Blogger mix and mingle

Just been to a fab bloggers get together at The Europa Hotel Piano Bar Restaurant. The evening was arranged by The Hastings Group and Duffey Rafferty Communications and aptly named Mix and Mingle. 

Julie Hastings welcomed us all and then we were treated to a masterclass in cocktail making by the master mixologist Patrick. Patrick has won many a cocktail prize and has been with The Hastings Group for over 40 years!!!! 

There was also a lovely selection of canap├ęs including chicken tikka mouse in egg shells, salmon on wheaten, basil quiches and blue cheese on toast.

Patrick served up three cocktails namely Europa Champagne Cocktail, French Martini and the Irish Smile. The Irish smile being the nicest. Then we were invited up to make our own and compete for the best cocktail. 

The two joint winners were Stephanie who made a Cosmo and myself who made the Calypso King. All being well the Europa will have this on their cocktail menu!!

This was a great evening, meeting like minded bloggers in a wonderful surrounding. The icing on the cake was the tombola- we all chose one of the legendary ducks which corresponded to a super Hastings Group prize……. I shall certainly enjoy mine… Thanks for organising the evening and thanks to new found friends!!