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The Cocktail Experience 2017


On March 3rd, The Cocktail Experience returns to the city for another evening of unashamed indulgence of cocktail making from the city’s best bars and restaurants! Hot on the heels of last year’s blistering sell-out debut success, the creators of The Cocktail Experience have not rested on their laurels and have tweaked part two to guarantee complete cocktail perfection!

Once again residing in the stunning event space, Aspire, the evening will play host to 18 of the city’s biggest and best bar brands, who will be sending their team of expert mixologists and bar wizards armed to the teeth with premium liquor for your drinking pleasure.


Bigger, better, bolder

The event aims to showcase the eclectic spirit of the Leeds bar scene, with a diverse range of brands uniting as one to present world class cocktails ranging from classic to bespoke, to the weird, the wonderful and the downright daring.
The Alchemist, Pintura, 53 Degrees North and Revolucion de Cuba are just four of the names returning to the first event of 2017, which will also see five shiny new bar brands added to the canon.

On top of that, Moet ICE will be bringing the bubbles and taking over the upstairs bar of Aspire


Alchemist- Loire Lady - Chambord


Pure Gold

Looking to celebrate an occasion, entertain clients or simply shake it up VIP style? No problem. Upgrade to a Golden Ticket and you can beat the crowds with queue jump, two cocktails and a welcome glass of Moet champagne.

Guests can also expect the crème de la crème when it comes to entertainment, with guest DJ’s dropping some choice cuts befitting of the glittering occasion.


SKY Lounge - Pink Lady- Tanq


The evening is once again brought to you by Hairy Lemon and Pink Gorilla, who have rapidly become of the leading PR, Marketing and Event agencies in Leeds

Jordan Odu, Director of Pink Gorilla, had this to say about the forthcoming event:

"After the huge success of our sell-out event last October, bringing back The Cocktail Experience was a no-brainer. We had some incredible feedback from the first event and as a result we’ve made part two even bigger! With additional brands and even more independent bars participating this year, the event has become a great platform for the city’s independents to showcase their talent in cocktail making"



Early bird tickets for the event are priced at £15 plus booking fee, which includes two cocktails, with additional drinks available for £5 each. Standard tickets are also priced at £15 plus booking fee, which includes entry and one cocktail.

Exclusive Golden Tickets are priced at £25, which includes a welcome glass of Moet, plus two cocktails. Golden Tickets are limited to 200 places and are available to purchase on

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


Oracle- Fair Ground - Grey Goose