As the sun returns to our skies for another season of hide-and-seek, it is time to turn our attentions back to the refreshing world of the frozen cocktail. A summer staple for anybody who likes drinking without the full-body flush, we've got together a list of Manchester's best frozen cocktails for you to try out, from cooling takes on your favourite concoctions, to the quirkiest iced-sippers in the city.
The city's most daring darts spot also boasts some seriously cool drinks. Packing one hell of a punch, their cocktail slushies come as either a rum-heavy coconut and banana liqueur crush, or a lip-smacking lychee, cranberry and Ketel One concoction. Whatever your choice, they're the perfect way to ice some egos during rounds of highly competitive darts.
No surprises that this slick Spinningfields bar has something special up its sleeve. Head to Australasia's Sunset terrace for the most debonair frozen cocktail in Manchester as they give the humble Pornstar Martini a sunshine-ready makeover by blending Belsazar Rosé Vermouth into the mix and blitzing with ice for a sparkling finish.
Slush Putties @ Junkyard Golf Club
Whether you're a tapper, a thwacker or King of the Schwing, Junkyard Golf Club has got a course and a cocktail for everyone. Head down to the First Street complex where their Slush Putty menu will have you sorted for icy daiquiris and frozen margs galore, so you can keep a cool head when your ball just won't play ball.
If summer in the city ain't doing it for you anymore, then take a trip to the tropics at The Liars Club. Alongside their tiki interiors and electric atmosphere, you'll find the real taste of a boozy holiday in this quirky beach-themed beverage, that lets you choose between Strawberry Daiquiri, Pina Colada or Miami Vice to dole out amongst the troops.
The clue is in the name at Crazy Pedro's where everything from the maverick pizza toppings to the eye-popping decor is pretty consistently off-piste. The same goes for their frozen cocktail menu that brings you this sugary take on the classic margarita, and comes served with a bag of popping candy to boot.
The Northern Quarter's favourite foul-mouthed, Simpsons-obsessed watering hole is of course offering their own take on the iconic Squishy. The perfect slurpable accessory to tout on a sweltering day in the city, take your pick of vodka, gin, rum or tequila blended with their house mix, or go all out with their extra squiffy Super Squishy option.