13/05/2022

The best cocktails in Salisbury

Today is World Cocktail Day (13th May 2022), which gives us the ideal excuse to try some tasty tipples! 

We’re lucky to have a range of brilliant bars, restaurants and pubs in Salisbury that offer cracking cocktails and warm welcomes. 

Whether you’re looking for a traditional classic or an original mix, you’ll find your perfect cocktail here. Why not try some of these: 

Caboose 

Spend Cocktail Day in elegant style at Salisbury’s premium speakeasy cocktail bar! Caboose on South Western Road offers an extensive selection of specially crafted cocktails, from theatrical signature mixes to brilliantly executed classics.  

There is their signature cocktail, the Pink Lady, which is a delicious blend of Bombay Sapphire Gin, triple sec, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup and cocktail foamer. Then there is Alma Voss (shown in the photo at the top of the page), which is the perfect mix of Courvoisier Cognac VS, Star of Bombay Gin, Marie Brizard Sirop d’Orgeat, Angostura Aromatic Bitters and fresh lemon juice. We’re not sure how you’ll decide which to try first! 

The Pink Lady cocktail at Caboose

Wilding 

Runing alongside their normal cocktail menu, Wilding on the High Street is embracing the Jubilee and Salisbury Flower Festival celebrations by offering tasty concoctions designed especially for those big events. There is their quintessentially British, Cream Tea Martini with a mix of Wrecking Coast Clotted Cream Gin, Strawberry Shrub, Strawberry and Raisin Vermouth.  

To run alongside the Cathedral’s floral festival this week, Wilding has also introduced the Flower Power Sour! This cocktail is a floral drink with a beautiful sweet and sour finish, with Brockmans Gin, Lavender and Chamomile Shrub, fresh lemon, Elderflower, vegan foamer and flowers. 

The Cream Tea Martinia at Wilding in Salisbury

The George and Dragon 

A Dragon Sunrise sounds like something you might see on Games of Thrones, but it’s actually a delicious cocktail you’ll find at the George and Dragon pub on Castle Street! 

This is their most popular cocktail, with visitors loving the long drink for its flavoursome mix of Passoa, Captain Morgan’s Tiki and Arches with orange juice. They have a range of other cocktails on their menu too - all of them two for £12. 

Enjoy a Dragon Sunrise in the beautiful garden at The George and Dragon in Salisbury

Artisan Wine & Spirit Co.

If you would rather have a cheeky cocktail at home, Artisan Wine & Spirit Co on Winchester Street has just the thing - pre-mixed drinks from Soho Street Cocktails. These come in 1.5 litre pouches which give about ten generous servings. All you need to do to make them is simply shake in a cocktail shaker with some ice and pour – easy! You even get that beautiful foam on top which you’d expect from a top bar. At the moment they have Espresso Martini, Pina Colada and Raspberry Daiquiri and, at a cost of £29.95 per pouch, that’s a great quality cocktail for only £3 a pop. But, if you want to make your own cocktails instead, they have over 100 spirits, vermouths and bitters to do just that. 

Keep an eye on our what’s on pages too, as they’re planning a Negroni Night in the shop on 14th June! 

Pick-up a pre-made cocktail at Artisan Wine & Spirit Co in Salisbury

Tinga 

For cocktails with a Mexican twist, head to Tinga on Salt Lane. The independently owned Mexican bar and restaurant offers an immersive experience as they transport you to the vibrant streets of Mexico City! They have freshly made cocktails ranging from frozen margaritas to signature specialities. 

Also, throughout June, Tinga will mark the Cinco de Mayo – this is an annual event to commemorate the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. It offers the perfect opportunity to taste their special “Palomezcal” cocktail which blends together El Jimador Blanco Tequila, Quiquiriqui Mezcal, grapefruit juice and lime juice.  

The Mexican inspired Palomezcal at Tinga in Salisbury

Bishops Mill 

At the Bishops Mill you can enjoy a lazy evening with friends on their outdoor terrace, listening to the babbling River Avon as you sip on one of their summer cocktails.  

Try the Aperol Spritz for a tasty mix of Aperol and Prosecco topped with soda and a slice of fresh orange. Or, why not order the Violet Spritz instead, which brings together Boe Violet Gin, Prosecco and lemonade. 

The Aperol Spritz and Violet Spritz at Bishops Mill

For more traditional cocktails, from an Old Fashioned to Long Island Ice tea, the Bell & Crown on Catherine Street has a range of opulent options.  

At Cosy Club on New Street, they have a Teatime Tipple offer where you can enjoy any two of their cocktails for just £10.95 between 4pm and 8pm, Sunday to Thursday. 

If you head to The Old Ale and Coffee House on Crane Street you can enjoy a range of cocktails – including the Godfather, Woo-Woo and French Martini – whilst soaking up the atmosphere in their colourful garden area. 

Salisbury’s outdoor venue, Brown Street, is also an ideal place to spend a summer evening with a cocktail in hand. It’s just re-opened for the summer season. Perfect timing for Cocktail Day! 

Salisbury has been offering a warm welcome for 800 years, and our hospitality venues continue that tradition to this very day. 

Whether you’re looking for a traditional cocktail or a unique creation, you can find it here. Head to the Experience Salisbury TASTE page for a full list of all our wonderful hospitality venues.

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