Secret recipes and ‘awesome foursomes’- Sheffield freshers' favourite drinks

The Wick at Both Ends's most popular drink in freshers' week was the Earl of Yorkshire cocktail. Credit: The Wick at Both Ends
The Wick at Both Ends's most popular drink in freshers' week was the Earl of Yorkshire cocktail. Credit: The Wick at Both Ends
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It’s the end of the first week of term for the tens of thousands of freshers at the two universities in Sheffield. Many parents might want to know what they learnt in their first week of lectures- but what about what they drank in their first week of partying?

Tiger Works bar on West Street said their ‘awesome foursome’ deal of a bottle, a bomb, a shot and a single spirit with mixer sold like alcoholic hotcakes.

The Wick at Both Ends pub, also on West Street, said their most popular drink was the Earl of Yorkshire cocktail.

At £7 the classy tipple is made from Beefeater 24, Bergamot liqueur, Robin Hood pale ale, apricot conserve, lemon, sugar and egg white.

Even further off the beaten track was West Street Live’s £2 top-selling beverage.

West Street Live said: “Our most popular drink by far was our 'Coco Milko' drink.

“It's an alcoholic chocolate milk beverage that we invented ourselves and the recipe is a secret.”

A vodka mixer was the most popular drink for eight of the 12 bars and clubs who responded, including Leadmill, Players, Viper Rooms, Soyo and Walkabout.

The price for a single shot of vodka mixed with coke, lemonade or another soft drink varied from £1 at Plug on Matilda Street to £2.65 at Bar One, the University of Sheffield’s students’ union.

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