The Cocktail Experience : The Only Event You Need To Go To In October

Autumn 2016 marks the beginning of something very special in Leeds as a selection of the city’s finest cocktail bars unite to create one unique and superior event. The Leeds Cocktail Experience will debut on Friday 14th October at Aspire; a stunning event space located in the very heart of the city centre.

Last night #TeamCoco had the pleasure of checking out a sneak preview of the main event. It was a fun, alcohol fuelled night and an insight in to what is to come next month. There was so much on offer and the atmosphere was lit. From Calippo infused cocktails from Oracle to rum and pineapple deliciousness from The Malmaison, there is something to keep everyone in your squad happy.

The different bars all brought something different to the table, literally, and it was a great way to see how creative they all can be. There were endless laughs from the team from Sandinista and lessons on how to make cocktails from The Botanist crew. It was refreshing to be an an event that was all about FUN. Heck, we even kicked our heels off to make ourselves feel even more at home (also so that we could drink more with a decreased chance of falling over).

After having just a taster of what is to come, it’s fair to say we are a little bit excited for the main event next month where, for one night only, the venue will be transformed into a cocktail lover’s paradise, with 13 premium bars including Revolucion de Cuba,  The Hedonist Project and Brotherhood (who bring pies) to name but a few and their leading mixologists shaking up concoctions, from the classic to the contemporary to the weird and the wonderful.

Pure decadence
Featuring three themed rooms of sheer indulgence, expect to rub shoulders with the city’s elite against a shimmering backdrop of glamourous décor, masterclasses, unrivalled entertainment and exceptional food.

For those looking to celebrate a special occasion or entertain clients, upgrade packages are available, with access to a special area featuring a VIP bar and other exclusive privileges.

This hedonistic evening of pure decadence is brought to you by Hairy Lemon and Pink Gorilla, who are no strangers when it comes to creating a memorable soiree or two.

As one of the leading PR, Marketing and Event agencies in Leeds, this tour de-force brand have worked with everyone from market-leading locals, to national and international super-brands.

The Midas touch
Their list of clients in the leisure and lifestyle sector to benefit from their Midas touch include Malmaison, The Alchemist, Revolución de Cuba, The Hedonist Project and Oracle to name but a few.

If you like the finer things in life, then you won’t want to miss what is set to be one of the highlights of the glittering Leeds social calendar.

Top of their game
Our mate Jordan Odu, Director of Pink Gorilla, had this to say about the event:

‘’After years of creating, promoting and hosting some of the biggest and best events in the city and beyond, we decided it was our turn to take centre-stage!

The Leeds Cocktail Experience is a culmination of everything that Hairy Lemon and Pink Gorilla have achieved and experienced working with so many different clients in the lifestyle and leisure sector.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase the best that Leeds has to offer by throwing one amazing party!’’

Tickets for the event are priced at £15, which includes two cocktails, with additional drinks available for £5 each. VIP tickets are priced at £25, which includes a welcome drink plus two cocktails and access to the Grey Goose VIP room. Tickets are limited to 750 places and are available to purchase here.

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



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