Six of Sheffield's most infamous drinksPosted by: Rachel Martin
Wick at Both Ends.
Six notorious beverages - and where to knock ‘em back - in Sheffield
Sheffield has it all when it comes to getting a bit squiffy, but thanks to a pretty extensive selection of bars, it's getting harder to find a tipple a little different from the norm.
Which got us to thinking about the ultimate 'pick-me-up to get you into the party spirit' drinks. Perhaps a round of flaming shots, maybe something more elaborate - but all designed to give you a moment of happiness.
We've trawled the menus, road tested the options (someone has to), and put together what we deem some of the best infamous drinks in Sheffield. So take a look and prepare to raise a glass or two to the spirit of the city.
Lemon Drizzle: Wick at both Ends
An in-house Wick creation, the Lemon Drizzle combines a shot of Lemon Drizzle mix, a lemon slice covered in brown sugar and over-proof rum, which is set on fire.
To drink, knock back the shot and bite the lemon slice - don’t worry, it’s a safety shot, you’ll survive. Just wait, of course, for the fire to go out.
Schit Bomb: West Street Live
You always promise you won’t - not after that hangover. But then you find yourself in the darkest realms of West Street Live with your three pound vino and downing five schits in a row.
It’s no coincidence it’s pronounced “shit bomb” - it literally tastes like cough syrup - but that won’t stop you spending an extortionate amount on the things.
Rainbow Pints: Corp
The rainbow pint challenge involves drinking one of each of the club’s seven legendary coloured pints in one night, and waiting for the alcohol and e-numbers to hit.
The challenge amounts to at least twenty-one measures of vodka, so prepare to end up on the floor, leaning over a toilet seat and crying about your ex.
True North Pilsner: Forum
Sheffield is as much a city of ale as it is a city of steel and it’s no secret that we Sheffielders love our beer - I mean c’mon, we do live in the real ale capital of the world. And let’s face it, a beer in hand is always a good call.
So, if craft's your creed, just as a heads up, Forum (or any of the True North venues) will give you a free pint of Pilsner if you sign up for a True North rewards card.
Fairground Fun: Bloo88
What could be better than a mix of marshmallow and chocolate? A mix of lavender vodka, chocolate liqueur, orange honey water and orange liqueur, finished with fluffy marshmallows - obviously.
Plus it is medically proven that you don’t get a hangover from drinking liqueur. The reverse, of course, will be proven in the morning.
Cheeky Vimto: Plug
You have the port side - all ruddy and posh – and then there’s the WKD side, a feral animal which likes nothing more than spending its nights shirt off on the dancefloor before heading for Chicken Bar.
It’s fruity and tingly, which lulls you into a false sense of security - you think you can knock them back. But you can’t. And one of the bouncers will most likely pick you up off the bathroom floor and make you leave the club.
Now we know we're all grown-ups here, but too many of these drinks could land you in some serious trouble. So please don't try them all at once, and always be a responsible drinker.