It’s officially party season. And pubs, bars and restaurants all over Manchester are showcasing their new seasonal menus and creative concoctions to celebrate the countdown to Christmas. So we’ve rounded up some of the best places in the city to go and grab a festive cocktail this winter. Here’s to your next night out on the town…
Albert’s Schloss is pulling out all the stops this crimbo, and to be honest we’d expect nothing less. As well as titillating cabaret nights and circus acts, you can enjoy divine Monkey 47 cocktails such as a Winter G&T, Blood Orange Spritz, Black Cherry Kaiser, Kunst Karamel and a Raspberry and Orange Blossom Spritz. 27 Peter St, M2 5QR
Be At One is bringing ultimate Christmas Eve excitement with this year’s festive menu. Their milk and cookies inspired cocktail takes the form of a sweet treats Havana 7 cocktail, topped with Lotus Biscoff. Thank us later! 80 Deansgate, Greater Manchester, M3 2ER
We all love a Christmas cocktail, but when there’s a game involved it’s all the more exciting. Visit the Botanist and play a scratch card for your chance to win a delicious Plant Pot cocktail, sponsored by Monkey 47 Gin.
Multiple locations in Manchester
If you’re looking to kickstart holiday season with a bang, we’ve got just the thing for you. Rally your friends and head to Dirty Martini – here you can gather round a neon-winged tree and pluck Absolut martinis as you please. ‘Or if you’re partial to something a little more tropical, Havana’s Santa Punch from their limited-edition Christmas cocktails is just the thing’. Plus, you can sip your cocktail happy in the knowledge that a real tree will be planted for every Dirty Martini x Absolut Martini Tree sold. You can even treat your loved ones to their very own Martini Tree for the ultimate Christmas prezzie. 1 Peter Street, M2 5QR
This award-winning food and drink destination is hosting an awesome experiential pop-up with Malibu to get everyone in the mood. Sip a Malibu Hot Chocolate whilst taking a Coy Biscuit biscuit masterclass, then hit up the Glam Station to get party-ready. Find out more about Malibu Cocktail and Biscuit Masterclasses and get your tickets here. 103 Oxford Rd, M1 7ED
The Ivy is known for its top-tier food offering, but their festive cocktail menu alone is reason enough to pay a visit. Head to The Ivy Spinningfields and enjoy The Midas Cup, a refreshing serve of XV Gold Whisky and Briottet Crème de Myrtille Liqueur, muddled with garnished with mint, raspberry and cinnamon. The Pavilion, Byrom St, M3 3HG
This magnificent Grade II listed building is a truly wonderful place to enjoy a winter tipple this Christmas. Catch up with friends over a ‘Gather Round’ sharer serve, available with both Blood Orange Beefeater Gin or Olmeca Altos Tequila. And if you’re tempted by a Black Forest Martini, you’ll be donating 50p to Wood Street Mission with every one sold. Oxford St, M60 7HA
If Christmas with a tropical twist sounds like your idea of heaven, head to Revolución de Cuba. Their festive packages include tapas feasting menus, Cuban bottomless brunches and amazing cocktails. Try the Mistletoe Martini, Cuban Colada or Chocolate Orange Espresso Martini all made with Havana Rum and say cheers to a very merry Christmas. Or get involved with the Absolut Plant A Tree Campaign and share a Polynesian Paradise cocktail tree! South Central, 11 Peter Street, M2 5QR
Slug and Lettuce are pulling out all the stops with their fun, festive cocktails this year. Enjoy a taste of the tropics with a Malibu Piña colada, served in a golden pineapple (just because you can).
Multiple locations in Manchester