Cocktails at JalouWITH the second May Bank Holiday almost here and summer just around the corner, make the most of the sunshine with a refreshing cocktail from one of Newcastle’s most popular bars.

Thanks to the city’s vibrant bar and restaurant scene, there’s no shortage of venues to choose from – simply gather your drinking buddies and grab your sunglasses.

Here are just some of the most glamorous summer cocktails on offer at Newcastle’s hotspots that you simply have to try…

Bonbar

At this stylish city centre bar, the Fruit Pastel Gimlet is a taste of summer and can be sipped in the sunshine at the venue’s outdoor terrace area. With ingredients including Tanqueray Gin, Suze, Fruit Pastel reduction and hopped bitters, enjoy a taste of your childhood with an alcohol twist.

Sohe

With an extensive list of cocktails mixed to complement the exotic flavours of its famous Asian-fusion cuisine, it’s summer all-year-round at this popular bar and restaurant in Jesmond. Cool off on a hot day with an Endless Summer Cup, which blends Stoli Razberi, Passoa, Antioa, Kiwi Fruit, Strawberry, Angostura Bitters, and Sparkling Passionfruit, garnished with a Mint Bouquet.

The Botanist

With its stunning roof garden views of Newcastle city centre complete with botanicals and tool sheds, The Botanist is one of the hottest tickets in town – better yet, a brand new cocktail menu has just launched. Find yourself a suntrap to settle down with one of the sparkling flutes from elderflower-infused English 75 to Peach and Kiwi Fizz, or its namesake drink The Botanist.

97 & Social

Spend a lazy afternoon while taking a taste trip around the world with the famous cocktail teapots which come with Tipsy Tea at 97 & Social on Osborne Road. Choose from a selection of teapots accompanied by a delicious afternoon tea picnic-style feast, with a choice of sandwiches as well as scones and sweet treats.

Jalou

Known for its menu of mixology mastery, those in search of a flavour-packed cocktail will be spoilt for choice at Jalou. For the ultimate taste of summer, choose the Solero, a mix of Vanilla Vodka, Passionfruit and Melon Liqueurs, shaken with Mango, Orange and Pineapple Juices and topped with a float of Vanilla Cream.