Nottingham Cocktail Week is set to take place from 3 – 9 September, celebrating the city’s vibrant bar and cocktail scene.
So far, over 55 venues are taking part in the seven-day festival, including Boilermaker, Pepper Rocks, Hockley Arts Club, The Alchemist, The Walrus, Harts, Chino Latino, St James Hotel and The Lace Market Hotel and Bodega.
Participating businesses have been encouraged to create three new cocktails based on three different themes for the event.
The first cocktail is a collaboration with another Nottingham business, the second is inspired by a Nottingham personality and the third is a modern twist on a classic. The bars involved can create entries in just one or all three categories and will compete head to head in a competition, with a winner crowned from each category.
The creations can be viewed ahead of Nottingham Cocktail Week on the digital menu and will be available to enjoy during Cocktail Week.
Guests can also enter a competition on It’s in Nottingham social media by sending in pictures of their cocktails and using the hashtag #NottmCocktailWeek to be in with a chance of winning a prize every day throughout the week.
A trail map is being produced to show the venues taking part and will detail any special events and offers. Attendees can collect maps from venues around the city and at other central points. It will also be available to download from the It’s in Nottingham website.
Andy Crawford, director of Nottingham BID, the organisers of the It’s in Nottingham initiative, said: “This is the first time that we have organised Nottingham Cocktail Week and we have introduced it because our members told us that it will be a welcome addition to our exciting calendar of city centre events.
“Lots of venues have already committed to taking part and the drinks companies are also backing it. People who have heard about it are really looking forward to sampling some of the new cocktails that the venues are creating.”