The popular cocktail bar on Stonegate is known for its endless list of creative cocktails and its gin shop which sold over 1,000 gins.
Well, the popular bar has decided to close down the gin sop and replace it with a takeout mocktail bar offering mocktails, smoothies and milkshakes for takeaway.
Open every day until 6pm, Evil Eye mocktail bar lets you enjoy a choice of mocktails, milkshakes & smoothies which are all 2 for £5 through August and priced at £4.50 with snacks and other soft drinks available too.
Speaking to YorkMix about his decision to change tack, Dave Hartley said: “Alcohol goes through waves.
“We’ve had the gin wave and because sales started dropping of gin, rather than trying to do it again we just thought we’d leave that for now.”
“We wanted to do something new with the space. As far as I’m aware there’s nowhere else doing takeout cocktails that you can actually walk around York with.”
The mocktails are made using alcohol-free versions of spirits like gin, rum, absinthe and tequila. So they’re not just fruit juice.
Evil Eye has nearly 30 different mocktails which they make sure to look and taste like real cocktails – but without the hangover.
With months like Stop-tober and Dry January, the demand for alcohol-free bevvies has increased and these are as near to the real thing as you can get – and as they’re made by experts in their field you know it’ll taste good.