful of dynamite dreams and quiet determination have certainly taken the World Class India 2023 winner places, finds Priya Pathiyan.   I had met mixologist Aashie Bhatnagar on previous visits to Cobbler & Crew in Pune’s Kalyani Nagar. You couldn’t miss the dynamo of positivity behind the bar and tableside, explaining her creativity with …

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Glenmorangie’s newest limited-edition single malt lures you deep into the forest

The 30BB Team takes a walk on the wild side with Glenmorangie | A Tale of the Forest, the first ever whisky to be crafted from barley kilned with woodland botanicals.   Glenmorangie’s whisky makers use endless imagination and five key ingredients — wood, water, barley, yeast, and time — to dream up delicious single …

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Smoke on the water and BBQ under the sky at Miss Margarita in Vagator

Priya Pathiyan gives you the lowdown on what you’ll be drinking at the new Slow Smoked BBQ Wednesdays at Miss Margarita in Vagator.   The flamboyance of Mexio in vivacious Goa. Miss Margarita gives you that along with her commitment to using fresh, local ingredients and traditional recipes. You’ve enjoyed her street-style tacos and handcrafted …

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‘Bartender, there’s fungus in my drink!’

Don’t be alarmed… it’s only Priya Pathiyan unearthing the magic of mushrooms that you can sip and savour at Perch, Mumbai.   The things they put into your drink these days. At restaurateur Vaibhav Singh’s Perch Wine & Coffee Bar in Mumbai, they’ve gone ultra creative with a mushroom menu that transcends the trite and …

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Celebrate Negroni Week with these delicious drinks!

Negroni Week starts today. The 30BB Team susses out some slurpalicious Negronis for you to try at home. Starting today (from September 18-24, 2023), bars and restaurants around the globe will come together to celebrate the iconic Negroni, which has taken the world of cocktails by storm in the last few years. The Negroni, which …

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Three times the fun with craft beer at the Hops Haus outlets in Bengaluru

The 30BB Team gives you a peek into the three Hops Haus experiences across the city.   Bengaluru has been at the head of the craft beer revolution in India. So, it comes as no surprise that the new Hops Haus chain is finding many takers among the city’s beer aficionados. The name Hops Haus …

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Review: The new AER is a glamorous voyage of discovery

There’s a lot going on under the spectacular new roof of the refreshed Aer at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai. Priya Pathiyan gives you a first look at what to expect…   When we brought you the best rooftop bars in India for the monsoon last month, we mentioned that Mumbai’s favourite Aer at the …

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A cocktail programme celebrating the arts at the all-new Amadeo By Oberoi

Priya Pathiyan visits the stylish new restaurant at the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre to marvel at how beautifully they distil culture and colour from four different parts of the world into your cocktail glass.   The Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) at Mumbai’s BKC has many charming attributes to draw you to it. …

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30BB raises six cheers to Whisky Sour Day!

Our team got the experts at Beam Suntory to divulge their special twists on the Whisky Sour.   We aren’t sure that you really need to set aside a special day to celebrate the super popular Whisky Sour. But since it’s being celebrated today, here are some fabulous recipes to help you whip up your …

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Iconic Bars: Panaji’s Joseph Bar — a dive with a vibe

Let Priya Pathiyan take you on a guided dive into Joseph Bar, one of the most popular local Goa establishments!   Goa has always been the party destination for India and even more so today, when many of the country’s best bars and restaurants have opened in this vibrant location. But there are some timeworn …

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Wax On Berlin’s bar takeovers bring their potent potions to India

Priya Pathiyan shares her notes on Wax On Berlin’s recent bar takeovers of ZLB 23 at The Leela Palace, Bengaluru, and Aer at Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai.   Mixology isn’t just about mixing drinks but also the mingling of many cultures. And nowhere is that more evident than when there’s a bar takeover that helps …

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‘Make Mine A Bombay’ declares The Bombay Canteen’s fifth Canteen Cocktail Book

Priya Pathiyan tells you the back story about The Bombay Canteen’s epic Canteen Cocktail Book, a menu that also evokes a sense of community among Mumbaikars. The fifth edition is just out.   From the very beginning, The Bombay Canteen has prided itself on bringing you the easy-going spirit of bindaas Bombay through its décor, …

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