On Monday night I went to Rubs Smoke house cocktail event. Laura from Ellefluence organised this event. As with any Ellefluence event you knew it was going to be a good night as they always are.
Rub Smoke house has just recently opened at Newcastle which is in 'The Gate'. They have other chains in Nottingham and Birmingham.
Before the event I met up with some other bloggers we arranged this on Twitter. As we never wanted to go alone. The North East blogging community is one of the nicest communities to be apart of. Everyone is really lovely and friendly.
The event was really organised and it was clear what was going to happen throughout the night. The event started at 6pm and finished at 9pm.
Outside the event Ellefluence took a group photo of all the bloggers that attended. Then as we went in Rubs Smoke house we were welcomed with a cocktail and then proceeded to get our photo's taken by Laura Pearman.
After this we all made our way over to the cocktail area. We had to sit in groups of 6. This was because throughout the night we would be taking part in cocktail challenges.
I sat on a table with these lovely bloggers
Mimi from mimi04world
Nicola from Geordiekisses
Lorna from Loochiee
Pixie from FashionVoyeur
Toni from Fashprenuer
The cocktail challenges
There were 5 rounds each round had a different theme e.g the classic cocktail etc. Each person had to make a cocktail. Each team had to compete against each other for points. The winning team of each round would get 5 points and the losing team had to drink a shot.
We were given team names e.g colours. The team I was on was the 'White Team'
During the rounds we got to make and sample different cocktails. This was ideal for me as normally I don't tend to try new cocktails. This was the ideal opportunity for me to try new ones.
Here is an action shot of me making a cocktail
Pixie took these photos of me
A rare shot of me actually smiling (shock!) I was actually trying really hard at making this. As long as the cocktail I made never came last I was happy ( can you tell I'm slightly competitive)
Ready, steady, cocktail
The final round we as a group had to make our own cocktail. We were given these ingredients and we had to come up with a cocktail.
This is what we came up with
This is the end result we wanted our cocktail to look Christmassy.
Not only was there cocktails but Rub Smoke house also provided us with food for the night. There was plenty of choice for vegetarians, vegans etc so nobody's food needs were left out.
Cocktail of our choice
Not only did we try lots of cocktails but they also asked if we wanted a cocktail of our choice.
I decided on a Blue Lagoon as this is my favourite cocktail. It's really refreshing and tastes like pop.
Makeup and OOTN that I wore to the event
For makeup I went Glam for a glam full coverage makeup look. This is the type of makeup that I really like and I enjoy wearing it.
Touch of Sol Metallist liquid foil and glitter: Margaret
Essence lip liner Honey Berry
Mac Rebel lipstick
If you have any other questions on any of my makeup then let me know.
For my outfit as it was a night event in a bar/restaurant I wanted to look dressy
Boots: Ego official
Bag: Koko Couture
Necklace: Butler & Wilson
What we got after the event
After the event we got given a brownie. Which I have already eaten now, it was delicious.
As my team won out of all the groups we also got given a t-shirt.
My Overall opinion of the event
I really enjoyed this event. Who wouldn't enjoy sampling lots of different cocktails and chatting with people. There were so many new bloggers there so it was a really good chance to meet new people.
Laura done an amazing job with this event. Her and Laura Pearman are two of the nicest people, very welcoming and approachable.
Rubs Smoke house is a definite visit if you have one near you. The food is really nice and the cocktails are amazing!
I'm really glad that I attended the event as I had a good night.
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