Today is World Cocktail Day marking the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail on May 13, 1806.
Whether your poison is a martini, a cosmopolitan, a whisky sour, or a mojito - there are plenty of bars in the city centre and beyond shaking and stirring cocktail creations to enjoy.
Here is our list of five bars in Birmingham for the best cocktails:
Named in the The UK's Top 50 Cocktail Bar Guide 2022, Pineapple Club is packed full of character with cocktails to match.
The art deco-inspired bar has classic cocktail offerings as well as its own signature creations including the Brummy Rummy Old Fashioned featuring local independent Burning Barn Rum.
And from Tuesdays to Fridays 5pm until 7pm, revellers can enjoy £6 cocktails as part of Pineapple Club’s Happy Hour.
For more information about Pineapple Club, click here.
The Lost and Found
Inspired by Victorian hideaways, Bennett’s Hill’s Lost and Found boasts a menu of avant-garde-inspired cocktails.
As well as classic cocktails, their own designs, and sharers, Lost and Found offers a range of food for diners to enjoy.
The Lost and Found have also launched its own campaign to ‘bring back after work drinks’ with a special selection of drinks for guests between 3pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday.
For more information on The Lost and Found, click here.
Enter a world of wondrous botanicals at The Botanist where nature meets liquor.
The Botanist’s cocktails infuse the world of botany with alcohol with a host of collections including and inspired by the natural world - you can even enjoy cocktails from a watering can.
You can also enjoy your cocktail with one of The Botanist’s famous hanging kebabs with lamb, chicken, salt and pepper pork belly, chicken and chorizo, or halloumi.
For more information on The Botanist, click here.
Aluna embraces all things weird and wonderful and their eccentric drinks menu showcases so in tasty fashion.
Bubbling cauldrons and colour-changing potions are common place at this Mailbox haunt, as well as classic cocktails, shots, and a food menu.
Aluna also offers cocktail masterclasses for groups or solo sessions where one of their experienced bartenders shows you how to replicate their unusual drinks.
For more information on Aluna, click here.
Gas Street Social
This industrial-themed bar boasts views of the canal as well as cosy social area.
And they serve everything from classic cocktails to sweet-inspired drinks and tipples in inflatable unicorn and flamingo pool floats.
Gas Street Social also has a full food menu and boasts being the first venue in Birmingham to host its own bottomless brunch event.
For more information on Gas Street Social, click here.
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