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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Winter Terrace At The Alchemist: Girls Night Out

It doesn't have to be Christmas to have a Winter cocktail, however, it does have to be quite chilly to justify something as a 'Wintery drink' and extremely chilly it is in England at the moment. Recently I was invited to try out The Alchemist's Winter Terrace and of course, I couldn't decline. We're talking fur throws, scrummy cocktails and gorgeous nibbles. What's not to love?

If someone told me I'd be having food and drinks outside at the end of December, I'd have probably cried at the thought, I dislike the cold quite a lot, but when I heard that there would be outdoor heaters and fur throws, well, count me in.






The Alchemist is just the coolest place, they have a few of them around the country, I actually did a full review of a meal and drinks at The Alchemist which you can read here if you missed that, but basically, it's a seriously cool, cosmopolitan bar - it makes you feel like you're in London rather than Leeds.

The outdoor terrace is absolutely boiling even in the depths of winter, thanks to the fur throws and the outdoor heaters - you're fully blocked from the rain thanks to how the bar has been built.

It was an excuse to take my sparkly nails out for a play. (Colour is from Claires Accessories!)


No cocktails are complete without olives to nibble on, my favourite treat.

I went for the non-alcoholic cocktails as I was driving unfortunately. 





My fur gilet is from Miss Guided, I love it in burgundy. 

We had the most delicious salt and pepper chips.




The Alchemist are serving their new winter cocktails, some of my favourites are below:

Hot Buttered Rum 
soft and warming with hints of apple and nutmeg. a hug for your tongue.
 
Cuppa Kraken
rum spiced with clove, cinnamon and ginger, mixed with orange rum caramel, nutmeg and pineapple juice. literally a hug in a mug.
 
Milk & Cookie
Memories of christmas eve before curling up in bed. Almond, hazelnut and chocolate cookie tickled milk with an almond cookie on the side to dip at your leisure - a personal favourite
 
WInter Sidecar
A twist on a world war two brandy classic with a soft mouth feel of pear, ginger and a subtle hint of chocolate 
 
Caramel Rum Punch
Will warm up your table with an explosive mix of Jamaican rum, nutmeg, pineapple juice and watermelon syrup, served long with a valiant stick of cinnamon





I had the nicest night with Remie from Rems luxury blog and Joanna from Minty Essence.


I enjoyed the fur a little bit too much.



In true girl style, we ended the night with toasted marshmallows and a creamy hot chocolate.

A massive thanks to The Alchemist (my favourite bar and eatery) for having me to sample the delights of your gorgeous new Winter terrace, it only seems to be getting colder so I'm sure this won't be my last visit. 

Has anyone ever been to a Winter terrace type thing? What are your Winter plans?! Does anyone else find Winter really hard to make outdoor plans? Do you like the look of this?
Lots of love, Em x

45 comments:

  1. Aww wow! Looks like such good fun! Really want to go :) xx

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  2. Ooooh you totally had me at fur and outdoor heaters! I'm in :)
    x x
    {The Lobster & Me}

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  3. I have been admiring the colour of your nails in your recent blog posts! Love the coat too! And of course the restaurant sounds and looks amazing!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. Aw haha so many people have said this! Just Claires! aw thank you sweetie xxx

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  4. As you'll know with the amount of times i'm tagged there, i bloody love The Alchemist! I've actually been there this evening & enjoyed a cocktail..or 3 :)
    Great review Em, defo does the amazing place justice! It's just what Leeds needed! xx

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    1. Haha its amaaazing, eek i love it! thank you :) x

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  5. You are so gorgeous! Love the gilet and the nails, and the place looks amazing :) Thanks for the fantastic post!

    xo
    Dolce
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    1. Aww making me blush thank you! It really was! xx

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  7. I have been admiring the colour of your nails in your recent blog posts! Love the gilet and the nails, and the place looks amazing :) Great review Em, defo does the amazing place justice! It's just what Leeds needed!

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    1. aww thank you hehe, i love them! Aw thank you so glad you like it - yes leeds really needed it!

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  8. oh, lovely atmosphere :)
    I was planning to go there too :) maybe next weekend!

    Xx Andra

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  9. Looks like a gorgeous evening :) My boyfriend went to the alchemist in manchester with work for their christmas do, so I'll tell him he needs to take me now!

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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    1. it really was - ahhh yes make him take you, you wont regret it :) x

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  10. The restaurant looks so nice!
    How much was the nail polish from claire's?

    Alice
    xo

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    1. I think it was about £4.50? quite expensive but then again not that expensive haha x

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  11. This looks lovely, I went into the Alchemist when it first opened and it was great, their cocktails are amazing!

    Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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  12. This place looks really lovely, a really cool concept. I've never been to one but will see if there's one near where I live.

    Hannah x
    http://b-l-a-b.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. oOOO yay i hope there is so you can try it out! if not, come to leeds haha x

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  13. I've never been to The Alchemist in Leeds but I've been to the one in Manchester and it's one of my favourite restaurants :) I love the cocktails, have you tried the passionfruit and lychee cocktail? It's so good, and the food is always amazing. Love this post, the hot chocolates look to die for as well xx

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    1. Ahh i want to try the one in Manchester! I bet its soo lovely! Nope i havent but i must try that next! I know, as if hot chocolates can look so good!x

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  14. I love the fur gilet! :) Looks like you had a lovely night! xx
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    1. Aw thank youuuu so much - we really did!

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  15. Throws outside is such a great idea and those toasted marshmallows look delicious! xx

    http://www.sophie-denise.com

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    1. I knowww eek what a clever idea haha, soo cosy! x

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  17. what a fun night out! there's nothing better than good food and good company!

    Angie | http://www.thefashionfuse.com/

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  18. I love the alchemist! Their cocktails are the best, personal fave is the bubblegum mojito! divine!

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  19. Sounds like you had a great time! The food and drinks look lovely and very reasonably priced! Great blog post, I really enjoyed reading it! :)
    Ellie,xx
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    1. I really did thank you! x Aw so glad you liked it :)

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  20. That place looks fab and the food and drinks must be amazing! Can't wait to try it :)

    Greetings from London,

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

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  21. Ah you must let me know if you try :) x

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  22. Your this work is looking awesome thanks for doing this.
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