These elegant cocktails are perfect if you want to add a little pizazz to your night out.
Next time you head out for cocktails, why not go all out? A tipple made with champers is the perfect way to start and these five concoctions will hit the spot. Made using a handful of ingredients of the finest quality, they’re a refined take on your standard cocktail and they ooze sophistication. It’s time to treat yourself to the crème de la crème.
Pink Ballet Fizz at Sky Lounge
Sky Lounge have paid homage to the local legends Northern Ballet with this elegant cocktail. A sharp yet refreshing tipple, the Pink Ballet Fizz brings together Moët and Chandon Champagne with Slingsby rhubarb gin. They mix it with raspberry puree and a squeeze of lemon to give it a fruity kick, before serving it in a flute with its own pink ballet bow.
Sky Lounge, Granary Wharf, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4BR. You can get it for £16.
Pink Princess at Harvey Nichols
A tipple fit for royalty, the Pink Princess is the perfect choice if you enjoy a fruity twist with your bubbles. Harvey Nichols’ own HN Brut Rosé Champagne forms the base – it has a greater concentration of red fruit, so expect a tangy taste with floral notes. This is topped up with a sweet vanilla syrup and a dash of Crème de Fraise des Bois, a liqueur infused with wild strawberries.
Harvey Nichols Fourth Floor Brasserie, 107-111 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6AZ. You can get it for £14.
Filthy Rich at The Alchemist
Ever sipped a golden cocktail? To create their decadent Filthy Rich tipple, The Alchemist mix a single malt and a smoked whiskey with Champagne, before adding a dash of passionfruit syrup. But it’s up to you to finish the cocktail – you’ll pour this delightful concoction into your flute, where you’ll find a gold-dusted vanilla ball sitting in the bottom.
The Alchemist, Trinity, Level 1, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6HW & Yorkshire House, Greek Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5SH. You can get it for £12.
Kir Royale at Thewlis
The Kir Royale at Thewlis is an intensely fruity twist on your usual glass of champers. It starts with a shot of Crème de Cassis, made from fresh blackcurrants soaked in alcohol. This is topped up with the multi-award-winning Palmer & Co Champagne – it has an aromatic palette with flavours like white fruits, baked apples, pear and a hint of honey.
Thewlis, 18 Park Row, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5JA. You can get it for £10.
French 75 at Neighbourhood
It’s time to add a little gin into your glass of bubbles. Neighbourhood’s take on the French 75 combines Tanqueray gin with sweet Gomme syrup and a citrusy splash of lemon juice. The flute glass is topped up with Verve Clicquot Brut Champagne and served with a twist of lemon on top, ready for you to enjoy in the glamorous surrounds of this party bar.
Neighbourhood, 5 Greek Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5RW. You can get it for £9.Cover image credit: © Copyright Leeds-List 2020 by Joseph Sheerin