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Southend BID launches brand new Cocktail Week

7th October 2019
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

Southend is set to join some of the world’s other great cities by hosting its inaugural Cocktail Week this autumn (Friday 18 – Sunday 27 October 2019).

Joining the likes of London, Paris, Singapore, Edinburgh and Amsterdam, the Essex seaside town will be showcasing the fantastic skills and diversity of its resident mixologists and the bars they star in.

Southend Business Improvement District (BID) Manager, Suzanne Gloyne said: 

“We created Cocktail Week as an opportunity for businesses operating in our night time economy to invite their customers to try something a little bit different,”

“Already we’ve got a number of fantastic bars in diverse locations signed up, with each one creating its own signature cocktail for the week. To enhance the experience for cocktail lovers, we’re also creating a special, downloadable ‘Cocktail Week Trail’ for them to follow, while posters will also be displayed by the establishments taking part. From the High Street to the seafront, Southend Cocktail Week will be your chance to enjoy and sample some amazing drinks – both alcoholic and completely alcohol free.” 

The participating venues’ signature drinks will be available to enjoy for just £5 each during the weeklong event. These include a classic Cosmopolitan at the Grosvenor Casino, the appropriately named 1935 Aviation at the Holiday Inn by Southend Airport and the James Bond-themed, Maverick Martini, available exclusively at Genting Casino, on the seafront. Meanwhile, the Pipe of Port’s A Dark and Stormy Port, promises to demonstrate that there is more to port’s versatility than a mere Cheeky Vimto.

Other destinations taking part in Cocktail Week include the Royal Hotel, Caddies and the Park Inn with more hotels, bars and restaurants expected to be announced before the opening night on Friday 18 October.

Of course, if you’re coming to Southend by car or simply prefer not to drink booze, then each bar will also be offering equally delicious mocktails as an alternative choice. 

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