Cocktails at some of Bristol’s biggest bar chains 'contain less than one shot of alcohol' inquiry claims

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Fancy cocktails might cost a fair bit more than your average pint - but it turns out they could contain less alcohol.

Tests done by Channel 4's Tricks of the Restaurant trade found some cocktails contain less than one shot of alcohol in chains which have popular bases in Bristol.

Slug and Lettuce and All Bar One are among the bars serving tipples which contain barely any booze.

The Channel 4 documentary carried out lab tests on six pina colada's from Slug and Lettuce - which cost £8.45 a pop.

The test found they contained less than one shot of alcohol, the Mirror reports .

Four other drinks - which included pina coladas at All Bar One and Las Iguanas - were also revealed to have less than the industry standard of two shots of alcohol.

Cocktails are coming to Scunthorpe
Cocktails are coming to Scunthorpe

The tests were done as part of the Channel 4 show which airs at 8.30pm tonight (May 1).

Presenter Sophie Morgan said: “All six contained less alcohol than an average pint of lager and medium glass of wine.”

Responding to the allegations, a spokesperson for Slug and Lettuce said: “All our cocktails are made to national guidelines.

"We will continue to provide our teams with regular training, to ensure our customers can enjoy drinks of a consistently high standard.''

There are no legal rules in place for what the maximum or minimum amount of units should be in a mixed drink, meaning you could be getting one shot, two, or none.

A spokesperson for Las Iguanas said: “1.4 shots is correct for a pina colada.”

A spokesperson on behalf of All Bar One told the Sun said: ''The cocktails we serve are a very popular choice amongst our guests and we are proud of the extensive range we offer.

We clearly state the specific spirits that go into our cocktails on our drinks menu so guests know what they’re drinking.''

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