Ever the source of inspiration, Z suggested I added an extra ‘arm’ to Panaculty – a section dedicated entirely to the boozier parts of Manchester’s social scene. As Herman Melville would say it: “The watery part of the world.” I don’t think any other blog in the area is doing it – though please correct me if I’m wrong – so I thought I’d casually fill that niche in the market.
To celebrate, I’ve gone and done myself a bit of guest posting (who’d have thunk, eh?). I’ve pulled together a couple of my favourite cocktail recipes and done a short DIY guide for Kimberly and her @Home blog, which you can find here. Give it a once over and see how you like it.
Of course I’m not going to leave you faithful few out in the cold. My favourite cocktail is the infamous ‘Whiskey Sours’ so I’ve rounded up my Top 3 Whiskey Sours in Manchester. Drum roll please.
#3 – Browns Brasserie, Off King St.
Points deducted for not using egg white, however they actually provide a choice of the myriad Whiskeys they have behind the bar. You could line up 10 in a row and they’d all taste different. The prospect alone makes me want to pull on my boots and head over there as we speak.
#2 – Terrace Bar, Thomas St.
Any more of a head and it’d need a flake. Though the smoothness of this particular Whiskey Sours isn’t the best thing about it. The barman there adds the Angostura bitters as the last thing to the glass. It’s a nice touch and gives it a unique and more interesting look.
#1 – Matt & Phred’s, Tib St.
Wickedly wonderful, the guys there make them fantastically well. Smooth with a bite so strong it’d put Jaws out of a job. Egg white, very VERY light on the sugar (just how I like it) and better still, if you happen to be there at happy hour, you’ll get two of the lovely buggers for £7. I’ll see you at the bar…
So here’s to a new breed of blogging in Manchester. Charge your glasses and bottoms up.