the botanist largeLiving up to its name as one of Newcastle’s finest drinking spots, this month The Botanist welcomed two well-known North East faces to join its team of mixologists.

In association with Metro Radio’s Cash for Kids, The Botanist Newcastle has launched a limited edition cocktail which will raise money for the children’s charity.

Metro Radio’s Steve and Karen spent a day with the bar’s mixologists learning tricks of the trade and concocted the exclusive “Oh What A Pear” cocktail from which £1 for each drink sold throughout June will be donated to Cash for Kids.

The one-off addition to the menu has been created using a combination of pear, basil, almond sugar syrup, amaretto, Zante apple brandy, Quatro and a splash of lime and apple juice, before being decorated with a pear fan.

When asked about the cocktail, the team at Metro Radio said: “We think this drink is proper lush and very tasty. It’s even more enjoyable on their sunny roof terrace!”

Steve and Karen’s ‘Oh What A Pear’ cocktail is £7.50. For more information, call 0191 261 6307, email or visit The Botanist at Monument Mall, Newcastle NE1 5AU.