Trick or treat yo' self this spooky season to some of the city's creepiest drinks. Whether you're after theatrical zombie-themed muddles, poisoned potions or moreish witchy brews, there are plenty of spine-tingling quaffs to choose from. Don't know where to start? We've rounded up the best Halloween cocktails in Birmingham.
Be At One - Venomous Vixen & More
Be At One New Street and Brindleyplace are coming in strong on the drinks front this season. They're flaunting a fabulous menu filled with scary treats, including the Venomous Vixen (£10.30) - a twist on a margarita, complete with a syringe. Another fab tipple? The Bat Bitch Energy (£9.30) and Bite Me (£10.30) are both spooky sips worth trying while donning your witchy attire.
The Alchemist - Red Dead Zombie & Zombie Apocalypse
The Alchemist is giving you pumpkin to talk about this Halloween at its venues in Brindleyplace and Colmore Road. Although this hotspot whips up a Red Dead Zombie (£10.25) all year round, it doesn't mean it's any less scary. Slurp on this rum-laced mix complemented by a touch of Grand Marnier, lime, pineapple and cranberry or, if you're with your pals, get the sharing Zombie Apocalypse (£48 for four).
Slug & Lettuce - The Golden Ticket, Bubblegum Burst & Fizzy Lifting Fix
Not feeling the scary vibes? With locations in Brindleyplace and Harborne, Slug & Lettuce is bringing all the Willy Wonka vibes with three candy-themed cocktails from the 5th to the 31st of October. Our choice? The Golden Ticket is a winning chocolate espresso martini, accompanied with vanilla vodka, white chocolate, syrup, cream, gold dust and an edible spoon.
Popworld - Poisoned Apple Potion & Apple Of My Eye
Popworld is showcasing a Happily Never After theme with two terrifying tipples, available from the 23rd of October to the 5th of November. Dance your socks off at the venue and try the Poisoned Apple Potion (£9) – a mix of Ciroc, Archers Peach Schnapps, apple juice and lemonade. For something that packs a punch? Nab the Apple of My Eye (£3) for a quick shot and eyeball gummy.
Dirty Martini - Witches' Brew
You can always rely on Dirty Martini for lip-smacking serves, especially when it comes to Birmingham Halloween cocktails. Pop in between the 27th and 31st of October to try the Witches' Brew (£7), a heady rum and rhubarb drink. The best part of this creepy concoction? When you squeeze a bit of lime juice, the colours will start to change. Potion perfection.
Tattu - Skull Candy & More
Though a regular on Tattu's fabulous cocktail menu, this is the ideal bevvy for those of you looking to get into the spooky spirit. Served with a little pizzazz, the Skull Candy (£14) is a vodka-infused sip that includes a hint of candy and lemon. There's also a Skullduggery brunch event made up of a four-course meal and a free-flowing Trick O' Treat package (£28.50 per person) featuring boozy bevvies such as the Phantom Pumpkin and Hell Fire.