World Cocktail Day 2022: Best places for a non-alcoholic cocktail in Birmingham

Looking to celebrate World Cocktail Day without the hangover tomorrow? Birmingham has a fine selection of bars offering mocktails aplenty.

Today celebrates the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail on May 13, 1806.

And if you want to celebrate the day but don’t drink alcohol, Birmingham has an array of bars with alternative cocktail choices.

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From virgin daiquiris to alcohol-free mojitos, there’s plenty to choose from if you want something more dazzling than your average pint of lemonade.

Here are our top five picks for a mocktail in the city:

Dirty Martini's bottomless brunch was served in the bar's signature 'brunch birdcage' with vegetarian and gluten free options available. The deal included unlimited pink and blood orange gin and tonics, martinis and prosecco.

Dirty Martini

With an extensive cocktail menu and a selection of specialist martinis, Dirty Martini also has colourful mocktails to choose from.

There are five different beverages on offer including fresh takes on the classic bellini and Aperol spritz.

Dirty Martini also has its own signature non-alcoholic creations including the cranberry and pomegranate mojito, blueberry and lychee smash, and the lavender and elderflower pink lemonade.

For more information on Dirty Martini, click here.

Nestled at the heart of Sheffield, enjoy sophisticated bites and bubbles at Pitcher and Piano. Scoring 61 out of 100 in the study it ranked particularly well for their drink variety. This brunch is the perfect place for you to escape to a luxurious venue for a much-needed catch up with friends. Brunch at Pitcher and Piano offers unlimited Prosecco, bellinis and mimosas alongside a mouth-watering selection of food including solid meaty breakfasts choices with sausage, bacon and burgers, their indulgently runny Eggs Benedict or veggie choices including Mushroom Madame, Avocado Sourdough and Veggie Breakfast. Priced at £28 per person.

Pitcher and Piano

Situated in the bustling Brindleyplace, Pitcher and Piano has a selection of cocktails, wines, gins, and its own food menu with sharing platters and pub classics.

For teetotallers, there are three non-alcoholic cocktails to choose from as well as a list of soft drinks.

Revellers can enjoy a virgin colada, a virgin apple and raspberry mojito, or the bar’s own passionfruit matin-no served with a shot of lemonade instead of the traditional prosecco.

For more information on Pitcher and Piano, click here.

Zen Metro

Zen Metro stocks non-alcoholic red, white and sparkling wines as well as their own non-alcoholic cocktail menu.

On it, they have their own twist on a summer breeze and a mojito, as well as their own elderly ginger, tropido, Phi Phi island, and Thai pink milk.

They also have a two-for-one offer available Monday to Friday between 12pm and 7pm.

For more information on Zen Metro, click here.

Zen Metro is located in Cornwall Street, in the thick of Birmingham’s financial district. Picture: zenmetro.co.uk.

Be At One

With two spaces to choose from in Brindleyplace and Piccadilly Arcade, Be At One has more than 100 cocktails on offer as well as some virgin choices.

The bar has seven different mocktails, including their own versions of the classic pornstar martini and mojito.

They also use non-alcoholic versions of spirits such as Seedlip Spice 94 and Lyre’s non-alcoholic Italian Spritz for some mocktails to add to their authentic taste.

For more information on Be At One, click here and here.

Browns Brasserie and Bar

Browns Restaurants is well-known for its sumptuous food menu offering everything from afternoon tea to Sunday roasts, but it also has an extensive drinks menu.

For those that don’t drink, there are five mocktails to enjoy including a virgin mojito, pineapple and ginger crush, elderflower sherbert, peach melba and a virgin pornstar martini.

Browns also have non-alcoholic lager, pale ale, and cider available.

For more information on Browns Brasserie and Bar, click here.

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