Birmingham Cocktail Weekend

LEADING BRANDS SERVE UP STELLAR EVENTS SCHEDULE FOR THE FIFTH BIRMINGHAM COCKTAIL WEEKEND

Next month sees the fifth annual Birmingham Cocktail Weekend take place, with 50 venues across the city taking part in the four-day event. Alongside discounted cocktails, wristband wearers will also have access to a host of exclusive events; from a boozy Japanese Tea Ceremony and Jamaican rum tasting, to Kentucky Karaoke with a live band and a History of American Cocktails.

Taking place from Thursday 11 July – Sunday 14 July, Birmingham Cocktail Weekend has unveiled a stellar events schedule, which will showcase the world’s leading drinks brands in everything from interactive tastings to a dining experience. Some events are free to attend, with others charging a fee, but all are exclusive to Birmingham Cocktail Weekend wristband wearers.

Thursday 11 July

  • Cosy Club Cocktail Shake Off, Cosy Club, 6pm-8pm and 8.30pm-10.30pm, £15 per person
  • An Evening with Highland Park, The Birmingham Whisky Club, 7pm-9pm, £10

Friday 12July

  • #OpinionsWelcomewith whisky brand Laphroaig, Fumo Waterloo Street, 5pm-7pm, Free
  • Edinburgh Gin at the Jekyll, The Jekyll & Hyde, 5.30pm-6.10pm, Free
  • Cosy Club Cocktail Shake Off, Cosy Club, 6pm-8pm and 8.30pm-10.30pm, £15 per person
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony with House of Suntory, The Vanguard at 1000 Trades, 6.30pm-8pm, £7.50
  • Jamaican Rum Tastingwith Appleton Rum, Island Bar, 6.30pm-7.30pm, Free
  • An Evening with Highland Park, The Birmingham Whisky Club, 7pm-9pm, £10
  • A History of American Cocktailswith Wild Turkey bourbon, Buffalo & Rye, 9.45pm-10.25pm, Free (drop in), Saturday 13 July
  • Meet the Makers Mark Diplomat, Harvey Nichols, 12pm-3pm, Free (drop in)
  • Edinburgh Gin at the Jekyll, The Jekyll & Hyde, 12pm-12.40pm and 1pm-1.40pm,Free
  • Bourbon Legends, Manhattan Avenue, 2pm-3.30pm, Free
  • Japanese Tea Ceremony with House of Suntory, The Vanguard at 1000 Trades, 2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-8pm, £7.50
  • #OpinionsWelcomewith whisky brand Laphroaig, Fumo Waterloo Street, 3pm-5pm, Free (drop in)
  • Live Band Kentucky Karaoke, Manhattan Avenue, 5pm-9pm, Free (drop in)
  • Makers Mark Dinner, Edwardian Tea Rooms at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, 7pm-10pm, £18

Sunday 14 July

  • Live Music at Level 25, Marco Pierre White at The Cube, From 12pm, Free (drop in)

This year’s Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is set to be the most sensational yet, having extended from three to four days, from Thursday 11 July – Sunday 14 July. With more venues than ever before, to mark its fifth anniversary, the festival welcomes a host of new venues for 2019; including Arch 13, BANK, Be At One Brindleyplace, Birmingham Hippodrome, Bourne & Co, Fumo’s Selfridges and Waterloo Street venues, Land (previously 1847), Manhattan Avenue, Nocturnal Animals, Opus, The Pig & Tail, Pub du Vin, The Rectory, Saint Paul’s House, and Serve.

Access to the events are only granted with a wristband, which are on sale now and selling fast at just £10 for the full four days. Wristband wearers receive access to the events schedule, as well as £4 signature cocktails served up in all 50 venues.

To see further details of the events, pre-booking information and to buy your wristband, visit www.birminghamcocktailweekend.co.uk.

Tara Tomes