We had such a great evening creating wonderful #ravennitrocoffee #coffeecocktails at our #throwdown at the Hyde Kensington #London.
First off, my great appreciation to Aly Roshdy and all at the Hyde Kensington where we have our OTC Raven Fridge Dispensing System.
First up was Aly Roshdy, master class mixologist, gentleman and General Manager of the Hyde Kensington in London. Known for his creativity, Aly focuses on the complete cocktail – the best and freshest ingredients, unique ingredients (like blending melted white chocolate into a vodka base), the glass which is used for the cocktail and the visual presentation. Take a look at the photo below. You’ll see what I mean.
Next up was Diego Raidomi who is the consummate #mixologist. A complete knowledge and confidence to create cocktails based on his vast working experience behind the bar.
Of the cocktails Diego created – which were all excellent – my favourite was “Kick Off”. Diego used the following ingredients..
- Raspberry muddled (2/3 raspberry)
- 50 ml of vodka vanilla
- 20 ml of lime
- 25 ml of Raven nitro coffee
- 20 ml of gum syrup
- 3/4 mint leaves into the shaker
- technique: shake and strain
- Glass: JULEP
- Garnish: MINT SPRING, BLUEBERRY, PHYSALIS, DRY LIME. ICE IN SUGAR
Next up was Jeremy Le Blanche who originates from the Nice area of Paris. Again, a true gentlemen whose friendliness and openness is not affected by his amazing skills at crafting cocktails.
His understanding of balancing a cocktail using #ravennitrocoffee was brilliant. Here is Jeremy’s “Raven Master Charger” cocktail…seriously, who wouldn’t like to sup on this creation….
- 50ml of raven nitro coffee
- 35ml rye whiskey
- 15ml coffee liqueur
- 15ml herbal liqueur
- Garnish : chocolate rime with white chocolate Copeau
Without our panel of samplist, the event wouldn’t have been half as fun. Special thanks to Niamh Sheilds of eatlikeagirl blog, my dear friend Mandeep of thegaygoat (very popular on Instagram) and his beautiful sister Amer who kindly stepped in to do take some photos of pulling #ravennitrocoffee from our OTC fridge…yes, that is her at the top of the blog
A special thanks also to my son and strongman Sean McLaughlin who is a great lad and who is an inspiration to me every day.
Thanks to all for this wonderful event….the bean whisperer