A BAR has developed a new cocktail to help raise funds for this year's Ilkley Carnival.

The carnival has partnered with local bar The Ticket Office to develop the cocktail, named ‘Bubble Bath.’

It has been created using bubble gum flavouring, grapefruit vodka, Aperol, lemon and rhubarb. The tipple will be available as part of the bar’s new summer menu and 50p from every glass sold between Friday 4 – Monday 7 May will go into the fundraising pot.

The carnival, held on May 7, donates funds to a number of local causes and organisations each year.

The 2018 event, which will have a TV theme, has chosen the Burley Scout and Guide Group to be this year’s primary beneficiary, receiving half of all profits, with the remaining half distributed between other local good causes.

The Ticket Office general manager Lawrence Doyle said: "This is the first time we've experienced Ilkley Carnival and we're really excited to be involved with such a great local cause. The 4th to the 7th May will be a bumper weekend for Ilkley with the Tour de Yorkshire followed by the Carnival on Bank Holiday Monday. Our ‘Bubble Bath’ Carnival Cocktail gives visitors throughout the weekend the chance to 'have a drink on' Ilkley Carnival and do their bit to boost the funds raised."

Ilkley Carnival tickets will also be available to buy at The Ticket Office in the coming weeks and will cost £13 for a family ticket, £5 for an adult and £2 for children.

Ilkley Carnival will feature a number of activities including the TV themed parade, fairground rides, a classic car show and the annual Black Hats vs White Hats cricket match.