This week saw London took over by London Cocktail Week. Cocktail week involves a whole list of bars across London offering cocktails for just £4, various events and of course lots of cocktails. I got involved on Monday night, when I stayed the night at the Novotel Hotel which was one of the sponsors of cocktail week and I also attended a cocktail masterclass at the Doubletree Hilton hotel. The course was entitled ‘A Masterclass in Jail’ as the hotel itself has old cells in the bar. So Danny and I had the chance to learn and also carry out our own cocktail making. We learnt the classic cocktails, Mojito, Martini, Bellini and of course every girl’s favourite a Cosmopolitan, which was actually harder than I thought to make, let’s say I’m not the best and lighting an orange peel on fire!
However as Cocktail Week comes to an end I thought I’d have a go at my new-found skills I’d just learnt and try out a Pineapple Mojito from the cocktail book we were given at the masterclass. Get some ingredients and give it a go along with me, go on!
For a P-Ho Diaries Pineapple Mojito, you will need…
12 mint leaves
8 pineapple chunks,
4 teaspoons brown sugar
4 measures golden rum
Some crushed ice and pineapple juice
2 Highball Glasses, a Muddling Stick, cocktail shaker
Step 1: Cut the lime into wedges and muddle together using your muddle stick with the mint leaves.
Step 2: Add in pineapple chunks and sugar to the bottom of the cocktail shaker with the muddled lime and mint.
Step 3: Pour in your golden rum and crushed ice, then shake.
Step 4: Pour into highball glasses and top up with crushed ice. Top up with pineapple juice or if you prefer your Mojito not as sweet add in some soda water instead. Decorate with pineapple chunk and mint sprig.
Step 5 : Enjoy!
WIN your own cocktail book with over 200 recipes!
I picked up an extra cocktail book on my class, which includes over 200 cocktail recipes to try out and one of you can win it in my cocktail week giveaway. Just follow the easy steps on Rafflecopter to be in with a chance! One winner will be chosen after the closing date on the 19th October 2013 midnight.