Unique drinks to beat Kochi’s summer heat
Keeping to their motto of reviving fast vanishing traditional beverages, Paper Boat has just launched their limited edition thandai. This rich, milk-based energy booster drink is suffused with fragrant cardamom, fennel, almonds, black pepper, almonds, melon seeds, and khus khus. `40. Details: amazon.in
There aren’t many eateries in the city that are packed to the rafters at 3 am! But the month-old Buhari Special outlet serves excellent tender coconut juice variants, ensuring repeat customers. We’re big fans of their heavy, dry fruits karikku shake. Opposite Lulu Mall’s NH17 entrance. `70. Details: 9947700001
The Grill Lab takes advantage of the sweltering summer. They’ve handpicked juicy moovandan mangoes from their own backyard to craft a smooth and creamy mango shake. If you prefer fresh mango lassi, they’ll happily whip up a batch of that too. At Leebin Square Building, Edapally. `120. Details: 8111904849
KKV Drinks is one the few remaining places where Kochiites can buy super strong goli sodas. Their signature spiced thirst quencher’s recipe—soda sarbath with ginger, cumin, mint, lemon grass and pepper—hasn’t changed for the past 80 years. At Pachalam. `20.