Best Places For Winter Cocktails

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Looking for something different to Glühwein and German beer for your Christmas drinks? Check out our top places in the city to try

Words: Siobhan Dunne

The Lost and Found

The Lost and Found have one of the largest cocktail menus on offer. With so much choice it can be hard to choose where to start but we definitely recommend the Pear Partridge. Alongside the warming Havana Club Especial Anejo rum and Fentiman’s ginger beer, you’ll find Xante pear cognac liqueur, pear puree, lime juice and vanilla syrup.

Gas Street Social

Visit Gas Street Social in the Mailbox and be transported to an aspen lodge. With cosy ski chalets complete with twinkling lights, pine trees, wolf skins and stags heads, it’s the perfect place to escape the winter elements. Try the Floozy’s Fizz, made with Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka and topped with Prosecco, it features an orange and lemon sherbet that takes 48 hours to make!

The Botanist

With it’s vintage decor, cosy lights and live music on a weekend, The Botanist is the perfect place to start your night. Delve into the extensive cocktail menu full of botany-inspired drinks (clue’s in the name!) but make sure you try the Apricot and Mint Daiquiri with apricot purée, mint, Appleton VX rum, Licor 43, lime juice and sugar syrup.

The Edgbaston

The She Sells Seashells cocktail at the Edgbaston is great for sharing with friends. This mojito takes inspiration from Asia blending white rums with sake for dryness and salinity, that’s then enhanced with a sea salt solution. Add yuzu, lime, shiso and kaffir lime leaf and you have one refreshing drink. And who doesn’t love a cocktail served in a giant shell with flowers?

Photo credit: Richard Southall
Photo credit: Richard Southall

Island Bar

Fancy a bit of retro gaming playing Super Smash Bros and Super Mario Kart with your cocktails? Head on down to Island Bar where you’ll also find a table-tennis table and acoustic open mic nights. With its relaxed Hawaiian vibes it’s a great place to chill and work your way through an array of concoctions. Try a Flaming Moe with candy floss syrup and blue curaçao, topped with Wray and Nephew, and of course, flames!

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