I’m not saying that Toast and Tonic, Mumbai is a Gin & Tonic only bar (as it may seem) but I’m also not denying it. Sorry about this confus-gin. They do have a bunch of whisky, rum and vodka cocktails to offer you but their Signature drinks, the G&Ts are everything a gin enthusiast could ask for!
And their commitment to this cocktail doesn’t end there, they make their own tonic waters with distinctive flavours ranging from pomegranate and cinnamon to rose petal and cucumber and many more!
Talk about choices!
Unlike most places that have that one Gin & Tonic on their menu, this place is quite the opposite. You not only get to order a cocktail from their set G&T menu, but you can also pick your preferred gin from the many options available and then pair it with a flavoured tonic of your choice.
Here’s what we ordered at this gin bar.
The Herbalist is one of their top sellers from their gin cocktails. It is a mix of gin, topped off with basil and orange tonic and served with a coriander-orange ice. There are a bunch of gins listed that go well with this cocktail. This set cocktail is priced as per the gin you choose. We opted for the Tanqueray London Dry Gin. The distinct feature of this cocktail was the strong aroma of coriander that leaves a soothing feeling even before you sip on the drink. As for taste, it was every bit herby and botanical-y and left me feeling like I’ve ginned well.
Soft Eggs & Fresh Andouille Sausage on Sourdough Toast
Now that we had our gin and tonic, we were wondering about the toast this place had to serve. So, we decided to taste another house favourite. Sourdough bread is toasted and layered with a thick scoop of green mustard spread. This toast is then topped with runny boiled eggs and spiced sausage, giving you a melt-in-the-mouth dish that was worth pairing with my G&T.
For my next cocktail, I tried the British Raj that is a mix of gin, topped with pomegranate and cinnamon tonic and served with rose petal and cucumber ice. For this cocktail, we chose Gordon’s as the gin base. This cocktail was not as sharp as the previous one. It had mellow flavours and a pretty pink hue to it.
Salt Baked Pork Belly
Pork belly is baked in saltwater and carefully seasoned with mustard and dill relish. This is then served with house made purple cabbage sauerkraut. Juicy and succulent, this is the kind of food that’ll make you think, oink you glad you ate it!
tl;dr? I GOAT You!
If you call yourself a gin-noisseur, you have to come by this gin focussed bar and check out some of the tastiest cocktails. The toast is a good choice of food too and so are the other items on the menu since they specially focus on dishes with organic flavours. Let’s just say this place lives up to its name.
Food: 4 out of 5
Drinks: 5 out of 5
Ambience: 4 out of 5
Staff: 4 out of 5
Value for money: 4 out of 5
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