You can’t go wrong with an espresso or Pornstar martini.
When we think of cocktails, martinis are one of the top drinks that spring to mind. There’s just something about a buzzing, coffee-fuelled Espresso martini or a juicy passionfruit-flavoured Pornstar martini (with a shot of Prosecco, of course) that make them absolute winners when it comes to a great night out with friends. So, we’ve compiled a guide to the best places in Manchester to enjoy delicious martinis at, meaning you can enjoy this tipple of choice with ease and knowing it’s mixed to perfection. From bars shaking up classic mouth-watering martinis to eateries serving exciting twists on pornstar and espresso martinis, here are six of the best bars and restaurants for you to sip these cocktail favourites at.
1. Dirty Martini
A super-stylish bar with both an airy cocktail bar and dark, yet ambient basement bar that’s perfect for dancing and catching up with mates, Dirty Martini is one of Manchester’s most photogenic places to enjoy a refreshing martini – after all, it’s in the name! From summer flavours such as watermelon and strawberry, to the proper classic dirty martini, there’s a little something for all cocktail lovers. Dirty Martini, 1 Peter St, M2 5QR.
For a classic pornstar martini made with Absolut passionfruit and vanilla vodka, head to Revolution. If we can’t travel abroad this summer we might as well feel like we are with this refreshing orange and passionfruit-flavoured drink. And if you’re looking for another perfect summery cocktail to keep you cool, try a Hot Girl Summer made with Absolut watermelon vodka. Revolution, Arch 7 Whitworth St W, Whitworth St, M1 5LH.
Gusto is one of Manchester’s most beautiful Italian restaurants, but in addition to the food, guests can also enjoy the gorgeous art deco-style bar – which houses a glorious cocktail menu packed full of martinis. Sup on rich Espresso martinis, refreshing Lychee flavours, and of course, the more popular options such as the fruity Pornstar martini. Gusto, 4 Lloyd St, M2 5AB.
4. Escape to Freight Island
Manchester’s newest hotspot Escape to Freight Island has a belter of a cocktail menu – which guests can enjoy while basking in the Manchester sun in their giant al fresco dining and drinking space. Try glasses such as an Espresso martini while enjoying live entertainment, street food and more. Escape to Freight Island, 11 Baring St, M1 2PZ.
5. Albert’s Schloss
One of the liveliest bars in the city, Albert’s Schloss offers delicious cocktails with ‘seven days of Showtime’, which features tons of fun shows from burlesque, to live haus bands and local DJs. Enjoy classics such as the Espresso martini and the Pornstar martini while taking in the fantastic atmosphere of both the bier palace and cook haus. Albert’s Schloss, 27 Peter St, M2 5QR.
Please drink responsibly, for the facts visit drinkaware.co.uk. 18+ only.