Christmas Cocktails in Manchester
Ahhhh Christmas. A time full of caramel, figs, chocolate, nutmeg, egg-nog, cinnamon and other winter spices, to name but a selection of the sweet flavours that remind us of yuletide festivities. Many folk out there associate Christmas with drinks such as Mulled Wine and Spiced Ciders, but there are oh so many more wonderful concoctions on offer. Take a look at our compilation of bars in Manchester that can satisfy your craving for quintessential Christmas flavours in some of the best concocted Christmas Cocktails around, in some of the most Christmassy locations.
Lock 91 is a cosy bar on Deansgate Locks with the feel of a 19th century lock-keeper's cottage; perfect for a cosy winter night out. With oodles of festive charm, warmth and fun-time party vibes, this would be a great spot to engage in your yuletide celebrations. Lock 91 have already been celebrating Crimbo to full effect, with Carol Singers, Mulled Wine and Christmas party food events but continue in the festive spirit by serving up beautifully named cocktails such as the Christmas Pud, a Very Berry Christmas and the Snowflake.
Although Deansgate's The Living Room doesn't have a festive cocktail menu, we think their extensive usual cocktail menu passes the test. Being a great place to go to indulge in luxurious cocktails this Christmas with the family and friends, The Living Room can offer you fantastic concoctions. The Sherbet Sapphire is a sure-fire winter-warmer, with ingredients such as Bombay Sapphire Gin, Peach Liquer and Passionfruit Syrup… mmm!
This Northern Quarter bar, specialising in whiskey (if you hadn't already guessed), also serves a fantastic array of sumptuous cocktails which you can sip whilst sunk into one of their engulfing leather sofas. Their cocktails are perfect for Christmas time; their Lemon Cheesecake somehow manages to evoke the texture of the biscuity base! Every day before 7pm, you can grab yourself and a friend 2 £7.50 cocktails for £9… what a great Christmas gift!
Apotheca is at the centre of cocktails in the Northern Quarter, and unsurprisingly, has an excellent selection of cocktails to take your fancy this Christmas. Try the Getting Figgy with it which involves mixing Fig Liquer with Lime, Honey and a topping of Prosecco - a true celebratory drink. Or for something so indulgent you couldn't justify it at any other time of year, try the Nuts & Berries blend which involves lots of creamy, chocolatey goodness.
The Horse and Jockey in Chorlton is preparing some festive treats for you all, and they're exactly the sort you need to warm the pit of your stomach in these frosty months. Warm mulled cider and deep and velvety beers served in hollowed out apples with the smell of sweet cinnamon drifting around the place. It's supreme stance on christmas is infectious and we're more than ready to raise a glass of mulled wine and spiced cider to the season!