Leeds Loves Cocktails

Next week I’m leaving the car at home and sampling a range of the best cocktails Leeds has to offer.

As part of Leeds Loves Food, the brightest and best independent bars in the city are also showcasing why Leeds Loves Cocktails.

Mediterranean and Classic Mojito from Livin’ Italy who are supporting Leeds Loves Cocktails

My week in cocktails:

Sandinista- Monday
Bringing a Cuban flavour to Monday, Sandinista are making hosting a how to make your own Mojito night at 8.
Read all about it here: http://reallynicefood.com/mojito-making-at-sandinista



The Maven is spending the day doing interesting things with Gin from making martinis to talking about the world of gin in literature: http://www.themavenbar.com

Wednesday/ all week – Oporto

If whiskey is your tipple head down to Oporto are they have a selection of cocktails in association with Johnnie Walker and Jack Daniels. From the 20th Century Fox, a medley of Jack, fruit and egg whites to the Walk The Line, a Johnnie Walker based cocktail with ginger beer for that added ring of fire.

All cocktails are 4.50 with the Leeds loves cocktails wristband, 7.50 without.

Check out their facebook page for more details: www.facebook.com/oportobar

Thursday- Smokestack

What do you get when you add the finest bartenders in the north, a pinch of creativity and a selection of bizarre ingredients shaken over one of the coolest venues in Leeds ?

Well you get the Jekyll & Hyde – The Bizarre Mixology Competition North, which sounds like it’s going to be a good night. Leeds Love Cocktails wristbands essential for entry: www.facebook.com/Smokestackleeds

Friday Neon Cactus
Its Street food tasters and tequila for beginners at Neon Cactus
Latitude Wines
Latitude Wines are presenting ‘The Perfect Serve’. Six cocktails from six of Leeds’ premier bars. Starting on Wednesday, between 5-6pm, a bartender from each venue will be in store making and shaking their signature cocktail for you to sample. The time table looks like this:
  • Wednesday – Jakes Bar – Negroni
  • Thursday – Mojo – Marigot Punch
  • Friday – Smokestack – Sazerac
  • Saturday – Bibi’s – Daiquiri
  • Neon Cactus – Tommy’s Margarita

The week long event is aimed at promoting the amazing cocktail heritage we have in Leeds and responsible drinking – it’s at all about quality not quantity.

Leeds Loves Cocktails runs between the 3rd – 9th June and promises to lift the lid on the finest sprits, the best mixes and the art of how you can make your favourite cocktails at home.

There will be a wide range of different events featuring industry experts and enthusiasts. From Tequila tasting to making your own bottle of gin, there’s something for everyone:

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Check with the participating venues to find out if you need to book for the event in advance or not.

Pick up your Leeds Loves Cocktails wristband (only £2.50) from participating bars in Leeds and away you go. The list of bars are here: http://leedslovescocktails.co.uk/bars/

Not only does your wristband unlock a rang of events when you flash it you can purchase your cocktails for a discounted price of £4.50.

What are you waiting for, get one today.

I got mine from Call Lane Social where I attended a cocktail masterclass last year: www.reallynicefood.com/calllanesocial

For more details follow the hashtag #leedslovescocktails

Website: http://leedslovescocktails.co.uk

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