Renowned Leeds cocktail bar, Jake’s Bar and Still Room, launches an innovative new cocktail menu to celebrate 11 years of being in business.

copper potThe iconic bar has long been recognised for its leading drinks expertise.

The new menu includes exciting and imaginative new creations from the mind of Jake’s Bar’s General Manager, David West, and his team.

Their new recipes feature Jake’s Bar and Still’s own homemade liqueurs and distillates, created onsite in their copper pot still, Tabitha, a traditional piece of 3,000 year-old technology. 

Jake’s Bar and Still Room is one of a handful of bars in the country that make their own liqueurs and distillates. The range is regularly developed to reflect the changing fashions and flavours of the seasons.

Homemade liqueurs and distillates on the current menu include Jake’s Bars barrel-aged sweet vermouth, Nino Brown coffee liqueur, limoncello and blackberry liqueur. 

The bar’s team have also created a range of homemade syrups and jams especially for the new cocktail menu, which include wild strawberry syrup, homemade rum-infused rhubarb jam and homemade tropical almond syrup.

jakes 1Jake’s, which turned 10 last year, is famed for putting the city of Leeds back on the cocktail map and was founder Ged Feltham’s brainchild after spending time in the speakeasy bars of the East Village, New York.

cocktailThe new cocktail menu goes back to the bar’s roots and includes more American whisky and bourbon cocktails, much like the very first cocktail menu they had. 

Launched on Call Lane, Leeds in September 2004, Jake’s is part of the Leelex Group that also owns and operates other Leeds venues such as Oporto, Neon Cactus, Cielo Blanco, Pintura Basque Kitchen and Bar as well as the Portobello Star and the Ginstitute on Portobello Road in London.

The company’s portfolio also boasts the successful spirit Portobello Road Gin, with sales of the no.1 selling premium brand exceeding more than 1m last year, and is one of the fastest growing gin brands in the world.

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