Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Bangalore Cocktail Week (26th Aug- 2nd Sep,2016) - First ever cocktail week in Namma Ooru!

Bangalore's first ever Bangalore Cocktail Week (BCW) happened last week. Bangalore party lovers had a great time by attending various events by BCW. Curated by Steppinout, and powered by Ola Prime, Dineout in association with Smirnoff and Ciroc, Bangalore Cocktail Week was a week-long celebration of bars, lounges, clubs and restaurants in Bangalore.

After a successful Cocktail week in Delhi and Mumbai, this one was the first ever BCW in Bangalore. All the 25+ bars participated in this festival served their signature cocktails and also conducted events like cocktail masterclass, beer masterclass, whiskey masterclass, gin masterclass by celebrity mixologists, pub crawl, and bartending competitions. Cocktail masterclass by celebrity bartenders like Jamie Walker, Andrew Quadari, and Hemant Mundkur were some of the highlights of this festival.

Last Sunday, I got an opportunity to attend celebrity mixologist, Hemant Mundkur's cocktail masterclass which held at Hard Rock Cafe, Bengaluru. A two-hour masterclass session with limited guests and the organizers, was a bit too much of fun. With few ingredients, he showed us how to make some really nice cocktails using world's no:1 classic premium Vodka; Smirnoff 21.

Cocktails created by celebrity mixologist, Hemant Mundkur -
Smirnoff Rose Mary

This one was my favorite drink from the event. Smirnoff Red No 21 with cherries and rosemary.

Smirnoff Spice Fizz

A refreshing combination of fresh basil leaves, ginger, and Smirnoff Red No 21. A perfect drink for any occasion.

Smirnoff Perk Up

The coolest drink made with Smirnoff Espresso, Caramel, Apple Juice and Chocolate sauce.

Melon Martini

A fruity combination of fresh watermelon, passion fruit, and Smirnoff Red No 21. One can't say no to this drink.

Blood Orange Spritz

This drink was made of Smirnoff No 21, blood orange, white wine and a spritz of soda.

Note: Food was not part of the cocktail masterclass :)

For each cocktail, Hemant invited guests to participate and prepare cocktails along with him. At the end of the session, he made sure that all of us got our favorite drink from the event. This time, I couldn't attend pub crawl and bartending competitions. People who attended BCW had an exhilarating time. I'm waiting for the next edition of BCW with more exciting events :)

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