Let’s have it Manchester! Get ready to make up for lost time. In line with Government guidelines, our venues will reopen for indoor dining and entertainment from 17th May. Please book in advance where possible. Find out how we’re reopening safely here.
While you’ve been staying safe at home, we’ve been missing the thousands of people who join us every week for the biggest and best party in town! From a few steins at Bierkeller, to a clubbing experience at eden, we’d love to be serving you ice cold drinks as you catch up with friends.
Until we reopen our doors, we’ve got a recipe for you to enjoy at home! So why not try the Quarantini – enjoy responsibly!
What you’ll need
- A martini glass
- A mixing glass
- A stirrer
- A strainer
- 60ml Gin or Vodka
- 1 tablespoon Dry Vermouth
- 1 Lemon
Got everything you need? Let’s get started!
Before you reach for the alcohol, you’ll want to make sure you do the fancy bit first to enjoy your drink even more at the end.
Take some of the peel from your lemon and squeeze the back of it over the glass to release the lemon oil, then rub the peel around the rim of the glass to enhance the scent.
Once you’re done, you can drop the lemon peel in, or bin it and add olives.
Then, stick the glass into the fridge so it’s nice and chilled.
Yep, it’s time to reach for the alcohol!
A martini can be made with gin or vodka, so take your pick and measure out 60ml (or just pour until it looks about right!).
If you’re braver than most, feel free to put both in. We can’t guarantee that it’ll taste right at the end, but it will definitely be memorable!
Add your chosen alcohol to your mixing glass (or measuring jug if you came unprepared), and drop in a tablespoon of Dry Vermouth.
We’re not doing it the James Bond way, as we’ll be stirring our martini, so leave out the terrible Connery impressions and add ice to your mixing glass. Get your stirrer, or the end of a big spoon, and give it a good stir for 30 seconds.
Your drink is ready, so resist the urge to drink it straight from the mixing glass, and take your pre-prepared glass from the fridge.
Use a strainer to pour your drink into the glass and leave the ice behind. If you’ve not got a strainer to hand, get a fork and use that to stop the ice cubes!
Pick up your glass, take a sip and enjoy!