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A funkin good night

Back in February I had the honour of interviewing the legendary DJ goldirocks who is also the brand ambassador for Funkin Cocktails. To repay the favour for a brilliant interview I thought it only fair to put the cocktails through their paces and tell you all about them. The best way to review cocktails of course is to throw a party, so that’s what I did.

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I enlisted the help of one of my best friends and persuaded her to lend me her new gorgeous kitchen for the big review, then we invited some of our friends over and started mixing up cocktails like pros (after watching the Funkin master classes on Youtube, of course).

Funkin Cocktails pride themselves on being the ultimate cocktail mix as they use 100% fresh fruit juice and are a healthier alternative to other cocktails. In the past I have always used a variety of fruit choices and recipe books to make my cocktails but  having these readymade mixers made life a lot easier and so much quicker, leaving more time for drinking and dancing.

The Funkin mixers require three basic steps; ice in, spirit in, Funkin. The 10 second cocktail!

Obviously, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, like we were, you can watch the master classes on Youtube for tips and set fire to orange peels or add fresh fruit.

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As well as being quick, easy and healthier, they also tasted great and were really full of flavour.

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Personally, my favourite was the Brazilian, a passion fruit based cocktail that I hadn’t had before but absolutely loved. Strangely this cocktail got mixed reviews and seemed to be the marmite of the group, it was either loved or hated, resulting in it coming in third place on the score board.

Usually I am a rum drinker and my go-to cocktail is a mojito. I was a bit dubious about trying this one as I really didn’t know if it would live up to those made fresh in bars. I needn’t have worried as it was lovely and tasted very fresh, although I will point out that we added fresh mint to this one and I would advise that you do too, if you love a true mojito.

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I asked the ladies to score each cocktail out of 10 on taste and here are our results:

1st Cosmopolitan

2nd Daiquiri

3rd Brazilian (my personal favourite)

4th WooWoo

5th Mojito

6th Bellini

Unfortunately the lowest scoring cocktail of the night was the Bellini. This was one of the easiest to make as you needed nothing more than the mix and sparkling wine. I do however think that this one would taste different depending on the wine you choose and I would try it again using a different brand to see if it is any better. One of the ladies compared it to a bucks fizz drink and suggested she would serve this as opposed to bucks fizz for those celebratory low alcoholic moments, which is a great idea.

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I have never used, or even considered using, pre-mixed cocktails before but I would certainly use them now, in fact we are planning on throwing another party soon and Funkin will be top of our shopping list. For have a look at their wide selection click here

(the opinions expressed belong to the party goers of Elton, the products were supplied by Funkin).

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