Thirsty Thursday!

written by Melina

If you love cocktails as much as we do there is only one place to be this weekend…LEEDS

Leeds Loves Cocktails is a city wide celebration of great drinks, promoting the finer side of drinking in this amazing city: “Drink better, not more”

40 venues in the fair city of Leeds are collaborating for the third year to promote fine mixed drinks over a week of events. There will also be tastings and seminars until Sunday the 7th of June.

Wristbands entitle people to priority entry to events, discounts on seminars and offers on selected brands drinks.

For more information on the festival and how to get your hands on a wristband head to

If all that fun leaves you with the need for a Bloody Mary, head to the Leeds Loves Cocktails Ketel One Headquarters, where you can flex your mixo muscle and attend a masterclass in making the perfect Bloody Mary.

LLC HQ is situated on Cross street Belgrave (in-between Sandinista and the Belgrave). Open from 12pm to 9pm.

Here is a beautiful twist on the traditional Bloody Mary: The Ketel One Tomatini

50ml Ketel One Vodka
15ml white Balsamic vinegar
15ml fresh lemon juice
pinch of salt and pepper
1 ripe tomato

Slice the tomato into segments and muddle in the base of the shaker. Add the rest of the ingredients. Shake with ice and double strain into a chilled coupe. Garnish: Peppered cherry tomato.