From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the leafy suburbs of Jesmond – meet Uncle Zio.
As Zio bar is a short walk from our house, Mr Gourmand and I decided to visit during a sunny Friday afternoon. We had already eaten a fairly large lunch but decided to try out one of the snacks on offer to go with our cocktails.
The Nachos came with what tasted like a home made guacamole, salsa and sour cream dip. The jalapeños were spiced just right and the dish really complemented our iced drinks.
I started off with a Watermelon Cooler £5.50
Melon liqueur mixed with Barcadi rum, Orange and Cranberry juice and a dash of lime. This cocktail tasted delicious, not too sweet just perfect for a sunny day.
My second choice was the Elderflower Crush £6.25
A mixture of Gran Marnier and Elderflower Liqueur balanced with lime, soda and crushed ice. A beautiful drink, my favourite yet!
The Basil Grande £6.25 was Mr Gourmands choice, he’s man enough to drink out of a martini glass without looking girly which is a good job because this cocktail could not have screamed woman anymore! The red colour was due to the Chambord black raspberry liqueur combined with Grand marnier and vodka finished off with a basil leaf and a good grind of black pepper.
The Ginger Jack £5.95 was our final cocktail.
Jack Daniels with a touch of honey and apple juice finished off with some fiery ginger. A warming yet sweet tasting drink which would be delicious to drink while sitting in front of a log fire!
The good news is that selected cocktails are currently £3 and food is all 1/2 price but you need to get there fast as this is a limited offer!
You can find Zio Bar on Jesmond Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1PR