We recently spent a couple of days in Manchester to celebrate my birthday, 21 again (plus a decade or so, but who’s counting?) Being based at a city centre hotel meant we were free to eat, and more importantly drink, as much as we wanted, even at lunchtime! (#naughty)! So we went on a bit of a cocktail tour of Manchester! These were some of our favourite places and drinks, well worth a look if you’re planning a trip or night out
- The Alchemist
Based in the Spinningfields area, modern and trendy this may well have been our favourite haunt. Their Christmas decor was lovely, and the cocktails imaginative and inventive.
- Mr Coopers House & Garden
Based in the Midland Hotel, this is another Simon Rogan Restaurant, with a quirky edge to it! The cocktails were delicious and carried through that quirky feel to them, a bit like Gingers Bar in Birmingham
We also tried the Rum & Raisen Old Fashioned – Cacao, Pedro Ximinez, Chocolate Bitters, Rum and the Cinema Swill – Buttered Popcorn, Fig, Bitters, Bourbon, which were perfect as a digestif.
- Revolucion De Cuba
Just a quick one here for a PassionFruit Mojito – gorgeous.
- Manchester House
After eating here we headed up to their lounge bar way up on a high floor with terrific views of Manchester. As it was mid afternoon when we got up there the bar was quite quiet and it was a great way to spend a relaxing hour. A Mango Mojito was had, as well as a Porn Star Martini and a Zombie.
More than enough cocktails for a 48 hour period I think!