The Year of the Pig is almost upon us, and The Refuge Manchester is ready to welcome in the Lunar Year.
In honour of Chinese New Year, trees and street lights across the city have been adorned with iconic red lanterns. To mark the occasion, mixologists at The Refuge Manchester have designed a sensational Asian-inspired cocktail, ‘The Jade Emperor’.
Those born in ‘The Year of The Pig’ (1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031, 2043…) are regarded as considerate, independent and optimistic, although they can sometimes come across as naïve and sluggish. Generous and harmonious, it’s often thought that their pure hearts can have them easily be cheated in life.
The ‘Pig’ is the twelfth in the 12-year cycle of the Chinese zodiac sign. Lazy, greedy (and a little clumsy), the pig is generally regarded as pretty harmless. Sociable and well behaved, the pig can bring affluence to people, and therefore is often associated with wealth.
The perfect tipple to toast a year of affluence and food fortune, this commemorative cocktail from The Refuge is available exclusively in celebration of the Chinese New Year, and can be ordered for £9 from Monday 4th until Sunday 10th February.
The refreshing ‘Jade Emperor’ is concocted with Beefeater 24 gin, kiwi puree, pineapple juice, lemon juice, gomme syrup. Shaken with a slice of cucumber, the drink is garnished with beautiful, edible flowers and lychee.
In Chinese culture, Jade stone is considered invaluable, and is thought to symbolise the virtues of sincerity, loyalty, justice, wisdom and purity – and when combined with the zodiac ‘Year of The Pig’, The Refuge hopes that this special mix will attribute everything needed to welcome good luck and wealth into the Lunar New Year.
A beautiful destination in its own right, The Refuge Public Bar is open from 11am – 11pm.