Your Guide to the Week

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How does Winchester Cocktail Week work?

Tickets are on sale online via the website, the Cabinet Rooms Hub or the Winchester Tourist Information Centre. From Wednesday 1 February, you can exchange your ticket at the Cabinet Rooms Hub for a souvenir guide and your wristband. This is your passport to seven days of discounted drinks and exclusive events in over two dozen venues across Winchester.

Signature Cocktails

Cafés, bars and restaurants have teamed up with premium drinks brands to come up with over 20 different signature cocktails that are available all week for just £4 each to wristband holders only. There will be drinks based on gin, rum, tequila, whisky, vodka and even absinthe to choose from and at just £4 a cocktail you can afford to perhaps try something you might not otherwise have chosen from a cocktail menu. Details of all the signature cocktails will be released during Cocktail Week online and in the souvenir guide book.

Gin and Tonic

In addition to deliciously creative cocktails, Winchester will be awash with gin and tonic. Fans of the juniper spirit will be delighted to hear that Fever-Tree Mixers have teamed up with 11 venues and premium gins for the Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Trail allowing you to enjoy 11 different perfect serves for just £4 each when you show your wristband.

The New Romantic Ball

The climax of Cocktail Week will be the New Romantic Ball, co-hosted by Cabinet Rooms and Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands. The event promises to be the 1980’s party of the year, with early 80’s classics brought to you by Hampshire’s legendary DJ Hammy. Naturally, there’ll be a tempting retro cocktail menu on the night with discounts for wristband holders. Tickets are available via the website, at the Cabinet Rooms Hub and Winchester Tourist Information Centre.

Plan Your Week!

Wristbands are valid all week so there is plenty of time to explore and Holiday Inn are even offering a special package for people wanting to extend their visit. Official venues are putting on special events and with many being exclusive, the organisers are recommending people to plan their week in advance and book with the venues directly. All events are either free or discounted for wristband holders so make sure you make the most of it!

Monday 6 February

  • Licor 43 Cocktail Party at Koh Noi

Tuesday 7 February

  • Big Cocktail Quiz and Games at the Discovery Centre
  • Cocktail Syrups with Naked Jam at Two Bare Feet
  • Cocktail Masterclass at No.5 Bridge Street

Wednesday 8 February

  • Create LOVEly cocktails for Valentines Day at the Discovery Centre
  • Fun Flair Workshop at the Discovery Centre
  • Cocktail Masterclass with London’s Ali Burgess at Chococo
  • Comedy and Cocktails at Guildhall Winchester
  • Ungava Masterclass at Greens
  • Sushi and Sake at Kyoto Kitchen
  • 1920’s Prohibition Party with the Spitfire Sisters at The Corner House
  • La Fée Absinthe Masterclass at The Green Man

Thursday 9 February

  • Southern Comforts at Chococo
  • The Justice Regal Experience at Justice Jewellers
  • Cocktail Masterclass at No.5 Bridge Street
  • Bourbon & Bacon food pairing event at No.5 Bridge Street
  • Angostura Rum Night at the Mucky Duck
  • Dalmore Whisky Dinner at Hotel du Vin
  • Sipsmith Gin Cocktail Masterclass at The William Walker

Friday 10 February

  • Food and Fizz at Forte Kitchen
  • A Moveable Feast; a dinner at The Green Man inspired by Ernest Hemingway
  • Get to Grips with Grappa at Toscanaccio
  • Rum Masterclass with Havana Club at The William Walker

Saturday 11 February

  • Pothecary Parlour at Jane McIntyre Design & Eccentricities
  • The New Romantic Ball – Winchester Cocktail Week’s 1980’s finale party at the Guildhall Winchester

Sunday 12 February

  • All Hail Mary Brunch at No.5 Bridge Street
  • Special deals at Hampshire Farmers’ Market on Winchester High Street

Winchester Cocktail Week could not happen without the support of headline sponsors Rooster Creative Marketing, Paris Smith LLP and Bacardi Brown-Forman Brands, and official sponsors Winchester BID, Fever-Tree, Nectar, Isle of Wight Distillery and Artis.