It’s true. Manchester has no shortage of good drinks. But, some drinks are better than others. Some are so special, so memorable, symbolic, or downright delicious that they’re beyond good. They’re bucket list worthy. The kind of drinks you absolutely have to try before you die. Or just leave Manchester altogether.
For those of you who know your Manhattans from your Martinis and Pina Coladas from your Porn Stars, here’s our picks of the best cocktails in the city, just in time for May 13th – World Cocktail Day.
So get out there and try them. Probably not all in one go though.
1Polski Pear – Arcane
2Judge Fudge – The Liquor Store
3Porn Star Martini – Dusk Til Pawn
4Apprentice Manhattan – The First Floor Bar, Cane & Grain
5Rasberri Flosssi – The Laundrette
6The Golden Thicket – Wood and Co.
7Mercado – El Capo
8Martini Royal – The Milton Club
9Espresso Martini – King Street Townhouse
10Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – The Alchemist
11Bajan Persuasion – Cloud 23
12Furry Cup – Behind Closed Doors
Keep an eye out for the newest cocktail bar to hit Manchester. Behind Closed Doors is hidden behind a closed door (no surprise there then) and down a narrow stairway lies this drinking den of debauchery and indulgence which opens later this week. This sleek, sexy and downright sleazy throwback bar is one of those that has to be visited to be appreciated. Order yourself a Furry Cup, a mix of Absolute Kurant Vodka, Gifford Creme De Mure, lemon, egg white and white peach and shaken hard for a foamy top. If you’re feeling kinky, maybe try the 50 Shades of Earl Grey.