Around The World Bar summer cocktail menu

Around The World Bar summer cocktail menu

Last Thursday, Around The World Bar launched their new summer cocktail menu. How exciting was it to taste some delicious cocktails and network with some amazing bloggers from the Manchester area! I went with Maya from the blog Maya’s World and got to meet some bloggers like Tasha and Laura. Who would say ‘no’ to free cocktails and food anyway?

Starting with prosecco and canapés upon arrival, we moved on to cocktails and mini pizzas and chicken goujon later on. The cocktails were made up of the classic spirits: vodka, rum, whiskey, gin, etc. The new menu is made of 18 cocktails and includes a Passion Fruit Margarita, Strawberry Mojito, Coconut and Lime Daiquiri and an English Country Garden made with Hendricks gin, elderflower liqueur, lemon and topped with prosecco. 18, yes. But not to worry, I didn’t had 18 cocktails in just one night. I limited myself to five plus a glass of prosecco, which is already quite a lot I must admit.

I got to try a Strawberry mojito, a whiskey sour, a Long Island Ice Tea, a Cosmopolitan and an Espresso Martini. Cosmopolitan had always been my all time favorite and it’s often my go-to when it comes to cocktails. However, I must say, trying an Expresso Martini for the first time was a revelation! So good! It is my new favorite cocktail.

I didn’t get to taste all of the cocktails. However, I saw there was many fruit-based cocktails in the menu. It’s a summer menu after all, which aim is, according to general manager Hannah Smithies, to take people back to their holidays, conjuring up memories of lying by the pool with a long chilled drink. I think the use of so many fruits, the freshness and the bright colors totally recreate this feeling. I mean, I could have definitely been drinking one of these cocktails by the swimming pool.

A lot of the cocktails on the new list came from experimenting and sharing ideas, often putting together ingredients you’d never normally consider and coming up with amazing results.” Dan, bar supervisor.

I am no cocktail expert but I am sure it is an art to create new ones. Even making them. How long must it takes before you master cocktail making skills? Indeed, how amazing that they achieved such great results with experimentations, putting together ingredients at random and just tries? Even more so when I learnt that they had come up with much more but had to chose only the ones on the menu.

We’ve got 18 new ones which made it onto there, but we rejected a lot more than that. We sample in groups because it’s important to get a lot of people who like a combination, one opinion isn’t enough, so a lot of it is trial and error. Something can look amazing but taste awful and then it’s back to the drawing board.” Dan, bar supervisor.

I guess that’s how creation works. You try and see.

I really had a lot of fun at the event. I am new to Manchester and don’t know many people here. So, it was amazing to meet some bloggers from the area and make new friends. Girls night out are already in the pipeline! 😆 The cocktails I tasted were absolutely delicious: sweet, fruity, easy to drink, summery. I will come back to Around The World Bar . Thank you to Lee Benett and Paul Knowles for inviting us.

Also, why is my picture always taken when I am either in a super deep (drunk) conversation with someone or just when I have the weirdest face on? I really wonder. Cameras don’t like me!

Do you like cocktails? What’s your favorite? If you live in the Manchester area, have you ever been to Around The World Bar? How did you like it? What do you think of their menu?

To see what others have to say about the venue, please visit TripAdvisor.

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All the photos but the last two have been taken by a professional photographer at the event. Thank you for reading. I hope you liked this post.

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  1. Terri
    July 9, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    Can we just discuss how amazing your photography is like omg killing it 👏🏻

  2. abbeylouisarose
    July 9, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    This event sounds like amazing fun, Corinne! I definitely would have needed to limit my drinks as well, I’m such a lightweight when it comes to cocktails! The venue looks fantastic, it’s great that you got to know Manchester and its blogging crowd a bit more though this event!

    Abbey 🌻

  3. July 9, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Omg all those choice of cocktails sound divine. Anything with berries were sold! Defo need to go to this bar!

    Jessica & James | /

  4. July 9, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    These look amazing! I don’t really drink cocktails but when I do I go for a sex on the beach, yummy xx

  5. July 9, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    This event sounds amazing and it’s so nice to hear that you had a great time. I love the sound of this event and I’ve never had a cocktail whoops! but it sounds great! xx

  6. July 9, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    My favourite drinks are the fruity cocktails, so this is just right up my ally! Pity I don’t live close by enough to actually taste anything from those delicious-looking pics!

  7. July 9, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    You had me from the title!! Those cocktails look so yummy, and living not far from Manchester, I’m going to have to visit this place and have a few drinks with friends! xx

  8. July 9, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    These all look so refreshing and it looks like you had a lovely time xx

  9. July 9, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    I am obsessed with cocktails so this sounds like my kind of thing! Love it girls!

    Abigail |

  10. July 9, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Great post! Also these photos are amazing especially the quality! Xx

  11. July 9, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    This event looks like so much fun! I absolutely love fruity cocktails.

  12. July 9, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    Oh my gosh, this looked like an amazing evening! Your photography is so good – you really know how to capture everyone is a really natural atmosphere rather than getting everyone to pose and it’s much nicer x
    Claire | clairesyear

  13. July 9, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    That is so much fun that you got to try new cocktails and meet up with some bloggers! And yes, trying 18 of them would be crazy!

  14. July 10, 2017 / 6:55 am

    This event looks incredible. I don’t actually think that I ever tried a cocktail and I really want to. They always look amazing. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  15. Lydia
    July 10, 2017 / 8:12 am

    I’m so envious you got to try cocktails! Sounds like a lot of fun and #BloggerGoals to me.

  16. Blair villanueva
    July 10, 2017 / 10:43 am

    I couldn’t help admiring your photography skills. Photos are so beautiful and alive! A simple mojito will do for me 🙂

  17. July 10, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    I love a good fruit cocktail. I went for cocktails the other day with my friend and it made it feel more like summer with fruity drinks. Can we take a minute to appreciate your photography skills here?
    Lois x

  18. Abigail Huggan
    July 10, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    This sounds so fun! I love cocktails, I usually go for a strawberry daiquiri. I have never tried a cosmopolitan but I would love to because it’s a classic. I tried a mojito for the first time recently but it was a traditional one so it was a bit too tart for me but I would love to maybe try a strawberry one.


  19. July 10, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    These all look delicious. I’ve never been to Manchester, but if/when I go I NEED to stop here. I am all about fruity cocktails so this place sounds perfect for me! Sounds like a great time, getting to taste their new drinks! Such a cute place!

    Jaycee |

  20. July 10, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    Your photography in this is amazing! The cocktails look so good, well done for limiting your intake!
    Hels xx

  21. July 10, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    A coconut and lime daiquiri would really hit the spot right about now! Too bad I’ve gotta wait a few more months till I can drink again. Anyway, this sounds like it was such a fun and exciting event, and they had such unique drinks!


  22. July 10, 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Sounds fab, fruity cocktails are probably my fave! and the photos are so good too 🙂 x

  23. July 10, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    They all sound so tasty! You’re killing it with your photos right now as well they’re amazing 💖🍵

  24. Jessica Taylor
    July 10, 2017 / 8:58 pm

    I am a sucker for anything fruity! Pinapple to be exact! So summer coctails are my absolute favorite!

  25. July 10, 2017 / 9:33 pm

    The Passion Fruit Margarita, Strawberry Mojito, Coconut and Lime Daiquiri, and English Country Garden all sound ridiculously delicious! What a great list of cocktails!

  26. July 10, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    I love cocktails and I am always hosting dinner parties. Some of these cocktail would really turn heads at the parties. Would love to see the recipes!

  27. July 11, 2017 / 12:39 am

    Ooh I wish they had an around the world bar near me. My go to is a mojito but I have to say I am liking the twist on a traditional daquiri, it sounds perfect for summer x

  28. July 11, 2017 / 12:44 am

    Oh yum! I do love cocktails! I like all the super sweet ones. Pina coladas are my top favorites!

  29. July 11, 2017 / 1:58 am

    These clicks are on point! Seems like you guys had a lot of fun 🙂 My drinks are all virgin (alcohol-free).

  30. Claudia Krusch
    July 11, 2017 / 2:10 am

    It looks like you had a great time. I would love to try the Strawberry mojito. These are great photos.

  31. Elizabeth O
    July 11, 2017 / 8:41 am

    I don’t drink alcohol so cocktails are not part of my experience. I must say they do look colorful and I bet they offer a way to connect with friends, hang out and have a fun time.

  32. July 11, 2017 / 11:02 am

    And now I am craving cocktails at work! Really all look delicious! Espresso martini hopefully tastes better than it sounds!

  33. July 11, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    I definitely love fruity cocktails, this event looks amazing and a big thumbs up to your fabulous photographer.

  34. July 11, 2017 / 6:05 pm

    Wow, your photographs are beautiful! Especially for a dim-light setting 🙂
    xx Jocelyn //

  35. July 11, 2017 / 6:06 pm

    I’ve never been to Man Hester but this sounds like my kind of place. I love cocktails. I often go with fruity ones as a safe bet especially in summer however have had some wicked whisky based cocktails too.

  36. July 11, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    That looks like so much fun! I am craving a cocktail now, though! 😮. Tequila Sunrise is my favourite!

  37. July 11, 2017 / 6:14 pm

    How fun! I haven’t had a cocktail in a long time, but these sure look super tasty. I love mixing drinks – I think it’s super fun, and to be able to create new ones sounds like a blast!

    Ashlynn |

  38. July 11, 2017 / 6:16 pm

    This sounds like such a fun evening and the cocktails sound gooood! I am partial to a few espresso martini’s every now and again 🙂

    Holly x

  39. July 11, 2017 / 6:25 pm

    All of these cocktails sound amazing! Definitely adding this place to my ‘go-to-one-day’ list, thank you for sharing! Love the photos too 🙂 x

    Eloise xx

  40. July 11, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Love this post! I cannot get enough of cocktails especially on holiday! I love tequila sunrise! And anything with brandy in! Also love just experimenting at home!!!

  41. July 11, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    These cocktails are all such beautiful, summery colors AND sound so delicious! Passion Fruit is one of my favorite flavors. Put in a marg, that sounds so delicious! Haha I’m actually looking for a bar to celebrate my birthday, wish I could go here!!

  42. July 11, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    I could try them every day! Those drinks look awesome

  43. July 11, 2017 / 9:45 pm

    I have never been to that bar but next time I go to Manchester, I will be definitely going there. Loved this post x

  44. July 11, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    Ladies, I’m from Manchester but I lived in London for 6 years now. My mummy is still there so thanks for the recommendation. I’ll go to the world bar next time I come home! It all looks delicious, personally, I like milky cocktails rather than fruity but I’m sure they can assist with sprucing one up for me!
    Monica @

  45. July 12, 2017 / 1:02 am

    When I was in Manchester with my husband -we were so bored – ha! If we knew about this bar, we wouldn’t have been!

  46. Kayleigh Zara
    July 12, 2017 / 5:05 am

    These cocktails all look absolutely amazing and an espresso martini is my favourite cocktail it has such a unique taste! All the other drinks look amazing too x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌻✨

  47. July 12, 2017 / 8:08 am

    Extremely tempting, would love to try the Long Island Ice Tea, What a time getting to taste cocktails, the menu has so many varieties of cocktails to try… Nice.

  48. Rosey
    July 12, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    I think it would be so fun to go to a place with other bloggers you know (or meet) showing up too. Socializing is fun.

  49. July 12, 2017 / 8:03 pm

    I’m a southerner so never been to Around The World Bar, but this looks fantastic! Cocktails + meeting cool new bloggers- what’s not to love?

  50. July 13, 2017 / 5:21 am

    I don’t really drink often but when I do I usually go for a mojito, a margarita, pina colada or been. This seemed like a fun event, trying the different mixes

  51. Bookinggoodread
    November 21, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Those cocktails look amazing! I hardly drink cocktails but one of my faves is Long Island iced tea, pictures are great sounds like you had a fun night 💕

  52. January 29, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    Oh my! I love this and the sound of this event! Haha did someone say party! 🎉 I love cocktails and I’d only limit my intake because of the sugar lol but I love a good drink. It sounds nice getting to meet some other bloggers and just being a part of a fun social event. Lovely pics as always!

    xx Lena |

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