The Liquorist opened up literally a month before I left Leeds. So, I tried to get my fix whilst I could, but it meant that whenever I visited the city after moving back to Nottingham, I’d always try and head back for a drink.
The Liquorist has clearly taken inspiration from The Alchemist in terms of the creative cocktails they serve – the first one I ever had was a Lemon Meringue Pie, complete with flambeed egg white (I can never resist egg white cocktails!).
Most recently, I visited The Liquorist after a long day of shopping in Leeds. We got there when it was happy hour, which meant the cocktails were only £5.95, and I opted for a Raspberry and Thyme Martini, which consisted of Ciroc vodka, Chambord, sugar syrup, raspberry puree, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and… you guessed it: thyme.
The other cocktail sampled was a Mochachini Martini, drawing inspiration from an Espresso Martini, with vanilla vodka, Marie Brizard Cacao Brun, vanilla syrup and a shot of espresso.
The Liquorist also serves food which I have yet to try, but the macaroni cheese and chocolate orange torte both sound pretty tempting!
One thing that does make me laugh though, is their “secret” bar downstairs, 7 Greek Street. My friend and I both love secret bars, so decided to go one night, assuming it’d be pretty hard to find, except… well, let’s just say it’s not a secret. At all. Trust me, you’d be better off going to The Lost Caves in Nottingham instead.
So, what do I think of The Liquorist? If you like The Alchemist, then it’s certainly worth a visit. I wouldn’t say it’s my favourite bar in Leeds, but if it’s a night out on Greek Street you’re after, then you should definitely go and grab a cocktail.
The Liquorist: 5-7 Greek Street, Leeds, LS1 5RW