DISTIL. NO 9
SMALL COCKTAIL GUIDE - MANCHESTER
NINE MANCHESTER BARS YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW
Manchester is regarded as the world’s first industrialised city, built initially around the spinning and weaving of cotton. This alone would be enough for the innovative reputation of most cities, but in Manchester the atom was first split, and the first stored-data computer was built – two more building blocks of the modern world. But it’s not all work and no play: today it is arguably second only to London in the breadth and creativity of its bartenders, and the Northern Quarter in particular hosts an amazing range of exciting bars. Bartenders now get to travel the world to demonstrate their skills. It is a community of highly skilled individuals who care about their trade. This mobility of information has given countries around the world the ability to share trends and you can see the very best from around the world in any major city. Mixology is now reaching ever greater heights. It’s not just the drink, but also the experience. Starting in this world of mixology it is important to get the first steps right, and first of all comes the balance of the cocktail. Vodka is the best spirit to start with and is like a blank canvas on which to paint your masterpiece. Fresh juices, syrups, tonics, fruit, spices and herbs all help make a cocktail individual. With every ingredient, it is important you choose a high quality one, just like a quality vodka. To help you with mixing your own drinks at home we have put together this guide with some of the very best mixologists. The Small Cocktail Guide is made to showcase the very best and their skills. It is a guide with nine Manchester bartenders and nine cocktails with a base of Distil No.9 vodka. All the cocktails are presented differently and each of them has its own unique approach. It is important to note that the Mixology of No. 9 is not a competition, and every page shares an unforgettable experience and impressions. As a result, all of the bars which are included are listed in alphabetical order.
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