Emilys Cocktail Masterclass and Blogger Event, Warrington *

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Have we mentioned how much we love our jobs as bloggers? One of the perks of the job is to get invited to launches, press travel events, food reviews and even blogger events such as this.  If you are wondering what we did last weekend, then wonder no more….we were very kindly invited by the PR Team at Emilys Caffee Bar in to head to Warrington which is not too far from both Liverpool and Manchester (depending from where you are coming from) to participate in a Blogger Cocktail Masterclass. So keep reading to find out more about our day and what we thought about the whole experience.  We share lots of photos, information as well as a short video of our day.

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There were about 12 of us in total who were invited to Emilys…mainly bloggers and press / print feature writers.  We were given the opportunity to learn how to make as many cocktails as we wanted and get to know the owners at Emilys and what they offer. Emilys Caffe Bar was totally inviting, it had 2 large rooms…as we entered in, we walked into the main main bar area..with little round tables and sofa style chairs as well as high stools. The next room had another bar area with longer table and cosy corner which is perfect for private events and parties.  The best part about Emilys is that, its just about 5 minutes walk from the Warrington Bank Quay train station and there are lots of public car parks close by in town too.  The high street is also just 5 minutes walk away.  It was the first time we have visited Warrington and we loved how cosmopolitan the town was, there was even a cultural show and market selling food items from all over Asia and Europe. The caffe was easily spotted as we arrived, we were given a glass of prosecco with some popcorns and sweets as we waited for the masterclass to begin.

 

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We were told that the best part about Emilys which has been operating for about 3 years is that its table service, so there is no need to que at the bar area waiting to pay for the drinks.   The place which seats about 50 people at one go was adorned with lots of different drinks on the walls which gave the place character.  We were soon invited to the bar for our Cocktail Masterclass session, which was totally exciting..so we could not wait.  Our teacher and bartender was Yanai who had over 12 years of experience of making drinks. He showed each one of us how to make our drinks one at a time and explained the ingredients as he went along.  We found him very patient with a big smile as guided us on how to make the drinks as we were all novices.

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Here’s a photo of my favourite drink, the French Martini which is priced at £7.50, this consists of a shot of Vodka, Creme de Mure and Pineapple Juice.  The drink tasted sweet with a slight sourness to it and it was totally easy to drink it…. which is exactly how I like my drinks. I am not much of a vodka drinker, but the alcohol was not over powering at all. I loved that the glasses were filled with ice before hand so that they stay chilled when the drink is ready to be served it it.

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The whole experience of the Masterclass was really fun, we had a lot of laugh and it was such a relaxed session, the staff and bartenders were really friendly and answered all our questions. If you don’t like a certain ingredient or alcohol, let them know and they are happy to swap it around for you.

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The was the second cocktail, Cosmopolitan which is priced at £7.50 and this consists of Vodka, Orange Liquer as well as Cranberry Juice.  This drink was sweet and mellow and very smooth to drink, totally loved it as well.  Our advice if you are heading there is to ask a lot of questions as you are making the drink, so that you get to know more about the drinks.

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Here’s a short HD youtube video slideshow of our Cocktail Masterclass experience at Emilys

As you can see we get to make our own drinks, and here we are mushing up some cranberries for our next drink which was Raspberry Collins also priced at £7.50. This has Raspberry gin, , creme de framboise, lemon juice as well as club soda. We found this drink was totally delish as well but it had a more sour and slightly sharper taste to it.

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Here’s Yanai, serving up our drinks for us with a big huge smile

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Things to note

  • Table Service – Its not like a pub, so you can sit down, be served at the table and then pay later
  • Drink Responsibly – Remember to drink responsibly and if you are drinking, do remember to get a cab, lift home or take the train (as we did)
  • Venue Hire – The place is fabulous and is a great location to host private events such as Baby Showers, Hen’s Night Out, Birthday Parties or even Corporate Parties, so just give them a call and ask them about what is being offered
  • Mocktails – If you don’t drink or if you are the designated driver, don’t worry, the bartenders are happy to make you some cool mocktails or a good cuppa hot drink as well
  • Food – They don’t serve food at the moment but are planning to come up with a tapas style menu, so stay tuned to find out more about it

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Here we are again with another drink, this one is called Sex on the Beach and it tasted really tropical and sweet, you can really get the taste of the orange juice and peach schnapps coming through. This costs £7.50 and is made with Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Cranberry and Orange Juice. As you can see the drinks not only tasted amazing but looked so beautiful as well.

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(Raspberry Collins on the left and Sex on the Beach on the right)

Our verdict: 

We enjoyed our sessions very much as the bartender was so experienced at making sure we had the best time. Its a fabulous place to head to with the girls for a chilled day out or for parties.  As we sat down sipping our cocktails, we were already planning out next outing to Emilys …this time with our group of girl friends for a night out or even suggesting it for a fabulous hen do night. We only wished there were some savoury nibbles to go along with our drink.

 

How much does the Cocktail Masterclass cost?

Prices for the Masterclass starts from £25 which includes the cost of your drinks as well.

 

What if I don’t drink alcohol or I am driving after?

Don’t worry the bartenders at Emily will be happy to show you some Mocktail Masterclass as well.

 

Where is Emilys Caffe Bar?

2 Springfield St

Warrington

WA1 1BB

 

What are the Opening Hours for Emilys?

Mon to Thu – 12noon until 12am

Fri and Saturday – 12noon until 1am

Sunday – 12noon until 12am

 

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Here’s a photo of some of the bloggers who were there at the event with Pam Lau who is the owner of Emilys.

 

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* We were invited to attend the Cocktail Masterclass at Emilys in return for a review. All opinions are our own.

 

60 Comments

  1. April 18, 2018 / 7:45 pm

    I like the look of the Raspberry Collins, I expect it is very refreshing! What a fabulous idea for a blogger event… there need to be more cocktail masterclasses 🙂 Sim x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 10:36 am

      Oh yes they need to have this all the time! Such a great event to bond and get to know other bloggers at the same time

  2. April 19, 2018 / 12:13 pm

    I am a huge fan of cocktail masterclasses as it’s so much more fun making your own cocktails even if they never quite come out the same x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 10:32 am

      I know, luckily we had a bartender overlooking what we were doing so our drinks tasted amazing

  3. April 19, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    That’s an excellent price for a cocktail masterclass. I think all the drinks you made looked absolutely delicious!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 10:31 am

      Yes they were and good portion too when it comes to the drink size

  4. April 19, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    Oh they look so good and this looks like so much fun! We did a cocktail class on a hen do last year which was fun!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 10:30 am

      Yes tottaly a great idea to do a Cocktail Masterclass with the girls

  5. April 20, 2018 / 6:18 am

    Oh how fun, it looks like you had a great time .. not to mention how gorgeous those drinks look !!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 10:30 am

      Yes the drinks tasted out of this world and we all had a fab time!

  6. April 20, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    Ooh we are on the lookout for somewhere local to St Helens to do a cocktail masterclass – This sounds just like the perfect place!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 6:43 pm

      Yes totally is Helen, you would have a fab time there!

  7. April 20, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    This looks like such a fun experience! I would love to do this with my girlfriends! We are always looking for new things to try!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 6:43 pm

      Yes you would enjoy it very much Lindsay x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 6:44 pm

      That tasted really delish Lauretta, you would love it

  8. April 20, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    I think I’d enjoy a masterclass and Warrington isn’t too far away so maybe something I could put on my Xmas list x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 20, 2018 / 6:44 pm

      Yes why not? We took the train down and its not too far from the train station

  9. April 20, 2018 / 7:33 pm

    oooh, I’d love to go to a cocktail masterclass. It looks like so much fun. 😀

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 21, 2018 / 7:32 pm

      It totally was such fun Beth

  10. April 20, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    This looks like an awesome event. I used to make cocktails a lot but not done it in years

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 21, 2018 / 7:32 pm

      You so should Kara, it tasted so amazing

  11. April 20, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    Now this sounds like an amazing event, check out all those cocktails, I bet you are all making them like pros now! Fantastic.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 21, 2018 / 7:31 pm

      Hahaha yes we are a little, I think we drank too much to remember the ingredients now

  12. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    April 21, 2018 / 2:33 am

    Those cocktails look really refreshing. and it seems that you really had a great time there. I want to try the Raspberry Collins.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 21, 2018 / 7:31 pm

      That tasted so refreshing! Yes we all had a fabulous time there

  13. April 21, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    This place looks great! And it’s a huge advantage that they offer Mocktail Masterclass
    Great post!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 21, 2018 / 7:30 pm

      Thanks for your, yes so true. Emilys was a fab place to hang out at

  14. April 21, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    That place looks soooo nice!! A really quirky interior! And I love a cocktail, these looked yummy!!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 21, 2018 / 8:40 pm

      They were totally yummy Lianne, and it such a fab place to hang out with friends and chill

  15. April 21, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    What a fun activity! I would love to learn how to make a killer drink!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 22, 2018 / 9:46 pm

      Hope you do get the chance Candice, it was a great experience for us

  16. April 22, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    What a great event, it looks like you had so much fun – not to mention making cocktails makes a great skill to have.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 22, 2018 / 9:44 pm

      Yes totally agree Bethany, we loved it

  17. April 22, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    I think the tapas menu is a great idea. I’m a complete lightweight and after 2 cocktails I’d probably need a bit of a lie down. Some food to absorb the booze would help!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 22, 2018 / 9:43 pm

      That’s exactly what we thought, we needed some sort of snack while drinking the cocktails

  18. April 22, 2018 / 5:55 pm

    This masterclass sounds like such a fun experience! That cocktail looks delicious.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 22, 2018 / 9:42 pm

      It totally was Mellissa, we enjoyed it very much

  19. April 22, 2018 / 7:36 pm

    I do like having table service. It makes an evening much more relaxed if you don’t have to keep waiting at the bar.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 22, 2018 / 9:18 pm

      Yes especially if you are out with friends and want to just chill and relax and not spend a long time in the que or waiting at the bar

  20. April 23, 2018 / 8:00 am

    I love cocktail masterclasses! There is something about learning how to make a good cocktail and now just pour and mix alcohol in a glass. It looks like you had a lot of fun and the learned how to make some delicious cocktails.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 23, 2018 / 8:10 am

      Yes we had a fabulous time there and it was such great fun mixing the drinks

  21. April 23, 2018 / 8:12 am

    Sounds like a fun event to be part of! I’m glad you guys had an amazing time there and it’s awesome that you also learned so much from it!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 23, 2018 / 5:23 pm

      Thanks Alison, most importantly ….it was so much fun!

  22. April 23, 2018 / 1:23 pm

    Oh you’ve made some gorgeous looking cocktails. Sex on the Beach is one of my favourites.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 23, 2018 / 5:23 pm

      Thank you Erica, we had so much fun and we loved Sex on the Beach as well. Nice flavours to it.

  23. April 23, 2018 / 2:00 pm

    What a fun day out! Love the drinks, love the glasses and love the design of Emilys (I rather like the name too :D). The French Martini sounds especially delicious.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 23, 2018 / 5:11 pm

      That was our favourite drink Emily, the French Martini was out of this world

  24. April 23, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    Oh my gosh I’m so jealous! I’m a cocktail lover so if I’m ever in the area I’ll definitely check the place out! Table service sounds heavenly!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 23, 2018 / 5:11 pm

      Hope you do Dani, it was a totally amazing experience for us

  25. April 23, 2018 / 9:47 pm

    wow this place looks so cute! I’ve always wanted to do bar tending school so maybe I should try it out.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 24, 2018 / 9:10 am

      Yes you would totally love it as it is so fun to do especially if you have friends with you

  26. April 25, 2018 / 2:13 am

    What a great place for cocktails! I don’t drink so, but so many of my friends do and would love it here!

    Kelly

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 25, 2018 / 10:21 am

      Its such a great place to hang out Kelly, I love it there x

  27. April 26, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    There is nothing worse than being squashed at the bar by every one trying to buy drinks! What an excellent idea table service is! I don’t actually drink alcohol haven’t for 8 years so the fact they do non alcoholic options is fantastic!

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 26, 2018 / 6:51 pm

      So glad to hear that Sarah, and totally agree with you. They have a large mocktail range and their table service is really great

  28. April 29, 2018 / 8:40 am

    This really looks like so much fun! I love making cocktails I can’t drink right now on my meds but still would love making them lol. My fav cocktail will always be a mojito nice and sour.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      April 29, 2018 / 6:55 pm

      We loved the mojitos as well Claire as it was super tasty! Hope you finish with your medications soon and are able to have some cocktails

  29. September 28, 2018 / 1:24 pm

    how do you find out about these blogger events? i’d love to get more involved in the blogging world but I just have no idea where to start xx

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      September 30, 2018 / 8:29 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Leisha, we get invited for events by the PR agencies. We are sure as your blog grows you will be too x

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