Cocktail O’Clock

Fundraising for the Birmingham Big Art project has taken a welcome twist with a city wide cocktail competition launched today.

Hotel Du Vin, Mal Maison and the Hyatt Regency have revealed plans for the Big Art Cocktail contest inviting the city’s bar tenders to concoct a lip smacking signature cocktail with £1 from each one sold donated to the charity.

Tony Elvin, General Manager of Hotel du Vin said, “The criteria for bars is simple – make the best cocktail you can! Whether it is a splash to a Manhattan, a swirl in a Mojito or spice to a Daiquiri, the options are endless. You decide and sell as many as you can!”

The competition kicks off on 1 June and the winner will be announced at the end of Birmingham Cocktail Weekend on 12 July. The objective of The Birmingham Big Art Project is to create an iconic piece of art, which will become an internationally recognised landmark, attract tourists to Birmingham and become an important heritage for future generations.

Glyn Pitchford, Chairman of the Birmingham Big Art Project said, “The permanent site location for the art work is the East City Park Square and with the anticipated cost for the creation of the art work expected to be £2million, we applaud any initiative that can get whole communities involved.”

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