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5 cocktail bars to take your mum to this Mother’s Day

Let’s raise a glass to mum in some of the top cocktail bars in the UK this Mother’s Day

Charli Tomney | 13/03/2023

Looking to really treat mum this Mother’s Day? Why not indulge on some of the UK’s best cocktails available up and down the UK. We’ve rounded up five of our favourite bars to celebrate this mothering Sunday.

Publiq, South Kensington 

City dwellers can take a trip to South Kensington to share some outstanding small plates with mum and dive into the perfectly crafted cocktail menu at this foodie hotspot.

Drinks on the current menu include Sloe & Cherry Sling which combines their very own sloe gin, cherry brandy, Benedictine, lime, vegan foam topped with soda⁠, and White Cargo with yoghurt washed vodka, hazelnut, and chocolate - A smashing desert drink as an alternative to an Espresso Martini.

No visit to Publiq would be complete without experiencing the food, why not try their recently launched brunch menu which runs from 11am to 3pm every Saturday and Sunday. We recommend the French toast, served with clotted cream, seasonal fruit and maple syrup, or the frittata with potatoes, coriander, onions, Romero peppers and chilli jam.

Sunday opening hours 11am – 11pm.

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SCHOFIELD’S BAR, Manchester 

Travelling North, you can’t go to Manchester without a visit to SCHOFIELD’S by bartender and brother duo, Joe and Daniel Schofield. Jumping their way into the top 5 in just a year, this venue is a must-visit for you and mum.

The current menu is made up of fine & classic cocktails, celebrated libations and ‘other fancy drinks’ and includes refreshments such as Chicago Fizz with Bacardi ocho rum, port, lemon, egg white and soda. Plenty of non-alcoholic options are available too prepared with the same love and care as their alcoholic counterparts like the Club Tropicana made with pineapple, passion fruit, earl grey, orange flower water and lemon.

Feeling peckish? The bar also has a menu of small plates and charcuteries with a selection of British cheeses for you to nibble on whilst working your way through the drink menu.

Open Sundays 12pm – 1:30am for walk-ins.

Hey Palu, Edinburgh 

On Edinburgh’s Bread Street you’ll find the Italian Aperitivo bar, Hey Palu. Run by husband-and-wife duo, Alex and Rachel Palumbo, you and your mum will certainly get the family feel of this spectacular bar.

The menu is broken into several sections including aperitive, highballs, modern, modern classics, low/no, wines and Amari. Enjoy drinks like Black Lime Gimlet with Scottish gin, black lime cordial and anise aroma, or Mango Swizzle made with mezcal, mango, white port, amaro and grapefruit.

As an Amaro specialists, there are also Amaro flights available where the Bar Team of the Year can run you through each drink. Fan of Negronis? Try the Negroni flight which includes their famous Wild Strawberry version.

Sunday opening hours 4pm – 11:30pm. Reserve your table here. 

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Bar Termini, Soho 

Back in London’s Soho, you will find this iconic cocktail bar complete with exceptionally talented staff who are impeccably dressed in old-school threads. The venue boasts a clear and concise menu of coffees, cocktails, food, and wines, perfect for a relaxed Sunday wining and dining mum.

Try a Spritz Termini made with gin, rhubarb cordial, Aperol and prosecco, or perhaps you’d like a Marsala Martini made with gin, marsala dolce, dry vermouth and almond bitters. Staff are also on hand to create any of the classics for you as well.

You can even order some Italian small plates to enjoy alongside your expertly crafted drinks such as Caponata with aubergine, capers, pine nuts, and parsley or even a slice of Panettone cake.

Sunday opening hours are 11am – 10:30pm for walk-ins.  

Couch, Birmingham 

If a cosy neighbourhood bar with great vibes and even better drinks is more your style, then look no further than this Stirchley sanctuary. Bring the dog along as well as they are more then welcome in this bar.

The current menu includes highlights and favourites from previous additions including The Gambler made with rye whisky, caramelised sherry, and smoked acorn, as well as Banoffee Pie Sazerac made with Cognac, caramelised banana, and cacao absinthe.

All drinks on the main menu are priced modestly at £9.50 with non-alcoholics at £7 with a handful of bar snacks available too.

Walk-ins are available on Sundays from 1pm – 6pm