Winchester Magazine Christmas Issue 2017 Winchester Magazine Christmas Issue 2017 - Page 39

FOOD & DRINK SHAKEN NOT STIRRED Cocktails, mocktails and more TIME-HONOURED CLASSICS IN MERCHANT’S LOUNGE AT THE CHESIL RECTORY Start your evening in style at The Chesil Rectory’s newly-refurbished Merchant’s Lounge, which offers time-honoured classic cocktails with a Winchester twist as well as a great selection of craft gins. Enjoy pre- or post-dinner drinks in a sophisticated setting that’s perfect for prolonging an evening of beautifully-presented fine food. 01962 851555 | GAENTINIS AT KOH NOI Koh Noi on Jewry Street has an extensive cocktail and mocktail list featuring all the classics as well as signature house tipples. The Gaentini is a Thai-inspired Martini with a twist, made with home-made green curry syrup and Larios gin. If you fancy making your own, book in for a cocktail masterclass with the head barman. 01962 843660 | WINCHESTER COCKTAIL WEEK Winchester Cocktail Week, courtesy of Cabinet Rooms, returns from 5 to 11 February with special events, tastings and masterclasses across the city. Wristbands make ideal Christmas presents and entitle the wearer to discounted signature cocktails throughout the week. COCKTAILS WITH A HAMPSHIRE KICK Looking for locally-made wines and spirits to feature in Christmas cocktails? The Good Life Farm Shop in Headbourne Worthy stocks a wide range, including Twisted Nose Wasabi Vodka, Winchester Dry Gin and Silverback Gin as well as a great selection of British-made sparkling wines. 01962 889000 | 39