A couple of weeks ago I went along to one of my favourite Liverpool haunts, The Clubhouse, for an evening of cocktail shaking and sipping with the guys from Aperol. In case you haven’t yet figured it out I’m quite the cocktail fan and the idea of spending a post-work summers evening sipping 2017’s coolest cocktail wasn’t met with too much resistance.
This week see’s a week long celebration of everything independent hit our favourite city. Independents week is set to showcase everything that is great about the local indie scene in Liverpool. From bookstores and bars to cafes and cocktail lounges there’s an independent on practically every street corner meaning there’s no better city to be the unofficial home of the Independents.
When you’re as big a cocktail fan as I am then you aren’t gunna turn down the chance to sample some of Liverpool’s finest beverages all under one roof. On Thursday I was invited along to a sneak preview of Cocktails in the City; every cocktail lover’s dream event that’s hitting Liverpool this Friday.
Sometimes we take for granted where we live. It’s easy to do considering you see the same streets and landmarks day in day out. If you’re anything like me then you either walk along with your head in your phone or listening to music and completely zoning off (probably not the safest way to navigate the city centre of Liverpool.) Although it may mean that I get from A-B in record time I don’t tend to take in any of my surroundings. Liverpool is full of history and culture, it has some of the best looking buildings in the world (am I bias? Probably) and is a tourist hotspot for good reason. Therefore lately I’ve been trying to make a concerted effort to be a tourist in my own city and actually appreciate my surroundings.
I’ve been waiting for summer since boxing day. OK maybe not literally but I’m winters no 1 fan right up until Christmas, get the big event out of the way however and I’m pining for beer gardens and sun burn (after 21 years I’ve grown used to spending June-September a slight shade of pink)
Once we get to the cusp of summer I’m suddenly very aware of my lack of plans for the (hopefully) warm weather. If you’re like me and panic last minute over spending the only hot days of the year inside then read on for your ultimate guide to summer in Liverpool.