Cocktail of the Week: Rollergirl June 23, 2020

Until you can be dancing at Proof again on 10th July when we’re planning our post-lockdown re-opening, we wanted to give you our favourite disco-dancing cocktail to make at home. A favourite signature of ours, The Rollergirl, has been on our menu since we opened 13 years ago! 

The perfect party drink, it promises the sweetest party in your mouth with flavours of raspberry vodka, passion fruit & pineapple. Follow our recipe to liven up the last weeks of lockdown drinking.

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


50ml Stolichnaya raspberry vodka

25ml Passion fruit puree

10ml Passion fruit syrup

60ml Pineapple juice

25ml Lime juice


Add all your ingredients into your chosen shaker with a sealed lid – tupperware or jam jar will do if you don’t have a fancy shaker. Shake hard with lots of ice.

Strain and serve long in a tall glass over ice. 

Garnish with raspberries and a pineapple leaf.

Enjoy! x

And if you’d rather someone make it for you and even bring it to your door, take a look at our delivery menu. We’re taking orders now for delivery and collection on Friday-Sundays.

Bank Holiday Lockdown Gin & Tonic Recipes #StayHome May 6, 2020

You’ve baked banana bread, you know every answer to ALL the Zoom pub quizzes ever held and the annual Spring clean has happened 4 times over. Running out of ideas to entertain yourselves, anyone?

Lockdown life comes with definite highs and lows, it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions for everyone. But if there’s one thing to be celebrating it’s VE Day 75 and the chance for another Friday bank holiday. Like us, you may have over-ordered the gin on your Click & Collect shop so, why not toast 75 years of peace in Europe with some of these ways to pimp your G&T and make things a little more interesting!


Pink Raspberry & Lime

Handful of raspberries (frozen ones from your freezer work too!)

50ml Pink gin (Manchester raspberry is ace!)

125ml tonic (Fevertree or locally available brands)

Fresh lime or Pink grapefruit

Loads of Ice


Muddle the raspberries. Add ice to your glass or cocktail shaker along with the raspberries, gin and tonic. Squeeze in some lime juice and stir or shake for 30 seconds until the drink is mixed and nice and chilled. If you’re feeling really fancy (let’s face it, it’s the little things right now), garnish your drink with fresh raspberries and a slice of pink grapefruit. If you don’t have any pink gin, just use your usual tipple.


Rosemary & Lemon

2 sprigs of fresh rosemary

50ml gin

125ml tonic

Fresh lemon zest and juice



Press the rosemary a little in the glass. Add ice along with the gin, tonic, a long lemon zest and a few squeezes of lemon juice. Stir for 30 secs and leave for a minute until the drink is really chilled and the rosemary has infused.  Run a rosemary spring around the rim of the glass and serve as a garnish skewered through a nice lemon slice.


Cucumber, Lime & Basil

Half a lime

Quarter of a cucumber

3 fresh basil leaves

50ml gin

125ml tonic



Use a vegetable peeler to make cucumber ribbons and place in a tall glass, adding ice. In another glass or cocktail shaker, add the lime, gin, basil leaves and a few chunks of the cucumber. Muddle these ingredients together and then use a strainer (small tea strainer will do!) to pour into your glass with the cucumber ribbons and ice. Top up with tonic and garnish with a couple of basil leaves.


Blueberry & Mint

Handful fresh or frozen blueberries

5 mint leaves

Fresh lime juice

50ml gin

125ml tonic



Lightly muddle your blueberries and a few mint leaves in a glass. Add some ice, your chosen gin, tonic, a few squeezes of lime and stir until the flavours have infused and the drink is nice and chilled. Use the mint leaves as your garnish.


None of these ingredients to hand? Just pimp up your gin & tonic with any herbs from your garden or whatever you can forage on your daily walk (wild garlic…?) or add a different citrus, grapefruit is delicious! Use frozen fruits as ice cubes, grapes are a good one, or put sliced fruit into ice cube trays and fill with a little water to freeze. If you really want to have some fun, make some boozy ice lollies – just don’t overdo the booze and it will freeze! Strictly for adults only.

And we were joking about the wild garlic….although, these days anything goes.

Enjoy and stay safe xx

COVID-19 – Closed until further notice March 24, 2020


Due to the ongoing health crisis affecting all of us, Proof is closed until further notice.

We are so sad that it has come to this but we hope the collective action and sacrifices made by the most able in society will help the most vulnerable and bring about a swift end to this situation.

We will be back in action as soon as it is permitted and we look forward to that day.

In the meantime, we have launched a Crowdfunder page so customers can support us over the months ahead. You are also able to buy a drink for an NHS worker to redeem when normal business has resumed. Please, have a read and share:


We have two fantastic deals available all through JANUARY!

SUNDAY to THURSDAY, enjoy an amazing discount on your bar tab: Spend £30+ for -30%.

Every FRIDAY & SATURDAY, you can buy two Foolproof Cocktails for only £10!

Come down soon!