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From starting the day with a Bloody Mary to sipping on a summer Spritzer, there’s no better place to unwind and enjoy a cocktail than at the Barristers Restaurant & Bar at The Courthouse, Knutsford.  I caught up with Manager of Barristers Restaurant & Bar, Aidan Flanagan, to learn what the impressive new bar has to offer…

How many spirits does The Barristers Bar have? 
“The Barristers Bar has a selection of over 100 spirits, from our favourite bourbons perfect for an Old Fashioned to a fine selection of vodkas that make for the perfect girly cosmopolitan. Not forgetting the remarkable selection of 40 gins we have!”

Tell us more about the cocktails that are shaken and stirred at The Courthouse?
“We have 50 cocktails on the menu but our signature cocktails tend to fly out. Whether it be for a midweek pick me up or a weekend tipple; our signatures include English Garden, Manchester Tart, Blackberry Manhattan and Smokey Old Fashioned and there’s always one of our mixologists crafting one together”

What is the best selling cocktail?
“The English Garden is our best seller; a combination of Forest Gin, elderflower, apple, lime and mint juniper. The cocktail talks for itself, a refreshing creation perfect for this time of year. Forest Gin is also a hand-crafted small batch gin made in Macclesfield, Cheshire, so it will always be a favourite of ours.”

Which cocktail is the best representation of The Courthouse?
“Smokey Old Fashioned – a modern take on a very classic Gentlemans drink.”

What is your favourite concoction?
“My personal favourite has to be the classic Espresso Martini – A creamy smooth cocktail with that bittersweet kick from the vodka.”

What exciting plans do you have up your sleeves for the Barristers Bar?
“We’re very excited for the Rooftop Gardens to open in the next few months. We will be introducing a number of champagne based cocktails for guests to sip on whilst relaxing in the gardens surrounded by seasonal flowers and botanical herbs, used by the chef’s in the kitchen. Of course, every now and again we will put a twist on all our Courthouse cocktails to keep customers guessing.”

We look forward to seeing what The Courthouse has in store…

Wordsmithery by Emily | We Are Perception
Image courtesy of WA16 PR

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