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12 Christmas Cocktails in Manchester

00:00 06 December 2015

Festive Juice Cocktail from Suburbia in Manchester. Photography by Taiwo Dahunsi

Festive Juice Cocktail from Suburbia in Manchester. Photography by Taiwo Dahunsi


With the Christmas party season fast approaching, we search out some festive cocktails available at some of Manchester’s best bars and restaurants.

Mr Coopers House & GardenMr Coopers House & Garden

Chocolate Orange Old Fashioned at Mr Coopers £9
Stop by for a grown up drink at Mr Cooper’s House & Garden where you can enjoy elaborate drinks in a fine setting. Take in the wondrous interior of the bar with a cascading wall of plants and a 30ft tree in the garden, plush leather booths in the study and more.
The Ingredients
Chocolate, Whisky, Sweet Vermouth, Home Blend Bitters
The Midland Hotel, Peter Street, Manchester, M60 2DS

Festive Juice at Suburbia Manchester £8
Feel the Christmas spirit at Suburbia in Manchester, the team have introduced a fruity cocktail called Festive Juice. Join the cocktail club throughout December and receive 2-4-1 every Friday between 6-10pm!
The Ingredients
Combining dark rum with a dash of pineapple, a touch of lime, a sprinkle of vanilla, all topped off with a sugar and cinnamon rim- this one is sure to warm your cockles!
Suburbia Manchester, 4a Ridgefield, Manchester, M2 6EQ

Twinkle Star at Vega Lounge, Manchester 235 £8
The Vega lounge encapsulates all the glitz and glamour from the Vegas strip, it remains one of Manchester’s only late-nights bars with opening hours between 12pm-6am.
The Ingredients
Glittery combination of gold dust, Smirnoff Vodka, elderflower cordial and orange bitters served in a flute, charged with bubbles. 
Manchester235, Great Northern, 2 Watson Street, Manchester, M3 4LP

Australasia, ManchesterAustralasia, Manchester

Ginger & Pear Bellini at Australasia £9
Modern Australian cuisine at Australasia provides a blend of Pacific Rim flavours with Indonesian amd Southeast Asian influences. The drinks here of course are no different, the bar boasts an air of cool sophistication with an eclectic backdrop of music and a selection of classy drinks to match.
The Ingredients
Asian pears, Grey Goose pear vodka, ginger syrup, Crooked Mick Spee’wah
1 The Avenue, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3AP

Cherry Chocolate Manhattan at Alchemist £7.95
Get ready to be amazed by the team of experienced mixologists at the Alchemist in Spinningfields, as they create boundary pushing cocktails.
The Ingredients
Woodford Reserve and Aperol with a dash of chocolate bitters, stirred with cherry and Pepsi syrup, finished with a twist of lime.
3 Hardman Street, Manchester, M3 3HF

Kir Royal at Oast House £5.95
Take a break at Oast house with some festive cocktails, international foods and a great atmosphere. The Rustic-style pub is based in the heart of Spinningfields promising a lively night out.
The Ingredients
Prosecco with crème de cassis
The Oast House The Avenue Courtyard Spinningfields Crown Square Manchester M3 3AY

Lovelace Martini at Elixir Tonics & Treats £9
Elixir Tonics and Treats has a range of magical drinks recipes that you’ll enjoy, the place is beaming with atmosphere and an air of mystery. Relax and enjoy cutting edge drinks, great service and more
The Ingredients
Finlandia Pink Grapefruit Vodka, home-made Gooseberry Puree, Lemon and Pineapple Juice, presented with a Prosecco shot and Sugarveil garnish.
Elixir Tonics & Treats, 123 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BY

The Lawn Club in ManchesterThe Lawn Club in Manchester

The Buttercup at The Lawn Club £10.50
Serving premium locally sourced seasonal food, prepared by acclaimed chef David Gale. The Lawn Club is a hot spot for cool Spinningfields foodies with a taste for beautiful wines, spirits and carefully mixed cocktails.
The Ingredients
Butter washed Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, Aperol, Oloroso, apricot jam, vanilla and Peychaud’s bitters.
Byrom St, Manchester M3 3HG

All the Trimmings at Épernay £7.50
Nestled in the heart of Manchester, here you’ll find a range of rare and vintage champagnes, an impressive menu of over 80 delectable cocktails and an excellent view of the city centre.
The Ingredients
Wild Turkey 101 Bourbon, Cranberry & Port Sauce Christmas Tea Infused Sweet Vermouth, Peychaud’s Bitters
Unit 1a, Great Northern Tower, Watson St, Manchester, Lancashire M3 4EE

White Blizzard at Cloud 23, The Hilton
Cloud 23 overlooks the iconic cityscape of Manchester, with floor-to-ceiling windows you could lose entire afternoons taking in the elegance of the view. Whether you are after a popular afternoon tea, innovative drinks or delectable foods this elegant bar won’t disappoint.
The Ingredients
White Port, lemon juice, pear liqueur, homemade spiced syrup
Beetham Tower, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ

Rhubarb Triangle at Liquorice Bar £6.95
This cocktail bar and kitchen serves up a variety of exciting cocktails and bar staff are open to requests off the menu to accommodate. At Liquorice the team focus on modern creations with a twist on old favourites. Why not pop down for a cocktail alongside an Italian style pizza or pasta?
The Ingredients
Russian Standard Vodka, Rhubarb Liqueur, Ginger Liqueur, Lemon, Apple and Rosemary
50 Pall Mall, Off King Street, Manchester, M2 1AQ

The Interior of NeighbourhoodThe Interior of Neighbourhood

Gleaming Red at Neighbourhood £9
Inspired by the cosmopolitan city of New York, neighbourhood is a trendy atmospheric bar and restaurant where you can indulge in a diverse eating experience with a European twist.
The Ingredients
Cherry Heering, cranberry, cherry, Prosecco top
The Avenue North, Spinningfields, Manchester

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