Cocktails in the City: Finding Your Favourite Tipple…
Always thought cocktails looked better than they tasted? Think again.You just haven’t found YOURS yet! The nation’s leading cocktail event bringing fourteen of Glasgow’s finest bars together under one roof for an evening of cocktails…
Cocktails in the City are the award-winning, UK-wide purveyors of nights out; with a twist, on the rocks, however, you fancy! Friday 25th August will see the award-winning event set up shop, for one night only, for the very first time, in one of Glasgow’s most treasured and historical venues.
Forget Sex on the Beach. It’s all about Boozin in the Fishmarket.
But in all seriousness, Glasgow’s beautiful Briggait is the perfect spot to debut this event. It’s got class, style, and plenty of room for all the fantastic tasting experiences on offer.
Not sure what to expect? Well, let us give you a little tour!
You’ll begin your evening with a complimentary cocktail, included with your ticket (these tickets are limited, by the way. I wouldn’t dawdle if you’re tempted). Glass in hand, take a leisurely stroll of the evening’s esteemed establishments. It’s the only night you’ll probably ever find the infamously fabulous Blythswood Hotel sitting pretty next to the rip-roaring Tiki Bar. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
Each of the 14 bars have teamed up with a particular spirit, and they will be your spirit guide (see what we did there?), showing you round the tasting notes to find your perfect tipple.
With a set price of £6.50 per cocktail, there’s opportunity to try some outstanding quality drinks for a fraction of the normal price. From Courvoisier V.S.O.P to the locally fantastic Glasgow Makar Gin, there’s going to be something to tickle your fancy.
Now that we’ve gotten into the swing of things, why not try your hand at blending a wee dram with the whisky aficionados from Chivas?
If you’re wary of whisky, then Tipplebox are on hand to help you mix up the perfect classic cocktail. And don’t forget to start lining that stomach if the drinks are flowing! Finnieston’s finest Porter and Rye will be providing the perfect finger food to accompany whatever is currently splashing in your glass.
If that’s not exciting enough, there will also be ‘sensory cocktail journeys’ led by local drink educators offering world-class mixology training and consultancy services. Nope, we aren’t entirely sure what magic that journey will include, either, but we’ll see you at the front of the queue to find out!
Tickle your taste buds with a look at this full list of the line-up:
Kelvingrove Café & Star of Bombay
The Salon at Blythswood Square & Makar Glasgow Gin
Atlantic Bar and Brasserie & Courvoisier V.S.O.P
Tiki Bar & Bacardi Carta Blanca
Hillhead Bookclub & The Naked Grouse
Citizen (new bar opening soon) & Rinquinquin a la Peche
Gin 71 & Arbikie
Bar Soba and Bacardi 8-Year-Old Rum
The Anchor Line & Grey Goose La Poire Vodka
The Beer Kitchen & Auchentoshan Whisky
Bag O’ Nails & Jim Beam Double Oak
The Finnieston & Jack Daniels
The Drugstore Social & Chambord
And grab yourself a ticket here before they’re all gone. To find out more about the fantastic Cocktails in the City events UK-wide, check out their website. Otherwise, we’ll see you doon the market – Sláinte!