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Friday Night with Bellas

Sorry for this very late post, everyone. Life has gotten quite complicated and I am now in argument with this thing called time. As you grow older, it seems to get out of your hands. I am struggling to manage it and to stop myself from saying, "I don't have time."

Speaking of time, I now have work during Saturdays (BOO!), so I miss hanging out with my fellow Bellas. When Belle de Jour Power Planner announced of an event and it was scheduled on a Friday night, I said, "Yes! Finally! Time to bond with them again!" 

Without second thoughts, I signed up for the BDJ Passion Series: Shake, Pour, and Serve! It was held on June 14, 2013 in TGI Friday's Glorietta and the topic was about cocktail mixing and flair bartending. It's in perfect timing, too! 'Cause I like cocktail drinks and the creativity in mixing and looks that come with it!

All about Shake, Pour, and Serve! ... with Marilyn Monroe on the side.

My BDJ wristband for the event!
I met familiar faces of Bellas! We took lots of photos of  the place (and ourselves!) before we settled down for dinner. I shared the table with Eca, Gee, and Lea. 

With Bellas: Eca, Gee, and Lea. :)
Before everything else, we had dinner, while being treated to a bartending show of TGI Friday's Stars Behind the Bar! 

Caesar Salad, rice, Spicy New Orleans, Pork Liempo, Brownie, and unlimitied Iced Tea.
Here are a few photos of the performance of Stars Behind the Bar! They are the best bartenders of TGI Fridays from different branches. My crush is the one from TriNoma. Hihihi... 

The Stars Behind the Bar. Photo taken from the TGI Friday's FB Page.
Here are a few snapshots I took of the performance. I'm sorry if some are blurred. My cellphone camera can't quite capture motions in crisp detail. Yep, it's one of the lessons I learned that night. 


Yes, they throw bottles in the air!
Yep, they got everyone's attention! :)
They gave out the drinks they concocted during the show! For free! Yay! We got this really strong drink which made my head spin after just a sip. I don't know the name though. Love the colors! 



After dinner, they called in participants for the cocktail mixing workshop! I happily volunteered for the Strawberry Margarita. I picked that slot because I like strawberries, even though I haven't tried margarita yet. 

Starting out with some basic instructions... Photo by Eca

Whoops, here I am trying out a pour! Photo by Eca

Concocting this drink is hard. Like, we were required to toss liquids in air and then catch it! The host told us that it can stain clothes! I was very careful to not let it get near my shirt! Noooo! Not on my favorite Rainthetreasure shirt! 

Showing us how to toss it the right way! Photo taken from the BDJ FB Page
I also learned that Margarita is an ice blended drink! Ooh! I knew I would love this drink after I hearing that! Sorry guys, but I can't remember the recipe in detail, and some ingredients were unfamiliar to me. 

Bartenders have this term, Exactopour, which means that the drink made will fit the glass right up to the brim with no spillage. Hmmm... when I tried it with my work...

Yay! So happy to finish my drink! Photo from BDJ FB Page.
My work of art: Strawberry Margarita!
I guess some liquids got thrown out after all that unsuccessful tossing! LOL! So there, my Strawberry Margarita with sugar on the glass! 

You know, when I cook or make drinks that I am not sure of, I really doubt the quality of it. But this time, when I tried my Margarita, I was surprised that it actually tasted good! Wow! I can't believe it! I'm so proud! The bartenders were good teachers! 

Would you like to try my Strawberry Margarita? Photo courtesy of Gee.
What a fun night of learning (and drinking)! I got to spend time with Bellas, too! I miss you so much, soul sisters! 

My loot! :) 

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