Alderley Edge always has a feeling of the mystical and magical about it, so we were incredibly excited to be invited to Mingle at Alderley’s Alchemist. The Alchemist opened last Autumn, completely transforming the Grill on the Edge into a real destination, and marking the Alchemist’s first real venture into the suburbs instead of the city.
The magical and mystical feeling is here in spades, from the ambient and dramatic décor to the pure visual spectacle and novelty of the specialist cocktails displayed like a table of the elements.
The cocktails are more like potions, with plenty of hubble bubble – although, fortunately, nothing is too much toil or trouble for the attentive staff. Flames and smoke feature heavily in the spectacular cocktails – not least in the Mad Hatters we were greeted with – described (intriguingly but rather inadequately) in the menu as a fusion of Ketel One vodka, citrus, elderflower, Cointreau, summer fruits – and science and the Light Bulb Moment which was a firm favourite with organiser Wendy ingredients included Gin, Pimms and Ginger Beer – happy girl!
They did NOT disappoint – AND we got to help make them. Most of us will be back. Some have already BEEN back…
Oh, how we do love an evening Moxie – and what a fitting way to go into the Summer break… But back to business (albeit in our trademark relaxed and informal way). We enjoyed yet another excellent turnout – despite Summer holidays already starting for many. As ever, it was wonderful to see so many new faces – and the introductions went (almost) without a hitch despite the aforementioned cocktails. Some of our new guests – the girls from Ridiculously Rich – brought us all some sweet treats and there was even an actual magician – Ian Lavin mingling – and conjuring. In typical Moxie style the whole evening felt more like a social event then networking – but everyone made some fantastic contacts as well as new friends. Magic indeed.
Check out the photos thanks to Ben Smith Photography
We are taking a break over August but back in September with the following events planned