Firstly I’m going to apologise for the poor quality photos in this post . . . this lady committed the ultimate blogger fail and went to an event without my camera – I managed to take some photos on my phone but then my battery died on that too. How disorganised was I?
So back to the point of the post . . .
Last night I attended an evening of cocktails and canapés for the #ToastoftheTown event at the Copthorne Hotel, Manchester – along with other bloggers we were taught to make four classic cocktails – the gin based “Bramble”, a Cosmopolitan, a Mojito and another cocktail that I just can’t remember the name of! (I do remember that I didn’t particularly like it though as it was bourbon based).
|Pippa & Kerrie|
|Danielle & Jen|
And then came the challenge. We were asked to create our own cocktail to capture the “taste of Manchester” . . .
I named it “Manchester’s Ruin” – a bit of a play on that old, well known nickname for gin “Mother’s Ruin”. I stumbled a bit when I was asked how my drink represented Manchester because it didn’t really – I found it quite difficult to think of a way to make a load of spirits and fruit ‘represent Manchester’ . . . Danni however came up with a corking name for her mojito-esque cocktail calling it “Happy Rum Days” and winning herself a stay at a Millennium and Copthorne Hotel of her choice – lucky lady!
The only downside to the evening was the I was driving! With breastfeeding & pregnancy I’ve obviously not drunk for quite a while but I could certainly have enjoyed a few cheeky gin cocktails last night!
Next time girls! Next time!