The Maharashtra Martini at the Taj President bar ‘Winks’ deserves a post of its own.

This is a fantastic drink, as fantastic as it sounds unlikely:  Chivas, curry leaf, coffee bean, caramel, lime and pineapple.  It comes together in progressive layers of aroma and flavor, one ceding delicately to the next.

It’s not sweet.  Rather, the caramel is a subtle note and the fruit sugar is balanced by the sour lime and the liquor.  The fresh pineapple gives a great body to the drink, under an amazing aroma of curry leaf and coffee bean. 

It sounds like a train wreck, but it’s absolutely perfect. 

I’ll be back to drink this again, and then I’ll write a little more about the rest of the place.