MIXOLOGISTS are shaking things up ready for the city’s first ever cocktail week.

The event at venues around Southampton will see cocktail waiters tickle your tastebuds with all manner of tempting treats from July 16.

Drinks lovers will be able to buy a ticket for £10, which gives them discounts to drinks and meals around the city centre.

Your ticket will include a souvenir guide and wristband.

Cafés, bars and restaurants have teamed up with drinks brands to come up with different signature cocktails available at discounted prices to wristband holders only.

Details of all the signature cocktails will be released during Cocktail Week online and in the souvenir guide book.

Gary Whiter, co-founder of festival organisers, Cabinet Rooms, said, “We are really excited to launch Southampton Cocktail Week with such an exciting group of local businesses who have really got into the collaborative spirit of the festival.

“The event’s success is really down to the efforts of all the amazing Southampton venues taking part. “

From gin and chocolate pairings to steak and whisky dinners, live music nights to cocktail masterclasses, there’s plenty to keep you entertained all week.

Tickets are on sale from the Nuffeld Southampton Theatre City in Southampton’s cultural quarter from £10.

Bacaro are offering 25 per cent discount on cocktails for wristband holders Monday to Thursday

Grand Café are giving 50 per cent discount on house drinks 5-7pm.

Banana Wharf will have a different signature cocktail every night of the week.

Tapas Barcelona will have a Thursday evening gin and tapas pairing with Winchester Distillery with £5 off for wristband holders

At Beefy’s Bar & Restaurant you can get a signature cocktail and three course meal for £39 per person.

At the Pig-in-the-Wall there will be 25% discount on


Orange Rooms are making their own signature cocktails

At 1932 on Tuesday evening try a gin and chocolate pairing with Winchester Distillery and Winchester Cocoa.

At Steak of the Art you can treat yourself to a Chateaubriand and cocktail dinner or join a steak and Jack Daniels dinner on Wednesday evening.

Mango Thai Tapas are running masterclasses with local distillery, Corner 53, on the Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Room2 Hometels will have 2-for-1 cocktails after 5pm for wristband holders.