LET LOOSE THIS LENT WITH THESE DELICOUS COCKTAILS
Ditched the booze for lent? Cocktail cravings setting in? Fear not, the #BCW team has picked out some of the cities most indulgent cocktails to satisfy that lust for liquor and beat the post-lent lull!
In anticipation of the thirst for a wonderfully indulgent cocktail after six whole weeks being teetotal, we visited two of Birmingham Cocktail Weekend’s venues and asked them to give us a taster of what’s on offer for cocktail-lovers over the Easter weekend.
Firstly, we headed to Birmingham’s home of epic all-American food, Rub Smokehouse. New to #BCW this year, Rub has a seriously sumptuous food offering and drinks menu to match. The restaurant’s entire drinks menu is built around the concept of guilty pleasures, making them the perfect location for a post-lent gorge. Here’s two of our favourites:
THE CONEY ISLAND COOLER
A nostalgic, fun fair-style, sweet tooth cocktail that’ll transport you back to those hot summer evenings. Complete with a rainbow candy floss garnish, this is the perfect sweet treat to quench that post-lent cocktail thirst.
A fun take on a New York crime drama. The Homicide is served on a “crime scene” with an icing sugar outline of a dead body and the murder weapon (a water pistol) filled with the syrup to sweeten up this whiskey sour. This naughty but nice drink makes for a tasty tipple.
With The Lost and Found well-known for their innovative cocktail menu, this botanical hideaway is the perfect place to escape and enjoy a tipple to tickle those cocktail cravings. We’ve picked out a couple of our favourites:
BLUEBERRY RUM SOUR
This refreshing take on a sour classic makes will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth! The addition of a delicious blueberry liquor to this already delightful drink is sure to fulfil all your cocktail desires.
All the appeal of a Bramble but with the added indulgence of champagne. This twist on a cocktail favourite gives bramble lovers their gin fix but with a little extra sparkle!
If you’re heading out this Easter weekend, don’t forget to pop in and try these wonderful cocktails for yourself!