Summer is around the corner, meaning it’s time to keep the red wine in the cellar and bring out the gin. Loved by many, if not most people in the United Kingdom. G & T’s are a part of most people’s summer. You’re out and about after work enjoying the last bits of the sun with your colleagues and friends and ten to one you’re ordering a G & T or a Pimm’s. Some hit the Prosecco, while others fall in love with cocktail season.
Entertainer London spoiled us to a night out at GOAT Chelsea where we got to partake in one of their Gin Cocktail classes. If you click the link you’ll see that GOAT do a different themed cocktail class every week for £15 pp where you get to learn a little more about certain alcohols, watch a master mixoligist make the cocktails and then take your turn behind the bar shaking and stirring to replicate what he made. You get a free drink on arrival and you get to enjoy 50% off any bar food and drink once you’re done, and of course will get the cocktail recipes emailed to you so you can take your fancy tricks home with you and impress your friends and guests at the next BBQ you host.
A word of advice, try line your stomach with a little something something before you head out to your cocktail class, there’s loads of drinking to be done.
The first recipe I’m going to share with you (ssssh I’m being super nice) is the RedCliffe Martini, only because I love a Martini – especially an extremely dirty one. Now this one isn’t dirty, but rather GOAT’s twist on a dry Martini.
You will need:
- 50ml Martin Millers (this is the gin GOAT uses, but you can use anyone your prefer. I would try Martin Miller’s though – it’s extremely tasty)
- 20ml Lillet Blanc
- 2 dashes Grapefruit Bitters
- Shaken hard, served straight up in a (chilled) martini glass
- Garnished with an orange twist
I will be sharing some recipes over the next few weeks. Just because, you know sharing is caring.
However, you should definitely take yourself down to GOAT for one of these cocktail classes. It’s fun! Whether you’re on a date, a group of gals or just friends doing something different. Do this. You learn something new, get 50% of your food and a drink (and a complimentary drink on arrival), have a fantastic night and uber home. Best!
P.S Remember to get The Entertainer app, available on both Android and Apple. You get 2 for 1 cocktails vouchers (up to 6 vouchers per person who has the app) and 2 for 1 Main Course vouchers (up to 3 vouchers per person who has the app) with these guys at GOAT Chelsea and so many other more places. It’s a good deal!
Love and Light (and happy shaking)