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The Five Drinks That Changed The World Trail

The Five Drinks That Changed The World Trail

Let The Liquorists show you how it all started

Go back to the roots of cocktails and right up to the present day in this enlightening tour of Manchester's best bars with drinks experts The Liquorists.

The Trail

In each bar you'll have two half-sized cocktails – the first, a faithful interpretation of the classic cocktail. The second, a house twist created especially for this trail. A food match will enhance the drinking experience.

You'll start in Taps Pour House with the tipple of sixteenth-century parties, Punch. This communal drink has long been used to get guests acquainted and inebriated in equal measure.

You'll eat here to line the stomach before moving on to....

All Star Lanes where you'll experience the first written record of the cocktail, ‘Alcohol, Water, Sugar and Bitters’ in its modern day form, the Old Fashioned.

Cocktail-making is all about ratios so your next drink at Epernay is the perfect balance of strong, weak, sweet, sour and bitter: The Martinez.

Then it's over to Liars Club for the Daiquiri, a mix of the holy trinity of Rum, Lime and Sugar. It spawned the Mojito and a thousand fruity friends, but you'll drink it how it should be: natural and sharp.

You finish at 3TwentyOne with a Cosmo. We'll show you how this classic cocktail heralded a new era in mixed drinks and how a drink can symbolise a craze.

The Liquorists

Part tour guides, part spirits experts The Liquorists specialise in unique spirit and cocktail trails. We love liquor and this is a great way to try some of the best on the market, in some of the best bars in Manchester – with no queuing to get in, no waiting at the bar, no colossal drinks tab.

You’ll enjoy:

  • Delicious food at Taps Pour House
  • Five taster glasses of specially selected spirits
  • Ten bespoke cocktail serves
  • Five food pairings to accompany the drinks
  • Transport between bars

Times and Dates

The Five Drinks That Changed The World Trail will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings in September.

Tickets are limited – book now to avoid missing out.

The trails start at 6pm or 7pm at Taps Pour House where we will serve up the finest food (vegetarian options available on request in advance). You'll arrive at the final bar at 9pm/10pm for the final tasting (ideal timing if it’s a school night).

We’ll transport you between the bars and you’ll be in a group of 15 people or fewer – a gathering not a crowd.

The Liquorists will be in touch a week before your trail to confirm details of meeting points and times, etc.

Ticket Prices

Tickets start from just £30 for £125 worth of food and drink, making it great value.

£30 – Wednesday Trails. £40 – Thursday Trails. £50 – Friday Trails

Pick your date and start times using the drop-down menu below.


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