Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Masters of Mixology

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Masters of Mixology

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IXOLOGY has come a long way in Manchester.

MFar from the sicklysweet concoctions with paper umbrellas of the 90s, cocktail bars in Manchester are serving everything from reinvented classics to molecular madness.

And to celebrate World Bartender Day tomorrow (Saturday), we've rounded up a few of our favourite watering holes in the city, where a thirsty visitor can find fresh, innovative cocktails.

Expect refined, boozy drinks at these establishments, and don't forget to tip your bartender.

Peggy's Bar BASED in the former Corridor bar, new neighbourhood drinking den Peggy's focuses on quality, seasonal cocktails.

The menu changes on a weekly basis depending on what is available at the market that week, which they combine with a growing larder of homemade pickles and liqueurs.

Hidden away in a back alley off Chapel Street in Salford, it is notoriously impossible to find, but it's well worth getting a bit lost for. ¦ 6 Barlow's Croft, Salford, M3 5DY / / 0161 832 6699 Henry C NOMINATED for best bar at the CityLife Awards 2018, Chorton's New Orleans-inspired cafe bar Henry C shakes up cocktails to rival any in the city centre. Our favourite is The Devil Made Me Do It - a potent mix of Appleton rum, Nectar Pedro Ximenez sherry, bitters, absinthe and sugar.

The strong drinks line up is complemented by a food menu featuring po' boys, tacos and grilled cheese.

¦ 107 Manchester Rd, Manchester M21 9GA / Science and Industry THOMAS Street rum and ribs joint Cane and Grain's hidden first floor bar is now a covert cocktail laboratory.

Named Science and Industry, it has its own chemistry workshop where award-winning cocktail maestro Massimo Zitti and his team are pushing the boundaries of molecular mixology in Manchester. …

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