My friends got married yesterday!! We'll be joining them at their dance this weekend to celebrate but today I wanted to share the pre-wedding celebrations... A hen night full of cocktails and nibbles at Revolution Aberdeen...
Revolution is one of the first bars I ever went to in Aberdeen, around 7 years ago... I loved it then and I love it now.
The hen night fell on Hallowe'en weekend so we decided to set a theme and get dressed up for the occasion. In the end a bunch of excited, champagne-fueled superheroes and villains arrived at Rev.
A couple of friendly bartenders and some yummy strawberry woo-woos were there to greet us. The food pairing aspect of the masterclass was a welcome surprise! Goats cheese bon bons were served with the woo woos and they were a match made in heaven. To be fair, anything with goats cheese wins with me!
Next up was a mojito - a refreshing minty drink complimented by the chilli flavoured breaded shrimp. A classic cosmopolitan was served with nachos and guacamole. We were talked through all the different flavours and how they work together, as well as how to mix each cocktail. Apparently a cosmo should never be shaken but rocked like a baby instead! Who knew?
The Tennessee Mudshake with chocolate bon bons was probably my favourite. Not my usual kind of cocktail but a good idea for dessert!
Now the best part - mixing our own cocktails! We were invited to choose any cocktail from the menu to shake up ourselves, with a little help from the pros. There was a huge variety of drinks being rustled up - Absolut Passion, Sweetshop, Amaretto Sours... I went for a Pornstar Martini!
Passion fruit and prosecco make me happy!
We got to play behind the bar a bit more, playing dominoes with shot glasses and having a race to see who could make their cocktail fastest - resulting in the bride and her bridesmaid downing chilli shots. It was a great day with a great bunch of girls, great hosts and even greater cocktails.
Our package included nibbles afterwards and we were treated to a huge platter of bruschetta, bread sticks, mini battered fish with tartare sauce, cajun chicken, pizzas and fruity mousse desserts served in shot glasses. Not bad for £30 each eh?
Afterwards we headed to my faves Bos'n nearby for some flaming sharing cocktails and ended the evening with cheesy karaoke at Cafe Bardot. A brilliant day/night from start to finish and a perfect send off for our bride!
I'd recommend Revolution's Cocktail Masterclass to anybody. Whether it's a hen night, birthday party or any other celebration you'll definitely have a good time!