Speedy Cocktalez at PLY

Written by on November 23, 2015 in Drinks News, What's on - No comments
PLY, Stevenson Square, Northern Quarter, Manchester

On Tuesday 24th November PLY launches its brand new winter drinks menu with a boozy illustration contest, where contestants will battle it out to win a £100 bar tab and HAY treats from Fred Aldous.

Whether painters, illustrators or scribblers, PLY is inviting both the professional and amateur creative folk of Manchester to enter. Don’t expect life models or bowls of fruit: this drawing throwdown will challenge ten contestants to draw cocktails from the new menu, with three rounds each featuring four of the new drinks, before a final quick-fire bonus round that determines who will be crowned the ultimate champion. Even some of PLY’s own staff will be getting involved, with general manager Audie Walmsley and assistant general manager Jenny Neilan getting behind the easel to show what they’re made of.

The illustrators will be splashing down their interpretation of drinks from the new range, which includes the seasonal Figaro, a blend of fig bourbon, chestnut and sweet vermouth, the Bitter Sweet Harmony, with strawberry shrub, Aperol, black cherry and soda, the House of Bamboo, made from rum, rhubarb and strawberry-balsamic shrub, the refreshing Melon Blush, with raspberry shrub, gin, watermelon and soda, plus a take on an old classic with the Peach and Basil Margarita.

Speedy Cocktalez is the latest in a long line of illustration events that form part of PLY’s art programme, which has included our ever-changing Doodle Wall, weekly Sketchy Sundays and an exhibition from renowned fashion illustrator Will Broom and now a showcase of pizza boxes from Scott Wiener’s record breaking collection. It seems only fitting to combine our love of creativity with our love of great drinks – with a but of healthy competiton thrown in for good measure.” ~ Beki Rymsza, marketing manager at PLY

Throughout the event, which will be soundtracked by Mark Webster, spectators will also be able to get a taste of the action with complimentary cocktails. See you there!

Speedy Cocktalez / Tuesday 24th November / From 6pm / FREE
PLY / 26 Lever Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DW