Mr Mercer's Cotton Peculiar cocktail recipe
PUBLISHED: 17:59 24 June 2013 | UPDATED: 19:11 21 October 2015
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)