12 Christmas Cocktails in Manchester
We’ve selected 12 Christmas inspired cocktails to help you celebrate the festivities in style.
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.
'Chocolate Orange Aperol Spritz' at The Botanist
The Terry's chocolate orange may have lost its lustre as the typical Christmas treat, but the Botanist recognise that it's the perfect taste combination.
'Clover Club' at El Gato Negro
Although it isn't a seasonal special, we lover the Santa vibes of the Clover Club, it contains London Dry Gin, dry vermouth, lemon, raspberries, egg white. If you want bring an Iberican flavour your own Christmas celebrations, you can try their mulled sangria recipe.
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'Nutcracker' at Cloud 23
Cloud 23 have a trio of festive cocktails that all contain Johnnie Walker Gold. The Nutcracker includes the fruity and spicy flavours of Christmas in a glass with Apple & Lemon, Rosemary & Ginger, Walnut and Johnnie Walker Gold.
'Xmas Trifle' at The Alchemist
There was a time when a trifle was a staple item at Christmas family gatherings, while your Nan may have laced the calorific dessert with way too much sherry, The Trifle at the Alchemist is more likely to prove a finer affair.
'Let's get Figgie With It' at 20 Stories
You may remember eating fig rolls as part of the sweet treats on on offer during the Christmas holidays. This fruity number revives those flavours with Belverdere, apple, fig cordial and cardamom.
'Haus Negroni Sharer' at Albert's Schloss
If you're heading to Manchester to visit the German Christmas Markets, there really is only one bar to visit. The Bavarian-themed Albert's Schloss is just a short walk from the heart of the action and this year they have a full winter cocktail menu; it's the season for sharing and the bottle for two containing Bombay Sapphire, Martini and Bitters could be the thing for you.
'Mince Pie Martini' at Sunset
MInce pies may not to be everyone's taste but it's Christmas and you have to get into the spirit of things. For those who love them, it's your favourite Christmas treat in liquid form.
'Christmas Fairytale' at Dirty Martini
Dirty Martini have a wide range of Christmas cocktails including the The Santa Baby, Christmas Fairytale and The Heartwarmer. The pretty Christmas Fairytale contains cognac, crème de cacao, gingerbread, cream, egg white, chocolate bitters.
'Slice of Dublin' at The Whisky Jar
If you have ever fancied trying a liquid Black Forest Gateau, then head for the Norther Quarter and seek out the Slice of Dublin which contains Teeling, Chambord, Creme De Mure, finished with a milk & cream float.
'Mulled Old Fashioned' at Blind Tyger
Blind Tyger on Old Bank Street, just off St Ann's Square, have a festive take on the classic Old Fashioned which contains Wild Turkey bourbon, mulled wine syrup, chocolate bitters served with a slice of orange zest.
'Mulled Old Mout Cider' at Dukes 92
Not so much a cocktail, but a variation on the festive classic. Served at the Dukes 92 bar in Castlefield, just a few minutes walk from the Deansgate Locks.
'Christmas Cheer' at The Anthologist
Tanqueray, cherry syrup, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice, pomegranate juice & grapefruit bitters.
If you prefer to have Christmas drinks at home or your house party, here are 10 Christmas cocktails you can try at home