The gang at #TeamCoco love a cheeky cocktail, so imagine our delight when we were invited to the new cocktail menu launch at our favourite bar in Bournemouth – Be At One.
This cocktail bar has only been opened for a couple of months but is fast becoming one of the hottest places to go to in Bournemouth for a drink (or two!)
Bar tender Rob was on hand to talk us through the new cocktail menu, showcase his cocktail making skills and more importantly, allow us to taste these new cocktails too. It’s a tough job, but at House of Coco, we take this very seriously and some might say we have been preparing for this challenge all our lives! Slight exaggerations aside, Rob prepared some incredible cocktails that we know are going to be extremely popular over the coming months.
Without a doubt, my personal favourite (and for many of the other guests too) was the ‘Kiss from a Rose’ which is made from Heyman’s gin, rosé wine, strawberry and cucumber, pomegranate and elderflower tonic. Gin. Check! Rose wine. Check! Plus I count at least three of your five a day with the added fruity elements to this drink. This certainly went down a treat and this will be one that I will order again.
Aperol seems to be becoming a staple product to a cocktail makers list, the Be At One’s ‘A-Pear-ol’ certainly showcases aperol well and it is teamed with vodka, pomegranate and spiced pear. This is more of an unusual flavour, but if you like fruit-based cocktails, you definitely should give the A-Pear-ol a whirl!
A drop of rum always warms us up, so a glass of ‘Monkey Punch’ – a rum-based milk punch definitely ticks all the right boxes. Bizarrely, this drink also contains Coco Pops too – we can’t quite figure out If it would be acceptable to have this for breakfast or not! Maybe at Christmas?!
Tequila, it makes us happy! ‘Patron & The Saint’ is a devilishly good drink – with shots of tequila, Campari and a mix of pineapple, lemon and apricot – this cocktail certainly packs a punch.
One of my new favourites was ‘Blue Steel’ – a gin-based cocktail with white peach, blue Curaçao and lemon – it was absolutely delicious!
Vodka lovers weren’t disappointed with ‘Better call Sol’ – a lime vodka drink with ginger, lemon, pineapple and black pepper. There were even cocktails based on flavours like coffee and banoffee pie.
With so many cocktails to choose from, you would think it would be impossible to decide, but the bar staff are on hand to talk you through your tastes and whether you like sweet, sharp or something else entirely when it comes to your beverage of choice.
Be At One take the training of their bar staff incredibly seriously, in fact, the value of a bar tenders training to reach cocktail making perfection comes in at around the £10,000 mark.
As well as their bar in Bournemouth, Be At One have bars throughout the London area and all over England too. Don’t forget to check out their website to find the nearest one to you.
With huge thanks to the team at Be At One, Route PR and a big thank you to Tom Henshaw, at SHAW Digital for taking such amazing photos.