Another day, another cocktail – but this time I was learning how to make them myself… Pretty cool hey? Heading over to The Alchemist on New York Street in Manchester, I was invited along to a blogger event to sample the cocktail menu and learn the madness behind the concoctions.
The Alchemist has always been one of my favourite spots in Manchester if I fancy a cocktail or a more sophisticated night out with the girls. There’s two in the town centre, one which sits at the entrance of Spinningfields opposite Neighbourhood quite close to Grand Pacific which again is a great area to go out in Manchester if you fancied something a little more dressy. The other Alchemist is located on New York Street, just a stones throw away from Piccadilly Gardens where you’ll find other restaurants and bars such Kroma and Prezzo. So who could possibly resist an invitation to learn exactly how to create those experimental cocktails? I know I couldn’t!
Myself and Laura from The Fashion Wonderland, headed over to New York Street after work, greeted by the lovely Scarlett we were put into groups dependent on the cocktail we’d like to create. All I knew was I wanted to create something super fun and crazy, just like the bar staff do on a Saturday night. I ended up opting for the Lightbulb Moment which consisted of gin, Pimms, ginger beer, raspberry, lemon and mint - a massive fave when it comes to weekend drinks! Using these super cute copper pans and equipment, we learnt all about how to mix the right consistency whilst taking in the beautiful industrial-esque interior of the venue. Have you ever seen a more Instagrammable restaurant? After snacking on cute canapés and receiving hair treatments from Tres Sobre, we headed home for the evening before things got a little out of hand