Monday, 25 January 2016

Birmingham: Cocktails at The Mailbox

Where do you go for cocktails in Birmingham? The cocktail scene is booming at the moment. Just think how many bars have opened in the last year and there's still more to come.

Living ten minutes from the Mailbox, it's a bit too easy to pop in for a cocktail. However, a year or so ago there wasn't really anywhere I wanted to drink there. In the last year though we have had Gas Street Social and Aluna open, both offering different experiences.

I joined a group of bloggers for a mini cocktail tour just before Christmas. We started at Aluna with a little cocktail masterclass. Two bloggers made a delicious black forest cocktail and myself and Emily made the popular lava lamp.

I love making cocktails so it was great fun getting to make the little gel drops to go in the drink! Aluna sell a variety of exciting and dramatic cocktails. Check out my review of their opening.


We also got to try a new creation by Aluna, a Cherry Rum Manhattan with a flaming shot. I didn't try the shot but I loved the strong but sweet cocktail.


We then headed to Gas Street Social to try some of their Christmas drinks and to check out their winter decoration. You can see more on my Alpen at Gas Street Social post.


Now, Christmas is obviously over but you can still see the lovely decoration at Gas Street Social and the rest of their cocktails are fab!


We tried a few shots and Christmas themed cocktails. These were creamy and indulgent and cleverly flavoured. I'm hoping they will have some summer themed cocktails too!



Two different bars, both selling fun and inventive drinks, both in spitting distance. I'm so lucky to have them both on my door step!

Gas Street Social
Aluna

Photos by me.

I was invited to this event and drinks were complimentary. I was not required to write a blog.

2 comments:

Kezzie said...

It sounds fun! I remember trying a lava lamp at this wonderful cocktail bar in Farringdon called Deux Beers.x

Ashley @ SedBona.com said...

Wow those cocktails all look positively delicious!

Xoxo,

Ashley || Sed Bona