Winchester Cocktail Week 2017: Preview

PUBLISHED: 10:05 24 January 2017 | UPDATED: 14:52 24 January 2017

Winchester Cocktail Week

Winchester Cocktail Week


As the temperatures plummet and winter nights darken the mood, Winchester Cocktail Week offers an ideal distraction. Now in its second year, the event offers classes, workshops and a chance to try some of the fantastic creations on offer

Winchester Cocktail Week is the perfect antidote to these long, dark nights of winter. From Monday to Sunday, February, 6-12 the city of Winchester will light up with a dazzling array of workshops, masterclasses and parties in 25 of the city’s top retailers and hospitality businesses. Throughout the week wristband holders will be able to access exclusive discounts as they imbibe and dine their way around Winchester. Tickets cost £15 and can be exchanged for an official wristband and souvenir guide book at Cabinet Rooms’ Winchester Cocktail Week Hub.

Gary Whiter of Cabinet Rooms, said: “For the last few months we have been working hard with our official venues and their drinks partners to bring you Winchester Cocktail Week. Now in its second year, we’ve built on the successes of the inaugural festival to bring you an even richer programme of events. There really will be something to suit all tastes and it’s a great opportunity to discover new favourites.”

Highlights include:

• Signature Cocktails - premium mixed drinks for just £4 when you show your wristband

• An exclusive cocktail syrups workshop with award-winning Naked Jam at Two Bare Feet

• The Pothecary Parlour, a pop-up gin tasting at Jane McIntyre Design & Eccentricities

• Authentic Brazilian caipirinhas at the Old Vine with Yaguara Cachaça

• “Get to Grips with Grappa”, a masterclass in Italian brandy at Toscanaccio with Nonino

• A Caribbean Night at the Mucky Duck hosted by Angostura

• The Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Trail - sample unique perfect serves in over a dozen venues for just £4

• The New Romantic Ball, the ultimate 80’s party at the Guildhall Winchester

Official venues

• Bishop on the Bridge

• Cabinet Rooms

• Chococo

• Everyman

• Forte Kitchen

• Greens Bar and Kitchen

• Guildhall Winchester

• Hannah’s B&B and Two Bare Feet

• Holiday Inn

• Hotel du Vin & Bistro

• Jane McIntyre Design & Eccentricities

• Justice - British Designer Jewellery

• Koh Noi

• Kyoto Kitchen

• No.5 Bridge Street

• River Cottage Canteen

• St James Tavern

• The Corner House

• The Green Man

• The King Alfred

• The Mucky Duck

• The Old Vine

• Toscanaccio

• Vintage Hound

• William Walker

Hampshire Life is proud to be the official media partner for Winchester Cocktail Week. To access all these great deals, simply purchase your ticket at the Cabinet Rooms Hub, at Winchester Tourist Information Centre or online at During Cocktail Week you can then exchange your ticket for the all important wristband and official souvenir guide.

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.

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