‘A cocktail done right can really show your guests that you care’ – Danny Meyer
Despite it opening a few years ago, this week was the first time I’d set foot in Tiger Hornsby. In fact this week was the first time I’d been down this area of the Quayside in many many years. The last time in memory being in 2003, in what was Julies 2 and witnessing Cheryl Tweedy and Nicola Roberts acting like entitled knobheads and starting arguments with every girl in their vicinity. Simpler times in many ways. Ironically Tiger Hornsby is on the same site as Julies 2 and I’m pleased to say that Steph and I were the only diva princesses in the bar that night.
As much as I’m a fan of cool new bars in Newcastle, I’m also a massive Love Island fan (who isn’t) so was really chuffed to be invited along with my fellow Love Island partner in crime to watch the live final and sample some cocktails.
The cocktails at Tiger Hornsby are some of the freshest I’ve tasted and are all made 100% from scratch – no syrupy sickly sweet mixers here! Our second cocktails the Shalamar (Ciroc Red Berry, Midori, Agave, fresh Lime, Apple) and the Hornsby Hugo both lived up to the high expectations set by our first round. The laid back atmosphere and our gorgeous drinks certainly was the perfect atmosphere to watch the final of our favourite show. All drinks fall around the £7-£9 mark which feels like a lot on paper (fnar fnar) but the quality of them makes them absolutely worth it as a treat. It’s worth noting they have a happy hour on where cocktails are £5 before 7pm and all night on a Thursday – I’ve got my eye firmly on the Watermelon Martini for my next visit!
I’m annoyed it took me so long to visit because all I can think of now is all the times I’ve been for dinner at the Broadchare and not stopped in for a cocktail afterwards. Lesson now firmly learned, I won’t be making that mistake again!
*we received complimentary drinks in return for an honest review*