We all love drinking cocktails but perhaps we don’t make them as often as we could do. Erm, actually perhaps YOU don’t make them as often as YOU should. I’m drinking a Negroni as I type. Anyway, we were invited to a cocktail making masterclass at Revolution Vodka Bar on Broad Street and we couldn’t say no.
The class was held at the upstairs private bar giving those attending plenty of room to move about and hear each other talk – even on a busy Friday night. The evening was led by our friendly bar tender, who started the shake off with a Strawberry Woo Woo – paired with some cheese, before some of us jumped behind the bar to create a classic mojito (served with crusted shrimp), a cosmopolitan (accompanied with nachos and guacamole) and finally a Tennessee mudslide with chocolate truffles.
We then took turns to create a cocktail of our choosing from the menu, with a little help from the bar tender. We created a Jammy Bastard and a Basil Grande. The class was both informative with facts about origins of spirits and the drinks, and fun with games and challenges along the way – plus there was no shortage of things to drink.
After the class we were invited to stay around for some food from the main menu, sadly this is where the evening lost its shine. Three members of the group ordered pizza, the waitress informed us that there were only two pizza bases left (at 7pm on a Friday), ten minutes later the waitress returned to tell us that one of the two pizza bases had been “accidentally destroyed” and so they’d have to choose another dish.
Your reviewer had the Bourbon Bad Boy burger which was very large and juicy but had no hint of the promised bourbon, with spicy fries which were overly caked in chilli powder and salt. It’s fair to say we were a little disappointed with the dining after such a great cocktail class – but it seemed more an organisational issue than a quality of food one.
Over all we’d give:
– The Revolution Cocktail Making Masterclass a score of 4.5 / 5 – a fun and highly intoxicating way to spend the evening with a few friends.
– Revolution’s dining experience: 3 / 5 – nowhere near as organised as it should be, perhaps worth revisiting again at a later date.
Thanks to our blogger friend Tom (http://www.ukpositivelad.com) who attended the cocktail event in our absence.