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2017 Events


Wristband holders have access to a whole host of events that are exclusively available to them! Take a look at what was on offer for Birmingham Cocktail Weekend 2017 below….

Keep an eye on our Facebook page to be the first to know the details of our 2018 events and remember, you’ll need a wristband to take part in any of these so buy yours now..


FRIDAY

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What?
Cocktail Masterclass
Where?
New Alexandra Theatre
When?
7pm – 8pm & 9pm – 10pm
 
Learn to make this venue’s signature concoction then design your own cocktail! You’ll, of course, get to drink your creations too. We hear they are giving away a round of drinks for the best cocktail too…

 

 

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What?
Jim Beam, A Taste of Kentucky
Where?
Buffalo & Rye
When?
10:30pm until late
 
Stop by for a late night taste of Kentucky. Sample a selection of Bourbons from the Jim Beam family under the expert guidance of the team from Maxxium. Buffalo & Rye will be showcasing their Southern hospitality.
 
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What?
The New Malt Order
Where?
The Victoria
When?
8pm – 9pm 
 
Join Auchentoshan American Oak and friends for a whisky masterclass, and a journey through single malts from Scotland. You’ll be tasting five varieties under the guidance of our expert.

 


SATURDAY

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What?
Bols & Beer
Where?
Marmalade
When?
2:30pm – 4:30pm
 
Soak up the sun (we hope) on the terrace and join Bols Genever for a taste of Dutch tradition. Pop along to Marmalade and sample a miniature “boilermaker” this Birmingham Cocktail Weekend!

 

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What?
Classic Whisk(e)y Cocktails
Where?
Bourne & Co.
When?
2:30pm – 4pm
 
Taste four classic cocktails presented by Bourne & Co and four delicious whisky samples from Maxxium. The challenge? Identify the whisky in each cocktail. After the event, you’ll have the run of the place from 4pm – 5pm to sip their signature cocktail before the venue opens to the public.
 
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What?
Gin Lab
Where?
The Jekyll & Hyde
When?
3:30pm – 5:30pm 
8pm – 10pm
 
Join us for this incredibly unique event and become a Gin Distiller with Edinburgh Gin! Make and bottle your very own 70cl one-off custom gin in an especially crafted baby still! While you wait for your gin to distil, enjoy a masterclass with the Head Edinburgh Gin Distiller, and sample the range.

 

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What?
Cafe Courvoisier
Where?
Hotel Du Vin
When?
4pm – 5pm
 
Journey to Parisian heaven with us for an hour and get to know our headline sponsor for 2017! You’ll be tasting the full range under expert guidance with a few surprises thrown in for good measure.

 

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What?
Date Night Martinis
Where?
Rose Villa Tavern
When?
6pm – 7pm
Fall in love with Stoli Vodka…. this one is for the couples (or at least someone you don’t mind sharing a drink with). Join us for date night Martinis! You’ll be comparing the merits of shaken vs stirred… and falling in love with vodka all over again, in the most romantic quarter of Birmingham.

 

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What?
Cocktails and Jazz
Where?
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
When?
6:30pm – 10pm
 
The Edwardian Tearooms at the Museum & Art Gallery will be opening late giving you a chance to experience a night at the museum. They’ll be serving up their signature cocktail to live music from Birmingham Jazz Festival. 
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What?
Saturday Night with Sailor Jerry
Where?
Island Bar
When?
4pm – 2am
 
Party the night away as Sailor Jerry takes over Island Bar. There will be free samples
of this delicious rum plus giveaways and the usual Island Bar antics (think fire, DJs and fun…)! 


SUNDAY

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What?
Boozy Brunch
Where?
The Botanist
When?
10am – 11am
 
Get ready for the final day of cocktail weekend with brunch and a cocktail for just £9. Kick start your Sunday!

 
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What?
The Sunday Brunch
Where?
Rub Smokehouse & Bar
When?
11am – 1pm
 
Licor 43 are serving up Sunday brunch with a twist! Purchase the Rub Smokehouse Breakfast Hoagie for just £5 and get yourself a free Licor 43 cocktail! The brand ambassador will be on hand to tell you all about Licor 43 and there’ll be some free samples chucked in to boot.
 
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What?
An Introduction to the land of Fire & Ice
Where?
Be At One
 
Toast to the last day of Birmingham Cocktail Weekend with an exclusive tasting session from the award- winning Reyka Vodka! Come and get to know how best to enjoy this Icelandic brand!
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What?
Film Screening: Cocktail
Where?
New Alexandra Theatre
When?
Film starts at 12:30
 
Kick back and relax with a free screening of the film “Cocktail” in the gorgeous surrounds of the New Alexandra Theatre.
 


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