Summer Cocktail Experience Week Leeds Line-Up –
Get ready to shake up your social calendar party people – the full details of The Summer Cocktail Experience has landed. Taking place between Monday 21st May until Sunday 3rd June, the Leeds city socialites are in for a treat as 21 bars and restaurants invite you to join them for two week’s worth of cocktail-centric experiences.
The line-up includes a 90’s themed bottomless brunch, food and cocktail pairing at an award-winning fine diner, a Yorkshire rhubarb and gin themed night at one of the city’s hippest hotels and DIY cocktail making with French macaroons.
Organised by Leeds-based PR team Pink Gorilla Hairy Lemon, you know you’re in good hands. They’re the guys behind some of the most memorable launches Leeds has ever seen, including a multitude of events for D&D London joints Angelica, Issho and East 59th. The events will take place within the confines of each participating venue, allowing you to pick and choose as you please, and design your own calendar of cocktail events.
So which ones grab your attention? Could it be the worst kept secret hipster hotspot, The Maven? Their ‘Your face or mine Rum Experience’ gives you the chance to get cocktail tips from Leeds best booze connoisseurs, as you get to grips with some of the finest plantation rum you’ll find outside the Caribbean. They’re also giving you the chance to garnish an Espresso Martini with your own face, so get yourself down and satisfy the narcissist within.
Over at The Alchemist, it’s time to get a re-rewind and go backstreets back to the 1990’s with the supa-fly ‘Saved by the Brunch’. Taking place on Sunday 27th May between 10am-5pm, they’ll be dropping a selection of block-rocking beats as you kick back with a brunch dish and three of their finest cocktails.
Meanwhile, over at Millennium Square, the Rockstar bartenders at Be At One are gonna knock your socks off with their lightning fast mixing skills, as they take you through the hottest new pours from their latest menu. Always a bar to outdo themselves in the creativity stakes, the new drinks include a Toast and Butter Daiquiri, the A-Pear-Ol Spritz and the Viking Punch. And there’s us thinking they’d never top the Buenot or the Shaky Pete.
When Luke Downing and his dedicated team are not collecting silverware at various industry award ceremonies, they’re crafting forward-thinking tasting menus to satisfy the Leeds foodie massive. Always a step ahead of the game, Vice & Virtue have created a breath-taking three-course fine dining menu, chock full of the finest local produce. Dishes include Harewood Lamb Roulade and a Burdock Root Meringue, and each course is teamed up with a cutting-edge cocktail creation.
Let’s be honest, DIY is normally dull as dishwater, but not at Manahattas. The popular Greek Street haunt is given you and your crew the chance to try your hand at some DIY cocktails, as you feast on the lush Manahatta Platter. For just £40 per group, you and three friends will receive a bottle of Prosecco with Chambord, Aperol and Peach puree, a mixology guide and the aforementioned platter.