Liverpool’s Royal Albert Dock is the ideal place to celebrate Easter with the various chocolate cocktails and food on offer. From drinking cocktails at Gusto and Revolucion de Cuba to a cocktail making class at Smugglers Cove, the Sphinx Student News have found the perfect way to celebrate Easter in Liverpool!

Cocktails at Gusto

The night began at Gusto for a cocktail and a goodie bag. We had some local treats from the Royal Albert Dock such as Roly’s chocolate fudge and a bakery item from Rough Hand Made boutique bakery, which were both delicious!

The first cocktail of the night was the ‘Mint Aero Alexander’ which was nut-free and tasted like mint ice-cream! The ingredients were:

  • Martel Brandi
  • Chocolate puree
  • Menth de vert liquor
  • 3 types of chocolate liquor; regular chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate syrup
  • Topped with aero chocolate pieces

Gusto had a great view overlooking the docks which made my experience even better and the perfect place to start the night!

Address: Edward Pavillion, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AF

 

 Cocktails and churros at Revolucion De Cuba

The second stop of the night was with Revolucion de Cuba. The ambience was perfect on a Friday night with the chilled vibe and Spanish tunes!

We were served an Espresso Martini (£8.75) and chocolate hazelnut filled churros (£4.00). The martini contained:

  • Coffee liquor
  • Havana Club Añejo Especial Rum
  • Sugar syrup
  • Topped with chocolate coated coffee beans

It was definitely a strong drink but it’s perfect for coffee lovers like myself! As the churros had hazelnuts in, I was not able to try them but everyone loved how had a soft gooey chocolate centre with a crispy outside. Revolucion De Cuba do serve churros without chocolate which would also be the perfect addition for a martini!

Address: Unit 17, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AF

 

Cocktail masterclass at Smugglers Cove

This was one of my favourite parts of the evening. The next best thing after drinking cocktails is learning how to make cocktails!

 

The first cocktail we made was a lychee and elderflower cocktail (£7.95). It contained:

  • Bacardi Carta Blanca
  • Elderflower syrup
  • Lemon juice
  • Elderflower liqueur
  • Lychee juice

Having never tried lychee in a cocktail before, I was pleasantly surprised at how well it worked in a drink. It was a very sweet and refreshing cocktail, which will be ideal for the upcoming summer weather!

The second drink we made was the chocolate old fashioned. Unfortunately, with my nut allergy, I was not able to make this cocktail, but everyone loved how it had a smoky smell and a sweet taste that was not too overpowering.

Instead of making the chocolate old fashioned, I was able to make a Pornstar Martini (£9.50), one of my favourite cocktails (I mean who doesn’t love a pornstar martini, right?!). At Smugglers Cove, they add pineapple syrup to their pornstar martini and I love how it made the drink even sweeter. It contained:

  • Chairman’s Reserve
  • Passion fruit liqueur
  • Pineapple syrup
  • Lime juice
  • Topped with passion fruit foam and half a passionfruit

A cocktail masterclass is a perfect activity if you’re looking to do something new with your mates and have a good time!

Address: Britannia Pavillion Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AD