While I was in Bath last week, on a Dove Summer Revived Retreat. We had a cocktails making class at our hotels. Let me show you flowers and cocktails.

When Dove invited me to Bath for an exclusive Summer Revived where I would be staying in an exclusive 5 stars’ hotel and have a complimentary spa treatment. Sound amazing and I was not going to turn it down. This is in aid of their new Dove Summer Revived Body Lotion, which I will be talking about in due course.

While on this amazing summer retreat, the hotel bar gave us a complimentary cocktails making class. Normally I’m more a drinking cocktail kinda girl – rather than a mixologist. And when I do mix cocktails, I tend to do a lot of creamy cocktails where its involved ice cream, Baileys and lots of chocolates.

Overall I’m not a mixologist and I shameless know nothing about mixing cocktails. Well not the proper ‘professional’ way, at least. I just sort of just making it up as I go along and hope for the best.

So I was keen to take these complimentary cocktails making class and see how to shaken and not stirred a martini or to perhaps just learnt a few tips for myself.

This class involved making a lot of fruity cocktails. So imagine a lot of variety of mojitos.  We all had our own workstation which involved a cocktail shaker (which I mistook it for a glass!) and other bits and bobs you’ll need to make a cocktail.  We also had a table laid out with fruits and plenty of alcohols.

To decorate our workstations, we had flowers which brighten up the class.

To get the party starting, they served up a fruity champagne which was very nice – I’m not one to like champagne.

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We had a head mixologist helping and showing us the rope. Like I said, my method is making it up as I go along and hope for the best.

 flowers and cocktails

My first two cocktails – well it was typical me. In the sense when I put things into a glass and then just hope for the best.

 flowers and cocktails

From left to right, let me introduce you to Disaster number 1 and Anna’s Fruity Pineapple Dream.

Disaster number 1 – well it just didn’t mix as well and it was supposed to an orangey mojito and yeah it didn’t taste great.

However, Anna’s Fruity Pineapple Dream wasn’t too bad – it was a step up. Not perfect. It did involve pineapple rum, strawberry, and pineapple juice. My method involved pouring all the ingredient in a glass, mash up the strawberry and give it a good stir. And wholia. I think to make it a little more perfect I should have sieved it. It did take very nice and refreshing.

Now my last one, which I called it: The Blackberries and mint combination. This one the mixologist actually helped me and told me the correct way on how to mix a cocktail. This one has blackberries, cinnamon, mint and pineapple rum. Very refreshing.

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After drinking my blackberries and mint combination I was quite drunk and felt a little sick. So I spent the rest of the day drinking water.

Did I learn anything from the cocktails class? Yes, you can’t always go willy-nilly with cocktails ingredients. You can’t always do what I have always done in the past – make it up and just hope for the best. There are a system and a way to do it – needless to say I didn’t quite master it.  Maybe I just need more cocktails classes in future.

Thank you for the hotel for giving us a complimentary cocktails making class.

Have you ever taken a cocktail making class, were you a little more patience than me?

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails

 flowers and cocktails