WHAT A WEEKEND!
First we had a rad time at Dunkeld's 3 Peaks Festival, where we met awesome creative people and even managed to organise a super unique workshop for early next year (YAY), had a FABULOUS time at Mumbler bar in Hamilton running our workshop, and on Sunday got to share more about My Crafternoons at the Hamilton Mental Health and Wellbeing Expo, since crafting is so good for the soul :)
An absolute highlight has to be hearing the room filed with laughter as everyone got to know each other and enjoyed our afternoon of fun lady time! Enjoying delicious cocktails with creative garnishes was just the cherry on the cake, it was such an awesome experience with a lovely bunch of women. Thanks to everyone who booked in and shared in our lovely afternoon!
Amber was a wealth of knowledge and tips as always, teaching us the correct way to use a Boston shaker, explaining the science behind why we shake/stir/build in the glass (who knew that icy water can actually bring out the flavour of alcohol), how to make your own sugar syrup (also great for moist cakes) and all sorts of tips for using fruit, fancy garnishes.
Those of us with minds not quite as clean as our lovely glassware had a riot laughing at pretty much everything Amber said, from man-handling the lemon to enable oily secretions, to rimming the glasses and spanking the mint to release the aroma. We've got all the tips! 😂
We made a "Flemington Fling" for the Spring Racing Carnival with delicious blood oranges, a classy cosmopolitan and a Passionfruit Mojito which was DIVINE. We made the workshop "crafty" with some unique garnishes, including coiled lemon rinds, pineapple "sails" and selections of citrus fruits and mint- so colourful! Amber has shared her recipes with us below- you can get creative with the ingredients using these simple combinations to shake up your own creations without needing a huge home bar!
You can see pics from the first Cocktail-Making Masterclass in the blog post HERE, along with recipes for shaking up a French Martini, a Raspberry Mojito and an Elderflower Margarita- YUM!!
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November's Crafternoon will be revealed shortly, so watch this space for details, and until then, follow us on Facebook and Instagram for crafty inspiration and news on other creative workshops across South West Victoria!