With countless concoctions available, finding your way around a cocktail menu can be a tricky task. To save you the headache (initially at least), we’ve visited some of Lincoln’s best bars and rounded up a few fancy infusions to get you started.
English Rose £5.50/Tea For Four £14.90
Cocktails don’t come much quirkier than this. Take a boogie break, ask for an English Rose and celebrate all things porcelain by having your very own tea party. The tipple itself is a mouth-watering blend of raspberry puree, elderflower cordial, gin, raspberry liquor and a healthy dose of apple juice. Who says you can’t have a cuppa in a club? Ceramic cocktailing at its best.
It wouldn’t be right to visit this place without sampling something apple based, and the classic Appletini doesn’t disappoint. Take your scrumptious blend of martini, vodka and apple schnapps downstairs and leave the hustle and bustle behind in the cave-like crypt beneath the bar. Apples and ambiance.
For the non-drinkers there’s also an array of alcohol-free beverages available. Enjoy coconut and pineapple flavours with a Pina Colada for just £2.
The White Hart
Porn Star Martini £8
You won’t find this particular potion anywhere else in Lincoln. Served with a shot of champagne and a floating wedge of passion fruit, this sophisticated swill is a treat for the eyes and the taste buds. With vanilla vodka, passoa, passion fruit puree and pineapple juice, expect a luscious lip-smacking mix.
If you like a bit of foliage in your glass (who doesn’t?), then float into Cloud Bar and say a final farewell to the season with a summery Mojito. Citrus and mint join forces with white and gold rum to make a lovely lime flavoured cocktail that goes down a treat. Enjoy outside on the nifty roof terrace.
If you’re after a mocktail, why not satisfy your sweet tooth with a Pink Lemonade? A moreish mixture of grenadine, lemon juice, sugar, soda and lemonade make this an ideal thirst-quencher.
French Martini £6.80
Another fruity fusion; this time the formula includes raspberries, berry liqueur and pineapple juice shaken up James Bond style with Russian vodka and strained into a chilled glass. A cracking cocktail that tastes as good as it looks. The name’s Martini…French Martini.
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