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Weekly Refreshment 4

By James Abbott Posted 13 March, 2020 In

With everything going on this is a purposely light and fun serving in round 4 of the Weekly Refreshment blog. If you need a stiff wake up you can create your own twisted Espresso Martini in this weeks cocktail, my new favourite toy is the product of the week, see it to believe it, some fun flair off action and our spotlight supplier has an open day at the end of the month, yes we'll be there mixing drinks, so find out more below. Enjoy! 

What's New?

 

Jager for pre-drinks anyone? Well it's happening. Jagermeister has partnered with Deliveroo to get your night started. Read more here:

https://www.talkingretail.com/products-news/alcohol/jagermeister-partners-deliveroo-launch-pre-drinks-campaign-12-03-2020/

'Breaking News' gin company creates flavoured gin! I'm sure it's delightful but if they were any more behind the times it would feel retro. Anyway, check out yet another flavoured gin to hit the market: https://www.talkingretail.com/products-news/alcohol/bombay-sapphire-launches-cocktail-inspired-flavour-12-03-2020/

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Cocktail of the Week - Espresso Martini

The Espresso Martini was created back in the 80's by the say star bartender who gave us the Bramble (Dick Bradsell - one of the greats).

It continues to cycle in popularity over the years, we have seen a massive serge in the last year as it's pushed on to our top 3 most requested cocktails.

We love that you can create great twists on this classic drinks, here is a Gingerbread version but feel free to mix it up yourself - Espresso Martini

 

If you'd prefer someone else makes your drinks you can give us a shout.

 

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Product of the Week - Flavour Blaster

This super cool piece of kit allows you to flavour blast cocktails with a range of essences such as Citrus, Red Berry, Smoked Wood and Rosemary.

Along with flavouring the drink, it's entertaining to watch and loads of fun for the bartenders.

The videos speak for themselves:

 

Flair Video of the Week - Flair Off Edition

While creating some new cocktails in the warehouse the competitive questions of who is better at flair, Conor or Antony.

I managed to catch them trying to out flair each other. Who do you think wins! 

The outtakes with all there drops are brilliant. Might post them later.

18m Petal Pole landscape

Supplier Spotlight

We’re a marquee company based in Stratford-upon-Avon specialising in the hire of white canvas Petal Pole and Sailcloth marquees. We’ve teamed up with the fabulous Umberslade Farm Park to plan the ultimate outdoor wedding experience, just for you creative people planning your DIY outdoor weddings! Expect a day of delicious sights, smells, tastes, sounds and all-round wedding inspiration. We’ve invited the most talented suppliers from all over the Midlands and beyond – including caterers, florists, stylists, mixologists and musicians, who will all be available to chat with you about your wedding plans. With a welcome drink on arrival (and plenty more where that came from!) how could you resist? Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spring-open-day-tickets-91337528005 or visit http://boutiquemarquees.co.uk/ for more info!

Other Updates

As the recommended bar supplier for Boutique Marques' events we will be making sure the drinks are flowing at the open day on Saturday 28th March. Come and join us, here is the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spring-open-day-tickets-91337528005

 

Also a quick note as we've having many conversations with our clients regarding this at the moment.

We have made the decision to honoring postponements of events during this time. It's a first come first serve basis if a future date becomes full.

About The Author
James Abbott

James Abbott is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record over thirteen years within the hospitality industry, ten of these as a professional flair bartender. James is the pioneer and founder of Mix and Twist and with the help of his team have expanded Mix and Twist into one of the UK’s leading mobile bar companies, serving major corporate clients as well as premium private parties and wedding events. James' interests outside his passion for being an entrepreneur is his family, his favourite charity which he is dedicated to supporting is Barnados. Connect with James on social media.

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