Manchester Loves Cocktails Just Like VIVA

Kirsty Moody | 3rd August 2016


Everyone loves cocktails right? Well everyone in Manchester loves cocktails and should be excited for the first Manchester loves cocktails event, from the 8th to the 14th of august, there will be a number of different events happening in numerous bars including Hula Manchester, Gorilla, Red Door, Tariff & Dale, The Alchemist, The Botanist, The Fitzgerald, The Pen and Pencil, Tusk and so many more. With wristbands at just £10, this is an amazing festival to attend.

Tusk will be hosting the War of the Roses on Monday 8th August 15:00-19:00 this is an event  with 5 bars, 5 brands and 5 battles with Manchester vs Leeds bartenders, overlapping this event is Gin O’clock at 17:00-22:00 where you get half price pizza when you have a G&T or gin cocktail, overlapping with the Gin O’clock will be Gin Safari with Johnny Neill at 18:00-22:00, where you will learn about the history and enjoy a selection of delicious cocktails. Below we have details and images of drinks they will be offering. Gin O’clock is also available on Tuesday 9th August 17:00-22:00, Wednesday 10th 17:00-22:00.

Photo: – Refreshing and tangy with Whitley Neill, pink grapefruit liqueur shaken with guava and lemon – totally tropical.
White Lady – Delicate and fluffy, with a refreshing hint of citrus, this cocktail allows the botanicals of Whitley Neill to shine through.
Botanical Martini – Enhanced with extra infusions of the botanicals already in Whitley Neill and mixed with vermouth with a dash of peychaud bitters, this is every gin lover’s dream.
Pink Flamingo – Full of sweetness and passion, this delicious cocktail mixes Whitley Neill, lychee liqueur and a blend of orange, passionfruit and lime, with ginger beer for added spice.

For more information check out their Facebook | Twitter @tuskbar


The Fitzgerald will be hosting a few events starting with a private screening of Lawless on Tuesday 9th 19:00-21:00 with a free drink and popcorn to enjoy the screening. On Thursday 11th 18:00-20:00 they will be hosting Hudson Masterclass & Tasting where you will learn about and taste the full range. Following the masterclass at 20:00-late is Bourbon & Blues: a whiskey fuelled gig. Below we have details and images of drinks they will be offering.

Photo: Chocolate Manhattan – A powerful combination of Hudson bourbon and Mozart dark, this cocktail packs a real punch. Mixed with several dashes of Bitter Truth Pimento Dram and garnished with flamed orange zest.
Bourbon Bijou – The potent mixture of Hudson bourbon and vermouth make this better than a Negroni by all accounts of a Bourbon lover.
Anchors Way – Experience Hudson with a mixture of orange juice, Porter syrup and walnut bitters to soften and sweeten the deep powerful notes of the bourbon.
Tuthilltown Garden – If you’re not a whiskey connoisseur but fancy trying something a little different, this could be for you. The rose and lavender syrup lifts the depth of the bourbon, making it easier to drink, whilst the prosecco adds fizz – making it one for the girls!

For more information check out their Facebook | Twitter @TheFitzgeraldNQ


Hula Manchester will be hosting a few events over the course of the festival, the first event will be the Santa Teresa Masterclass on Tuesday 9th August 12:30-14:30 where you can learn the ins and outs and sample at each step.To finish off the antics Hula will be hosting Tidal Rave: Manchester Loves Cocktails Closing Party at 20:00-3:00 where Hula will take over Rosylees terrace and transform it into paradise, after 10pm the party will continue in the basement bar. Below are details and images of drinks on offer.

Photo: Itch –Fruity and boozy, this delicious cocktail mixes a good measure of Santa Teresa with mango, pineapple and lime juices and cinnamon for a bit of spice.
Rum Runner – Fruity and tart, this mixture of Blackberry and Banana Liqueur is mixed with a good dash of Santa Teresa for all dark rum lovers.
Beachbum –  Sweet and fruity, this smooth cocktail combines a healthy measure of Santa Teresa Rum, pineapple juice and apricot Brandy – bringing the heat to Manchester.
El Diablo No? – Sugar and spice, and all things nice – we’ve mixed Santa Teresa Rum with Strawberry Liqueur and topped it with ginger beer for an extra kick.

For more information check out their Facebook | Twitter @HulaMCR

For more information on the festival, check out their Facebook | Twitter @MCRCocktails | Website

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Anchors Away - The FitzgeraldBeachbum - Hula ManchesterThe Fitzgerald Bourbon & BluesBourbon Bijou - The FitzgeraldDragonfly - TuskEl Diablo No - Hula ManchesterTusks Gin o'ClockThe Fitzgerald Presents LawlessTusks Gin SafariHulas Tidal RaveWhite Lady - Tusk ManchesterTropical Itch - Hula ManchesterSpiced Chocolate Manhattan - The FitzgeraldBotanical Martini - TuskTuthilltown Garden - The Fitzgerald