All the News for Day Five

Yesterday afternoon saw the third Norwich Cocktail Week Cocktail Competition. Held at Gonzo’s Tea Rooms.

The competition was sponsored by Adnams and saw 4 of the best bartenders in Norwich challenged to create a cocktail using Adnams Rising Sun Gin, which is flavoured with matcha and lemongrass. The competition was very tight, but in the end the winner Joe just beat the others with his creation using yuzu and vanilla bean and ginger to complement the flavours of the gin.

If you’d like to try whipping up your own creations using Rising Sun then don’t forget your wristband gets you 10% off spirits at the Norwich Adnams store during Cocktail Week!

Visit out Facebook page for more photos from the Adnams Cocktail Competition.


Tuesday was also an opportunity to pop into a few more city bars, a little quieter during the week.

42 King Street surprised us with their 2 Cocktail Week specials inspired by the sweet bowl. The Purple Rain will be a favourite if you’re a fan of parma violets, while the Salted Caramel Zubrovka was a perfect autumnal toffee apple flavour. At North we also tried a couple of cocktails inspired by sweet treats. The lemon and ginger Locket to Me and the cherry flavoured Wake and Bakewell.

If you’ve not yet bought your wristband, then they are still available. Check out the list of venues where they are available to buy.

What’s On?


The Plasterers – Home-made spirits masterclass
A lesson in how spirits, infusions and liqueurs are produced and some techniques, advice and recipes for how to produce them at home. We will make a couple of spirits/liqueurs together, so everyone will have the chance to design a drink, and will have two sample bottles to take home with them on the night.

£18 ticket (£15 wrist band holders)
Be At One – Drop In Masterclass
On Wednesday there will be an open masterclass where guests with wristbands can drop in & learn about the history of Be At One, product knowledge on the 5 cocktail week cocktails & also jump behind the bar & make the cocktail you buy!

Gonzos Tea Room – Bourbon & Burgers
A tasting evening with Buffalo Trace. Learn the ways of one of Kentucky’s most famous distilleries as we’re visited by one of their chief brand ambassadors who will take you through a tasting of their range. You will sample at least 5 of their amazing bourbons and get to treat yourself to any burger including the evenings specials made with Homemade Buffalo trace Bourbon BBQ sauce. The fun Starts at 8PM
Book your place now via Facebook 01603473673
Extremely Limited Tickets available £28 or £20 with Cocktail Week Wristband.

Platform Twelve – Quiz Night
From 8pm