If you thought our cuisine was diverse, then you’ll be as surprised with our drinking habits.
Whether we ‘put on small’ or grab a tall, be rest assured that Indian drinking habits are just as curious as cuisine fixations.
That’s why you’ll find that fellow who drinks two beers everyday with one plate of peanut masala with half a lime sprinkled on top, or the other macchi who insists on having her 60 of Rum and Coke, with some pickle for ‘touchings.’
Celebrating the delightfully unique drinking culture of the south, are our quirky TPR Cocktails. It’s everything traditional, but with a twist.
Well, this may as well be a salad. But it’s not. If it were on a plate, it might be. But it’s not.
It’s in a glass, and with two very special ingredients that take it to the next level. We don’t think you’re ready for this fizzy, but anyway—presenting the second dizzyingly delightful drink in the 'cutting cocktail' series, the Fizzy Kosambari.
The Fizzy Kosambari is a gorgeous looking cocktail, that whispers ‘refreshing’ through every drop of condensation that runs down its cool, cool glass. (And onto our coasters, of course!)
You don't have to be a smarty to figure out that there's a little bit of fizz added to a classic salad, but you're probably wondering exactly what. No? Yes? (One post someday on how 'no' with a '?' can mean 'yes' colloquially.)
And yes, it has all the ingredients of kosambari, with the exception of two rather important ones.
The Kosambari is a classic south-indian salad, made with cucumber, pomegranate arils and grated coconut.
It’s very popular, and you’ll find it served with everything from modest (but delicious) temple fare to over-the-top wedding saapaad.
At The Permit Room however, we throw in a little Soda and Gin. Yup. We took your ajji’s favourite salad, added some gin, threw in a little fizzy, and created what could possibly be the most refreshing cocktail on our menu.
And we haven’t stopped drinking since! Wheee!
Our Bartender Says
“This drink is our go-to refresher. If someone’s looking for something light and tropical, with a little zing, then we definitely recommend this drink.
Plus, it kind of makes you feel like you’re eating salad, while also drinking. Which is precisely what you’re doing. So health quotient, check! And tipsy quotient, also check!"