Like splitting atoms, trading oil derivatives and training chimps to baby sit, mixing cocktails is best left to the experts.
Pick up today’s big Deal and you will be in the expert and possibly gin-scented hands of Blue Dog’s crack mixologists.
Since opening their doors in 2003 (with a swirl of dry ice is how we like to imagine it happened), Blue Dog has long been Glasgow’s top destination for finely crafted cocktails and non-stop good times.
The chic West George Street bar is open late and lays on a great schedule of pianists, singers and even a magician but it’s the quality of the cocktails that keeps the customers coming back.
Naturally, they can whip up the classics but Blue Dog’s cocktail pioneers are also pretty whizzy at coming up with new innovations.
The house cocktail is, of course, the Blue Dog, made with White Gold Rum, Blue Curacao, pineapple juice, fresh lime and fresh passion fruit.
An alternative might be the cool and refreshing Thistle Dew; a mix of Hendrick’s Gin, St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, fresh cucumber and fresh lemon.
Fancy something a little spicier? Get your hands on a Ladyboy made with Mekhong Thai spirit; fresh root ginger, fresh lemon juice, apple juice and egg white.
The Big Deal is for two £6.95 cocktails plus a snack platter comprising Kalamata olives; bell peppers stuffed with feta cheese and delish Dormens savoury snacks.
All the cocktails listed above cost £6.95 and there are around twenty different cocktails on the menu at that price.
Perfect for after work drinks or a great way to start off a night out, today’s Big Deal is:
£10 for two cocktails and a sharing platter at Blue Dog; a 50% saving on the standard £20