In 2018 we have asked the bars to create signature cocktails inspired by the great city of Leeds and the surrounding regions of Yorkshire. Taking flavours, characters and historical events as there cue here is a small selection of the drinks created so far.
Chapeltown Punch - Vice and Virtue
40ml Angostura 7yr Old Rum
20ml Fresh Lime
40ml Pineapple Juice
20ml homemade rose syrup
10ml Yorkshire tea syrup
Finished with clove, star anise and aromatic bitters.
Inspired by one of the longest running West Indian carnivals in Europe. Infusing the spices and flavours of Trinidad and Tobago, the home of Angostura Rums with good old Yorkshire Tea! The only punch you are likely to want from Chapeltown.
22.5ml Martini Rubino
22.5ml Bombay sapphire
15ml vanilla syrup
25ml apple juice
Classic Italian bar and restaurant Gusto in partnership with Martini pay their respects to the ancient times when Romans were running freely across Brittanica and the first written reference to Leeds by Bede in 731.
A bacchanalian feast of grapes, apples and fine vermouth.
Yorkshire Rose and Rhubarb - Thewlis Lounge
Piper-Heidsieck Champagne served with a dash of rhubarb and rosehip.
Forced rhubarb, a crop synonymous with Yorkshire is often referred to as champagne rhubarb due to its complexity of flavour and striking colour. Garnished with a white rose petal, the emblem of Yorkshire.
Clear and Cold – Below Stairs
30ml Tanqueray Gin
25ml Yuzu Sake
3 dashes of rose water
dash of saline solution
5 dashs of citric solution
5ml vanilla simple syrup
5ml elderflower liqueur
25ml oxidized sauvignon blanc
Topped with elderflower infused Tanqueray infused gin air
Garnished with burnt lemon sorbet and fresh mint.
Exciting new bar Below Stairs present a series of drinks that tell a story and encourage and involve the guest to interpret and enjoy that cocktail in their own unique way. This drink is inspired by a wintery walk on the dales with a fresh savoury bite of gin and elderflower.