Ahhh cocktails – Who doesn’t love a cheeky cocktail? Cocktail drinking is an all year round favourite pastime and does not need an occasion to participate, but when these five independent cocktail bars in Leeds are serving up the finest in festive drinks – now you can do it in true Christmas style…
1) Junkyard Golf Club
As well as winning the award for the wackiest interior decor in Leeds, Junkyard are also known for their crazy cocktails and their punny names – so we’d be disappointed without a festive addition to their cocktail list. Fortunately, we needn’t have worried as they serve up “Sleigh My Name, Sleigh My Name” – Destiny’s Child would be proud.
Vodka, Disaronno, Cranberry Juice, Vanilla and Lemonade all mixed together for a festive treat!
2) George’s Great British Kitchen
By George, it’s Christmas! The team at George’s Great British Kitchen have gone all out this winter with a huge range of festivities on their popular cocktail list. And with a prime location next to the German Christkindelmarket, Big Wheel and Thor’s Tipi – it’s the perfect place to start or end your festive trip out! Our choice is their Winter Mist Cocktail – it’s naughty but nice!
Ingredients: Gin, Vermouth and George’s homemade spiced syrup. Shaken together and smoked with cinnamon for a traditional Christmas flavour.
3) The Maven
The Maven has a reputation for some of the best cocktails around. Their martinis and their sours are highly rated – but what we’re interested in is their fancy Christmas cocktails. With all the glitz and glam of the festive season, we thought it was only right to choose their ‘Sparkle Sour’.
Vanilla Vodka, Passionfruit, Pineapple Vinegar, Lemon Juice, Prosecco, Vanilla Bitters and Egg White – all mixed together with a little added sparkle.
4) The Assembly
More of a concoction than a cocktail, but The Assembly in Crossgates Winter Warmer is too good to be missed off this list. They taken their own festive twist on original drinks which have gone down a storm with the locals. Their Carribean hot chocolate is a highlight, and comes with a mince pie!
Hot milk, Cocoa Powder, Chocolate shavings and Rum to get you in the festive mood, man!
We’re Cuckoo for festive cocktails! This funky bar on Call Lane delivers their inventive goods all year round (jammy dodger cocktails… need we say more?) – but why not have something a little more traditional? Try their Hazelnut Espresso Martini, made with La Bottega Milanese coffee for a warming, winter feel.
Tequila, Frangelico liquor and fresh LBM espresso – combined and served silky and smooth.