Cocktail Making Contest with Bloggers by G Hotel Penang @ Tree Bar

We always thought the bartenders are so cool when they are shaking our cocktails behind the bar station, and amazed by their ability to remember all the cocktails recipe. Thanks to G Hotel this times, we get a trial to be a bartender in their Cocktail Making Contest with a group of media & bloggers at G Hotel Tree Bar! After that, we were given opportunity to sample almost all the delicacies in Tree Bar

Thanks to G Hotel and Tree Bar for hosting us that evening

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney
Upon finishing my F6 studies, I used to work part-time in a lounge and the only experience I had on making cocktail was making a cup of screwdriver. Okay, that was not something proud bragging.

Thus when we see bottles of spirits and liquors on the bar station, we were out of speech. How we able to manage all those liquors and churn out a cup of aromatic cocktail by our own?

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

All these were well prepared by the G hotel team prior our arrival. Lets roll our sleeve and rock the party with some cocktails! 

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney
We were served with some cocktails prior beginning of competition to make sure we can acquainted with cocktails.

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney
Mojito

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney
Cranberry Margarita
In this contest, all the bloggers and media members are required to make a cup of "Mojito" and "Cranberry Margarita". We were briefed by Miss Christina Tan, the communication director of G Hotel on the contest's rules and regulations, how marks will be given and etc. Oh gosh, the adrenaline and stress hormone rose to sky high limit upon hearing it. It was tough!

Then, Tree's Bar bartender, Mr. Helmi did a demonstration to showcase us how Mojito and Cranberry Margarita are done. We were allowed to make any notes or take videos but no peeping can be done during the competition!

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

As only one person may take part in the competition, the better student - Shirleen went on stage to shoulder this huge responsibility to make sure we emerge as the winner for the night. Actually, the night was full of fun that injected with laughter instead of a serious competition.

Shirleen did very well to follow all the steps demonstrated by Mr. Helmi with minimal flaw. To our fellow readers, we share the recipe here just in case you wanted to make your very own cocktails as well.

Mojito:
1) 4 slices of lime wedges
2) 10-15 pieces of mint leaves
3) 1 sachet of brown sugar
4) Mix the above 3 items into shaker 
5) Muddle them by push and twist to compress everything
6) Measure 45ml of Havana rum using a jigger and pour into shaker
7) Measure 10ml of lemon juice using a jigger and pour into shaker
8) Add one scoop of ice
9) Shake the shaker
10)  Pour the concoction into cup and top up with soda
11) Garnish with a piece of lime

Cranberry Margarita:
1) Rub the sipping area of the cup with a lime slice
2) Dip the sipping area of the cup into a pool of salt
3) Measure 45ml of Olmeca Tequila using a jigger and pour into shaker
4) Measure 15ml of Bols using a jigger and pour into shaker
5) Measure 10ml of lime juice using a jigger and pour into shaker
6) Measure 45ml of cranberry juice using a jigger and pour into shaker
7) Add one scoop of ice
8) Shake the shaker
9) Pour the concoction into cup via the cocktail strainer to remove the ice
19) Garnish it with a piece of lime and cranberry

Tips: the more you shake and muddle, the better the taste could become

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Here are some actions from the other bloggers and media members. Obviously all were having fun! After that, the judges from G Hotel constitute of Miss Christina, Mr. Helmi and Mr. Danson went around and sample our made cocktails. They even scent the cocktails as part of marks. We reckon they must have been experts in cocktails to do so.

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Finally the results were unveiled by Miss Christina Tan. Shirleen managed to emerge as winner and get RM 300 of vouchers to be spend at Tree Bar! First runner up was Mr. Sivaji from where2magazine and Geylan from The Whole Enchilada was the second runner up.  We all had fun and there were no winners and losers in fact as everybody manage to churn out two different cup of cocktails despite having little knowledge on it!

Nice place for cocktail in Penang Gurney

Tree Bar @ G Hotel
2 Persiaran Maktab, 10250 Penang, Malaysia
Operation hours: 12:00pm - 1:00am daily (till 2:00am on Fri & Sat)
For reservation: +604 238 0000

G Hotel Tree bar webpage
Location: Ground Floor, Alfresco 


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