COCKTAIL BAR AND CRAFT BEER AT ALBERT’S LOFT
Discover the most unique cocktail bar in Shrewsbury, hidden away within the confounds of Albert’s Loft within his Shed. Upstairs you’ll find a range of cocktails and premium spirits, along with quality wines, Champagne and prosecco sourced from local merchants Tanners Wines. But we’ll warn you, this isn’t any old Cocktail Bar, we’re Shrewsbury’s most exclusive, open to the public only on certain evenings. It’s like a secret club, and Albert’s invited you around.
Like most old folk, Albert likes to do things properly. So not only did he open up a Cocktail Bar in Shrewsbury, but he also sourced some of the tastiest craft beers he could find, tested them and reordered. Don’t be surprised though if the bar menu keeps changing, he likes it that way; always bringing in new brews for you to try.
But it’s not all about the drinks, is it. The Loft has pretty epic views of when you’re out on the balcony (which Albert just finished decorating too), not to mention the ultra comfy sofas inside. And as all good hosts should, each week Albert invites his favourite electronic dance music DJs to come and keep you entertained until the wee hours.
Come discover Shrewsbury’s secret Cocktail Bar.
SOME OF OUR CLASSIC COCKTAILS
The Cosmopolitan cocktail gained popularity in the 90s as drink of choice in the TV sitcom Sex in the City. Although no one knows for sure who created the drink, the credit goes to a bartender at The Rainbow Room, New York.
Vodka, Triple Sec, Lime and Cranberry.
Smooth, tart with a sweet taste.
Porn Star Martini
The Martini is already a pretty sexy cocktail. It’s James Bonds drink of choice is it not? The Porn Star Martini raises the game; both sexual and sensual, it’s proving one of our most popular drinks.
Vodka, Vanilla, Passoa, Passionfruit, Prosecco.
Sweet and fruity, and over the top.
Caramel Expresso Martini
The perfect drink for after dinner, the Caramel Expresso Martini is an adult-only treat that packs a real punch. It’s claimed that the originator was asked “wake me up, and then fuck me up”. That’s what this drink does.
Coffee Vodka, Kahlua, Caramel.
Sweet buttery caramel with flaky sea salt.
The Mojito originates from Havana, Cuba. It’s an old drink, possibly even created for Sir Francis Drake to reduce scurvy onboard his ship! It’s the perfect drink for summer evenings or to fire you up when you’re tired.
Spiced Rum, Lime, Lemon, Sugar.
Tart with a minty/lime tang and a punch of rum.
The Bramble cocktail was created in the 1980’s in Soho, London. It’s the perfect Spring cocktail that is bursting with fruity flavour. The inspiration came from mixologist, Dick Bradsell and his experience as a child of going blackberry picking.
Gin, Lemon, Sugar, Creme de Mure.
A gin sour with the taste of blackberry liqueur.
Developed in the 1900’s, the Old Fashioned is a cocktail with finesse. It’s a Bourbon-based whiskey cocktail that comes from Kentucky made in honour to a prominent bourbon distiller.
Jack Daniels, Orange Bitters, Sugar.
A no nonsense straightforward cocktail made from Bourbon.
While the origin of the Martini is unknown, some say this cocktail was first created at the Occidental Hotel, San Fransisco, a stopping off point before travellers would take the ferry to a nearby town named Martinez.
Dry Gin, Lemon, Champagne.
Cold, crisp with herbal pine notes.
The French 75 was created in Paris by Harry MacElhone. The name comes from the kick that this drink gives you, said to be similar to being shelled by the powerful French 75mm field gun.
Gin, Lemon, Champagne.
Subtly sweet with citrus and botanical notes.
The inventor of this drink is claimed by Victor J. Bergeron at his Californian restaurant Trader Vic’s way back in 1944. But the originator is still in dispute, contested by his rival Don the Beachcomber.
Jamaican Rum, Lemon, Curacao.
Fairly tart with a citrus flavour; refreshing.