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Celebrate National Cocktail Day with FREE Grafene Bar Bits!

Grafene Cocktail Bar Manchester Vimto Gardens

As if we needed any excuses to celebrate amazing cocktails, along comes National Cocktail Day on March 24, 2018. Happily, Grafene, Manchester’s contemporary fine-dining bar and restaurant, is well-prepared for the occasion, with a brand-new cocktail collection to tempt you and an offer giving you FREE Bar Bits with any cocktail bought.

Buy one of Grafene’s cocktails on Friday 23, Saturday 24 or Sunday 25 March 2018 and you will receive a FREE dish from the Bar Bits menu to enjoy with your drink. These include chef’s home-made duck scratchings, smoked nuts or homemade treacle and rye bread.* Download your voucher at:

In the new menu of 15 cocktails, mixologists have drawn inspiration from Manchester’s cultural, youth and scientific heritage, with drinks uniquely crafted for the bar. The menu is infused with classic cocktail combinations, a cocktail ‘made for two’ and some unique, retro flavours – all delivered with huge measure of fun!

Highlights include the northern life inspired:

Vimto Gardens –

‘Manchester’s Bramble’ Sipsmith Gin, Grafene’s Vimto Purée & Lemon with Sweetness on the side.

The Mancunian –

‘Forever Strong’ Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Chocolate Liqueur, Cinnamon, Spice & Walnut Bitters.

Science & Industry –

‘This is Manchester. We do things differently here’ Vodka, Amaretto, Blood Orange Liqueur, Cranberry & Lemon, served over Dry Ice.

The Brew –

‘Put the kettle on… love’ Homemade Raisin Rum, Yuzu, English Breakfast Tea, Cinnamon & Lemon, with Dry Ice, served smoking.

And capturing the team’s favourite flavours from their teenage years are:

Fruit Pastille Bellini –

‘Pears well with everything’ Sipsmith Vodka, Pear Purée, Rosemary, Lemon & Prosecco, served with a Pear Pastille and Rosemary Sherbet.

Sugar and Spice –

‘You taste like Cherryade’ Bulletin Bourbon, Cherry Liqueur, Cinnamon, Bitters, Topped with Lemonade, served with Cinnamon Foam & Caramel Popcorn.

The menu also includes selection of twists on modern cocktails, including:

Mint Buttermilk Martini –

‘It’s a rum business’ Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, White Chocolate Liqueur, Minted Buttermilk and Vanilla edged with Grafene’s crumbled Brownie.

Japanese Old Fashioned –

‘Ginger, Wasabi, Kuro Sato’ – Japanese Whiskey, Grafene’s Kuro Sato, Ginger and Wasabi, Whiskey Barrel Bitters, served with Duck Scratchings.

Passion Fruit & White Chocolate Martini –

‘Some women just go into acting’ Vanilla Vodka, Passoa, Lemon, Ginger. Served with Fresh Passionfruit and White Chocolate.

And if you want to share…..and you may not….

For All the Wrong Reasons –

‘Two’s company’ Chase Marmalade Vodka, Yuzu, Grafene’s Ginger Syrup, Lemon, topped with Prosecco, and served over Dry Ice.

The cocktails start at £9 each. Grafene is open Monday – Wednesday noon-11pm, Thursday – Saturday noon-1am and Sunday noon-11pm. For further information about Grafene and the full cocktail menu, visit

Grafene Cocktail Bar Manchetser - The Spritz Cocktail

* offer not to be used in conjunction with other offers or promotions

See also:

Bar Bits
GRAFETS – Unique Fine Dining
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