Lounge on 12 by Manchester House is one of Manchester’s finest cocktail retreats, where you can sit and watch the city life pass you by.
Manchester House and Lounge on 12 come from the company behind the Alchemist bar chain, and is situated in trendy Spinningfields.
You’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve been transported to a trendy Manhattan rooftop bar, since Lounge on 12’s décor is super chic.
The bar is linked to Manchester House, with afternoon tea prepared by top chef Nathanial Tofan.
Lounge on 12’s cocktail menu design is beautifully simple, setting out the offer in a clean and concise way with pictures of select cocktails
Cocktail prices range from £10 and £1,000 (the higher price bracket being for an extra special sharing serve), with the majority sitting at the £10 mark.
Blood & Sand (£10) is made using Monkey Shoulder Scotch with sweet vermouth, Cherry Marnier and freshly squeezed orange juice.
The Smoky Old Fashioned (£10) is made using Woodford Reserve Bourbon, maple syrup and bitters, which is smoked to order and served over a ball of ice.
Or try the Worker Bee (£11), made with Masons Lavender Gin, lemon juice, sugar and orange bitters served with crystallised petals.
How about a Pickford Sour (£11)? It’s made with Plantation Pineapple Rum, Maraschino, lemon juice, grenadine and egg white.