Last Wed eve I attended the launch of a new Patrón flavour – Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa.
This little soiree took place just around the corner from my place at the hopefully-soon-to-be-officially-opened TRUTH Coffee in Buitenkant St. Remember I told you guys about this place a while back over here. They’re currently semi-operating, but still waiting for a few licencing things before they can open fully… I really can’t wait! Anyhoo, the space was ”Patrón’ified” for the evening to celebrate all that is this luxury tequila brand. I’ll admit, I’m not normally a fan of tequila at all and avoid the stuff like the plague. But Patrón is different. It’s smooth & tasty and goes down like a treat. Especially their flavoured options. If I’m forced to have a tequila shooter, I always insist on Patrón. I mean a girl must stick to her standards.
Upon arrival we were treated to Patrón Patronizers - a mix of Patrón Silver, lime & Appletizer. I had a few of these… hehe. Then I got to chatting with Nick Koumbarakis aka The Alchemist Says & the man behind some of the amazing cocktails they serve at The Orphanage. The man’s a total genius when it comes to the art of mixology – definitely someone to have on your speed dial.
After enjoying a Patrón Cosmo (or two) - Patrón Silver, Patrón Citrónge, orange juice, lime juice and sweet & sour mix – along with some really tasty canapes (my favourites were the mini burgers and these chorizo & grilled cherry tomato snacks… so yum) we were welcomed by actor, comedian and MC for the evening, Colin Moss. He gave us some cool background facts about the Patrón brand, like the fact that the bottles are handmade and therefore every one is unique and that it passes through 60 hands during its production. As the waiters passed through the crowd with trays of Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa shots for everyone to have a taste, Crazy White Boy took to the decks to get us moving as well.
I had a quick catch up with TRUTH Coffee owner, David Donde. My time with him was mostly spent doing that annoying thing that kids do when on a road trip – you know the “are we there yet” nagging. But my version was “But when David, wheeeeen are you opening exactly?”
I have to say, this was one of the most enjoyable events I’ve attended in a while and we were really looked after soooo well. Of course the star of the evening was still this baby:
A HUGE thanks to the guys at Bletchley Park for the invite. I mean, just to show how extra organised these guys were, they even arranged that 1 For the Road was on call in case anybody needed a lift home. That’s great thinking guys. I love anybody who supports responsible drinking. Luckily I could just
crawl sashay around the corner to get back home again, but if I was driving, I would have used that option for sure…