Ah, the British summer- the time of year when the weather can be as unpredictable as a spin on the roulette table. The clouds constantly seem to be deciding whether they should subject us all to a freezing downpour or just disappear from the skies completely, meaning that many people are left wondering how they should spend their weekend.

Thankfully, we’ve been treated to more than our fair share of sunshine in 2017, and we’ve all been absolutely desperate to make the most of the hot weather. There’s just nothing more relaxing than sitting in a gorgeous beer garden and soaking up the heat, with a refreshing cocktail clasped firmly within our grasps.

But what is the best summer cocktail? Barca offer a fantastic selection of cocktails that are guaranteed to quench anyone’s thirst, and so we thought we’d give you a quick rundown on finding your perfect drink this summer.


This is the classic summer cocktail, and is absolutely essential for anyone wanting to enjoy the hot weather in style. We’ve just finished enjoying National Tequila Day here at Barca, and so why not head on over here to enjoy a cocktail made of the stuff? Classic Margaritas are available in a choice of fantastic flavours, and the icy blend is a sure-fire way of refreshing yourself in the heat! We’re getting thirsty just thinking about it…

Pina Colada

Yes, we like Pina Colada’s, even if we aren’t too fond of being caught in the rain. Every summer should be filled with sweet smells and tastes, and it just doesn’t get much better than a Pina Colada! Made through a delicious rum, pineapple and coconut combination, this fruity beverage is perfect for the summer period. With an abundance of cooling ice and fresh fruit, a Pina Colada needs to be high on your list of summer beverages to have this year!


No blog about the best summer cocktails can be complete without mentioning the Mojito. This refreshing drink is always a favourite for those enjoying the sunshine, with the sweet flavours providing a real taste of summer. Mojitos are made with white rum, mint, lime juice, soda water and a fair amount of sugar- but we bet you already knew that! What you really need to know is that Barca offer the best cocktails around, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better Mojito anywhere else!

With a range of fantastic cocktails and a beautiful beer garden to soak up the sun, Barca is widely regarded as the best bar in Manchester this summer! Come on down today to make the most of the hot weather and to check out our brand new refurb! But don’t just take our word for it- you can check out our cocktail menu here!