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Funkin Cocktail Mixers

Back in February I had the honour of interviewing the legendary DJ goldirocks who is also the brand ambassador for Funkin cocktails. To repay the favour for a brilliant interview I thought it only fair to put the cocktails through their paces and tell you all about them. The best way to review cocktails of course is to throw a party, so that’s what I did.

I enlisted the help of one of my best friends and persuaded her to lend me her new gorgeous kitchen for the big review, then we invited some of our friends over and started mixing up cocktails like pros (after watching the funkin master classes on U tube, of course).

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The funkin cocktails pride themselves on being the ultimate cocktail mix as they use 100% fresh fruit juice and are a healthier alternative to other cocktails. In the past I have always used a variety of fruit choices and recipe books to make my cocktails but by having these readymade mixers it made life a lot easier and so much quicker, leaving more time for drinking and dancing.

The Funking mixers require three basic steps; ice in, spirit in, funkin. The 10 second cocktail!

Obviously, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous like we were, you can watch the master classes on U tube for tips and set fire to orange peels or add fresh fruit.

As well as being quick, easy and healthier, they also tasted great and were really full of flavours. Personally my favourite was the Brazilian, a passion fruit based cocktail that I hadn’t had before but absolutely loved. Strangely this cocktail got mixed review and seemed to be the marmite of the group, it was either loved or hated, resulting in it coming in third place on the score board.

Usually I am a rum drinker and my go to cocktail is a mojito. I was a bit dubious about trying this one as I really didn’t know if it would live up to those made in the bars. I needn’t have worried as it was lovely and tasted very fresh. Although I will point out that we added fresh mint to this one and I would advise that you do too if you love a true mojito.

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I asked the ladies to score each cocktail out of 10 on taste and here are our results

1st Cosmopolitan

2nd Daiquiri

3rd Brazilian (my personal favourite)

4th WooWoo

5th Mojito

6th Bellini

Unfortunately the lowest scoring cocktail of the night was the Bellini. This was one of the easiest to make as you needed nothing more than the mix and sparkling wine. I do however think that this one would taste different depending on the wine you choose and I would try it again using a different brand to see if it is any better. One of the ladies compared it to a bucks fizz drink and suggested she would serve this as opposed to bucks fizz for those celebratory low alcoholic moments, great idea.

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I have never used, or even considered using, pre mixed cocktails before but I would certainly use them now, in fact we are planning on throwing another party soon and Funkin will be top of our shopping list. For have a look at their wide selection click here

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(the opinions expressed belong to the party goers of Elton, the products were supplied by Funkin, originally posted on women make waves).

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About thestrawberryfountain

I am a mother, wife, teacher, mental Health trainer, writer and blogger. I blog about all things beauty, lifestyle, and child related, basically if I find it interesting I share it with the world. I write for women make waves and am the resident beauty reviewer for birds on the blog, working closely with many high end brands. if you would like to see me review your products please email me at thestrawberryfountain@hotmail.com

9 comments on “Funkin Cocktail Mixers

  1. hann182014
    May 14, 2015

    These look really good and come in a range of different ones. i will have to try these x

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    • thestrawberryfountain
      May 14, 2015

      they are lovey and this isn’t the whole range they have gin cocktails and other fruity ones too x

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  2. Fuss Free Helen
    May 14, 2015

    I’ve used the fruity bases in smoothies when I am running low on fresh or frozen fruit. They work really rather well too.

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    • thestrawberryfountain
      May 14, 2015

      yes so quick and easy, saves a lot of hassle from making your own. the fact these use real fruit is a bonus in my eyes :0)

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  3. These sort of ‘premade’ drinks are all the rage at the moment in supermarkets. I think it’s great they have transcended to cocktails now. Will definitely be looking for these next time I am in Asda 😉

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    • thestrawberryfountain
      May 14, 2015

      hi @themoneyshed yes there are definitely a lot of brands around but if you do see these on the shelf I recommend you try one or two x

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  4. Jaklien van Melick
    May 27, 2015

    These are great. And they sounds and look so much better than the canned mixed drinks you get at the supermarkets.

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  5. Michelle Murray
    May 28, 2015

    never tried these before but they look absolutely delicious.

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