Last night I indulged in some cocktail making courtesy of Smirnoff black. They kindly sent a selection of bloggers and tweeters a kit with which to mix up several different concoctions under the tutoring of Daryl Haldane via demonstrations on twitvid, the escapades can be seen under the hashtag #smirnoffblack.
My favourite on the evening was the strawberry caipiroska, a take on the classic caipirinha prepared with vodka instead of cachaça. A refreshing combination of Smirnoff Black, lime, sugar and muddled strawberries, I think this is my new favourite cocktail.
The evening kicked off at 7pm with a vodka and tonic, ending up around 9 with a Moscow mule and several alternative versions using apple juice or strawberries. I would have continued through the night had I not run out of ice, why doesn't it freeze quicker?!
Thanks to Smirnoff and Daryl for widening my repertoire, I shall definitely be making these in the future.
I was invited to participate in the evening by Smirfnoff Black and I received a complimentary cocktail making kit