El Gato Negro

    Manchester has a new venue to impress its ever expanding customer base, and a dose of Yorkshire is hitting the pitch. Reolcating from Ripponden, West Yorkshire after 9 years to the heart of King Street, Manchester, the award-winning El Gato Negro shows off three floors of Spanish delights in the form of twoContinue reading “El Gato Negro”

Emporia Brands Release Their Festive Cocktail Recipes

Here at Emporia Brands HQ, we asked a number of our award-winning brands to send us across their festive recipes, perfect to impress your friends and family with. Ron Prohibido – ‘the forbidden rum’ – is a unique premium Latino rum from Mexico. Made in a traditional 12 year solera with a unique combination ofContinue reading “Emporia Brands Release Their Festive Cocktail Recipes”

Win! A Chance To Win Yourself A St Lucian Christmas Hamper With St Lucia Distillers

Committed to innovation and quality, St Lucia Distillers Group of Companies is a small rum distillery situated in the scenically beautiful and agriculturally rich valley of Roseau on the Caribbean island of St Lucia. A passionate team of distillers, blenders, engineers, technicians and administrative staff work together to produce some of the world’s best rumsContinue reading “Win! A Chance To Win Yourself A St Lucian Christmas Hamper With St Lucia Distillers”

New Cocktail Creations Cause A Winter Meltdown At Elixir, Tonics & Treats

I often get asked where the best bars in Manchester are for a drink. Whether it’s a cocktail, a dram or two, glass of wine or just a good old-fashioned soft drink, there are always venues that spring to mind that can cater for all. Elixir, Tonics & Treats is such a venue that seesContinue reading “New Cocktail Creations Cause A Winter Meltdown At Elixir, Tonics & Treats”

Danny Whelan Of Kelvingrove Café Wins ‘Sprint to the Finish’ Cocktail Competition

Danny Whelan, a rising star of Glasgow bartending, working at the Kelvingrove Café is the winner of the “Sprint to the Finish” cocktail competition and will receive tickets to a private box at the Commonwealth Games today when the 100m finals take place. In a closely contested competition Danny’s cocktail “Comerette Cooler” attracted the most ‘Likes’Continue reading “Danny Whelan Of Kelvingrove Café Wins ‘Sprint to the Finish’ Cocktail Competition”

Chairman’s Reserve ‘Sprint to the Finish’ Cocktail Competition Announced

St Lucia Distillers, as a member of a Commonwealth Country, has organised a cocktail competition with a difference in Scotland.  In conjunction with their UK distributors, Emporia Brands Ltd, they have invited a number of leading bartenders from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen to take part, competing for a chance to go to the 100m finalsContinue reading “Chairman’s Reserve ‘Sprint to the Finish’ Cocktail Competition Announced”

Northern Restaurant and Bar, and The Changing Face of American Craft Beer in the UK

Guest writer Rowan Molyneux visited this years Northern Restaurant and Bar in Manchester to offer us her view on the highlights to look out for; On Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th of March, the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show was in full swing. The North’s biggest hospitality event, NRB played host to scores of exhibitors,Continue reading “Northern Restaurant and Bar, and The Changing Face of American Craft Beer in the UK”

Winners Announced At The Chairman’s Reserve Cocktail Competition At The Northern Restaurant and Bar Show

Wednesday the 19th saw the final of the Chairman’s Reserve Cocktail Competition, staged at the Drinks Live Theatre in the Northern Restaurant and Bar Show in Manchester which, with over 250 exhibitors and 50 tastings and events, has become the largest food and drink trade exhibition in the North. With an expert judging panel inContinue reading “Winners Announced At The Chairman’s Reserve Cocktail Competition At The Northern Restaurant and Bar Show”

Finalists Announced For The Chairman’s Reserve Cocktail Competition At Northern Restaurant and Bar

The five recipes have been chosen to go through to the final of the Chairman’s Reserve Cocktail Competition, to be staged at The Northern Restaurant and Bar Show in Manchester on Wednesday 19th March at 3:15pm. With expert opinions by Peter Holland of The Floating Rum Shack, and Steven James of Rum Diaries, the fiveContinue reading “Finalists Announced For The Chairman’s Reserve Cocktail Competition At Northern Restaurant and Bar”

CHAIRMAN’S RESERVE OFFER THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME AT THE NORTHERN RESTAURANT AND BAR SHOW

A visit to St Lucia is the prize for the winner of the Chairman’s Reserve Cocktail Competition, to be staged at The Northern Restaurant and Bar Show in Manchester on Wednesday 19th March at 3:15pm. Bartenders should register their recipe by Friday 28th February, with the organiser Dave Marsland aka Drinks Enthusiast, who is workingContinue reading “CHAIRMAN’S RESERVE OFFER THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME AT THE NORTHERN RESTAURANT AND BAR SHOW”