Event: Spring Cocktails at TwoRuba

Elderflower Breeze – Gin, Elderflower Cordial, Lemon, Cucumber & Basil

After another fabulous Bank Holiday weekend, you would think that going back to work on a Tuesday would be a drag.. but not for us! We were invited to taste the new spring cocktail range at TwoRuba. This is a fantastic bar located at the Hilton Hotel in Tower Bridge, which is just a short walk away from Tower Bridge itself, and the great views around that it brings!

Upon arrival, we were greeted by Rebecca and Sophia from Lioneye Media, the two lovely ladies who invited us along to the event. Bar manager and sales manager from the hotel also joined in the evening of fun, as did our fellow bloggers, @DeterminedDiner, @kariss_leigh, and good friend @JessEatingEast.

Raspberry & Thyme Smash – Dark Rum, Raspberry, Cranberry, Lime & Thyme

The first of four cocktails, the Elderflower Breeze, it was so light and fresh, the perfect start to the tasting. Elderflower has become a real favourite for this time of year, and it’s easy to see why. Next up was the raspberry and thyme smash – this ended up being our favourite out of them all, purely based on the fact that we seem to enjoy any cocktail with strawberry or raspberry in it. The spring spritz was the runner up, again purely for personal taste as tequila is such a good cocktail base. Last but definitely not least was the TwoRuba cooler, which was also very refreshing but don’t be fooled, you can definitely taste the gin in there.

Spring Spritz – Blanco Tequila, St. Germain, Lemon, Vanilla & Mint

But the cocktail tasting wasn’t all, to end the evening we attempted to make our own! We’ve always wanted to do a cocktail masterclass, and tonight would be the night we got to try our hand at it! Split into two different teams, I, James had the task of making a cosmopolitan with only the ingredients and measures list. The rest of it – glass choice, garnish, shaken, stirred, ice, no ice – was down to my team!

Of course there was confusion and lots of guessing going into it, but it turned out pretty well and didn’t look too dissimilar to the pro bartenders who were there watching. 

But unfortunately, it wasn’t enough as Jessica’s team absolutely stole the show with their Mai Thai cocktail, and to be honest, I couldn’t really complain!

TwoRuba Cooler – Gin, Cointreau, Apple, Lemon, Rose Syrup & Rosemary

We ended the night enjoying some cocktails made by the excellent mixologists in the pop up spring garden. They will be changing the decor of the bar for every season, so will soon be introducing a beach theme for summer. We’ll definitely have to pop down again when that happens, armed with our free cocktails voucher we won for making the cocktails!

A massive thank you to Rebecca and Sophia at Lioneye Media, and all at the Hilton Hotel for a fantastic event! 

Disclaimer: we were invited to this event and sampled the cocktails in exchange for a review. But as always, all our opinions and photos are our own.

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18 Comments

  1. Pinkiebag
    June 1, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Hi, you had the perfect weather to try some cocktails, very jealous #TeacupClub

    • Food and Baker
      June 11, 2017 / 9:01 am

      It was the perfect setting!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. sophieannetaylor
    June 1, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    Sounds like a lovely venue to enjoy some cocktails in London! Will definitely have to pop down <3sophieannetaylor.com

    • Food and Baker
      June 11, 2017 / 9:05 am

      You should defo go soon, they change their setting and drinks through the seasons!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. Anonymous
    June 1, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Sounds like a lovely venue to enjoy some cocktails with somebody. Tower Bridge is the part of London that I can easily get to from where I live and one of the stops I always go through. Definitely made a note of this place.Great Read,Lois xwww.lifeasloismay.wordpress.com

    • Food and Baker
      June 11, 2017 / 9:09 am

      So lucky, it's defo one to note down and pop in real soon!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Llinos Thomas
    June 1, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    These look like amazing cocktails, I always gravitate towards the elderflower/gin types at this time of year.

    • Food and Baker
      June 11, 2017 / 9:14 am

      Elderflower is such a great spring drink even on it's own, but in a cocktail is even better ;)Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Joanne Rangeley
    June 1, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    You guys get invited to such great events!!! Very jealous of this one as I love making cocktails!! Great post guys x

    • Food and Baker
      June 11, 2017 / 9:14 am

      This was our first time and it was so much fun! Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. peachesandbear
    June 1, 2017 / 7:59 pm

    Looks like you had a fantastic time and the cocktails look great! I do love a cocktail masterclass but I end up making something totally sickly sweetTamsyn Elizabeth | Peaches and Bear

    • Food and Baker
      June 11, 2017 / 9:23 am

      The cocktails were the best! Haha we were lucky to have a guideline of what to put but not exactly on how to make it!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. Charlotte Clark
    June 2, 2017 / 11:05 am

    They look amazing!! They're making me feel so thirsty. 😀 I especially love the look of the Raspberry & Thyme Smash!

    • Food and Baker
      June 11, 2017 / 9:25 am

      Raspberry & Thyme Smash was the best and both our favourite!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  8. Alisha Valerie Gerrard
    June 2, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    This sounds like you had a really lovely time. So happy to hear about it. Thank you for sharing. 🌸💗✨With love, Alisha Valerie. xwww.AlishaValerie.com | http://www.twitter.com/AlishaValerie

    • Food and Baker
      June 11, 2017 / 9:28 am

      It was a really fun evening, especially to have after work on such a beautiful day!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  9. My life in rose tinted glasses
    June 5, 2017 / 3:19 pm

    What an amazing event!!! Who could ever say no to a cocktail!? They all sounds positively divine!!! and look amazing of course! Francesca | mylifeinrosetintedglasses.com

    • Food and Baker
      June 11, 2017 / 9:31 am

      Even better, spring cocktails!! They were all so tasty and refreshing!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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