Best of the best
Three well-travelled, high-heeled celebs talk about the best drink they’ve had so far
Sport stars, actors and performers are globe trotters, thanks to their profession. The A-listers have access to the best parties, events and nightclubs wherever they travel. Badminton star Jwala Gutta, rapper Baba Sehgal and actress Shraddha Das tell us the best drink they’ve had in the world
Shraddha Das, actress Her pick: Finlandia vodka Where: Chmiel pub, Krakow, Poland Her take: I was shooting at Chmiel pub in Krakow and heard someone say that if you are in Poland, you should surely try the Finlandia vodkas. They are the best in the world. I had mixed the vodka with lime water and it didn’t feel like there was any alcohol in it.
What it is: Finlandia vodka has 40% alcohol content. It is a classic drink made of barley and glacial spring water. Price: A bottle of 750 ml costs $19 Details: +48 608 041 000
Jwala Gutta, badminton star Her pick: Cranberry mocktail Where: Heart Cup Coffee, Hyderabad Her take: Although I travel the world on work, Heart Cup Coffee in Hyderabad is where my heart lies. My friend owns this lounge and the ambiance is impeccable. It’s my favourite because I get to drink my customised mocktail. Only this place can give me a mocktail that my tastebuds crave for What it is: My favourite is coconut water with cranberry, pineapple and a few secret ingredients of their choice. Price: `200 per glass. Details: 33165788
Baba Sehgal, rapper
His pick: Makers’s Mark whiskey. Where: Over The Moon, Hyderabad and Copa Bar in Mumbai. His take: Over The Moon is the finest bars in India. The crowd and the service is just what makes my dy. I am a whiskey person and I love their Makers’s Mark. It is very smooth and the way they mix it is appropriate. It is on the terrace of Hotel Daspalla and one can get a panoramic view of the city from the bar. A smooth whiskey with such a soothing view from the top is something, that makes this place stand out in my list What it is: It is a bourbon whiskey that is distilled in Loretto, Kentucky and sold in unique square bottles which are sealed with red wax.
Cost: One peg costs `550 Details: 33165289
— Purnima Sriram