• Portobello Road Gin

    Classic Gin Cocktails with Portobello Road Gin

    Gin is my go to spirit. Even more so when I learnt it’s the best if you’re wanting to keep your calorie intake on the low. A gin and slimline tonic is around 60 calories, compared to a pint of beer which is around 200. I have yet to decide which my favourite gin brand is, there are too many fighting for the top position, but I know a good brand when I see it. Ever heard of Portobello Road Gin? Of course you have but perhaps you’ve not been acquainted with some of the classic cocktails you can make with it. I was invited to a gin masterclass with…

  • Manahatta Greek Street

    Cocktails with a New York Twist at Manahatta

    There’s a second Manahatta in Leeds. On the other side of town, on Greek Street. This bar has promises of being a daytime oasis as opposed to the one on Merrion Street attracting more of an evening crowd. Looking at Greek Street’s food menu you can see this, lots and lots of brunch options which I’d love to come back and try one day. It’s a stunning bar with high ceilings and gorgeous interior styling. I really like the lamps hanging down from the ceiling and the upstairs blue leather sofa going all round the wall is too cool. Combined with dark wooden tables, neon lights and graffiti inspired walls, it’s…