Secret Garden Revealed! July 6, 2021

The secret’s out! Our new Secret Garden has been unveiled. It’s a sun trap ready and waiting for you to enjoy sunny brunches, working lunches or a cosy dinner & drinks.

The space is also perfect to hire out for your celebrations or work events. Whether you’re planning a birthday celebration, a baby shower or have something launching in your business, we’d love to host it for you at Proof.

We can provide drinks and food catered to your needs and we can discuss options with you for the afternoon/evening to make it just right.

Please get in touch to discuss your event with us.

If you’d like to celebrate the unveiling of the space with us, join us for our GIN PICNIC.

Cocktail of the week: Ginger Daiquiri April 15, 2021

We’re loving a Ginger Daiquiri right now, our twist on this much-loved classic. Here’s the recipe to up your bartending skills at home for garden parties or you’ll find it on our new Spring cocktail menu.

For serious flavour, add ginger liqueur or, if you prefer a longer drink, top it up with ginger beer for rum punch vibes.

To make your syrup:

Boil 2 cups of water with a thumb-sized piece of ginger, grated, and a stalk of lemongrass, chopped, for 20-30 minutes.

Strain the infused water.

Add 2 cups of sugar and boil gently until all sugar has dissolved.

You’re ready to get making your cocktail!


To make your cocktail:

Add all the cocktail ingredients into your chosen shaker – tupperware or jam jar will do if you don’t have a fancy shaker.

Shake hard with lots of ice.

Strain into a martini glass and serve straight up.

Garnish with a lime wheel.


Enjoy! x

If you make it, don’t forget to tag us in your photos on social media @proofchorlton #makeitshakeit

Cocktail of the Week: The Cosmopolitan February 4, 2021

Valentine’s or Galentine’s, everybody needs a pink drink to celebrate with! The Cosmopolitan is the perfect classic to sip on whilst you stare lovingly into each other’s eyes…or maybe just at Netflix. I mean it’s not like we’ve not seen enough of each other in lockdown, right?! Fresh, zingy, sweet and citrusy, it’ll liven up your Valentine’s night in for sure.

If you give it a whirl, don’t forget to tag us @proofchorlton in your photos!


25ml lime juice

25ml Stolichnaya citron vodka

25ml Triple Sec or Cointreau

60ml cranberry juice

A wedge of lime 


Add all your ingredients into your chosen shaker – tupperware or jam jar will do if you don’t have a fancy shaker. Squeeze the wedge of lime and drop it in with everything else for an edge of bitter oil to give the drink a punch.

Shake hard with lots of ice.

Strain into a martini glass and serve straight up. Garnish with a slice of orange zest – flame it first to bring out the zesty goodness.

Enjoy! x



If you want some delicious food to go with it, take a look at our 4 Course Dinner & Drinks Kits for Valentine’s (order by 10th Feb) or we’ll make your Cosmos for you as part of our Just Gimme The Booze box. Take a look.

Conversations with…The Crafty Cheese Man September 10, 2020

Here we go with round 2 of our ‘Conversations with…’ series, letting you get to know who’s behind our new food menu a little better. If you’re a big fan of all things cheese, you’ll want to read this…Conversation with @thecraftycheeseman.

The man behind the cheese, Jonathan, started his business just before lockdown to champion the incredible, passionate people working in the cheese industry. He works directly with quality cheese-makers in the North, connecting them with like-minded businesses who’re interested in speciality, locally-sourced ingredients to create a community of fantastic people who work to help each other out.

Though he might be a crafty Southerner, it’s the North that brought him to cheese. From training staff at Booth’s supermarket in all things cheese to making his own Blacksticks Blue, Jonathan has gained a passion and knowledge for cheese that makes him the true (Northern) cheese man he is!

Now he works on The Crafty Cheeseman from an old dairy in Preston that used to make cheese 10 years ago. He supplies from some of the best cheesemakers in the country like Dewlay Cheesemakers, a 4th generation family run business making delicious Lancashire cheese, and JJ Sandham in Garstang, a quaint traditional cheesemakers, most famous for smoking up to 4 tonnes of cheese a day!

You can find his cheese, like the Garstone White and Dewlay’s Lancashire cheese, on our menu in our Cheeseboard, our Three Cheese Terrine and our Rarebit. His speciality cheeses also feature in our daily specials, like the recent Burrata with tomato carpaccio, pickled beetroot & hazelnuts. Dee-licious!

Jonathan has also just been nominated in the Manchester Food & Drink Awards (go vote for him!) for his home cheese deliveries during lockdown, something he plans to do much more of in the future… That’s after he’s finished telling us his cheese jokes and generally talking too much. We love you Cheese Man!

Check out Jonathan’s cheese on the menu.