The first thing the Schweppes guys asked me when I walked into Stokehouse for the Nuffnang Foodathon was did you want a ‘mocktail‘ or a ‘cocktail‘. If you know me, you don’t have to ask. Pile in the aaaa-alcohol!!! I’m not that bad but when I have a few I’m known to do a few silly things. I’m very responsible with my alcohol, so I made sure I didn’t drive.
Everyone having a great time by the beach, cocktail in hand followed by some awesome desserts matched with the Schweppes cocktails. The weather was nice that day but started to turn pear shape as the sun set but that didn’t stop the Cocktails coming.
Let the cocktails roll in. There were a number of pre-drinks which I took advantage of such as gin and tonic, mojito’s but here’s a few of the drinks and desserts that we tried.
This cocktail looks like The Rose Revolution with gin, watermelon, coriander leaves, a few drops of rose water and Schweppes lemonade but apparently it’s a Creole Crush, anyways to match them Stokehouse provided some Watermelon Sorbet…sooo good!!!
Next we had some Blood Orange Cosmopolitan mixed with vodka, cointreau, lime juice, cranberry juice, a few drops of bitters and Schweepes Blood Orange. I like this one and probably guzzled down 2 or 3.
By this point I would of had a few too many cocktails so I’m guessing this was the Mojito mixed with rum, mint leaves, fresh lime juice, sugar syrup and Schweppes Soda Water. This went down real easy as you can tell with the ingredients and to follow it came matched with some mango, mint sorbet and chilli (that’s right chilli). Was a bit hesitant to try it and didn’t know if it would work well but surprisingly it was my favourite dessert of the night.
There was still more to come and by this point I was high on mixed drinks and good tasty desserts. Here’s more of the dishes that followed:
The sun was about to set, the clouds were intimidating the beach goers and we were all full and in high spirits. What a way to top off the evening after a hard days work.
A BIG Thank You to the Nuffnang gang and and to Shelli @Codenamemax for organising the event and not to forget Stokehouse & Schweppes for hosting the awesome lineup of cocktails and desserts!
If you want to find out more on the Schweppes Cocktail Revolution, make sure to visit their site
And here’s a little something before I go, LOL: