On Wednesday I spent a day working at a local social media management company. By the end of the day I was absolutely shattered, and didn’t overly feel like doing anything other than crawling home to bed to sleep. However, I had been invited along by the lovely people at Cosy Club to attend a cocktail masterclass event with some of the the other Bournemouth Bloggers.
I hadn’t actually been to Cosy Club before, despite it being conveniently located in the centre of town with a very intriguing exterior that hints at the Art Deco within. The venue is split into three floors, all with the signature eccentric decor. For this event we were all the way at the top in The Deck (which is available for private hire).
As we arrived we were presented with a beautiful looking English Rose, which had edible rose petals floating in the top. They were very instagrammable (although top tip, I would avoid actually eating the rose petals as they don’t taste very nice, much better as a decoration).
We were also given a bit of information about Cosy Club and their vision. It was clear that a lot of thought has been put into the layout, character and menu at this franchised venue. We were even welcomed with a personalised message on a scrabble board. It’s the little quirky touches like this that made me fall in love with Cosy Club as the night wore on.
As I mentioned, I was feeling pretty tired but I soon perked up when I was given the opportunity to get behind the bar and make my own cocktail! The barman talked us through how to make the Rhubard & Ginger Bramble, which involves gin, I was sold! It tasted absolutely delicious! Some of the others made Cherry Bakewells, which were made with amaretto, I tried a little but it was too strong a taste for me.
After we’d all had the chance to make a cocktail, we were presented with tasters of the English Garden cocktail and a pretty immense spread of food from the Cosy Club’s tapas menu. The fish and chips in particular were so tasty, and I also could have eaten several of the mini burgers, totally moreish!
At the end of the evening, bellies full and heads feeling ever so slightly fuzzy from the cocktails, we were given information about the Cosy Club’s events (including their movie nights, which sound incredible, and Christmas parties) and some branded slippers to take home.
It was such a lovely event, and I’m really happy I pushed myself to go after a long day working as it was a lot of fun! I’ll definitely be back at Cosy Club with Ed to try some more of the cocktail menu!
We were provided with complimentary food and drink at the event, however all words and images are my own (unless credited).