Ignoring the down right drizzly rain we've had in the past week, it's safe to say that (for now!) Spring has finally sprung upon us. And what better way to celebrate than with a Spring-inspired cocktail; perfect for a beer garden or, when the weather's not so good, in one of Birmingham's many cocktail bars. Here are our top 5 must-try cocktails this spring:
'Birmingham Cup' at The Lost and Found - in celebration of English Tourism Week, The Lost and Found has created Birmingham's very own cocktail. This fresh mix of Broker's Gin, Dandelion bitters, sugar syrup, coriander leaves and cardamom bitters will tantalise your taste buds and make you proud to be a Brummy.
'Russian Spring Punch' at Island Bar - there's a reason that you guys voted Island Bar as the Best Cocktail Bar in Birmingham in our DMN awards. And this fantastic berry-tastic blend of vodka, black raspberry liqueur, lemon juice, fresh raspberries and prosecco is a prime example. We'll race you there to get one.
'Hyde Park' at The Jekyll and Hyde - the creative masterminds over at the Jekyll and Hyde have done it again and come up with this quirky sharer cocktail served in a watering can! Fitting for the floral combination of Greenhall's Bloom gin, shrub cordial, posy syrup, fresh pink grapefruit and Dr. Adam Elmigrab's bitters. You won't want to share this one.
'Rose Rum Julep' at The Bureau - winners of The 'Hidden Gem' award in this year's DMN Awards, The Bureau are bringing us another great cocktail with their blend of Diplomatic Anejo rum, rose syrup, fresh mint, Angostura bitter and soda. It's light, floral and minty...if that doesn't scream Spring I don't know what does?!
- 'Passion Fruit and Strawberry Mojito at Revolution' - the mojito is a classic, and Revolution are freshening it up with fruity flavours of passion fruit and strawberry that'll have us dreaming of summer days to come.