Lunch & Cocktails @ The Alchemist, Liverpool

Long story short, this weekend we are back up North as we're visiting my, James' family in Chester. But, this Saturday afternoon was spent in nearby Liverpool for one very special reason - the opening of The Alchemist. It's a brand new cocktail bar and restaurant, and it was so exceptional I would like to focus almost entirely on the place, food and drinks, rather than our day as a whole.

It's in the name really, but this place that celebrates molecular mixology, alchemy and craftsmanship in their drinks. We were all left in pure amazement of what was performed in front of us by the very talented mixologists. These people aren't bar workers, they are artists.

I went for 'the colour changing one' cocktail - reyka vodka, apple, soda, lime, and most importantly, magic. Using dry ice it created a smoking affect as I myself got to mix two beakers of alcohol together to make this drink. I can definitely say I've never had anything like it. This drink was an experience and brought looks of incredulity. It tasted as great as it looked as well!

We seem to be without a picture of Jessica's, but her's was 'the flavour changing one' - absolut raspberry, lime, apple is red, briottet mint and chocolate is green. The top half of the drink was raspberry flavoured, and then without any separation it became mint flavoured at the bottom half of the glass.

The drink pictured above was Mum's, it was a Key Lime Pie cocktail - bacardi rum, midi, kaka kanu and apple. And below is Dad's, 'the bubbly gum,' this one was without alcohol (driving duties called) - bubblegum, apple, cranberry, lime and many, many bubbles. 

Olivia of course had to go with a non-alcoholic option as well. All in all, the drinks bill came to £32, this in our opinion makes it extremely reasonable and leaves us no excuse not to come and have this experience. The Alchemist also offer drinks masterclasses - now that would be something we would love to do and blog about in the future! 

Every single cocktail left us wondering how it is possible, massive smiles and excited to see if the food could match the enjoyment of the beverages. 

Sharing platter - wings, nachos, gyoza and beer battered prawns served with dips - £16.00 each

We kicked things off with two of the sharing platters as a starter. Each item had it's own distinguished flavour but perhaps it wasn't a normal combination of foods to have on the same plate. But each went down a treat, particularly the cheesy jalapeño nachos with guacamole. 

Special fried chicken wrap - with barbecue sauce, red cabbage coleslaw and sweet potato fries - £8.95 - Jessica

Fillet steak sandwich - on light rye bread with sautéed mushrooms and onions, served with fries and dipping gravy - £10.75 - Dad, Olivia and I

The main courses took a little while to arrive but in all fairness, at the time we barely noticed. We were just enjoying being in there and each other's company. One of the suited managers/supervisors came over to explain the food is being plated and will arrive shortly. Sometimes it's the little things that are memorable and speaks volumes of the customer service and ethos of the company. 

Chilli and rice with nachos - £10.75 - Mum

Each dish was spot on, just about the right portion size to be full and after Dad's departure to go to the football, we were left wanting more. Luckily, the dessert menu was full of perfection in my opinion. I could very happily have all of them - maybe I will be back 6 or 7 times to make sure that happens! 

Salted caramel cheesecake - £5.75

Jessica and I shared the salted caramel cheesecake, and Mum and Olivia shared the chocolate fudge cake. Both were delightful and was the perfect end to a great visit. Afterwards we took the short walk to Liverpool One for a spot of shopping, before taking a stroll around the sun-basked Albert Dock's. It was then back to Chester and onwards with our weekend. But one thing for sure, it couldn't have started in any better way.

Chocolate fudge cake - £5.95

Look out on our weekly vlog to see them dry iced and bubbly cocktails, along with the action from the rest of the day. It will be live on YouTube on Monday morning.

Food: ★★★★
Customer service: ★★
Atmosphere: ★★★★★




  1. Oh wow this place sounds amazing! The cocktails look fabulous oh my! Glad to hear you had such a great experience at the opening, defo sounds like somewhere to go!!

    1. It really was amazing, honestly the way they make these cocktails are really what makes this place! Can't wait for you to see the vlog, we've got some footage on it!

      Thanks for reading and commenting☺️💓

  2. omgosh the cocktails look amazing!!!! and so do the deserts :P mmmm xo

    1. They seriously were, the making of it was even better!

      Thanks for reading and commenting☺️💓

  3. Jessica you look absolutely stunning in that first photo, and James scrubs up very well too! The chocolate fudge cake looks lush, and that Key Lime Pie cocktail sounds to die for! Thanks for sharing 💗

    Abbey ✨ www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    1. Awwwwwww you're making me blush! Thank you so much!
      The cocktails are seriously to die for!

      Thanks for reading and commenting☺️💓


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