Celebrating the up and coming vibrant Bristol cocktail scene, Cocktails in the City is the largest ever cocktail master class set within the grandiose surroundings of St George’s, Great George Street on Wednesday, September 6. With 11 bars, 300 cocktail enthusiasts and over 1,200 cocktails it will be an event not to be missed.
The only dedicated cocktail show in the UK, Cocktails in the City brings together all the city’s leading cocktail bars including Harvey Nichols, Hotel Du Vin, The Rummer Hotel and Hyde & Co for an interactive evening of cocktail making and drinks enlightenment. Visitors to the show will learn how to shake, muddle and stir cutting edge cocktails under the expert guidance of the city’s (and indeed the world’s) leading bartenders.
Founder Andrew Scutts said: “This show reflects the increasing trend and popularity of cocktail culture and the fact Bristol has a world leading cocktail bar scene. This event is a unique opportunity to discover all Bristol’s top bars under one roof and learn the skillful art of cocktail making.”
Last year’s shows in Edinburgh and Manchester were a huge success with over 1,000 people attending the evening events, which ran from 5:30pm to 10pm. This is the first year the show has come to Bristol, a city currently thriving with a huge base of cocktail enthusiasts, musical talent and a famous art scene. For £20, visitors receive three tokens upon entry and are able to exchange them for a cocktail, made by themselves under the expert tuition of the city’s top bartenders. Each bar will also be running competitions for chances to win great prizes with details being released through Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the event. Visitors will also be able to watch main stage demonstrations or participate in private tutored tasting sessions with local drinks experts.
To celebrate Bristol’s growing cocktail scene, the start of the build-up campaign will see the city’s bartenders wearing the new #BRSTLHEARTSCOCKTAILS T-shirts as part of the promotional activity, which will also be driven through social media channels. The #BRSTLHEARTSCOCKTAILS hash tag is launched with the aim of raising awareness of the bustling Bristol bar scene, with the city’s bars now being home to some of the world’s very best bartenders. You can follow Cocktails in the City news on Twitter (@Cocktailsinthec) and on Facebook.
Want to win one of four pairs of tickets to the event?
Cocktails In The City have kindly offered tickets to the event as competition prizes for Bristol Bites readers.
To be in with a chance of winning one of four pairs of tickets to the event, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Cocktails In The City”, and the answer to this question:
“Where is Bristol’s Cocktails In The City being held?”
The deadline for entering the competition is midday on Sunday, August 19, and four winners – each receiving a pair of tickets – will be drawn at random after this date.