The Unique Balfes Craft Cocktail Collection
Balfes the stylish all day dining bar and brasserie located in the Creative Quarter has launched a delicious Craft Cocktail Collection.
Last Thursday, Balfes terrace was heated with people sipping away the unique new Craft Cocktail Collection. The very dapper restaurant has created five unusual cocktails incorporating fresh produce and premium liquors. From a creamy avocado based cocktail to a sweet and fragrant rose mix, Balfes creations are unlike anything you have ever seen.
This creamy and smooth cocktail is a healthy twist on the traditional Pina Colada. Containing no cholesterol or sodium, avocados are naturally low in saturated fat making them the perfect substitute for the sinful double cream and milk which are traditionally used in Pina Coladas. Balfes has kept the rum light, added fresh pineapple and coconut syrup, and combined with ripe avocado bringing a tropical taste sensation. My favourite from them all!
Message in a Bottle
A light, crisp drink presented in a mini carafe submerged in ice. A message full of delicate yet refreshing notes, this cocktail is a mix of cucumber, lychee and home-made elderflower syrup served on a base of vodka. An invigorating choice on these warm summer evenings.
This cocktail is the most elegant of them all. Inspired by the French artist whose work is showcased in Balfes, this cocktail contains home-made rose petal syrup balanced beautifully with vodka and lychee, resulting on a deliciously sweet and perfumed cocktail.
Both sweet and savory, the Rosemary Martini will divide groups. Gin infused with fresh rosemary is mixed with home-made vanilla syrup and topped off with cloudy apple and fresh pineapple juice making it a mixture of both sweet and savoury. Garnished with a light sprinkling of pepper to awaken all the flavours and senses, this piquant cocktail is perfect as an aperitif and is sure to surprise you!
A delicious, tropical bubbly cocktail, the Mango Fizz is ideal for anybody who is a lover of a Bellini or Kir Royale. Layered beautifully in the glass, an amaretto blend is covered with mango juice and topped off with sparkling wine. Just like a Parisian Carousel, the lights and colours in this cocktail dance when blended. Another perfect aperitif!