I like juice. On a hot Colombo day (ie, every day) you can feel it pumping life back into your body. One of the best juices ever is the Rs. 290 fruit cocktail at Bombay Sweet Mahal, in Wellawatte. What is so especial about this juice? It’s all in the layers. The fruit cocktail is actually five different juices in one, and there are many entertaining ways to enjoy it. It’s pretty great.
Honestly, I don’t even know what the layers are. Mango at the bottom obviously then… beet root? Something red, which tastes good. Then avocado, papaya and I think soursop. What’s awesome about this juice is the interactive ways to drink it. You can:
- BOTTOMS UP – keep your straw at the bottom, progressively drinking through the layers, which remain almost completely separated
- ROVING STRAW – you can also move your straw around, trying different flavors at different times. Things get a bit more melange, but flavors still remain distinct
- MIX AND MATCH – you can mix the juices up, all or a few (for example, mix the top two, leaving the bottom relatively intact)
- MESSING MY JUICE UP – you can also be like my friend Savan, tilting the glass, moving the straw around aimlessly and thoughtlessly messing the whole thing up
If you’re looking for a consistent juice you can’t go wrong with the many Juiceez branches around Sri Lanka, but (IMHO) this interactive fruit cocktail is the single best juice around. For more on where and what Bombay Sweet Mahal is, check out YAMU.lk.