Sometimes, I think half the fun of living in London is getting to take part in events like this! 🙂 The other day, we got invited by Pinterest to meet the fantastic James Wong (off the telly 🙂 ) for an evening making and (arguably more importantly) drinking cocktails!
And boy was it fun! First we discovered what electric daisy are – they look like regular daisies but if you chew them they leave a tingling taste in your mouth that lasts ages! 🙂 This of course makes them perfect cocktail material… in the right doses of course. We also found out about what turned out to be the tiniest melons ever – the cucamelon (I don’t know if they’re officially the tiniest ever in the world but they’re very very tiny although rather refreshing when added to a cocktail).
We also had cocktails that looked like takeaway Chinese food, cocktails served in wellies (Wellington boots) and so many other types! They were brilliant! (Kudos to Elliot of The Cocktail Trading Co on his epic cocktail making skills!)
I didn’t plan properly enough to bring my camera with me so I took a lot of photos on my phone to show you but as it turns out, Pinterest had an amazing set of photos on the official Pinterest blog and Facebook Page so I figured I’d use some of theirs instead to show you what a fun night we had! Plus we met two other ladies, a lot of the Pinterest UK team (who are just the most amazing bunch ever – they’re so much fun and the kind of people you want to hang out with on a cocktail night) and indeed James himself who joined out table for a few drinks! James is amazing too and actually lived in Singapore for quite a while so we had a few stories to swap (although he knows Singapore much better than we do seeing as he grew up there before moving to the UK). Check out James’ Pinterest page for some amazing green-fingered gardening tips and tricks!
And at the end of the night, we got a goodie bag filled with gardening tips for us to grown our own cocktail materials. I’m particularly looking forward to growing those electric daisies and shocking everyone with them. The tingliness is oddly addictive though (in a good way of course), we all wanted more and more of them and the evening went on… 🙂
Anyway, I’ll stop my rambling now and share the photos with you! If you look hard enough, in the photo of James, you can just about make me ought (in the top right – above his shoulder). If you wanna see more photos (albeit the blurry ones from my phone – which got blurrier the more cocktails we had), do let me know and I’ll try to put them up on our Facebook page.
And I almost forgot – the cocktail recipes – first off The Cucamelon (full recipe here) and secondly, The Electric Daisy. If you do try them, do let me know what you think (and you simply MUST remember to take a photo to share with me either on here or on our Twitter… or perhaps even Facebook)