Trick or treat yo' self this spooky season to some of the city's creepiest drinks. Whether you're after theatrical zombie-themed muddles, vampire-inspired blood bags 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.
The Cocktail Club - Vampire's Breakfast & Killer Clowns
The Cocktail Club is transforming its best-loved venue into an epic Freakshow between the 27th and 29th of October for Halloween. So, what's on offer? When you're not running from the clowns or dancing to live tunes spun by DJs, you'll be checking out the drinks menu. Think pumpkin-spiced latte spin-offs and a Vampire's Breakfast (£10) served in a blood bag.
Be At One - I Put A Spell On You & 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 a rum-laced I Put A Spell On You made from apple, lime and a sprinkle of magic sparkle dust. If the epic selection of bevvies isn't enough, you can also don your spookiest costume and head to a Halloween party.
Slug & Lettuce - Sabrina's Witches' Brew & More
Fan of the ol' American sitcom? You're going to want to try out Sabrina's Witches' Brew at Slug & Lettuce in Birmingham. With locations on Brindleyplace and Harborne, there are plenty of opportunities to try out this spellbinding muddle of watermelon vodka, lime juice and a shimmer shot. If that's not your thing, choose a dark plum-hued Mistress Of Evil made from two types of rum.
Dirty Martini - Devil's Advocate & Haunted Angel
You can always rely on Dirty Martini for lip-smacking serves, especially when it comes to Birmingham Halloween cocktails. Serving not one, but two epic blends in the sultry space on Bennetts Hill, this venue is really upping the game. Pop in between the 24th and 31st of October to try a Devil's Advocate (£7.50), which is adorned with a miniature trident, or a rich tasting Haunted Angel (£7.50).
The Alchemist - Red Dead Zombie
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.
Tattu - Skull Candy
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 concoction that includes a hint of candy and lemon. If you're feeling peckish, there's also a Skullduggery brunch event made up of a four-course meal and free-flowing drinks.
The Ivy - The Devil's Mule & Muertas Margarita
The Ivy also has a couple of eerie muddles on offer this season. First up is The Devil's Mule (£10.75) with gin, vodka, Lillet Rouge, chilli and a hint of cinnamon. Or, opt for a Day Of The Dead-themed Muertas Margarita (£10.50), a mix of tequila, malbec and lemon juice. For those of you who fancy a spooky pud, there's also a Chilling Praline Parfait served in a hazelnut coffin to enjoy.
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