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Nohrlund Organic Cocktails: Comedy and Cocktails at the O2 Academy Leeds

Sunday 10th Dec 2023 |

When Nohrlund Organic Cocktails invited us to The Comedy Store to try some of their bestselling serves, it was an offer we couldn’t refuse. What better way to remedy a cold November night in Leeds than with a serving of comedy and cocktails at the O2 Academy?

Established in Denmark in the summer of 2014, Nohrlund has fast become something of a firebrand, causing a storm with their hand-crafted pre-mixed cocktails on the European festive scene. Now available at all O2 venues across the UK, their small yet perfectly formed collection is the perfect tonic for a night on the town.

We started our evening with a round of Nohrlund Espresso Martinis, which blends vodka, espresso, chocolate bitters, vanilla and liquorice to perfection. I’ve tried countless versions of this iconic tipple over the years, and Nohrlund has nailed it with their classic version. 

It went down a treat as our brilliant compere for the evening began the show with a short sketch before introducing a trio of exceptional comedians. The Comedy Store is of course something of a British institution and has given us some of the world’s biggest acts over the years. 

Our personal favourite of the night was Manchester lad Harry Stachini, who mined his stint as a teacher incredibly well and won everyone over with his sharp wit. 

We enjoyed another round of Nohrlund cocktails during the interval, this time trying out the Mojito and the Bramble. The Mojito is hand-crafted with rum, mint, lime and cane sugar, creating a refreshing serve with added zing. The Nohrlund Bramble blends gin with blackberry juice and lemon, while a subtle dash of coriander and sage adds depth to the drink. 

For the Comedy Store finale, we were treated to the multi-talented Andy Askins, who blew everyone away with his controversial jokes and brilliant guitar-led sing-a-long. A great end to a perfect evening that left us wondering why we don’t go out to watch live comedy more often. 
Nohrlund Organic Cocktails are available now at O2 Academy venues across the UK.