12 Christmas Cocktails in Manchester
PUBLISHED: 09:24 12 December 2016 | UPDATED: 15:23 15 December 2016
We’ve selected 12 Christmas inspired cocktails to help you celebrate the festivities in style.
Christmas tis the season to indulge in all things festive, including plenty of celebratory drinks. It seems that Manchester’s bar scene is also getting into the festive spirit, as many of them have introduced special Christmas cocktails to help you celebrate the holiday season in style.
We’ve put together a short guide of Manchester’s best seasonal tipples at some of the city’s best bars.
‘Anise Navidad’ at Cottonopolis
Christmas has officially arrived at Cottonopolis with their special festive cocktail addition, Anise Navidad. This sweet festive tipple is made up of vanilla vodka, almond, PX Sherry, lemon and anise/cinnamon syrup.
‘Mulled Sloe Gin’ at The Botanist
This Christmas, the Botanist are serving up Christmas warmers to indulge in after a hard days shopping, including their mulled sloe gin. Monin syrup, sloe gin, orange, cinnamon and cranberry all come together to make a cup full of festive deliciousness.
‘Mulled Sangria’ at El Gato Negro
Add a festive twist to a classic Spanish tipple with El Gato Negro’s deliciously warming mulled sangria. The sangria is made up of classic Spanish brandy, sweet vermouth, mulled spice syrup, cranberry juice and red wine.
‘Cranble’ at Hispi, Didsbury
HISPI is the new bistro that has taken Didsbury by storm, so why not pay a visit this Christmas season and try their festive Cranble cocktail. A Cranble is the perfect cocktail for gin lovers as it’s made up of cranberry infused gin, lemon, sugar syrup and creme de mure all garnished with cranberries soaked in gin.
‘Tin of Roses’ at Cloud 23
Christmas isn’t complete without a tin of roses so why not sample Cloud 23’s take on everybody’s favourite festive chocolates with their very own Tin of Roses cocktail. Delicious cocoa infused Havana 3 with Cointreau, Cherry Brandy and Walnut make up this quirky cocktail.
‘Gin-Gerbread’ at The Alchemist
The Alchemist has a reputation for serving up some of the best and most extravagant cocktails in Manchester, and their special winter cocktail ‘Gin-Gerbread’ is the perfect winter warmer. Made up of gin, spicy gingerbread, apple, banana, lime and a biscuit on the side, the ‘Gin-Gerbread’ cocktail is even served in a dainty little teacup and saucer.
‘SCHNOWBALL’ at Albert’s Schloss
Getting into the Christmas spirit at Albert Schloss is easy with the introduction of their new festive Christmas cocktail, Schnowball. Made up of Advocaat, lime, Prosecco and finished off with fresh mint, a Schnowball is the perfect après work drink.
‘Spiced Vanilla Sling’ at Australasia
Australasia know how to creating classic cocktails with their signature asian twist and their Spiced Vanilla Sling cocktail is the perfect alternative Christmas tipple. Vanilla vodka, Limoncello, vanilla syrup, lemon juice, apple juice and fresh green apple all make up this seasonal favourite.
‘Paradise Lost’ at The Whiskey Jar
Lose yourself in paradise this festive season with a fizzy, fruity wonder from The Whiskey Jar. Their bubbly ‘Paradise Lost cocktail is the perfect celebratory drink as it’s made up of Irish whisky (Bushmills Blackbush), Prosecco, refreshing pomegranate and finished with pomegranate seeds.
‘Salted Caramel and Orange Rum Old Fashioned’ at Apotheca
If you’re a lover of a classic old fashioned and have a bit of a sweet tooth, then Apotheca’s salted caramel and orange rum old fashioned is the only Christmas cocktail for you. Ron Zacapa is stirred with salted caramel syrup & orange bitters and served with rich dark chocolate.
‘Poppy Plum Apple Fizz’ at Refuge
Celebrate Christmas in Refuge’s stunning winter garden whilst sipping on one of their poppy plum apple fizz cocktails. It’s a glass of fizz with a twist as it’s made up of apple brandy, plum liqueur, egg white, poppy seeds and finished off with a refreshing lime soda.
‘Coffee & TV’ at Cane & Grain
Indulge your tastebuds this Christmas with one of Cane & Grain’s more-ish coffee & TV cocktails. Made up of Jack Daniels, Kahlúa coffee liqueur, milk and cream, caramel syrup and an extra delicious topping of chocolate salted popcorn.
If you prefer to have Christmas drinks at home or your house party, here are 10 Christmas cocktails you can try at home