fabulous at fifty


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Yesterday was the birthday of one of my really good friends, and Saturday night was her party and oh my word was my head sore today, but I had such a good time!

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A night filled with cocktails, laughter and cake.  With her son Theo (a trained Mixologist) on cocktail duty, the drinks were most definitely flowing . . .

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This was my first time having a Midori Sour and it was delicious, I will definitely be ordering it again, reminded me of being on holiday, a summer drink, so refreshing.

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Next up was another new cocktail for me, a White Russian.

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The bonus when you are in the comfort of someone’s house and you have a Mixologist catering to your every need is that you can ask for your drink to have a bit of a twist, or be altered.  The first White Russian I tried I found too strong so asked for mine to have less vodka and more Kahula.

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Next up I went for a lighter cocktail and one I know and like, the Woo Woo, so easy to drink and refreshing.

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After the Woo Woo, I asked for a surprise cocktail and got this Straight Up Daiquiri, oh boy was this strong, even watered down with a bit of ice this cocktail didn’t weaken once.  Definitely one to have if you need warmed up on a cold night, as for me I think I might just stick to the frozen, flavoured ones.

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As the night went on the birthday girl had to take a shot for every ten years, so I joined her for her final shot for the night.  Her shot was the Brain Hemorrhage and I had a B54, mine was delicious I have to say!

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Again with the bonus of having your own Mixologist I was able to create my own cocktail.  I asked could I have one made up with cranberry juice, peach schnapps, lime juice and Midori.  The hardest bit was picking the name lol; I went for The Sweet Zane.  Deliciously sweet and reminding me of something you would drink by the pool on holiday this was to die for. A bit of a silent killer, altogether 40% proof, packing quite the punch, yet so easy to drink and my favourite part; the sugared rim.

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Initially we weren’t sure what colour the cocktail would turn out, thankfully though it wasn’t ‘pond water brown’, but instead a nice light orange.  With a bit more thinking we wanted to create perhaps a sunset version.

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Which brings us on nicely to the Sweet Zane Sunset, the same mix but with a hint of Grenadine in the bottom of the glass and some more lime just to balance it out.  Another perfect summer holiday by the pool cocktail!

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And how else to finish off a birthday party, but of course a party bag!  Filled with balloons, party popper, chap stick/lip balm, paracetamol, candy sticks, Sherbet fountain, dried apple with sultanas and a party blower!

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All in all a fabulous night and I don’t think I’ll ever enjoy a night out as much again without my own, personal Mixologist.

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