Coffee and Cocktails! Coffee with Currys at Revolution Newcastle

Coffee and Cocktails with Revolution Newcastle

Thursday night was a reet good’un. Not only did I get an invite to my first #nebloggers event (north-east bloggers), I also got to meet some of the beauties I’ve been speaking to for a while through blogs and twitter. Cue big fat cheesy smile.

If you read my obsessions post, you’ll know that coffee and I have just never clicked. When I was invited to the #CoffeeWithCurrys event by those lovely guys over at Joe Blogs I was a bit like, “Eh? coffee in cocktails? But why would you do such a thing?”. Despite my hatred of coffee as a beverage, I’m actually quite partial to most coffee flavoured things – I’m the first on the search for a coffee flavoured Revel, and coffee ice cream is pretty darn nice too. So yeah, long story short, I swiftly took up that invite.

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Having met the ladies beforehand, we quickly got settled into our seats in a very snazzy reserved area, and were each given our first coffee based cocktail. Me and Laura sniffed at ours, gently sipped it, and deduced ‘mm, not too coffee-y’.

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Doing a spot of bartending…

Then we were taken behind the bar in groups to have a go at making our own cocktails. Being a former barmaid I felt quite at home…

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Here’s one of the bartenders helping me and Laura put chocolate sauce into our cocktails – as part of team #TeamTea, we decided to opt out of having any coffee put in ours. So ours were called ‘Honey Fee – with a twist’.

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Mine and Laura’s coffee-less cocktails…

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Very Instagram-worthy jars and straws, eh?!

Two shots of Jack Daniels honey whiskey, 1 shot of gomme syrup, 1 shot of chocolate syrup, 2 shots of cream and some squirty cream later, and we had ourselves a pretty lovely looking cocktail. Well, we had to shake the life out of the ingredients first, but you catch my drift. It was a brilliant masterclass, and I’ll hopefully retain the skill of having the right angles for shaking and removing the glass from the tumblers!

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Here’s one of the bartenders doing some pretty cool wizardry with 5 tumblers and 5 glasses. Impressive!

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Cocktails in hands, happy ladies

After this, we were offered some gorgeous nibbles to eat. I’m already a fan of Revs’ half price Mondays so I was really looking forward to this part, and it didn’t disappoint. We’d also been asked to tweet our pictures all night to be in with a chance of winning 2 different coffee machines – I’m usually all for a competition, so whilst I did tweet and take part, I knew a coffee machine would be wasted on me! Two other lovely ladies won and got to take those amazing prizes home.

What a night! I had such a lovely time, and me and some of the girls haven’t stopped Whatsapping since, having giggles about the evening’s activities…I would really recommend one of Revs’ cocktail masterclasses for maybe a birthday treat or hen do idea, it’s so much fun!

You can read more about #CoffeeWithCurrys here , too!

Thanks so much again to Joe Blogs, Currys and Revolution for having us, and here’s to the next!

R xo

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