Once upon a time, I wanted to be a bartender…The end.
Honestly that’s as far as it goes. I remember when all my girls turned 18…going to TGI’s for ribs and cocktails was “our thing”.
Seeing all the tricks and watching the infusions of different drinks was enough to make a young girl want to pursue it
…unfortunately I never did lol
So I found a really decent deal on WOWCHER for a cocktail making class at Dice Bar 🎲 in Croydon.
And who was the perfect person to go with…Miss Hanna Banna – the original turn up twin.
The day arrived, Hanna and I met up in Stratford but not even I anticipated the 2 hour drive.
You see we have absolutely everything we need in East, so it’s very rare that you would catch us venturing down South.
Anyway, I digress…The rain was AWFUL which meant the drive was a bit treacherous, not to mention we were travelling during rush hour.
Our designated time was 5pm but we were probably going to be about 45 minutes late.
(how many challenges are you going to be late to Shiv!?)
We arrived at the bar, did a little tour and were introduced to another couple who would be taking the class with us.
Our bartender told us to choose two drinks we would like to make and then we would get started.
Whilst looking through the menu and the ingredients, I could tell they would be pretty strong drinks lol. Hanna avoided these as she was the sensible designated drive 😉
The two drinks I chose were a Candy Crusher and Heisenberg
And Hanna chose a Bahama Mama and Khaleesi’s dragon.
So the bartender talked us through the whole process. We basically had free reign on how our drinks would turn out.
I thought they would make it first then we take our turn, but no.
Mannn…I wish there was a huge disclaimer about getting cold hands! If you know me then you’re aware that I hate being cold, I’m always cold and did i mention….
I HATE THE COLD!
I reckon Hanna agrees too, all the ice and shaking…they should really give you gloves 😂
Ok so I made a few mistakes but it made great entertainment…
But by the second drink, you become a “pro”
As much as it was a fun experience, I was expecting to see some tricks and even learn some for myself.
But the day literally involved a bartender talking us through how to make two cocktails.
No, I’m not complaining, but if I wanted a tutorial on how to mix drinks I reckon I could look on Youtube lol.
Nevertheless, I had a fun time with Hanna!
I needed a toilet break so I made my way to the ladies room and when I walked in, an Uncle was stood there by the hand dryer!
He said ‘AH AH. Is this di ladies??’ I said yeah… so he ran out LOL.
And that was it for the cocktail making class!
Dice Bar has a great vibe but it’s highly unlikely that we’ll ravel there again anytime soon!
When we finished, we wanted to find a decent Caribbean restaurant.
(because if you voyage to South you HAVE to eat YARD food).
We found somewhere, we heard great recommendations…but Hanna and I just couldn’t justify spending £11 for oxtail, rice and peas 😂😑
So we settled for KFC.
this is exactly how I felt.
We both agreed that KFC is better in South London!
That’s about it! I don’t remember how to make ANY of the drinks lol. Regardless, we had fun and were featured on the “Croydon story” on instagram!
I can start signing autographs now right?
Click the link below to see a summary video of our cocktail making class 😜🍹