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Weird & wonderful summer drinks all under one roof at Corn Exchange

We explore some of the most adventurous cocktails, mocktails, wines, beers and soft drinks available at Corn Exchange to make your summer that bit sweeter

Set in one of the most historic parts of the city centre, Manchester Corn Exchange has one of the widest choices of bars and restaurants available under one amazing roof. Currently home to 13 restaurants, all with their own unique personality, it’s not just the food that will keep you coming back for more.

With a wealth of world menus from Italy to India, Mexico to the Far East, the drinks on offer at Corn Exchange give Mancunians the chance to sample one of the largest selections of weird and wonderful drinks on offer under one roof.

Venture into the heart of authentic India with a wide range of lassis at Mowgli. From rose water and green cardamom, to pineapple, chilli and lime, the authenticity is undeniable.

If it’s first date cocktails you’re after, Banyan’s off-the-wall pea and mint Bellini with its garden sweet flavour is certainly a conversation starter.

Banyan Manchester Corn Exchange Sunshine

For a fine selection of craft beer, head to Byron and try something new. Beavertown Gamma Ray is as rare as it sounds – an American pale ale made in London, it’s the ultimate in refreshment and the perfect accompaniment to a juicy burger.

For a true taste of the Far East, Tampopo’s twists on classic flavours will transport you to the furthest reaches of south-east Asia and beyond. The genuine Thai taste of the sangnom (Thai rum) and Coke classic is a must try.

Is there anything more Italian than Aperol Spritz? Vapiano’s take on this classic is perfect for mum and dad while the kids take advantage of the large selection of soft drinks and juices on offer – all in true Anglo – Italian style of course. From San Pellegrino to Frobisher’s juices, there’s something for the whole family.

Zizzi’s cocktails change with the seasons, so you can be guaranteed a deliciously crisp cooler this summer. Or round off the meal with a citrusy limoncello.

One of Gino’s favourites, the pisco sour, combines pisco alba with sugar, egg and aromatic bitters for an unforgettable and unique concoction.

And in true British tradition, Cosy Club’s Orchard Pig cider gives you the true taste of Somerset. Accompanied on the menu by truly unique cocktails such as the Maple and Pecan Old Fashioned cocktail, this is a drinks menu not to be overlooked.

Take a step out of the hustle and bustle with close friends, close your eyes and visualise yourself on a girls holiday in Mexico with a Wahaca-inspired margarita. Made with the most delicious of tequilas, the tamarind margarita or the hibiscus margarita are perfect for whiling away a long afternoon.

It doesn’t get much more Brazilian than a caipirinha. The traditional cocktail of Brazil, Cabana has given one of its signature drinks an extra hit with the Spicy Malagueta Kick.

With a specialty summer cocktails menu, try the Ha Noi Mule mixing Hanoi vodka, lemon and lime marmalade, home made lemonade and a squeeze of fresh orange for a taste of Vietnam at Pho.

Pho Manchester Ha Noi Mule

If wine is your chosen tipple, Pizza Express’ list won’t disappoint. Or take advantage of the brand new crisp wines on offer this season.

Alternatively the vast section at Salvi’s will have you spoilt for choice. You can even choose to drain you glass in the dedicated wine room – a wine lover’s paradise.

So for an endless choice of classic drinks and brand new inventions, take a tour of Corn Exchange this summer.

Happy Hours!

Cabana – 2–4-1 cocktails open til 7pm, then 10pm til close every day

Cosy Club – Teatime Tipple is 4pm – 7pm Mon to Fri with 2 cocktails for £9.50

Banyan£5 Gin Copas, 2-4-1 selected cocktails, & £2.95 Pints of Coors, Available Sunday-Friday from 7pm – close. Also #FizzFridays – bottles of prosecco just £17.50 – *all day every Friday!*

WIN: eat out for a week at Corn Exchange!

Enter their competition to eat out for a week at Corn Exchange, a different restaurant each day.

Simply click here and enter your details.

Competition closes 20th May 2016

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