James Bond made the Vodka Martini cocktail famous, always ordering it to be ‘shaken and not stirred’. Whilst many experts would argue that to achieve the best Martini it should be the other way around, the Lychee Martini Cocktails made by team PBC at their recent mixology masterclass would not be out of place in any Bond film!
Led by a top London mixologist at TT Liquor in Shoreditch, the PBC teams competed against each other making four cocktails, before creating their own PBC-inspired drink. Although the competition was very close, the winning entry, the ‘Proper Bitchin’ Cocktail’, was voted the best because of its colour (almost PBC purple), its taste (almost drinkable) and its presentation (they used a very nice glass and a matching slice of pink grapefruit).
Having mastered the art of cocktail making, a very enjoyable afternoon was then spent at The Flight Club, testing hand-eye coordination and the teams’ ability to throw darts at a very small target after a morning’s cocktail making! Surprisingly only a few darts went astray and the Top Arrows Award was won by Ben ‘Bullseye’ Hallowell, with joint second place going to Hannah ‘Killer’ Bealby and James ‘Double Top’ Gregory.
Well done everyone for a great day out!