When we were down in Glasgow for a few days for Blair’s birthday (read what we got up to here), we were kindly offered the chance to go to The Spiritualist Glasgow, a contemporary cocktail bar in Glasgow city centre, to try out some of their fun, quirky cocktails.
We were greeted on arrival with wonderful service and an extensive cocktail menu with plenty of delicious sounding cocktails to try from.
For our first drinks, we opted for a Strawberry Vanilla Mojito and a Strawberry Daiquiri Cocktail on the Rocks. The Strawberry Vanilla Mojito is a delicious take on the classic mojito with pieces of fresh strawberry and an added sweetness of the vanilla syrup which was really tasty. The Strawberry Daiquiri is one of their unique ice sphere drinks which is served in a ball of ice which you crack open into your glass, which is a cool concept. You can also get ice spheres served as Old Fashioned, Manhattans, Margaritas and Cosmopolitans so there is an ice sphere for everyone.
Next, we tried a Decadence and a Super Natural Cobbler. The Decadence cocktail is a Bacardi based beverage with cointreau, lemon juice, vanilla syrup with orange zest and topped with toasted egg whites. I am much more of a fruit based cocktail kind of girl, but this was good for a change and to cleanse the palette. Speaking of liking fruity cocktails, the Super Natural Cobbler is exactly that. It is a vanilla vodka based cocktail with Rose Vermouth, Aperol, strawberry puree, rhubarb and lemon juice topped with fresh berries and lemon spirals. It was one of my favourites hands down!
Finally, we tried one of the sharing cocktails on the menu – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. This cocktail is served in a teapot with a cup and saucer and a side of fruit and alcohol flavoured jellies. This is an enchanting cocktail that changes colour when you add in the lemon juice to your cup. To add even further flavour to your drink, you can add in the flavoured jellies. These came in the flavours of Old Fashioned, Elderflower and Mojito so each sip was a different experience. To sweeten the drink up, you then have the option to add the selection of berries to finish off a wonderful, exciting cocktail.
Soon after we finished the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, we had to rush off to go and see a Frankie Boyle show so were unable to try anymore which was unfortunate as we were thoroughly enjoying our time. But I’ll certainly be back!
And what’s better, we now have one in Aberdeen – see my post on The Spiritualist Aberdeen Festive Menu.