Vintage cocktail bar and self-proclaimed makers of Altrincham’s best Old Fashioned, Riddles focus on high-quality ingredients blended by expert mixologists. The classics are there, naturally, but they like to experiment too with libations such as ‘Salted Toffee Toots’ featuring Baileys, vodka, toffee nut, salt and peanuts, or how about a spicy ‘Eastern Courage’ with gin, chilli, fresh coriander, pink grapefruit, cumin, absinthe and ginger ale? There’s even a vegan-friendly bacon flavoured cocktail ‘You’re Bacon Me Happy’, inspired by the American classic breakfast, bacon with maple syrup.
If getting slowly sozzled in a haze of infusions isn’t enough for you, there are regular board game evenings and occasional live music from fitting vintage-style bands. And if you feel like trying your hand with a muddler, a shaker and a jigger you can pop into their new emporium which stocks all you need to get your Tom Cruise on at home.