The Mixing House: Sexy Derby cocktail bar is the perfect place for a girls' night out

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The Mixing House serves up some of the quirkiest cocktails in the city

When you think of Derby, cocktails might not be the first thing that comes to mind.

And for that, you’d be forgiven, after all, it is a city that is famous for its real ales.

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However, that doesn’t mean to say it hasn’t got its fair share of cool cocktail bars too.

Derby has more than a few cool and classy drinking establishments serving up drinks, Tom Cruise would be proud to shake.

Among those is the aptly named The Mixing House (TMH) in Friar Gate.

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Hailed as Derby’s “cheekiest bar”, TMH has everything you need for a bumper night on the town.

  • Alluring cocktails? Check.
  • Vivacious pink selfie wall? Check.
  • Tasty tapas? Check.
  • Rooftop terrace? (You guessed it) check!

TMH puts flavour at the forefront of its cocktail mixing, serving up classic drinks with a modern twist (or Twister, in some cases).

But only rookies drink on an empty stomach, so the bar also offers an array of tasty small plate options and naughty brunches.

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Menu highlights include dirty fries, a pulled pork sandwich, and classic Spanish fare like Gambas Pil Pil or Patas Bravas.

But if you clicked on this article the chances are you’re more interested in hearing about the cocktails (who can blame you?)

On the menu, you’ll find Simple Serves like the Gin and Ting or better than basic G&T.

And you’ll also find the more outlandish Disco Drinks including You’re Twisting My Melon and a Sherbert Dip-Dab-tini.

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TMH also has a remixes menu, that takes some of your favourite classic cocktails like a margarita, and adds a special twist.

We’re gasping for the Bloody Nora that replaces vodka with port in a traditional Bloody Mary.

If you weren’t already sold on this venue, then perhaps its five-star TripAdvisor rating will help to sway you.

The bar often has deals on drinks and also hosts cocktail-making masterclasses.

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