Cocktails. That’s all a girl needs in life. Well, this girl anyway. So when I heard that a new place was coming to Seel Street, I was intrigued. Having looked forward to the VIP Event for a few weeks now, excited was not the word to come and taste some beautiful cocktails at the brand new Be At One bar. It’d be rude not to!
Walking towards the venue is like entering another realm; one filled with neon lights, shelves of bottles and an atmosphere that you’re sure to remember. What first catches your eye is the outside beer garden. This is my favourite part of Be At One, so I’m pointing it out straight away. It’s a private haven, away from the bustling roads and passers by, so you’re completely surrounded by the schmoozing atmosphere. The night was clear and the sun was out to play for a change; it was a perfect night for a cocktail.
Handed 3 chips to spend on 3 cocktails, we grabbed a seat and reeled through the repertoire of cocktails. You’ve literally never seen so many. It was like a drinkers bible.
The part I like – perhaps this was my second favourite thing – is the cocktail wheel that helps you decide on the perfect cocktail for your tastes. If you’re more of a SWEET person, it guides you towards Vodka or Rum and then suggests a specific cocktail, like a Pina Colada for instance. This is a fantastically quirky idea that makes the whole process of picking you cocktail much more fun!
What cocktails did we get to enjoy?
I went for a classic Pina Colada – slushy and crushed ice style, my favourite. Tangy, sweet and juicy – it remains a favourite.
- Havana 3 year old Rum
- Coconut Cream
- Orange Juices
Second was a new one – Russian Spring Punch a berry blast of delicious fruitiness going on here. I’m sure you can tell I have a sweet tooth…
- Absolut Vodka
- Creme de cassis
- Lemon juice
- Mumm Champagne.
And the third was picked from the Be At One Top 10 Cocktail List – the Porn Star Martini. This modern classic lived up to its ranking in the cocktail bible, so I went and had another of these afterwards. Treat yourself!
- Absolut VanillaVodka
- Passion Fruit Puree
- Passion Fruit Syrup
- Passion Fruit Liqueur
- Prosecco (in a shot on the side)
We also tried an Old Fashioned and a signature beer that went down a treat, of course.
- Orange slice
- Maraschino cherry
- Maraschino cherry syrup
- Sugar syrup
- Orange bitters
All I can say is these cocktails make you excited, and it’s bringing back the fun side with so much choice. Top cocktails paired with an amazing venue leads me to think Seel Street will be getting a shed load more people looking for their own perfect cocktail at Be At One Liverpool