The Violet Hour Launches New Cocktail Menu

March 19, 2014

The Violet Hour, on Burton Road in the leafy suburb of West Didsbury in Manchester, have launched their new cocktail menu with a dazzling VIP party. Guests were treated to a tantalising range of contemporary cocktails, all set to music by Clique DJ Ian Jones.

Created in conjunction with Manchester-based Susie Wong, her expertise in bartending and cocktails, coupled with a background in fashion and art, has meant her influence has helped deliver a cutting-edge creative menu.

New cocktails include, Ruby Woo, an uplifting mix of Finlandia Vodka, Blossoms sour cherry syrup, aloe vera, lemon juice, rose water and cherry pop garnish; Tony’s Tipple, a playful cocktail with Appleton 12yr Rum, mixed with crème de banana, Frosties-rinsed milk and served in a milk bottle; and Gentleman’s Geisha, an exotic blend of Evan Williams extra aged bourbon, plum sake, pear, Boker’s bitters and a pear fan.




Owner Dan Pollard, who sees The Violet Hour’s cocktails as a way of expressing the bar’s unique identity and vibe, says: “We’re incredibly excited about our new cocktail list. Susie has spent many hours planning it and we have spent days in vintage fairs & markets looking for the right glassware in which to show off the drinks”

“At The Violet Hour our aim is to create an overall experience, incorporating an excellent cocktail list with an interesting food menu and contemporary music to cater for all tastes.

“There are a lot of bars in Manchester that claim to offer cocktails but we take extra care in not only creating a great menu for our customers that they’ll love but creating a drink they’ll remember, one that everyone will be talking about.”




The Violet Hour is open on Tuesday and Wednesday from 4pm to 11.30pm, Thursday and Friday from 4pm to 12.30am, Saturday from 11am to 12.30am and on Sunday from 11am to 11.30pm.


Visit The Violet Hour, 236 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, call 0161 434 9521 or visit for more information and opening hours. Follow The Violet Hour on Twitter @theviolethourUK. 

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