Cocktails/Drinks

New Cocktail Menu At Vapiano

If you have read my blog before you will know I am a fan of Vapiano. If you are a friend in ‘real life’ you will know I am an uber fan who is always frequenting both the Manchester and London restaurants when I am in the vicinity. So imagine my excitement when they introduced a cocktail menu, and not only that, some come in at under £5 each. Surely they can’t be good for that price? I went along, for research purposes you understand, to try them out.

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The menu is small but perfectly formed with drinks for all palates and tastes. There are a number of Vapiano twists on the menu but you will also find the classics on there. It would be rude not to try both to decide which you prefer and I did exactly that with the classic Aperol Spritz and the Vapiano Spritz, purely for research you understand. I am not a fan of Aperol in general and I find it far too bitter most of the time. The classic is just that for me although this tastes the same as other Aperol Spritz cocktails I have had in the past. The Vapiano twist adds gin and rhubarb syrup which adds a touch of sweetness and rounds out that bitter aftertaste usually present with an Aperol cocktail. I would happily order this again and it is the perfect summer in the sun drink to sip.

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The Mai Tai was an instant hit and is one of my favourite cocktails anyway, being a fan of rum. Havana white and dark rums and mixed with Grand Marnier, orange, pineapple and lime before being garnished with a hunk of pineapple. Whilst there is a lot of fruit in this cocktail, the spirit components work beautifully for a lovely alcohol hit that had me stealing others from around the table.

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The Long Island Iced Tea is not a drink for me as, despite my addiction to diet coke, I am not a fan of coke flavours with alcohol. Containing Russian Standard, Grand Marnier, Tanqueray, Havana white and lemon topped with coke – the general consensus amongst our group was that this needed a little more citrus to be a classic Long Island Iced Tea although most enjoyed it as is.

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You’d be daft not to try a plate of antipasti with your cocktails and the mozzarella here is amongst some of the best I have tasted, as I have told you in previous posts.

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There is an impressive happy hour with 2 for the price of 1 on selected drinks every weekday between 4pm-7pm. With an ample outdoor seating area that gets the sun of an evening in summer, I am pretty sure you won’t want to give it a miss.

I was invited to try the cocktails at Vapiano as a guest and was not asked to pay for my drinks

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  • Reply Helen June 15, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    These all look delicious! I really like the sound of rhubarb syrup in the Aperol cocktail x

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