#CocoLeeds : The Leeds Cocktail Experience Part Three

Brush away those post-Summer blues, dust of your dancing shoes and prepare to party like there’s no tomorrow, as The Leeds Cocktail Experience is back! You don’t have to tell #TeamCoco twice…

After the sell-out success of the second party back in March, the pressure to up the ante for part three was high, but we’re confident you’re in for an evening of hedonistic pleasure like no other.

The date to mark in your little black book is Friday 20th October, and the venue is once again the illustrious Aspire, which will be transformed into a cocktail lovers’ paradise for a night of mixology magic. Set across two floors, no less than 15 of Leeds most prolific bars and restaurants will be present and correct, each bringing with them a bespoke cocktail they believe to be the best in class.

Each bar will be working closely with a premium liquor brand to guarantee only the best cocktails are available, all mixed up by some of Leeds’s hottest mixologists.

So, who do you think will bring the noise when it comes to shaking up the perfect concoction? Could it be Cocktail Experience veterans, such as Jakes, who have teamed up with Grey Goose to create the cheeky Perci Pig Juice? Could the Maven’s Ketel One creation, The South Pacific, tickle your fancy instead, or will Oracle reign supreme with their melon and Bacardi-fuelled Alice’s Adventures?

Or, could one of the new kids in town throw a curve ball and steal all the thunder and glory?

An international affair
2017 has seen the arrival of some amazing new brands to Leeds, with each one adding something unique to the vibrancy of our flourishing city, and guess what – they’re all here. Yes, the third event is set to be something of an international affair, with all four corners of the globe in check to take you on a taste trip you won’t get elsewhere.

Tattu has dazzled Leeds foodies since its early summer arrival, and they will be there to show everyone what all the fuss is all about with an amazing Asian-inspired creation entitled The Elixir of Life, which features Jinzu Gin. Heading across the pond for a bite of the Big Apple is D&D’s latest firebrand, East 59, who will be bringing a NYC flavour to the party with their Ciroc collaboration, The Midtown.

Also taking inspiration from New York will be Neighbourhood, who are the hotly-anticipated new addition to Greek Street, having wowed the jet-set over in Manchester for the last few years. They’ve cosied up with Tanqueray 10 to produce their pretty pink Cute AF cocktail.

Party vibes
Living Ventures will also be making waves on the night, with the opulence of The Alchemist and the dive-bar party vibes of Red Door both on the bill. Elsewhere, you can expect top-notch tipples from Revolucion De Cuba, The Botanist, Vice & Virtue, Bar Soba and Mans Market amongst others.

Each bar will be working closely with a premium liquor brand to guarantee only the best cocktails are available, all mixed up by some of Leeds’s hottest mixologists.

And, to ensure the Leeds Cocktail Experience retains its solid reputation as the event of its kind to well and truly fight for the right to party, there will be DJ’s dropping an eclectic mix of floor-filling beats. Our VIP lounge hosts for the evening will be none other than Angelica’s, who have a solid reputation for providing luxury hospitality the city’s high-rollers.

A night to remember
So, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or entertaining clients, this is the place to let off steam for a night to remember. Once again, the event has been put together by the PR and Marketing tour de force that is Hairy Lemon and Pink Gorilla, who have left their competition for dust when it comes to glittering launch parties in 2017.

Looking to celebrate an occasion, entertain clients or simply shake it up VIP style? No problem. Upgrade to a Golden Ticket and you can beat the crowds with queue jump, two cocktails and a VIP welcome cocktail from Angelica’s

Guests can also expect the crème de la crème when it comes to entertainment, with guest DJ’s dropping some choice cuts befitting of the glittering occasion.

The evening is once again brought to you by Hairy Lemon and Pink Gorilla, who have rapidly become one of the leading PR, Marketing and Event agencies in Leeds since joining forces a few years back.

On the pulse
The tour de force agency have built up an impressive black book of leisure and lifestyle clients, ranging from local and national favourites such as The Alchemist, Revolucion de Cuba and , to international super-brands such as Topshop.

With their finger firmly on the Leeds pulse, it was only a matter of time before they produced a party-centric night of their own.

Jordan Odu, Director of Pink Gorilla, had this to say about the forthcoming event:

‘’After a blistering 2016 of Leeds launches and our very own sell-out event in March, we wondered how we’d top it, but Leeds has smashed it in 2017 and is now rivalling Manchester as the countries premier party city. 

We’re delighted to see the return of the city’s most established brands, as well as newcomers such as Red Door, Tattu and East 59. We’ve always focused on the party aspect of our events, to ensure the night is as much about having fun as it is showcasing the biggest and best cocktail bars Leeds has to offer.

I’m confident this will be our best night to date and is a great way to kick off the party season in style – we look forward to welcoming you on the night!’’

Early bird
Early bird tickets for the event are priced at £15 plus booking fee, which includes not one but two cocktails, with additional drinks available for £5 each. Standard tickets are also priced at £15 plus booking fee, which includes entry and one cocktail.

Exclusive Golden Tickets are limited to 200 places and priced at £25, which includes a welcome cocktail, plus two cocktails. All tickets can be purchased here.

Keep up to date with the latest event news at www.thecocktailexperience.co.uk and via the social pages Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – @TheCocktailEx


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