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Mr Mercer’s Cotton Peculiar cocktail recipe

PUBLISHED: 17:59 24 June 2013 | UPDATED: 19:11 21 October 2015

Mr Mercer’s Cotton Peculiar

Mr Mercer’s Cotton Peculiar


Cloud23 Bar at the Manchester Hilton share their recipe for Mr Mercer’s Cotton Peculiar cocktail

Invented by Lancashire chemist John Mercer (1791 – 1866), mercerisation – treating cotton with caustic soda to give it a smooth silken sheen – is a process still used today.




Light Havana Club Rum blended with spiced syrup

Passion fruit and ice-cream, fluffed up with ginger beer.

Candy floss: optional.



Click here to see how the cocktail is made and try it yourself at home

Or leave it to the experts and visit the Cloud23 Bar at the Manchester Hilton (£12.00)






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