Updated: Friday, 10th July 2020 @ 2:49pm

Cloud 23 launches magical new Cocktail Emporium where ‘nothing is as it seems’

Cloud 23 launches magical new Cocktail Emporium where ‘nothing is as it seems’

| By MM staff

Cloud 23 is once again turning cocktail hour on its head with a theme that promises ‘nothing is as it seems’.

The swanky bar – located on the 23rd floor of the sky-scraping Hilton – officially launched its new Cocktail Emporium this week.

Its philosophy is about offering guests and visitors something unusual with deceptive gustatory experiences.

This includes a Daiquiri that changes colour before your very eyes and an Old Fashioned that tastes the opposite of what you may expect.

The fun, of course, doesn’t end there.

EXTRAORDINARY: The balloons release a heavenly scent when burst

The drinks are teamed with a range of elegant snacks that are masquerading as something totally different.

There’s a ‘burger’ that tastes suspiciously like a chocolate brownie, as well as ‘vanilla slices’ that are anything but sweet upon biting into them.

Cocktail fans can get in on the action by choosing between sweet, sour, savoury or salty flavours when visiting the hotspot located in Deansgate.

The food and drink are then perfectly packaged up in what’s being called a Pandora’s Box, along with a balloon.

DECEPTIVE: The philosophy is that 'nothing is as it seems'

Before tucking into the treats, patrons must pop the balloon to reveal a strangely alluring scent.

The Cocktail Emporium is Cloud 23’s latest venture into changing the way people drink cocktails in Manchester.

Last year, the bar – which offers stunning views of the city skyline – debuted a cocktail progression during the autumn months.

*A Pandora’s Box is £25 and includes a food and cocktail pairing. You can make a reservation at Cloud 23 HERE.