Have you discovered the amazing range of Signature Cocktails at Giovanni’s Knutsford yet?

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Have you discovered the amazing range of Signature Cocktails at Giovanni’s Knutsford yet?

Giovanni’s are launching their new menus on Wednesday 12th July and these menus include a fabulous new range of cocktails! Out teams have worked tirelessly to ensure we have the perfect range of delicious drinks for you all to try. The bartenders at Giovanni’s Knutsford have been practising their skills for weeks so that they are fully prepared for the launch of these delightful new drinks.

Our new cocktails start from just £7.95 and include all the classics, so there will definitely be something for everyone to enjoy!

Have been appointed the designated driver? Or fancy a fruity treat but aren’t old enough or don’t want any alcohol? Don’t worry – we also have a new range of mocktails so you don’t have to miss out on the delightfully refreshing drinks!

Whether you enjoy vodka, rum, whisky, gin or tequila, we’re sure to have the perfect drink for you to indulge yourself with.

Cocktails, and all of our other new drinks are available 12pm – 11pm daily so why not come on in and try some when they launch next week?

Here we’ll talk about where some of the most popular cocktails originated from and why we chose to include them in our new menu!

Classic Martini

An obvious classic, this was included in our menu because of its wide popularity. Made from just 2 ingredients (gin/vodka & dry vermouth) this is one of the simplest cocktails to create, but due to its simplicity and refreshing taste, this drink has become a staple in the cocktail world.

The Italian immigrant bartender Martini di Arma di Taggia at the Knickerbocker Hotel in New York City claimed to invent the drink before World War I. His recipe contained dry gin and dry vermouth, in equal parts, and orange bitters. However there are many other claims to the creation of this classic beverage.


This simple, yet elegant cocktails is made up of gin, vermouth rosso (or Punt E Mes) and Campari. Our take on the cocktail includes a dash of soda, similar to the Americano variation. Due to the drinks alleged Italian inheritance, this of course had to be included on our menu.

While the drink’s origins are unknown, the most widely reported account is that it was first mixed in Florence, Italy in 1919 at Caffè Casoni, located on Via de’ Tornabuoni and now called Caffè Roberto Cavalli.  Count Camillo Negroni concocted the drink by asking the bartender, Fosco Scarselli, to strengthen his favourite cocktail, the Americano, by adding gin rather than the normal soda water. The bartender also added orange garnish rather than the typical lemon garnish of the Americano to signify that it was a different drink.


A sophisticated, elegant Italian delight, the Bellini consists of prosecco or Champagne and peach purée a dash of grenadine. Served with no ice in a Champagne flute, the drink is known for being a classy, fruity treat. This was included in our menu for those special occasion, as the extravagance of the cocktail could be seen to make it a celebratory drink.

The Bellini was invented sometime between 1934 and 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice, Italy. He named the drink the Bellini because its unique pink colour reminded him of the toga of a saint in a painting by 15th-century Venetian artist Giovanni Bellini.

Long Island Iced Tea

Another classic cocktail, our Long Island Iced Tea is made up of vodka, gin, tequila, rum, Cointreau and lemon juice. The cocktail is served on the rocks and garnished with a lemon spiral. This is a favourite all round, likely for its high alcohol content without the overwhelming kick!

Robert “Rosebud” Butt claims to have invented the Long Island Iced Tea as an entry in a contest to create a new mixed drink with Triple Sec in 1972 while he worked at the Oak Beach Inn on Long Island, New York.

These are just a few of cocktails from the new range, see below for the full list, from £7.95 – £9.95.

Classic Martini
Tequila Sunrise
Black Russian
Mint Julep

Espresso Martini
Old Fashion
Side Car
Pina Colada

Porn Star Martini
Long Island Iced Tea
Mai Tai
Kir Royal

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