I attended the press preview for Cocktails in the City at Elixir Tonics and Treats, a few weeks ago. The premise of the event was a show down between the hip bars of Northern Quarter and the swanky bars of Spinningfields. If you live in Manchester or regularly visit you would know how very different these two areas are. The drinks we got to sample at the event from the bars lived up to the expectation of each area. Glitz, glamour and lots of dry ice from the Spinningfields set vs quirk, alt and even a plastic bag from NQ.