7 Mixologists In Mumbai That Are Shaking Things Up

Mumbai loves its cocktails, and it’s bred some of the finest bartenders and mixologists in the trade! If you think bartending is an art, then mixology sure is taking it to a whole new level!

NearFox gives you a cocktail of the top mixologists in the city of Mumbai to look out for:

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Varun Sudhakar, Diago United Spirits Ltd.

Being Indias Best Bartender at the 2014 Diago World Class Competition sure added glamour to Sudhakars already smashing profile. From being a flair bartender, he has come a long way to become one of Indias finest mixologists today. His signature poison, The Professor is a tribute to Gaz Regan, his inspiration and a living legend in mixology.

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Vijay Singh Rawat, The White Owl

Known for his amiable nature and excellent rapport with customers, his signature style has the influence of New Yorks flamboyant and risqu night-life written all over it! For his signature drink, he rustles up a killer spiced rum cocktail for those who like it hot.

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Priyanka Kandalkar, Barwing Academy

Now, heres a mixologist with a twist! Shes a woman in a predominantly mans job and shes rocking it like its nobodys business. Her growing interest in bartending led her into taking a course at British Wine & Spirit Education Trust. After working at the AER Lounge in Mumbais Four Seasons Hotel, she works as a freelancer and helps train other women like herself at the Barwings Academy in Mumbai.

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Sarita Sharma, J W Marriott Mumbai Sahar

This ever smiling mixologist had to brave sexism at work when she began. Now that she has wowed customers with a fresh twist on cocktails, inspired mostly from local flavours, theres no stopping her from being one of the best in the mixology game. Heres to girl power!

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Sachin Clifton Soans, Tilt All Day

The intricacy and expertise involved in bartending attracted Sachin to the offbeat career. According to him, mixology is an exercise in creativity, and he leaves no stone unturned in coming up with quirky concoctions. Who wouldnt want to try out his Blue Berry Mojito, made with infused mint and blueberries in white rum?


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Nikhil Shinde, Freelancer

With four years worth of experience in flair bartending, this former mixologist at Novotel Mumbai, Juhu Beach has rave reviews from his employers to his credit, courtesy his charming attitude towards his customers and his skill at bartending. A mixologist cum musician at Psy Nation, Nikhil has been the life of many a party in Mumbai.

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Alvin Gomez, Cocktail & Dream

He is one of the coolest mixologists in town, passionate and committed to his work. Skilled at flair bartending, Alvin can bring even the dullest of the parties to life. Cute as a button and amazing at concocting the trickiest poisons, hes sure one mixologist to look out for.

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