Cocktails at Rosso

Cocktail classics with a sophisticated Italian twist

 

Keeley Watts

 

We’ve given her a bit of a break recently, but the other day Keeley, our #MCRCocktailGirl headed over to Rosso at the top of King Street to check out their new cocktail menu.

As usual she’s issued them with our challenge  – to create a cocktail which embodies Manchester woman in a glass.

 

It’s that simple!

 

Over to you Keeley ……

 

Address: Rosso Restaurant & Bar, 43 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 2BG

 

Bar description and ambiance

 

You’d have to be blind not to notice Rosso situated at the top of King Street. Part owned by Manchester United ace Rio Ferdinand it is the place to be seen for most of the local celebrity crowd but, thanks to its friendly and efficient staff, this really is a place for anyone.

 

Rosso Manchester

 

It is important to emphasise that Rosso is more than just a restaurant. Their bar area exudes opulence and is the perfect place to meet after work on a Friday afternoon for a few cocktails. Launching soon is Rosso Nights promoting Rosso as a venue – not just somewhere to grab some decent Italian food.

Attention to detail is the name of the game here with the bar taking on a stylish and sleek theme complete with gold cocktail shakers. The fashionable theme is complimented by a ‘collection’ of menus ranging from the food to the drink.

They boast an impressive back bar that the management team believe is amongst the best in Manchester even commenting that it could rival some of the best in London. You will find regular favourites but for those who prefer a particular spirit, I am pretty sure you could find it here.

 

 

Mixologist

 

Manager Sasha has input from the entire bar team. He is keen that the cocktails available at Rosso aren’t just average, but that they can compete with the best in the City.

Most of the drinks are formulated from a concept rather than an ingredient and this gives the menu a unique edge. The bar team at Rosso are well established with long term staff who like working here so much that they rarely move around. This certainly helps the staff to work together as a team both on shift and on menu development.

 

 

Menu & signature drinks

 

The extensive cocktail menu is more like a manual with all your favourite classics as well as modern creations.

The five at five collection of cocktails is Rosso’s answer to good quality and well priced drinks after work. A collection of winter to spring drinks that give an Italian twist to classics the menu is named after Rio’s famous ‘5’ United shirt. 5 drinks, £5.00, starting at 5pm.

 

5 at 5 cocktails

 

And what a collection of drinks they are!

Fine tuned with an Italian twist my favourite is the Il Corto for a spin on the classic Long Island iced tea. This concoction is made with spirits sourced from Italy.

Recipe: Cherry dessert wine, aperol, St Germain elderflower liqueur, Edmond Briottet crème de bergamote, punt e mes, cocchi Americano and lemon.

A shorter drink to the norm this fruity number is truly different to anything else you will ever try.

 

Il Corto

 

 

Another favourite is La Fusione which can be adapted to suit your palate. Having a slightly sweeter tooth my base drink of cocchi Americano rosa, aperol, Edmond Briottet fraise de bois, strawberry and prosecco also had added sugar to take the edge of the bitterness but is also perfect without. Fruity, fresh and fizzy. The perfect combination.

 

 

La Fusione

 

 

Manchester woman in a glass

 

Like the rest of the menu, the Manchester woman in a glass cocktail was a classy spin on a classic, and a favourite of mine at that.

The ‘The’ is Rosso’s version of the popular Porn Star Martini. Being one of the most popular cocktails on their menu Rosso reckon they make the best one in the City and are willing to be challenged to that title!

This sophisticated drink uses rose champagne (classic) rather than the normal prosecco to give a feminine edge to the drink. It is served in a high glass to reflect the high heels Manchester ladies like to wear and is fun like Manchester women.

The main drink contains vanilla with the foam top being spiked with raspberry to give the red colour that depicts not only a Manchester woman but also a Rosso woman.

 

Rosso 4MCRWomen in a glass cocktail

 

The drink is fruity, loud, proud and instantly noticeable, just like a Manchester woman!

 

 

 

 

 

Rosso Restaurant & Bar, 43 Spring Gardens, Manchester, M2 2BG

Tel: 0161 832 1400

Email: ENQUIRIES@ROSSORESTAURANTS.COM

Facebook:facebook.com/RossoRestaurants

Twitter: @RossoRestaurant

Website: rossorestaurants.com

 

Keeley x  (#MCRCocktailGirl)

 

Photographs: Rosso

Keeley writes her own personal blog – Phat Cupcake

 

 

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Cocktails at Proof – Chorlton

Cocktails at The River Bar, The Lowry Hotel – Salford / city centre

Cocktails at The Bubble Room – Alderley Edge

Cocktails at Room – King Street, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails at The Whim Wham Cafe – Whitworth Arches, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails at Liquorice – off King Street, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails in the City reviewed

Cocktails at Lock 91 – Deansgate Locks, City Centre

Cocktails at Neighbourhood – Spinningfilds

Cocktails at Southern Eleven – Spinningfields

Cocktails at The Violet Hour – West Didsbury

Cocktails at Beluga – Bramhall

 

 

 

MCR Women in a Glass Cocktail

#MCRCocktailGirl Keeley chooses her favourite creation from the last 12 months

 

Keeley Watts

 

#MCRCocktailGirl Keeley spent many a tough evening last year checking out some of Manchester’s favourite cocktail bars.

On her travels she challenged them to devise a bespoke cocktail which portrayed the essence of Manchester women in a glass.

Here’s a round up with Keeley’s winning creation.

 

Proof – Chorlton

Address: 30a Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9PH
Review: 4manchesterwomen.co.uk/cocktailsatproofchorlton
Mixologist: Linda
4Manchester Women Cocktail: Fox Force Five

Proof cocktailInspired by mythology and the strength of women, this cocktail gets it’s name as a reference the kick ass women of Pulp Fiction.

A bitter-sweet mix of pomegranate infused Aperol and beautifully aromatic Lillet Blanc.

Churned with pomegranate seeds and laced with the delightfully delicate yet complex botanicals that make up Blackwoods vodka.

This cocktail is served tall with a refreshing dash of Prosecco in a cucumber dressed glass.  

 

The River Bar – The Lowry Hotel

Address: 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, City Centre, M3 5LH
Review: 4manchesterwomen.co.uk/cocktailsatriverbarthelowry
Mixologist: Tom
4Manchester Women Cocktail: Watermelon Martini

Riverside Bar The Lowry Hotel

This cocktail is vibrant, colourful and refreshing. Just like a Manchester woman!

Two wedges of watermelon are muddled with Ish gin and Cointreau giving a rich and luxurious feel to the drink.

It’s then shaken with lemon, sugar syrup and cranberry juice before serving with a wedge of watermelon.

 

Rich and luxurious with an irresistible cheekiness – it’s one to stand out from the crowd.

 

The Bubble Room – Alderley Edge

Address: 47 London Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7JT
Review: 4manchesterwomen.co.uk/cocktailsatthebubbleroom
Mixologist: Tom
4Manchester Women Cocktail: The Annie Walker Bubble Room Cocktails

Inspired by Annie Walker, the first landlady at the Rovers Return – volatile and feisty, like many a Manchester woman…!

Wild hibiscus syrup is mixed with elderflower liquor and champagne with a dash of sugar.

Because it was hot on the day we visited, Tom blended the cocktail with ice to make a delicious frozen version of the drink. Wonderfully sweet the champagne gives this drink a posh ‘edge’ with more floral notes for an elegant twist.

 

Room – City Centre

Address: 81 King Street, Manchester City Centre, M2 4AH
Review: 4manchesterwomen.co.uk/cocktailsatroom
Mixologist: Amir
4Manchester Women Cocktail: Vintage Rose

Room vintage cocktailThis cocktail was inspired by the lovely vintage tea shops popping up in Manchester and how us ladies also enjoy a good gin.

A vanilla black tea syrup was mixed with No3 gin, rose liquor, bitters, lemon and egg white. Served in a vintage style tea cup it was garnished with a rose petal and sprayed with gin from an atomiser.

 

The spritz of gin means that it is the first thing you smell when you taste this cocktail, a feast for all the senses!

 

Whim Wham Café – City Centre

Address: Arch 64, Whitworth Street West, Manchester City Centre, M1 5WQ
Review: 4manchesterwomen.co.uk/cocktailsatthewhimwhamcafe
Mixologist: Alix
4Manchester Women Cocktail: Vintage Vimto Garden

Whim Wham Cafe CocktailAlix’s cocktail starts with bloom gin which is the only gin made by women.

He took inspiration from an English country garden and this gin does have a lovely floral nose.

Plum sake is added (we can be sarcastic, humorous and sweet) and vimto (a favourite among Manchester women in Alix’s experience) with lemon to tone down the sweetness.

It’s served in a ½ pint tankard for a feminine but quirky touch.

 

Liquorice – City Centre

Address: 50 Pall Mall (off King Street), Manchester City Centre, M2 1AQ.
Review: 4manchesterwomen.co.uk/cocktailsatliquorice
Mixologist: Hank
4Manchester Women Cocktail: It’s Complicated!

Liquorice cocktail
There is lots of creativity in our city – with this in mind Hank says that Manchester women have multiple layers.

We are soft and gentle with underlying authority. We are sophisticated and elegant which all brought together shows we are very expressive whilst being balanced and held together well.

 

His cocktail focuses on something that he’s loved from a young age – lemon curd.

Added to this is basil and cracked black pepper to compliment with a glug of lemon juice. Portobello Road gin gives this cocktail an alcoholic edge mixed with homemade lemon curd bitters and vanilla syrup.

The whole thing is topped with a lemon infused toasted Italian meringue.

 

Lock 91 – City Centre

Address: 9 Century Street, Manchester City Centre
Review: 4manchesterwomen.co.uk/cocktailsatlock91
Mixologist: Andi
4Manchester Women Cocktail: Smokin’ Scarlett Smokin Scarlett Cocktail

The first Manchester woman challenge cocktail to have a whiskey base.

Made from Red label Johnny Walker with Southern Comfort Cherry, Canadian maple syrup, lemon juice, orange zest, cranberry and lots of ice.

Shake all of the above in a jam jar before adding cocktail cherries and a curl of orange rind to garnish. Andi thinks that this cocktail is just like a Manchester woman. You can’t rush it, and as you enjoy – it gets better.

There are many layers, which makes it very complex!

 

Neighbourhood – Spinningfields

Address: The Avenue North, Spinningfields, City Centre
Review: 4manchesterwomen.co.uk/cocktailsatneighbourhood
Mixologist: Matt
4Manchester Women Cocktail: Posh Jager Bomb

Posh Jager BombMatt took inspiration from all types of women rather than one personality type.

He combined Tabasco, gomme and prosecco in a sugar rimmed glass. Following that by adding a separate shot of orange bitters (dark), martini rosso (sweet but posh) and Sailor Jerry.

This was then shaken with ice and topped with a dash of overproof rum (strong) before being lit (fiery) and poured into the main glass.

As Matt described; It’s a bit spicy, a bit sweet and a bit fizzy – just like Manchester women!

 

Beluga – Bramhall

Address: Bramhall Lane South, Bramhall, Stockport, SK7 1AF
Review: 4manchesterwomen.co.uk/cocktailsatbeluga
Mixologist: Ross
4Manchester Women Cocktail: Cream of Manchester Cream of Manchester Cocktail

Ross took his inspiration from the Manchester icon that is / was Boddingtons to make his cocktail.

But with a bit of an elegant twist.

Consisting of amaretto (one of the most popular spirits with the ladies of Bramhall), southern comfort, tea, lemon, a flamed orange zest shaken with egg white to give it the Boddingtons cream top.

This was very special.

 

 

Violet Hour – West Didsbury

Address: 236 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchcester, M20 2LW
Review: 4manchesterwomen.co.uk/cocktailsattheviolethour
Mixologist: Rebecca
4Manchester Women Cocktail: Manchester Lady

Manchester Lady Cocktail

 

A modern twist on the white lady. Strawberry and rosemary are muddled together before adding 6 O’clock gin (Manchester women are always busy hence the ‘6 O’clock’ name).

Lime and egg white are then added to gently thicken the cocktail.

A sprinkling of black pepper provides a savoury twist. Before topping with a heart shaped strawberry. Manchester women are, of course the heart of the city!    

 

 

Drum roll please …………

 

And the winners are

 

After much consideration, scoring each creation for:

  • Taste
  • Look
  • Creativity
  • Back story

Keeley has decided on her top three Manchester Women in a Glass cocktails.

 

3rd place

Alix at Whim Wham Café for the use of a firm Manchester favourite – vimto and an inventive use of Manchester women flavours.

 

2nd place

Hank (then at) Liquorice for the tour through his childhood with lemon curd but also the gin infused strawberries!

 

 

Winner logo

1st place

Matt at Neighbourhood for describing each of the ingredients to be like a regular woman but, when mixed together, form the ultimate Manchester woman in a glass.

 

And so the hunt is on now for the this year’s Manchester Woman in a Glass Cocktail winner. Any nominations?

 

Keeley x

 

Photographs: Keeley Watts, Gareth Davies, Jenny McAvoy, Adele on Flickr, Narita Savoor Photography, Mike Warren

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Cocktail Menu Violet Hour

Creative kitsch cocktails from Susie Wong

 

The Violet Hour on Burton Road in West Didsbury was one of our first cocktail bar reviews almost 12 months ago (read here). So we were thrilled to be invited back to the launch of their new cocktail menu. We all agreed that it was something rather special.

Our resident cocktail bar reviewer Keeley (she has the toughest job in the land) cast her expert eye over the menu (and sampled a few) and gave it a resounding thumbs up!

And ps. see if you can spot Queen of Madchester, Rowetta in the slide show below!

Address: The Violet Hour, 236 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchcester, M20 2LW

Visited: 8pm Thursday 6th March 2014

 

Over to you Keeley ……

Keeley Watts

 

The cocktail menu at the Violet Hour on Burton Road in West Didsbury has always been inventive and enticing.

From the vanilla flip served with a piece of shortbread to the Penelope pitstop dressed with hundreds and thousands, I have regularly left my city centre surroundings to sample more.

 

The Violet Hour are keen to keep things fresh and modern so recently employed the amazingly talented Susie Wong to create a cocktail menu with a difference.

 

Susie Wong

 

The menu is presented in ‘old school’ style childrens’ story books with dainty handwritten menus on tracing paper within. This is where Susie excels, her fashion student days being evident in the beautiful drawings to accompany the individual cocktails listed inside.

 

The Violet Hour

 

You won’t find a bog standard cosmopolitan or daiquiri here. Instead, your senses will be whisked away to different climes, most cocktails being accompanied by a side such as homemade marshmallows and fruit caviar. This cocktail menu (click here) is perfect replacement for a dessert if you are after something a little more elegant.

 

The drinks we tried…..

 

The Ruby Woo containing Finlandia vodka, Blossoms sour cherry syrup, aloe vera, lemon and rose water with a double cherry pop garnish. This is fruity yet balanced with the aloe vera and lemon. I knew I would love this one the second I saw it on the menu and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

 

Ruby Woo Cocktail

 

Tony’s Tipple containing Appleton 12yr old rum, crème de banane and frosties rinsed milk served in an old school style milk bottle. I think this is the most inventive drink I have ever come across and I have tried a few in my time! Frosties rinsed milk is the future, I swear.

 

Tony's Tipple Cocktail

 

Rum n Raisin Nice Dream mixing my personal favourite Appleton VX rum, fig, vanilla and cream with a dusting of chocolate served straight up. This is boozier than it sounds with the rum being the predominant flavour and the chocolate dusting providing a hint of sweetness. The cream isn’t heavy so this is more milk like than cream like, if that makes sense!

 

Rum n Raisin Nice Dream Cocktail

 

The menu is well worth the trip out of the city centre to sample this competition winning bartender’s delights. I can’t wait to work my way through Susie’s other creations including the Penny Lane and the Not So Fuzzy.

You’ll have to pop in to see what is in them and I promise you won’t be disappointed.

I’ll see you at the bar.

 

 

 

 

The Violet Hour, 236 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchcester, M20 2LW

Tel: 0161 434 9521

Facebook: facebook.com/theviolethourdidsbury

Email: info@theviolethourdidsbury.co.uk

Twitter: @theviolethourUK

 

 

Keeley x  (#MCRCocktailGirl)

 

Photographs: Carl Sukonik, The Vain Photography

Image of Keeley by Mike Warren

Keeley writes her own personal blog – Phat Cupcake

 

 

Other cocktail bar reviews

Cocktails at Proof – Chorlton

Cocktails at The River Bar, The Lowry Hotel – Salford / city centre

Cocktails at The Bubble Room – Alderley Edge

Cocktails at Room – King Street, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails at The Whim Wham Cafe – Whitworth Arches, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails at Liquorice – off King Street, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails in the City reviewed

Cocktails at Lock 91 – Deansgate Locks, City Centre

Cocktails at Neighbourhood – Spinningfilds

Cocktails at Southern Eleven – Spinningfields

Cocktails at The Violet Hour – West Didsbury

Cocktails at Beluga – Bramhall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cocktails at Proof, Chorlton

Villagey sophistication – shaken not stirred!

 

Keeley Watts

 

We’ve sent Keeley, our #MCRCocktailGirl out to the ‘burbs this week.

She’s been checking out Proof – the winner of the ‘Favourite cocktail’ crown at Cocktails in the City earlier in the year.

As usual she’s issued them with our challenge  – to create a cocktail which embodies Manchester woman in a glass.

 

It’s that simple!

 

Over to you Keeley ……

Address: Proof, 30a Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9PH

Visited: 7.00pm Wednesday 14th August 2013

 

Bar description and ambiance

 

Proof is on one of the main roads through Chorlton and within striking distance of the metrolink, so you have no excuse for not visiting!

The ambiance is relaxed and chilled out with light background music – the perfect place to grab a book and spend the day to yourself.

 

Proof Chorlton

 

Proof Chorlton

 

Proof has a real ‘villagey’ feel – you will find a lot of regulars in here, in fact, most of its visitors are residents of Chorlton. Service is always with a smile and at your table, so you don’t even have to get up and go to the bar!

You will find a regular DJ on Saturday nights and a Liquid Brunch menu at weekends for the ever important hair of the dog when you need it. You will also find a regular tasting night called Lips That Touch Liquor as well as cocktail classes to show you how to shake your own like a pro.

 

Mixologist

 

Linda started her bartending career at Revolution where her love for cocktails was born. She has since worked at Room and Bluu before going travelling and ending up in Proof.

She believes customer service is key to the best bars in Manchester and loves that you can mix up/change the cocktails in a little bar like Proof.

Fresh from a win at Cocktails in the City with their ‘Any Port in a Storm’ cocktail; a twist on the classic Dark and Stormy, Linda has high hopes for this year’s competition with potentially another interesting spirit to work with and hopefully more fancy dress.

 

Lambs Rum cocktail staff

 

 

Menu

 

The cocktail menu at Proof uses fresh ingredients and premium spirits giving a sophisticated edge.

As with any good cocktail bar you can ask for something off menu and they will be happy to mix and shake it up for you. For the residents of Chorlton, knowing you can get your favourite drink on your doorstep sounds like heaven.

You will find some classics on the menu such as mojitos and daiquiris with some interesting specials such as the brunch martini and the holy guacamole.

It has to be tried to be believed…

 

Signature drink

 

Linda’s most popular cocktail is the lotus blossom.

Recipe: Bombay Sapphire is mixed with Briottet lychee liquor and St Germain elderflower liquor before being muddled with kiwi, lime, lemon, sugar syrup and apple juice.

The result is a wonderfully fresh tasting drink with a delicious floral base from the elderflower …… very delicate but beautifully balanced with the kiwi giving an interesting lightness.

 

Proof Chorlton

 

Kiwi cocktail

 

 

MCR Women in a glass

 

Linda was inspired by mythology and the strength of women for her cocktail, calling it Fox Force Five to reference the kick ass women of Pulp Fiction.

 

cocktail

 

Here is her write up to explain her drink:

“The concept behind the cocktail is the representation of the various personae and attributes of Manchester women, depicted through various iconic women from history. Each ingredient has been specifically chosen to represent the identity of four pivotal female figures.

“This delectably different twist on the à la mode Aperol Spritz is a bitter-sweet mix of pomegranate infused Aperol and the beautifully aromatic Lillet Blanc. Churned with pomegranate seeds and laced with the delightfully delicate yet complex botanicals that make up Blackwoods vodka, served tall with a refreshing dash of Prosecco in a cucumber dressed glass.

“The pomegranate infused Aperol was inspired by the Greek goddess Persephone who took the fruit from Hades thus binding her to the underworld and was only released for two seasons per year. She represents vulnerability, optimism and hope.

“Blackwoods vodka with its Nordic heritage represents Freya, the goddess of love, sexuality and beauty.

“Lillet Blanc is my French component, characterised by Simone de Beauvoir; the strong, intellectual, feminist who caused a stir through her controversial, avant-garde philosophies.

“So that leaves us with the fizz: Prosecco. My Italian constituent embodies Shakespeare’s Juliet – the lover, the amorous, the rebel.

“Women are multifaceted, complex creatures. It was important for me to put forward the idea of these multi-layered psyches. I wanted my drink to look feminine and sophisticated, taste complex and unusual but, most importantly, leave you wanting more.”

 

cocktail

 

And leave you wanting more it does, you really need to pop into Chorlton even if it is just for this drink. Tell her I sent you ……

 

alstaples's Proof album on Photobucket

 

 

Keeley x 

 

Proof, 30a Manchester Road, Chorlton, M21 9PH

Tel: 0161 862 9333

Email: info@proofbars.co.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/ProofChorlton

Twitter: @ProofChorlton

Website: proofbars.co.uk

 

Keeley x  (#MCRCocktailGirl)

 

Photographs: Gareth Davies, Mike Warren

Our cocktail reviews are not sponsored

Keeley writes her own personal blog – Phat Cupcake

 

Other cocktail bar reviews

Cocktails at The River Bar, The Lowry Hotel – Salford / city centre

Cocktails at The Bubble Room – Alderley Edge

Cocktails at Room – King Street, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails at The Whim Wham Cafe – Whitworth Arches, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails at Liquorice – off King Street, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails in the City reviewed

Cocktails at Lock 91 – Deansgate Locks, City Centre

Cocktails at Neighbourhood – Spinningfilds

Cocktails at Southern Eleven – Spinningfields

Cocktails at The Violet Hour – West Didsbury

Cocktails at Beluga – Bramhall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cocktails at River Bar, The Lowry

 A little bit of luxury overlooking the river

 

Keeley Watts

 

This week our #MCRCocktailGirl Keeley has taken refuge in The River Bar at The Lowry Hotel for a spot of cocktail therapy.

As usual she’s issued them with our challenge  – to create a cocktail which embodies Manchester woman in a glass.

It’s that simple!

 

Over to you Keeley ……

Address: The River Bar at The Lowry, 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, City Centre, M3 5LH
Visited: 6.00pm Wednesday 17th July 2013

 

Bar description and ambiance

 

The River Bar at the Lowry hotel is every bit as luxurious as you would expect. Light and airy with lots of seating space, it really excels with a beautiful terrace.

Luckily for us on the day of our visit, the sun was shining over the river, making it the perfect place to sit and admire the view with a good drink.

 

Lowry Hotel

 

Lowry Hotel

 

The bar is a quiet, chilled out and a fabulous haven to let the stress of your day melt away. You would be forgiven for thinking this is just a bar that guests from the hotel can enjoy, but this is far from the truth.

You’ll be welcomed with a warm smile and a decent cocktail from the impressive menu.

 

 

Mixologist

 

Tom has worked in hotel bars for a long time including Great John Street and the Palace Hotel.

He has a passion for cocktails and, being self-taught, loves to play with flavours to see what works. So much so that he designed his first cocktail menu whilst working in a hotel bar – he only brought out when it was his shift!

 

Tom Lowry Hotel

 

He’s now managed to get his hands on the menu at River Bar and designed a menu fit for the elite clientele the bar entertains on a regular basis, as well as you or I.

Tom loves traditional British flavours and products with a twist. He is keen to expand the bar’s collection of British wines and beers as well as the already expanding spirit collection.

 

 

Menu

 

The cocktail menu plays on traditional British flavours, including a twist on the mojito to include raspberry and apricot.

Another British twist on a classic is the cucumber Collins using Hendricks gin which is infused with cucumber and rose.

 

Signature drink

 

Tom’s signature drink and a popular one from the summer menu is the passionfruit and lychee margarita.

Recipe: Fresh limes are muddled with blanco tequila before adding passion fruit puree, sugar syrup and lychee liquor.

This drink is beautifully balanced with a lovely freshness without being overly sweet – the sugar syrup just adding to the flavour rather than enhancing it too much.

 

Making a cocktail

 

Cocktail

 

 

Manchester Women in a glass cocktail challenge

 

Tom’s spin on the Manchester woman in a glass cocktail has been ready for some time. So much so that it is now available on their summer menu!

This watermelon martini is vibrant, colourful and refreshing; just like a Manchester woman! Two wedges of watermelon are muddled with Ish gin (Brit-Ish, get it?) and Cointreau giving a rich and luxurious feel to the drink.

It’s then shaken with lemon, sugar syrup and cranberry juice before serving with a wedge of watermelon.

 

cocktail

 

The rich and luxurious feel of this cocktail depicts Manchester women to Tom with an irresistible cheekiness – it’s one to stand out from the crowd. The watermelon gives this cocktail a summery freshness with a wonderful edge provided by the Cointreau.

It’s one that shouldn’t work but really does… pop in and ask Tom to mix you one, you won’t be disappointed.

 

alstaples's River Bar at The Lowry album on Photobucket

 

 

The River Bar at The Lowry, 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, City Centre, M3 5LH

Tel: 0161 827 4000

Website: thelowryhotel.com/dining

 

Keeley x  (#MCRCocktailGirl)

 

Photographs: Mike Warren, Gareth Davies

Our cocktail reviews are not sponsored

Keeley writes her own personal blog – Phat Cupcake

 

Other cocktail bar reviews

Cocktails at The Bubble Room – Alderley Edge

Cocktails at Room – King Street, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails at The Whim Wham Cafe – Whitworth Arches, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails at Liquorice – off King Street, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails in the City reviewed

Cocktails at Lock 91 – Deansgate Locks, City Centre

Cocktails at Neighbourhood – Spinningfilds

Cocktails at Southern Eleven – Spinningfields

Cocktails at The Violet Hour – West Didsbury

Cocktails at Beluga – Bramhall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cocktails at The Bubble Room

Posh cocktails in Alderley Edge

 

Keeley Watts

 

What can I say?

Our #MCRCocktailGirl Keeley is a thirsty girl in this hot weather – and nothing but fine cocktails will do!

She’s promised to save some for us!

On route she’s issuing the bars of Greater Manchester a challenge!

 

To create a cocktail which embodies Manchester woman in a glass.

It’s that simple!

 

Over to you Keeley ……

Address: The Bubble Room, 47 London Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7JT

Visited: 12.00pm Friday 12th July 2013

 

Bar description and ambiance

 

The Bubble Room is located on Alderley Edge’s main street. We visited on a beautiful sunny day and the terrace area was bustling with village locals enjoying their leafy surroundings.

The bar itself has recently undergone a major refurbishment to extend the seating as well as extend the bar to the full length of The Bubble Room.

 

The Bubble Room Alderley Edge.

The Bubble Room Alderley Edge.

The Bubble Room Alderley Edge.

The Bubble Room Alderley Edge

 

The décor is elegant but rustic with exposed brickwork and comfy armchairs to people watch. There is even a monkey painted on the wall. See if you can find it!

As well as a decent cocktail menu you will find an impressive food menu with offers throughout the week such as steak night Monday and champagne Friday where you can get a bottle of house champagne for £20.00.

Perfect start to the weekend!

 

Mixologist

 

Tom has been with the Bubble Room for 18 months. Prior to this he worked at a Sandals resort in St Lucia and has also worked for the Hilton.

He has injected some real creativity into the bar designing the cocktail menu himself – which can also be seen in their Bramhall bar.

 

Tom The Bubble Room

 

Prior to Tom getting his hands on the menu there were standard glasses. However today you’ll find lots of different styles of martini glasses, jars and some really impressive ‘tiki’ style glasses.

He loves working at The Bubble Room because of the amazing family feel – the owner is always in giving a helping hand and providing guidance.

 

Menu

 

The cocktail menu at Bubble Room isn’t just a list of cocktails, there’s an explanation for them all!

Even the popular Vesper will tell you about James Bond and why this is a famous cocktail.

 

Cocktail Menu Bubble Room

 

The ‘Luini’s Amore Sour’ description is my personal favourite:

“In 1525 artist Bernardino Luini found inspiration in an innkeeper who became his model and lover. Out of gratitude and affection, the women wished to give him a gift. She steeped apricot kernels in brandy and presented the resulting concoction to a touched Luini. We know it today as amaretto”.

How romantic?

 

Signature drink

 

Tom’s signature cocktail also has a story behind it.

The bar ran a charity event for Cancer Research where they served lots of cocktails with a ‘pink’ theme. The favourite on the night was the ‘baby pink martini’ so this is now on the cocktail menu with 50p from each one sold going to charity.

It’s, obviously, baby pink in colour with a wonderful fruitiness but also a lovely floral flavour coming from the rose petal vodka and elderflower. A delicate flavour but wonderfully rounded.

Recipe: Rose petal vodka, elderflower liquor, sugar, pomegranate and pineapple juices.

 

Pink Cocktail

 

Manchester Women in a glass cocktail challenge

 

Tom’s Manchester woman cocktail was inspired by Annie Walker, the first landlady at the Rovers Return! She was volatile and feisty, like many a Manchester woman…!

Wild hibiscus syrup is mixed with elderflower liquor and champagne with a dash of sugar.

Because it was so hot on the day we visited, Tom blended the cocktail with ice to make a delicious frozen version of the drink. Wonderfully sweet the champagne gives this drink a posh ‘edge’ (sorry… Alderley ‘Edge’, get it?) with more floral notes for an elegant twist.

 

Pink Frozen cocktail

 

Pink Frozen cocktail

 

Pink Frozen cocktail

 

Tom describes his cocktail as beautiful, intriguing and unique, that when drank fast, can give a banging headache.

Sounds like most Manchester women to us!

 

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The Bubble Room, 47 London Road, Alderley Edge, SK9 7JT

Tel: 01625 583 399

Website: thebubbleroom.co.uk/alderleyedge

Facebook: facebook.com/thebubbleroomalderleyedge

Twitter: @TheBubbleRoom

 

Keeley x  (#MCRCocktailGirl)

 

Photographs: Mike Warren, Jenny McAvoy

Our cocktail reviews are not sponsored

Keeley writes her own personal blog – Phat Cupcake

 

Other cocktail bar reviews

Cocktails at Room – King Street, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails at The Whim Wham Cafe – Whitworth Arches, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails at Liquorice – off King Street, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails in the City reviewed

Cocktails at Lock 91 – Deansgate Locks, City Centre

Cocktails at Neighbourhood – Spinningfilds

Cocktails at Southern Eleven – Spinningfields

Cocktails at The Violet Hour – West Didsbury

Cocktails at Beluga – Bramhall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cocktails at Room

 A glorious taste of history

 

Keeley Watts

 

Our #MCRCocktailGirl Keeley is back on the blog today.

She’s carving a swathe through Manchester’s cocktail bars like a hot knife through butter! It’s very impressive – and all in her quest to find the best of the best for us!

On route she’s issuing the bars of Greater Manchester a challenge!

To create a cocktail which embodies Manchester woman in a glass.

It’s that simple!

 

Over to you Keeley ……

Address: Room. 81 King Street, Manchester City Centre, M2 4AH

Visited: 2.00pm, Saturday 22nd June 2013.

 

Bar description and ambiance

 

Room is located at the top of King Street, along with the exclusive Rosso and Jamie’s Italian for company.

It stands up for itself well though, being housed in a listed building that boasts Winston Churchill as one of its previous guests – back in the day!

 

Room Bar Manchester

 

You are greeted by a concierge before being whisked upstairs to the high ceilings, beautiful décor and elegant surroundings of Room. Here you will find a well-stocked cocktail bar and a beautifully light dining area to while away an afternoon.

You would be forgiven for assuming this place is only for the wealthy, but give it a go. It is wonderfully friendly, very relaxing and also has a happy hour (5pm -8pm during the week) so won’t break the bank!

 

Mixologist

 

Amir is the first mixologist we’ve met who has moved away and then came back! He worked at Room before moving to Socio Rehab, Kosmonaut and Keko Moku. However, he realised that his heart and friends were at Room and is now back mixing up some of the best cocktails in town.

 

Amir Room Bar Manchester

 

Amir Room Bar Manchester

 

Amir is inspired by British flavours and has some amazing things up his sleeve that we are not allowed to tell you about, you’ll just have to ask him when you call in!

He has some fabulous syrups, cordials and is a keen collector of some impressive bottles of spirits including an expanding gin collection.

 

Bottles of spirits .

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Menu

 

The cocktail menu draws on the British flavours that Amir talks so passionately about and there’s even a small jar of fresh roses to garnish the drinks should that be appropriate.

There are classics such as Cosmopolitan, Mojito and Caipirinha as well as more retro offerings with the Hubba Bubba (made with the most delightful bubble gum syrup), Rosemary and Thyme and Roobarb (made with house infused rhubarb vodka) to name but a few.

 

Flowers & jars

 

Pink cocktail

 

 

Signature drink

 

Amir has a favourite cocktail to drink as well as a favourite cocktail to make.

The former is the Clover Club which, he told us, is named after a gentleman’s club from the 1910s.

Recipe: Greenall’s gin is shaken with dry vermouth, raspberry and lemon with a touch of egg white to emulsify the flavours.

Simple and elegant this has a wonderfully fresh taste and a lovely zing from the lemon.

 

Cocktails
Amir’s favourite cocktail to make is the interestingly named Salted Mr Tom.

Recipe: Cariel vanilla, Frangelico, salted caramel syrup, lemon and apple are shaken together before being topped with egg white, a dusting of sugar and set alight.

Just like a crème brulee but with a lovely twist from the salted caramel, this has entered my top five favourite cocktails in Manchester!

 

Cocktails

 

Cocktails

 

 

Manchester Women in a glass cocktail challenge

 

Amir was inspired by the vintage side of Manchester for his Manchester woman in a glass cocktail. He talked about the lovely vintage tea shops popping up in Manchester and how us ladies also enjoy a good gin.

With this as his inspiration he made a vanilla black tea syrup and then mixed it with No3 gin, rose liquor, bitters, lemon and egg white.

 

Making a cocktail

 

Making a cocktail

 

Vintage cocktail

 

His creation was served in a vintage looking tea cup garnished with a rose petal and sprayed with gin from an atomiser. The spritz of gin means that it is the first thing you smell when you taste this cocktail, a feast for all the senses!

It is light and floral without being too sweet. Lovely to sip on a sunny day whilst watching the world go by.

 

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Room, 81 King Street, Manchester City Centre, M2 4AH

Tel: 0161 839 2005

Website: roomrestaurants.com

Facebook: facebook.com/RoomRestaurant

Twitter: @RoomBarUK

 

Keeley x  (#MCRCocktailGirl)

 

Photographs: Mike Warren, Adele on Flickr

Our cocktail reviews are not sponsored

Keeley writes her own personal blog – Phat Cupcake

 

Other cocktail bar reviews

Cocktails at The Whim Wham Cafe – Whitworth Arches, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails at Liquorice – off King Street, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails in the City reviewed

Cocktails at Lock 91 – Deansgate Locks, City Centre

Cocktails at Neighbourhood – Spinningfilds

Cocktails at Southern Eleven – Spinningfields

Cocktails at The Violet Hour – West Didsbury

Cocktails at Beluga – Bramhall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cocktails at The Whim Wham Café

Fabulous and wonderfully vintage gin saloon

 

Keeley Watts

 

Our #MCRCocktailGirl Keeley is relentless when it comes to checking out Manchester’s cocktail bars. She’s got a list and she’s working through it!

On route she’s issuing the bars of Greater Manchester a challenge! To create a cocktail which embodies Manchester woman in a glass.

 

It’s that simple!

 

Over to you Keeley ……

The Whim Wham Cafe is an epicurean eatery and vintage gin saloon underneath the arches!

Address: Arch 64, Whitworth Street West, Manchester City Centre, M1 5WQ

Visited: Visited 8.00pm, Thursday 20th June 2013.

 

whim wham Cafe

 

 

Bar description and ambiance

 

The Whim Wham Café is like no place you will have seen before.

Branded as a gin saloon this place is vintage at its best, located in one of Whitworth Street’s railway arches which were built in 1849. The décor is vintage inspired with a relaxed atmosphere playing jazz, swing and blues music – you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped back in time.

 

Whim Wham Cafe

 

Whim Wham Cafe

 

 

Mixologist

 

Alix owns the Café with his wife Jessie. Together wanted to bring affordable luxury to the people of Manchester.

Inspired by the quirky little cafes outside Paris, Alix wanted to combine this with the best local produce the North West has to offer.

Prior to owning Whim Wham Café Alix dj-ed club nights, travelled and ran vintage nights as The Whim Wham Club. He provides a swanky bar with top quality service at an affordable price.

 

Alix Whim Wham Cafe
You will find jazz and cabaret nights at the Café as well as gourmet Wednesdays. They also have events in the pipeline such as a vintage emporium and gindependence day on 4th July.

 

 

Menu

 

The cocktail menu, just like the café, is vintage inspired and heavily gin based. Even if you’re not the biggest gin fan there will be something you will enjoy on this menu.

 

Cocktails at Whim Wham Cafe

 

Prefer a long drink? Try the Black & Blue.

More of a martini fan? Try the African Sky!

This was their cocktail at Cocktails in the City and helped them walk away with the coveted title of Best Bar on the night!

 

 

Signature drink

 

Alix made us a Jealous Frenzy which, was named by a popular Manchester blogger when he was stumped for a suitable name!

Recipe: Saffron gin, chilli gin tincture, muddled apple, elderflower cordial and xanthe cognac are mixed beautifully together giving a wonderfully different taste.

The apple gives this the sweetness it needs with the lovely subtle kick coming from the chilli gin tincture.

 

Gin cocktail

 

 

Manchester Women in a glass cocktail challenge

 

Alix grew up in Manchester so knows Manchester women. His cocktail starts with bloom gin which is the only gin made by women.

He took inspiration from an English country garden and this gin does have a lovely floral nose.

Plum sake is added (we can be sarcastic, humorous and sweet) and vimto (a favourite among Manchester women in Alix’s experience) with lemon to tone down the sweetness served in a ½ pint tankard for a feminine but quirky touch.

Very different to most of the other offerings but this is delightful and the sweetness is beautifully matched with the floral tones from the gin.

Fabulous and wonderfully vintage.

 

Gin cocktail

 

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The Whim Wham Café, Arch 64, Whitworth Street West, Manchester City Centre, M1 5WQ

Tel: 0161 236 0930

Website: thewhimwhamcafe.com/

Email: info@thewhimwhamcafe.com

Facebook: facebook.com/TheWhimWhamCafe

Twitter: @TheWhimWhamCafe

 

Keeley x  (#MCRCocktailGirl)

 

Photographs: Narita Savoor Photography, Mike Warren

Our cocktail reviews are not sponsored

Keeley writes her own personal blog – Phat Cupcake

 

Other cocktail bar reviews

Cocktails at Liquorice – off King Street, Manchester City Centre

Cocktails in the City reviewed

Cocktails at Lock 91 – Deansgate Locks, City Centre

Cocktails at Neighbourhood – Spinningfilds

Cocktails at Southern Eleven – Spinningfields

Cocktails at The Violet Hour – West Didsbury

Cocktails at Beluga – Bramhall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cocktails at Liquorice

Back to your childhood, but with a grown up boozy kick!

 

Keeley Watts

 

Our very own #MCRCocktailGirl Keeley has been hard at it again this week, checking out Manchester’s cocktail bars for us. It’s a tough job!

On route she’s issuing the bars of Greater Manchester a challenge! To create a cocktail which embodies Manchester woman in a glass.

It’s that simple!

 

Over to you Keeley ……

Liquorice is a boutique cocktail bar and restaurant, just off King Street.

Address: 50 Pall Mall (off King Street), Manchester City Centre, M2 1AQ.

Visited: 6.30pm Thursday 13th June 2013.

 

Liquorice Bar Manchester

 

 

Bar description and ambiance

 

Liquorice is a hidden gem just off King Street, surrounded by exclusive restaurants.

The décor is luxurious but not so much that you have to be suited and booted to drink here. Service is always with a smile and a joke, if nothing else this is the reason you should come here.

Liquorice is the perfect place on a sunny day with their comfy sofas outside, you can watch the world go by with a decent cocktail to hand.

 

Liquorice Bar Manchester

 

 

Mixologist

 

Hank must be the most ambitious and infectious mixologist in the Manchester area!

He has certainly done the rounds in terms of his past experience having worked for Abode, Lounge 31, Birdcage and a bar in Greece to name but a few. His aspiration is that Liquorice will be the flagship cocktail bar of Manchester within 18 months using home grown ingredients made on site.

 

Hank Liquorice Bar Manchester

 

This concept has already begun with the development of some innovative bitters using chocolate and clove.

Hank is serious about customer service and believes this is key to any good cocktail bar, and he does it well. Grab yourself a seat, tell him what flavours you like, and he’ll mix you something amazing.

 

Menu

 

The cocktail menu at Liquorice is updated regularly as well as specials on offer.

All cocktails have quirky names such as ‘Jerry’s Fig Roll’, ‘Aviation Variation’ and ‘Napoleon’s Waistcoat’ to name just a few. They use the best ingredients to hand to create amazingly bespoke flavours to tantalise and confuse your taste buds.

The staff here love to take you back to your childhood with flavours like ginger ale and cream soda, but with a grown up boozy kick

 

Signature drink

 

Hank likes to play with flavours and his take on the Old Fashioned is currently on the specials menu. In true form this one really plays with the tastebuds with a beautiful sweetness from the syrup, sour tones from the bitters, then smoky flavours from the Woodford Reserve. A ‘proper’ cocktail this is not for the sugary shaken cocktail fans but boy, it is just divine.

We dare you to drink it without letting out a little sigh of appreciation.

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Recipe: Cherry liquor, Frangelico, maple syrup, apple cinnamon bitters, orange bitters, toasted orange zest, Woodford reserve, topped with cherries that are hand-stoned before being dressed with overproof rum and lit.

 

Faming Cherry Liquorice Bar Manchester

 

 

Manchester Woman in a Glass Cocktail Challenge

 

Hank has been perfecting his challenge cocktail for weeks and said the reason for this is the sheer complexity of Manchester and its women.

 

Liquorice Bar Manchester

 

He acknowledges the diverse culture of our city and also wanted to echo the amazing local fruit and local markets we have.

There is lots of creativity in our city – think Rolls Royce and first PC being amongst local inventions. With this in mind Hank says that Manchester women have multiple layers.

We are soft and gentle with underlying authority. We are sophisticated and elegant which all brought together shows we are very expressive whilst being balanced and held together well.

His cocktail focuses on something that he’s loved from a young age – lemon curd. He told us his family used to use it on everything! Added to this is basil and cracked black pepper to compliment with a glug of lemon juice.

 

Liquorice Bar Manchester

 

Liquorice Bar Manchester

 

Portobello Road gin gives this cocktail an alcoholic edge mixed with homemade lemon curd bitters and vanilla syrup. The whole thing is topped with a lemon infused toasted Italian meringue. As if this wasn’t enough the cocktail is accompanied by strawberries dressed with Portobello Road gin balsamic vinegar.

 

Liquorice Bar Manchester

 

Liquorice Bar Manchester

 

It has to be tasted to be believed, the individual flavours make themselves known at different points as you savour this drink. Beautiful, give it a go!

 

Liquorice Bar Manchester

 

 

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Liquorice, 50 Pall Mall (off King Street), Manchester City Centre, M2 1AQ.

Tel: 0161 832 4600

Website: liquoricebar.com

Email: info@liquoricebar.com

Twitter: @LiquoriceBar

 

Keeley x  (#MCRCocktailGirl)

 

Photographs: Jenny McAvoy, Mike Warren

Our cocktail reviews are not sponsored

Keeley writes her own personal blog – Phat Cupcake

 

Other cocktail bar reviews

Cocktails in the City reviewed

Cocktails at Lock 91 – Deansgate Locks, City Centre

Cocktails at Neighbourhood – Spinningfilds

Cocktails at Southern Eleven – Spinningfields

Cocktails at The Violet Hour – West Didsbury

Cocktails at Beluga – Bramhall

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cocktails in the City reviewed

With our very own #MCRCocktailGirl on the judging panel!

 

#MCRCocktailGirl really lived up to her name last week having been invited to judge at THE cocktail event of the year, Cocktails in the City!

 

Over to you Keeley ……

Held in the amazing Manchester Town Hall, cocktail fans are invited to mix and shake with the best bars in the City for an evening dedicated to some of the most innovative cocktails you can imagine.

Keeley Watts

 

From the dry ice smoke of Apotheca to the jungles of Africa with Whim Wham Café, and Tiki bars provided by Hula, Keko Moku and Liars Club in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour, there was something for everyone.

I obviously took my judging duties very seriously visiting each bar to sample their cocktail and listen to their creation stories.

 

We were treated to some fabulous offerings from previous review bars including the lavender cosmopolitan of Neighbourhood and summer picnic from The Violet Hour.

 

lavender cosmopolitan

 

Gin and Tequila were popular with marmalade and ginger being interesting additions to the mix.

Judges were asked to pick a winner for three categories. Whilst this is subject to change depending on the thoughts of the other judges, here is what we thought should win:

 

Best Personality

 

This was probably the easiest for us to judge – how can cocktails served in Heinz tomato soup cans and oversized syringes not win?

Escapade did just that and their creativity was immense. They served up spicy bloody Marys as well as blue lagoon cocktails with such vigour it was difficult not to get sucked into their enthusiasm.

 

Bloody Mary tomato soup

 

Blue Lagoon Cocktail

 

Escapade provide a bespoke bar services for any occasion as well as a bar consultancy service. Their knowledge combined with enthusiasm is extraordinary.

 

Best Bar

 

There were some great bar set ups which was incredible considering the relatively small space each bar was given.

The tiki bars looked fabulous with their Hawaiian style backdrops but our winner was The Whim Wham Café for their African safari outfits, backdrop and story behind the production of Whitley Neill Gin.

 

Alex Whim Wham Cafe

 

Their ‘African Sky’ cocktail was served with a floating physalis and was a delightful blend of gin, marmalade syrup, cranberry and bitters.

 

Best Cocktail

 

The coveted award of the evening and one that everyone wanted to win was the hardest to judge.

There were so many fabulous cocktails including the delightful gin based summer picnic from Violet Hour and the tequila based Maria Pickford from Liquor Store with its beautiful pineapple foam.

Some bars did two cocktails where one was fabulous and the other not so much. We went for the bar that had two cocktails which were both exceptional.

That was a bar from outside of city centre and based in Chorlton called Proof. Their sailing themed cocktails made with Lamb’s Navy Rum (get it?) were both fabulous.

The Any Port in a Storm was a modern twist on the traditional dark and stormy containing Lamb’s Navy rum, port, ginger liquor, brown sugar and lime. A fruity and refreshing drink it was a surprise compared to the usually strong dark and stormy.

 

Any Port in a Storm Cocktail

 

However, my ultimate favourite was their Mutiny on the Bounty inspired by the Bounty chocolate bar! They mixed Lamb’s Navy rum, dark chocolate liquor, crème de cacao, half ‘n’ half and coco cream to form a beautifully creamy yet light cocktail dusted with coconut shavings and garnished with a slice of Bounty.

 

Mutiny on the Bounty Cocktail

 

Lambs Rum cocktail staff

 

Absolutely beautiful, and their sailor outfits were inspired.

 

All in all a fabulous night that was complimented by food from Almost Famous, music, tutored tastings and demonstrations throughout.

You simply have to visit next year!

 

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Keeley x  (#MCRCocktailGirl)

 

Photographs: Mike Warren

This is not a sponsored blog post.

Keeley writes her own personal blog – Phat Cupcake

 

Other cocktail bar reviews

Cocktails at Neighbourhood – Spinningfilds

Cocktails at Southern Eleven – Spinningfields

Cocktails at The Violet Hour – West Didsbury

Cocktails at Beluga – Bramhall

Cocktails at Lock 91 – Manchester City Centre

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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