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A sweet take on classic cocktails: The Alchemist, Trinity Leeds

A sweet take on classic cocktails: The Alchemist, Trinity Leeds

With summer fast approaching, cocktails and roof terraces are definitely on the menu.

2017/06/02

With summer fast approaching, cocktails and roof terraces are definitely on the menu. With The Alchemist now becoming one of the nations favourite cocktail bars, we sent our Lifestyle writer Jenna to the Trinity Leeds branch to sample their new cocktail menu. After all, she is a regular…

“Now after three or four reviews of The Alchemist, Trinity – you’d think I work for them, but in reality I just really love this place. Now into my fifth year as a resident of Leeds City Centre, The Alchemist has become my go-to for both dinner and drinks. With an ever-evolving drinks menu, I never get tired of their new mixology creations or their eclectic selection of cocktails. This summer, they’ve chosen the route of classic cocktails with a sweet-inspired twist. Think a Banana take on the classic Negroni and Rhubarb and Custard Sours – its like being in a vintage sweet shop and getting tipsy. I like it, I like it a lot.

Settling down on the terrace, the sun was shining and I was so glad to be out of work for the evening. Ordering my first drink, it had to be ‘Battenburg’. My childhood years were spent sitting in the garden during summer, on a picnic blanket, usually drinking Sunny D and eating Battenburg cake – so it was a nice bit of a Nostalgia when the drink GENUINLEY tasted like Battenburg. With an amaretto foam, overproof rum and raspberry liqueur it was definitely a drink reminiscent of summers gone by….but with the welcome addition of dark rum. Nice.

A sweet take on classic cocktails: The Alchemist, Trinity Leeds

After the arrival of my plus one, we were on to another one of the Alchemists newest concoctions. This time, ‘Rhubarb and Custard Sour’ – which had two of my favourite words to see in a cocktail description ‘Vanilla’ and ‘Creamy’. Now some may say that Vanilla is a boring flavour to like, but it is definitely my favourite element when it comes to sweet cocktails as it gives it a sweetness which isn’t too sickly. This paired with Rhubarb Vodka and the traditional Sour cocktail elements of lemon juice and egg white, it became blended into a very seasonly apt cocktail.

I’d fully recommend The Alchemist, Trinity Leeds for a weekend cocktail or a late night dinner as both their food and cocktail menus are ever-evolving and have something for everyone. Their Summer menu won’t last forever however, so make sure you drop in for a quick one whilst shopping before they’re gone for good! Their roof terrace is also one of the city’s best sun traps – fancy drinking a cocktail whilst getting the sun in ENGLAND? Sweeeeeeeeeeet.

The Alchemist, Trinity Leeds is located on the third floor of Trinity and is open from 10am-late 7 days a week.

Laura Bartlett

Laura Bartlett

Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.