Archive | November, 2011

Tickled Pink

27 Nov

I may not have posted for awhile, but rest assured I’ve still been drinking!

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with the colour pink, but it would appear I’m currently in a love phase as all the cocktails I’ve drunk recently have been in Barbie’s favourite shade.

Although I’ve been to the Goodge Street London Cocktail Club several times, I first visited the Covent Garden branch last month. If you go between 5 and 7 (and all night on a Monday) it’s Happy Hour, two-for-one, so I made the most of it and got two delicious Rose Petal Martinis, finished off with a marshmallow for good measure:

With a good crowd, energetic bar staff and free popcorn, I’d highly recommend it – although not too much as I don’t want everyone knowing!

Last time I visited the Forbury in Reading, I hadn’t been too impressed with the cocktail I’d chosen. However, this time I stuck to what I like best – fruity, girly and sweetie-like flavours – and picked the Paradise Martini which was dee-lish! A combination of rum, vanilla vodka, strawberry and raspberry purees and cranberry juice, the cocktail was yummy enough on its own, but had the added bonus of a shot of Prosecco served on the side to refresh the palate (better value for money too!)


The following weekend, I headed up to Manchester last weekend to visit a few university friends and we ended up in an old favourite of mine, The Restaurant Bar and Grill. I’ve always been partial to the malteaser ice cream here, but given we were out for drinks not food, I opted for a Jane Doe – vanilla vodka (can you see a theme emerging here?!) with Chambord, apple and lime juice. Perfectly balanced, the drink was made all the better by the fact I somehow managed to wangle two quid off the RRP which is always a bonus!

Almost all pinked out, I finished off the theme by munching on two sticky, indulgent and satisfying Red Berry Gloss Krispy Kreme doughnuts – the perfect end to my month of pink. Now then, I think it’s time for the gym!