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Spend Or Save? Seagrams vs Beefeater Gin

When it comes to stocking Gin at home, or any liquor for that matter, there is always the question of ‘budget or quality?’… Sometimes, it’s simple enough to find the product the strikes the balance between the two. However, when it comes to gin, it can be a bit of a challenge. 

There are five different types of Gin: London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever and New American Gin. Instead of going into all that, today I will be comparing my favourite Gin on a budget, Seagram’s, and my favourite gin when I have some money, Beefeater.

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A 750ml bottle of Seagram’s costs 1,000/= compared to Beefeater’s 1,700/=. I always used to ask, what’s the difference other that perhaps reputation or popularity?

Quality is the main difference. London Dry Gin is the benchmark of quality in the world of gin. Seagram’s is made in America, not to say that it’s sub standard, it just means that juniper might not be the dominant flavour.

The truth is, picking the right gin depends on what you’re using it for. I like Seagram’s because it works well in most cocktails, especially ones with fruit juices and for punch. 

Yet, put it in some lingerie, aka the Martini, and it’s true misshapen form comes to light! Beefeater Gin might not be the best London Dry gin available but for the balance and versatility it offers, it’s great that it doesn’t break the bank.

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If budget’s not an issue, the theme of your party can really help you decide which to use. For a vintage theme, that is cocktails from prohibition right up to the sixties, you definitely want to pick a gin that’s higher up on the shelf like Beefeater. That’s because most cocktails then were pretty simple with a minimal two to three ingredients. Like a dress, you want something that’s flattering and elegant.

For a party with a more tropical theme, involving more fruit mixers and with lots of color, Seagram’s will work just fine. I find that it really complements citrus flavours well, something like flowers on a sun dress.

At the end of the day, sometimes you have to spend and some days it’s wiser to save. It’s always better to know what you want before you head to the store so you can make better choices. Now that I’ve got the gin out of the way, it’s time-travel back to the Roarin’ Twenties!

Remember, Drinking is always fun when it’s done responsibly.

Cheers,

Jer

So this is what working late at Pernod Ricard looks like…
Last evening, all the new staff, including myself, as well as the new team from Uganda, had the pleasure of experiencing a whiskey tasting with Jameson East Africa Ambassador George Karanu. 
It was a mix between a mentorship session where we got an in depth look into one of the most popular whisky brand in Kenya and a comparative tasting with other whiskies in the market.
Being Community Manager, I’m on social media constantly and it can be quite tedious. In addition to that, Jameson has never really been one of my favourites, but, I left this session feeling a lot more inspired to be involved with the brand deeper and interact more with our followers online.
Each day here holds a new experience as well as a new challenge. Grateful to be part of the team!
Cheers,
Jer
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So this is what working late at Pernod Ricard looks like…
Last evening, all the new staff, including myself, as well as the new team from Uganda, had the pleasure of experiencing a whiskey tasting with Jameson East Africa Ambassador George Karanu. 
It was a mix between a mentorship session where we got an in depth look into one of the most popular whisky brand in Kenya and a comparative tasting with other whiskies in the market.
Being Community Manager, I’m on social media constantly and it can be quite tedious. In addition to that, Jameson has never really been one of my favourites, but, I left this session feeling a lot more inspired to be involved with the brand deeper and interact more with our followers online.
Each day here holds a new experience as well as a new challenge. Grateful to be part of the team!
Cheers,
Jer
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So this is what working late at Pernod Ricard looks like…
Last evening, all the new staff, including myself, as well as the new team from Uganda, had the pleasure of experiencing a whiskey tasting with Jameson East Africa Ambassador George Karanu. 
It was a mix between a mentorship session where we got an in depth look into one of the most popular whisky brand in Kenya and a comparative tasting with other whiskies in the market.
Being Community Manager, I’m on social media constantly and it can be quite tedious. In addition to that, Jameson has never really been one of my favourites, but, I left this session feeling a lot more inspired to be involved with the brand deeper and interact more with our followers online.
Each day here holds a new experience as well as a new challenge. Grateful to be part of the team!
Cheers,
Jer
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So this is what working late at Pernod Ricard looks like…
Last evening, all the new staff, including myself, as well as the new team from Uganda, had the pleasure of experiencing a whiskey tasting with Jameson East Africa Ambassador George Karanu. 
It was a mix between a mentorship session where we got an in depth look into one of the most popular whisky brand in Kenya and a comparative tasting with other whiskies in the market.
Being Community Manager, I’m on social media constantly and it can be quite tedious. In addition to that, Jameson has never really been one of my favourites, but, I left this session feeling a lot more inspired to be involved with the brand deeper and interact more with our followers online.
Each day here holds a new experience as well as a new challenge. Grateful to be part of the team!
Cheers,
Jer
Zoom Info

So this is what working late at Pernod Ricard looks like…

Last evening, all the new staff, including myself, as well as the new team from Uganda, had the pleasure of experiencing a whiskey tasting with Jameson East Africa Ambassador George Karanu. 

It was a mix between a mentorship session where we got an in depth look into one of the most popular whisky brand in Kenya and a comparative tasting with other whiskies in the market.

Being Community Manager, I’m on social media constantly and it can be quite tedious. In addition to that, Jameson has never really been one of my favourites, but, I left this session feeling a lot more inspired to be involved with the brand deeper and interact more with our followers online.

Each day here holds a new experience as well as a new challenge. Grateful to be part of the team!

Cheers,

Jer

White Wine : Tangled Tree Butterscotch Chardonnay

It’s Wine Wednesday! I thought I’d start off the month with my favourite White Wine for my home bar ^_^

Tangled Tree Butterscotch Chardonnay is what I call ‘therapy in a glass’. As it pours into your wine glass, you can feel yourself sink into the lovely aromas of butterscotch and crème brulee balanced by the subtle intensity of fruit.

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Round, creamy and full with every sip, a glass is all the reward you need for meeting the daily demands life in a high speed economy.

A pocket friendly wine like this make it perfect for quality entertaining on a budget! My favourite part of it is the eco-friendly nature of the bottle that lets you take responsible drinking to a whole new level!

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If you really want to impress, why not throw in some fruit and a dash of sprite in a jug with the wine for an attractive, tasty Sangria cocktail.

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Chicken, grilled fish and pasta dishes pair perfectly with this butterscotch Chardonnay. If it’s a party, why not ask your friends to bring along some bites. It always helps to give some direction so you don’t end up cringing at the pairing.

Remember, Drinking is always fun when it’s done responsibly. When entertaining, pick a wine with a lower percentage of alcohol (and calories), like this Chardonnay (14% or less). Pacing out your drinks with a glass of water helps you maintain your composure and judgment as you enjoy your wine.

Cheers,

Jer

Tangled Tree Rose is another one of my favourites! Read all about it here.

Last week, I had the pleasure of losing my concert-ginity to Paco Renteria at the National Museum.
My sister and I arrived about an hour after the concert was said to start and found the auditorium full to the brim. Lucky for me, I found a sweet spot right next to the stage. I stood the whole time but soon realised that I was better off because the music was so lively and passionate, I just had to dance.
The whole audience was swept up in the performance. We had come to see Paco Renteria but were quite enthralled by the equally talented band. 
From the violinist to the fellow guitarists, it was a feast of creativity and originality. It would have been impossible not to enjoy yourself simply because they were enjoying themselves to the max. 
For my first ever concert, it was one of the best, most satisfying experiences I’ve had yet. And I was not alone. I spoke to a couple of people after the show who only had amazing things to say. 
It was interesting to see some nuns sitting front row at the show. They left with smiles from cheek to cheek, so happy to have been invited as it gave them some exposure to their fellow sisters culture as well as an opportunity to tap their feet to a new sound.
I would have loved to see the crowd get a little bit more involved but with the standing ovation and demands for an encore, it was clear that we had all been put under a beautiful spell.
It was an evening never to be forgotten. I left feeling energised and in an extremely positive mood. I cannot wait for Paco Renteria and his band to come back and play us into a trance once more.
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Last week, I had the pleasure of losing my concert-ginity to Paco Renteria at the National Museum.
My sister and I arrived about an hour after the concert was said to start and found the auditorium full to the brim. Lucky for me, I found a sweet spot right next to the stage. I stood the whole time but soon realised that I was better off because the music was so lively and passionate, I just had to dance.
The whole audience was swept up in the performance. We had come to see Paco Renteria but were quite enthralled by the equally talented band. 
From the violinist to the fellow guitarists, it was a feast of creativity and originality. It would have been impossible not to enjoy yourself simply because they were enjoying themselves to the max. 
For my first ever concert, it was one of the best, most satisfying experiences I’ve had yet. And I was not alone. I spoke to a couple of people after the show who only had amazing things to say. 
It was interesting to see some nuns sitting front row at the show. They left with smiles from cheek to cheek, so happy to have been invited as it gave them some exposure to their fellow sisters culture as well as an opportunity to tap their feet to a new sound.
I would have loved to see the crowd get a little bit more involved but with the standing ovation and demands for an encore, it was clear that we had all been put under a beautiful spell.
It was an evening never to be forgotten. I left feeling energised and in an extremely positive mood. I cannot wait for Paco Renteria and his band to come back and play us into a trance once more.
Zoom Info
Last week, I had the pleasure of losing my concert-ginity to Paco Renteria at the National Museum.
My sister and I arrived about an hour after the concert was said to start and found the auditorium full to the brim. Lucky for me, I found a sweet spot right next to the stage. I stood the whole time but soon realised that I was better off because the music was so lively and passionate, I just had to dance.
The whole audience was swept up in the performance. We had come to see Paco Renteria but were quite enthralled by the equally talented band. 
From the violinist to the fellow guitarists, it was a feast of creativity and originality. It would have been impossible not to enjoy yourself simply because they were enjoying themselves to the max. 
For my first ever concert, it was one of the best, most satisfying experiences I’ve had yet. And I was not alone. I spoke to a couple of people after the show who only had amazing things to say. 
It was interesting to see some nuns sitting front row at the show. They left with smiles from cheek to cheek, so happy to have been invited as it gave them some exposure to their fellow sisters culture as well as an opportunity to tap their feet to a new sound.
I would have loved to see the crowd get a little bit more involved but with the standing ovation and demands for an encore, it was clear that we had all been put under a beautiful spell.
It was an evening never to be forgotten. I left feeling energised and in an extremely positive mood. I cannot wait for Paco Renteria and his band to come back and play us into a trance once more.
Zoom Info
Last week, I had the pleasure of losing my concert-ginity to Paco Renteria at the National Museum.
My sister and I arrived about an hour after the concert was said to start and found the auditorium full to the brim. Lucky for me, I found a sweet spot right next to the stage. I stood the whole time but soon realised that I was better off because the music was so lively and passionate, I just had to dance.
The whole audience was swept up in the performance. We had come to see Paco Renteria but were quite enthralled by the equally talented band. 
From the violinist to the fellow guitarists, it was a feast of creativity and originality. It would have been impossible not to enjoy yourself simply because they were enjoying themselves to the max. 
For my first ever concert, it was one of the best, most satisfying experiences I’ve had yet. And I was not alone. I spoke to a couple of people after the show who only had amazing things to say. 
It was interesting to see some nuns sitting front row at the show. They left with smiles from cheek to cheek, so happy to have been invited as it gave them some exposure to their fellow sisters culture as well as an opportunity to tap their feet to a new sound.
I would have loved to see the crowd get a little bit more involved but with the standing ovation and demands for an encore, it was clear that we had all been put under a beautiful spell.
It was an evening never to be forgotten. I left feeling energised and in an extremely positive mood. I cannot wait for Paco Renteria and his band to come back and play us into a trance once more.
Zoom Info
Last week, I had the pleasure of losing my concert-ginity to Paco Renteria at the National Museum.
My sister and I arrived about an hour after the concert was said to start and found the auditorium full to the brim. Lucky for me, I found a sweet spot right next to the stage. I stood the whole time but soon realised that I was better off because the music was so lively and passionate, I just had to dance.
The whole audience was swept up in the performance. We had come to see Paco Renteria but were quite enthralled by the equally talented band. 
From the violinist to the fellow guitarists, it was a feast of creativity and originality. It would have been impossible not to enjoy yourself simply because they were enjoying themselves to the max. 
For my first ever concert, it was one of the best, most satisfying experiences I’ve had yet. And I was not alone. I spoke to a couple of people after the show who only had amazing things to say. 
It was interesting to see some nuns sitting front row at the show. They left with smiles from cheek to cheek, so happy to have been invited as it gave them some exposure to their fellow sisters culture as well as an opportunity to tap their feet to a new sound.
I would have loved to see the crowd get a little bit more involved but with the standing ovation and demands for an encore, it was clear that we had all been put under a beautiful spell.
It was an evening never to be forgotten. I left feeling energised and in an extremely positive mood. I cannot wait for Paco Renteria and his band to come back and play us into a trance once more.
Zoom Info
Last week, I had the pleasure of losing my concert-ginity to Paco Renteria at the National Museum.
My sister and I arrived about an hour after the concert was said to start and found the auditorium full to the brim. Lucky for me, I found a sweet spot right next to the stage. I stood the whole time but soon realised that I was better off because the music was so lively and passionate, I just had to dance.
The whole audience was swept up in the performance. We had come to see Paco Renteria but were quite enthralled by the equally talented band. 
From the violinist to the fellow guitarists, it was a feast of creativity and originality. It would have been impossible not to enjoy yourself simply because they were enjoying themselves to the max. 
For my first ever concert, it was one of the best, most satisfying experiences I’ve had yet. And I was not alone. I spoke to a couple of people after the show who only had amazing things to say. 
It was interesting to see some nuns sitting front row at the show. They left with smiles from cheek to cheek, so happy to have been invited as it gave them some exposure to their fellow sisters culture as well as an opportunity to tap their feet to a new sound.
I would have loved to see the crowd get a little bit more involved but with the standing ovation and demands for an encore, it was clear that we had all been put under a beautiful spell.
It was an evening never to be forgotten. I left feeling energised and in an extremely positive mood. I cannot wait for Paco Renteria and his band to come back and play us into a trance once more.
Zoom Info

Last week, I had the pleasure of losing my concert-ginity to Paco Renteria at the National Museum.

My sister and I arrived about an hour after the concert was said to start and found the auditorium full to the brim. Lucky for me, I found a sweet spot right next to the stage. I stood the whole time but soon realised that I was better off because the music was so lively and passionate, I just had to dance.

The whole audience was swept up in the performance. We had come to see Paco Renteria but were quite enthralled by the equally talented band. 

From the violinist to the fellow guitarists, it was a feast of creativity and originality. It would have been impossible not to enjoy yourself simply because they were enjoying themselves to the max. 

For my first ever concert, it was one of the best, most satisfying experiences I’ve had yet. And I was not alone. I spoke to a couple of people after the show who only had amazing things to say. 

It was interesting to see some nuns sitting front row at the show. They left with smiles from cheek to cheek, so happy to have been invited as it gave them some exposure to their fellow sisters culture as well as an opportunity to tap their feet to a new sound.

I would have loved to see the crowd get a little bit more involved but with the standing ovation and demands for an encore, it was clear that we had all been put under a beautiful spell.

It was an evening never to be forgotten. I left feeling energised and in an extremely positive mood. I cannot wait for Paco Renteria and his band to come back and play us into a trance once more.

Now that we’ve learnt how to make some of the cocktail essentials at home, It’s time to stock the bar with some much needed quality liquor.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be taking you through the basic Alky’s to stock in your home bar as well as my favourite ones in each category!

It’s time to clear some space, get out your smart card and drop by the atm ^_^.

Remember, Drinking is always fun when it’s done responsibly!

Cheers,

Jer

flite-skool asked:

Greetings from New York! Your blog is the truth. I like how you want us to drink responsibly. Its important to add that. I havent made a cocktail of yours yet but I want to. All I have is some cognac some gin and some other assorted bottles. Anyway, when I do make one I'll be sure to post it. Keep up the good work!

I answered:

Hello, Thanks for the love! I’m really glad you enjoy reading. You have to share the post with me when you do.

Since you have some Cognac, you should definitely try the Sidecar [http://jercocktails.com/post/85804559471/sidecar-cocktail-recipe-kenya]. It’s my favourite Cognac cocktail.

Cheers,

Jer

Monday Mocktail : Mo’ Zing!

Monday Blues’ are for amateurs. There’s no reason not to start the week on a high note, especially now that the sun is back! Put away the coffee and shake up today’s mocktail; an all natural energy drink. With Kiwi, Coconut water and honey, this drink is great to enjoy first thing in the morning or carry with you on your day.

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Coconut water is always in abundance at Jer’s Bar. I’m simply nuts for coconut! I eat at least one a day. It’s the fruit that keeps on giving. Coconut water is a healthy alternative to your typical energy drink, with only 60 calories for every 250ml. In addition to it’s hydrating qualities, it’s full of electrolytes which make it perfect for hangovers and to avoid cramping during exercise. read more here…

Kiwi has quite the reputation of being a superfruit. It is expensive here in Kenya but it’s always worth it. Challenging to use in cocktails, the Kiwi fruit is right at home in a mocktail. 

Kiwi is in the ‘most alkaline’ category for fruits, meaning it has a rich supply of minerals to replace the excess of acidic foods most individuals consume. A few of the benefits of a properly acid/alkaline balanced body are: youthful skin, deeper sleep, abundant physical energy. read more here…

What do you think? Is it worth a shot? pun intended ^_^

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This recipe is absolutely experimental. I knew what I wanted in it but the quantities of each are up for debate.

INGREDIENTS [2 servings]

> Coconut water

> 1 Kiwi fruit. Cubed

>1 1/2 teaspoon of Honey

> Juice of one lime [optional] 

Both Kiwi and Coconut water don’t lend much to the overall taste. Therefore, I added the lemon to create a sweet & sour balance with the honey. 

In a shaker with Ice, add the ingredients leaving out the honey. Shake lightly and strain into two martini glasses. Add the honey, stir and garnish with a slice of Kiwi fruit. 

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This Monday has taken an unexpectedly tropical turn. It’s only fair to pair such an exotic mocktail with an equally exotic snack. This is Litchi pudding garnished with a slice of Kiwi. [The pudding is available for only 55 bob in Nakumatt and Uchumi]

Kiwi, Coconut water and Lime juice all aid digestion and weight loss, have a glowing effect on skin and naturally cleanse and detox the body.

Why not try adding them to your daily diet? You have everything to gain. And, if you like Kiwi and Coconut, you should check out some great cocktails here and here

Remember, drinking is always fun when it’s done responsibly. After any drinking experience, you need to give your body some rest and replenish some of those lost nutrients and electrolytes. By enjoying non-alcoholic beverages throughout the beginning of the week, you can prepare your body for another responsible weekend of fun and creating memories. Here are some more Monday Mocktails.

Cheers,

Jer

|| Throwback Thursday || Jer Original: Grape Mojito

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I made the grape juice myself by blending some red grapes in a blender with a little water. The juice is quite sweet so there is no need to add anything to it. So in a cocktail that calls for grape juice and sugar syrup, you should reduce the amount of sugar syrup used because you could end up with an overly sweet drink.

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INGREDIENTS

-> 45ml White Rum

-> 60ml Grape juice

-> 5-6 mint leaves

-> 1 teaspoon Brown Sugar

-> Juice of 1/2 a lime

-> Soda water

The procedure of mixing up a mojito always stays the same but you can vary the fruit to make it interesting.

Muddle one or two sliced grapes, mint leaves and brown sugar in the glass. Fill the glass with ice, squeeze the juice from the lime and add the rum. Top off with soda water, lightly stir and garnish with mint.

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Rememeber, drinking is always fun when it’s done responsibly. So, if you have people over, make sure to have a jug of water on standby somewhere easily accessible to everyone. You can dress it up with some slices of lemon or any citrus fruit so it’s more inviting.

Have a fun & responsible weekend,

- Jer

After two to three weeks, filter the liqueur through a coffee filter. Return to a cool dark place for another month or two and it&#8217;s ready!
Making your own Home-Made Liqueurs is a great hobby to adopt and makes for great gifts for every occasion.
There is no limit to the types and flavours of liqueurs you can have, which means that you can also save money from purchasing liqueurs in the shop. 
My favorite perk is that i know exactly what is in my liqueur, with no added preservatives or chemicals.
Remember, drinking is always fun when it’s done responsibly.
- Jer
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After two to three weeks, filter the liqueur through a coffee filter. Return to a cool dark place for another month or two and it&#8217;s ready!
Making your own Home-Made Liqueurs is a great hobby to adopt and makes for great gifts for every occasion.
There is no limit to the types and flavours of liqueurs you can have, which means that you can also save money from purchasing liqueurs in the shop. 
My favorite perk is that i know exactly what is in my liqueur, with no added preservatives or chemicals.
Remember, drinking is always fun when it’s done responsibly.
- Jer
Zoom Info
After two to three weeks, filter the liqueur through a coffee filter. Return to a cool dark place for another month or two and it&#8217;s ready!
Making your own Home-Made Liqueurs is a great hobby to adopt and makes for great gifts for every occasion.
There is no limit to the types and flavours of liqueurs you can have, which means that you can also save money from purchasing liqueurs in the shop. 
My favorite perk is that i know exactly what is in my liqueur, with no added preservatives or chemicals.
Remember, drinking is always fun when it’s done responsibly.
- Jer
Zoom Info
After two to three weeks, filter the liqueur through a coffee filter. Return to a cool dark place for another month or two and it&#8217;s ready!
Making your own Home-Made Liqueurs is a great hobby to adopt and makes for great gifts for every occasion.
There is no limit to the types and flavours of liqueurs you can have, which means that you can also save money from purchasing liqueurs in the shop. 
My favorite perk is that i know exactly what is in my liqueur, with no added preservatives or chemicals.
Remember, drinking is always fun when it’s done responsibly.
- Jer
Zoom Info

After two to three weeks, filter the liqueur through a coffee filter. Return to a cool dark place for another month or two and it’s ready!

Making your own Home-Made Liqueurs is a great hobby to adopt and makes for great gifts for every occasion.

There is no limit to the types and flavours of liqueurs you can have, which means that you can also save money from purchasing liqueurs in the shop. 

My favorite perk is that i know exactly what is in my liqueur, with no added preservatives or chemicals.

Remember, drinking is always fun when it’s done responsibly.

- Jer

Seems like I joined Pernod Ricard Kenya just in time. Luckily, on my first week, they or should I say &#8216;we&#8217; were headed for a team building trip at Naivasha Country Club.
Other than being a Scout, I have never really taken part in any &#8216;team building&#8217; experience. Nowadays, it seems like the only kind accompanies music and the clinking of glasses. 
It was so interesting interacting with everyone in such an informal setting. If there&#8217;s one thing I learnt about the office dynamic here is that everyone&#8217;s a leader. It can be challenging when it comes to problem solving games but it definitely explains the level of cooperation and ease in the office. Unlike most offices, no-one here is trying to get anyone elses job. It&#8217;s a real team effort.
I promised myself i&#8217;d never work in an office, but, with co-workers like this, it hardly feels like one. My favourite Pernod Ricard value is &#8216;Conviviality&#8217;. I think it is the pillar of our office.
We all made sure to eat plenty and stay hydrated because the air was pregnant with expectation. The food was simply amazing. A buffet of local food including fish, chapo, ndengu and a number of salads. Even the monkey&#8217;s had to join in.
The evening was the climax of the day. Dancing&#8230; cocktails&#8230; an overall beautiful experience. [Don&#8217;t worry, i&#8217;ll write all about it ^_^]
Remember, drinking is always fun when it&#8217;s done responsibly.
Cheers,
Jer
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Seems like I joined Pernod Ricard Kenya just in time. Luckily, on my first week, they or should I say &#8216;we&#8217; were headed for a team building trip at Naivasha Country Club.
Other than being a Scout, I have never really taken part in any &#8216;team building&#8217; experience. Nowadays, it seems like the only kind accompanies music and the clinking of glasses. 
It was so interesting interacting with everyone in such an informal setting. If there&#8217;s one thing I learnt about the office dynamic here is that everyone&#8217;s a leader. It can be challenging when it comes to problem solving games but it definitely explains the level of cooperation and ease in the office. Unlike most offices, no-one here is trying to get anyone elses job. It&#8217;s a real team effort.
I promised myself i&#8217;d never work in an office, but, with co-workers like this, it hardly feels like one. My favourite Pernod Ricard value is &#8216;Conviviality&#8217;. I think it is the pillar of our office.
We all made sure to eat plenty and stay hydrated because the air was pregnant with expectation. The food was simply amazing. A buffet of local food including fish, chapo, ndengu and a number of salads. Even the monkey&#8217;s had to join in.
The evening was the climax of the day. Dancing&#8230; cocktails&#8230; an overall beautiful experience. [Don&#8217;t worry, i&#8217;ll write all about it ^_^]
Remember, drinking is always fun when it&#8217;s done responsibly.
Cheers,
Jer
Zoom Info
Seems like I joined Pernod Ricard Kenya just in time. Luckily, on my first week, they or should I say &#8216;we&#8217; were headed for a team building trip at Naivasha Country Club.
Other than being a Scout, I have never really taken part in any &#8216;team building&#8217; experience. Nowadays, it seems like the only kind accompanies music and the clinking of glasses. 
It was so interesting interacting with everyone in such an informal setting. If there&#8217;s one thing I learnt about the office dynamic here is that everyone&#8217;s a leader. It can be challenging when it comes to problem solving games but it definitely explains the level of cooperation and ease in the office. Unlike most offices, no-one here is trying to get anyone elses job. It&#8217;s a real team effort.
I promised myself i&#8217;d never work in an office, but, with co-workers like this, it hardly feels like one. My favourite Pernod Ricard value is &#8216;Conviviality&#8217;. I think it is the pillar of our office.
We all made sure to eat plenty and stay hydrated because the air was pregnant with expectation. The food was simply amazing. A buffet of local food including fish, chapo, ndengu and a number of salads. Even the monkey&#8217;s had to join in.
The evening was the climax of the day. Dancing&#8230; cocktails&#8230; an overall beautiful experience. [Don&#8217;t worry, i&#8217;ll write all about it ^_^]
Remember, drinking is always fun when it&#8217;s done responsibly.
Cheers,
Jer
Zoom Info
Seems like I joined Pernod Ricard Kenya just in time. Luckily, on my first week, they or should I say &#8216;we&#8217; were headed for a team building trip at Naivasha Country Club.
Other than being a Scout, I have never really taken part in any &#8216;team building&#8217; experience. Nowadays, it seems like the only kind accompanies music and the clinking of glasses. 
It was so interesting interacting with everyone in such an informal setting. If there&#8217;s one thing I learnt about the office dynamic here is that everyone&#8217;s a leader. It can be challenging when it comes to problem solving games but it definitely explains the level of cooperation and ease in the office. Unlike most offices, no-one here is trying to get anyone elses job. It&#8217;s a real team effort.
I promised myself i&#8217;d never work in an office, but, with co-workers like this, it hardly feels like one. My favourite Pernod Ricard value is &#8216;Conviviality&#8217;. I think it is the pillar of our office.
We all made sure to eat plenty and stay hydrated because the air was pregnant with expectation. The food was simply amazing. A buffet of local food including fish, chapo, ndengu and a number of salads. Even the monkey&#8217;s had to join in.
The evening was the climax of the day. Dancing&#8230; cocktails&#8230; an overall beautiful experience. [Don&#8217;t worry, i&#8217;ll write all about it ^_^]
Remember, drinking is always fun when it&#8217;s done responsibly.
Cheers,
Jer
Zoom Info
Seems like I joined Pernod Ricard Kenya just in time. Luckily, on my first week, they or should I say &#8216;we&#8217; were headed for a team building trip at Naivasha Country Club.
Other than being a Scout, I have never really taken part in any &#8216;team building&#8217; experience. Nowadays, it seems like the only kind accompanies music and the clinking of glasses. 
It was so interesting interacting with everyone in such an informal setting. If there&#8217;s one thing I learnt about the office dynamic here is that everyone&#8217;s a leader. It can be challenging when it comes to problem solving games but it definitely explains the level of cooperation and ease in the office. Unlike most offices, no-one here is trying to get anyone elses job. It&#8217;s a real team effort.
I promised myself i&#8217;d never work in an office, but, with co-workers like this, it hardly feels like one. My favourite Pernod Ricard value is &#8216;Conviviality&#8217;. I think it is the pillar of our office.
We all made sure to eat plenty and stay hydrated because the air was pregnant with expectation. The food was simply amazing. A buffet of local food including fish, chapo, ndengu and a number of salads. Even the monkey&#8217;s had to join in.
The evening was the climax of the day. Dancing&#8230; cocktails&#8230; an overall beautiful experience. [Don&#8217;t worry, i&#8217;ll write all about it ^_^]
Remember, drinking is always fun when it&#8217;s done responsibly.
Cheers,
Jer
Zoom Info
Seems like I joined Pernod Ricard Kenya just in time. Luckily, on my first week, they or should I say &#8216;we&#8217; were headed for a team building trip at Naivasha Country Club.
Other than being a Scout, I have never really taken part in any &#8216;team building&#8217; experience. Nowadays, it seems like the only kind accompanies music and the clinking of glasses. 
It was so interesting interacting with everyone in such an informal setting. If there&#8217;s one thing I learnt about the office dynamic here is that everyone&#8217;s a leader. It can be challenging when it comes to problem solving games but it definitely explains the level of cooperation and ease in the office. Unlike most offices, no-one here is trying to get anyone elses job. It&#8217;s a real team effort.
I promised myself i&#8217;d never work in an office, but, with co-workers like this, it hardly feels like one. My favourite Pernod Ricard value is &#8216;Conviviality&#8217;. I think it is the pillar of our office.
We all made sure to eat plenty and stay hydrated because the air was pregnant with expectation. The food was simply amazing. A buffet of local food including fish, chapo, ndengu and a number of salads. Even the monkey&#8217;s had to join in.
The evening was the climax of the day. Dancing&#8230; cocktails&#8230; an overall beautiful experience. [Don&#8217;t worry, i&#8217;ll write all about it ^_^]
Remember, drinking is always fun when it&#8217;s done responsibly.
Cheers,
Jer
Zoom Info
Seems like I joined Pernod Ricard Kenya just in time. Luckily, on my first week, they or should I say &#8216;we&#8217; were headed for a team building trip at Naivasha Country Club.
Other than being a Scout, I have never really taken part in any &#8216;team building&#8217; experience. Nowadays, it seems like the only kind accompanies music and the clinking of glasses. 
It was so interesting interacting with everyone in such an informal setting. If there&#8217;s one thing I learnt about the office dynamic here is that everyone&#8217;s a leader. It can be challenging when it comes to problem solving games but it definitely explains the level of cooperation and ease in the office. Unlike most offices, no-one here is trying to get anyone elses job. It&#8217;s a real team effort.
I promised myself i&#8217;d never work in an office, but, with co-workers like this, it hardly feels like one. My favourite Pernod Ricard value is &#8216;Conviviality&#8217;. I think it is the pillar of our office.
We all made sure to eat plenty and stay hydrated because the air was pregnant with expectation. The food was simply amazing. A buffet of local food including fish, chapo, ndengu and a number of salads. Even the monkey&#8217;s had to join in.
The evening was the climax of the day. Dancing&#8230; cocktails&#8230; an overall beautiful experience. [Don&#8217;t worry, i&#8217;ll write all about it ^_^]
Remember, drinking is always fun when it&#8217;s done responsibly.
Cheers,
Jer
Zoom Info
Seems like I joined Pernod Ricard Kenya just in time. Luckily, on my first week, they or should I say &#8216;we&#8217; were headed for a team building trip at Naivasha Country Club.
Other than being a Scout, I have never really taken part in any &#8216;team building&#8217; experience. Nowadays, it seems like the only kind accompanies music and the clinking of glasses. 
It was so interesting interacting with everyone in such an informal setting. If there&#8217;s one thing I learnt about the office dynamic here is that everyone&#8217;s a leader. It can be challenging when it comes to problem solving games but it definitely explains the level of cooperation and ease in the office. Unlike most offices, no-one here is trying to get anyone elses job. It&#8217;s a real team effort.
I promised myself i&#8217;d never work in an office, but, with co-workers like this, it hardly feels like one. My favourite Pernod Ricard value is &#8216;Conviviality&#8217;. I think it is the pillar of our office.
We all made sure to eat plenty and stay hydrated because the air was pregnant with expectation. The food was simply amazing. A buffet of local food including fish, chapo, ndengu and a number of salads. Even the monkey&#8217;s had to join in.
The evening was the climax of the day. Dancing&#8230; cocktails&#8230; an overall beautiful experience. [Don&#8217;t worry, i&#8217;ll write all about it ^_^]
Remember, drinking is always fun when it&#8217;s done responsibly.
Cheers,
Jer
Zoom Info

Seems like I joined Pernod Ricard Kenya just in time. Luckily, on my first week, they or should I say ‘we’ were headed for a team building trip at Naivasha Country Club.

Other than being a Scout, I have never really taken part in any ‘team building’ experience. Nowadays, it seems like the only kind accompanies music and the clinking of glasses. 

It was so interesting interacting with everyone in such an informal setting. If there’s one thing I learnt about the office dynamic here is that everyone’s a leader. It can be challenging when it comes to problem solving games but it definitely explains the level of cooperation and ease in the office. Unlike most offices, no-one here is trying to get anyone elses job. It’s a real team effort.

I promised myself i’d never work in an office, but, with co-workers like this, it hardly feels like one. My favourite Pernod Ricard value is ‘Conviviality’. I think it is the pillar of our office.

We all made sure to eat plenty and stay hydrated because the air was pregnant with expectation. The food was simply amazing. A buffet of local food including fish, chapo, ndengu and a number of salads. Even the monkey’s had to join in.

The evening was the climax of the day. Dancing… cocktails… an overall beautiful experience. [Don’t worry, i’ll write all about it ^_^]

Remember, drinking is always fun when it’s done responsibly.

Cheers,

Jer

The first ever Nairobi Cocktail Week is officially on this week! Organised by Brian Owango of Aqueous Mobile Cocktail Bars this is the ultimate opportunity to engage your drinking senses and try something new in some of Nairobi&#8217;s best cocktail bars and lounges.
Well thought out and straightforward, the NCW2014 experience involves 24 of the top bars and lounges serving a quality selection of cocktails at only 400 bob. From Whiskey to Gin cocktails, even Sambuca, there is no excuse not to reward yourself after a hard days work. There is something for everyone&#8230;
In addition to that, 12 of the 24 participating bars will be offering an extra item on the menu, a signature cocktail avaliable only this week. I have to say, as much as I love a good Old Fashioned, the treat of a specialty cocktail in a luxury location, like Kempinski, for only 400 bob is enough to make me leave my car at home and cab it for the rest of the week.
Running from 29th August to 7th September, if there were ever a time when the designated driver could exchange his keys for a glass, this would be it.
EasyTaxi is the only chauffeur I need this week. The easy to use app is available on google play and is the most responsible way to get around every time you head out for a drink. My favourite part about it is the standard rates from zone to zone eg Westlands to Karen. The last thing I want to be doing when I&#8217;m tired and tipsy is haggle over a hundred shillings. All I have to do now is open the app, select &#8216;request taxi&#8217; and since it knows my location, and i&#8217;ve entered my phone number, minutes later, I&#8217;m on a safe ride home.
Remember, drinking is always fun when it&#8217;s done responsibly. This week is about quality not quantity. Explore, find out what you like and drink in moderation. Binge drinking is not only hazardous to your health but also negatively affects those around you. Make it a night to remember, not one to forget.
Cheers,
- Jer
To find out which bars are participating and keep up with the latest, follow Nairobi Cocktail Week on Facebook
Celebrate safely by using the efficient services of NCW partner: Easy Taxi. Take an awesome picture of yourself getting into an Easy Taxi during NCW, use the hashtag #safey (facebook, instagram or twitter) and you could win your own bottle of Absolut Vodka!
Zoom Info
The first ever Nairobi Cocktail Week is officially on this week! Organised by Brian Owango of Aqueous Mobile Cocktail Bars this is the ultimate opportunity to engage your drinking senses and try something new in some of Nairobi&#8217;s best cocktail bars and lounges.
Well thought out and straightforward, the NCW2014 experience involves 24 of the top bars and lounges serving a quality selection of cocktails at only 400 bob. From Whiskey to Gin cocktails, even Sambuca, there is no excuse not to reward yourself after a hard days work. There is something for everyone&#8230;
In addition to that, 12 of the 24 participating bars will be offering an extra item on the menu, a signature cocktail avaliable only this week. I have to say, as much as I love a good Old Fashioned, the treat of a specialty cocktail in a luxury location, like Kempinski, for only 400 bob is enough to make me leave my car at home and cab it for the rest of the week.
Running from 29th August to 7th September, if there were ever a time when the designated driver could exchange his keys for a glass, this would be it.
EasyTaxi is the only chauffeur I need this week. The easy to use app is available on google play and is the most responsible way to get around every time you head out for a drink. My favourite part about it is the standard rates from zone to zone eg Westlands to Karen. The last thing I want to be doing when I&#8217;m tired and tipsy is haggle over a hundred shillings. All I have to do now is open the app, select &#8216;request taxi&#8217; and since it knows my location, and i&#8217;ve entered my phone number, minutes later, I&#8217;m on a safe ride home.
Remember, drinking is always fun when it&#8217;s done responsibly. This week is about quality not quantity. Explore, find out what you like and drink in moderation. Binge drinking is not only hazardous to your health but also negatively affects those around you. Make it a night to remember, not one to forget.
Cheers,
- Jer
To find out which bars are participating and keep up with the latest, follow Nairobi Cocktail Week on Facebook
Celebrate safely by using the efficient services of NCW partner: Easy Taxi. Take an awesome picture of yourself getting into an Easy Taxi during NCW, use the hashtag #safey (facebook, instagram or twitter) and you could win your own bottle of Absolut Vodka!
Zoom Info
The first ever Nairobi Cocktail Week is officially on this week! Organised by Brian Owango of Aqueous Mobile Cocktail Bars this is the ultimate opportunity to engage your drinking senses and try something new in some of Nairobi&#8217;s best cocktail bars and lounges.
Well thought out and straightforward, the NCW2014 experience involves 24 of the top bars and lounges serving a quality selection of cocktails at only 400 bob. From Whiskey to Gin cocktails, even Sambuca, there is no excuse not to reward yourself after a hard days work. There is something for everyone&#8230;
In addition to that, 12 of the 24 participating bars will be offering an extra item on the menu, a signature cocktail avaliable only this week. I have to say, as much as I love a good Old Fashioned, the treat of a specialty cocktail in a luxury location, like Kempinski, for only 400 bob is enough to make me leave my car at home and cab it for the rest of the week.
Running from 29th August to 7th September, if there were ever a time when the designated driver could exchange his keys for a glass, this would be it.
EasyTaxi is the only chauffeur I need this week. The easy to use app is available on google play and is the most responsible way to get around every time you head out for a drink. My favourite part about it is the standard rates from zone to zone eg Westlands to Karen. The last thing I want to be doing when I&#8217;m tired and tipsy is haggle over a hundred shillings. All I have to do now is open the app, select &#8216;request taxi&#8217; and since it knows my location, and i&#8217;ve entered my phone number, minutes later, I&#8217;m on a safe ride home.
Remember, drinking is always fun when it&#8217;s done responsibly. This week is about quality not quantity. Explore, find out what you like and drink in moderation. Binge drinking is not only hazardous to your health but also negatively affects those around you. Make it a night to remember, not one to forget.
Cheers,
- Jer
To find out which bars are participating and keep up with the latest, follow Nairobi Cocktail Week on Facebook
Celebrate safely by using the efficient services of NCW partner: Easy Taxi. Take an awesome picture of yourself getting into an Easy Taxi during NCW, use the hashtag #safey (facebook, instagram or twitter) and you could win your own bottle of Absolut Vodka!
Zoom Info
The first ever Nairobi Cocktail Week is officially on this week! Organised by Brian Owango of Aqueous Mobile Cocktail Bars this is the ultimate opportunity to engage your drinking senses and try something new in some of Nairobi&#8217;s best cocktail bars and lounges.
Well thought out and straightforward, the NCW2014 experience involves 24 of the top bars and lounges serving a quality selection of cocktails at only 400 bob. From Whiskey to Gin cocktails, even Sambuca, there is no excuse not to reward yourself after a hard days work. There is something for everyone&#8230;
In addition to that, 12 of the 24 participating bars will be offering an extra item on the menu, a signature cocktail avaliable only this week. I have to say, as much as I love a good Old Fashioned, the treat of a specialty cocktail in a luxury location, like Kempinski, for only 400 bob is enough to make me leave my car at home and cab it for the rest of the week.
Running from 29th August to 7th September, if there were ever a time when the designated driver could exchange his keys for a glass, this would be it.
EasyTaxi is the only chauffeur I need this week. The easy to use app is available on google play and is the most responsible way to get around every time you head out for a drink. My favourite part about it is the standard rates from zone to zone eg Westlands to Karen. The last thing I want to be doing when I&#8217;m tired and tipsy is haggle over a hundred shillings. All I have to do now is open the app, select &#8216;request taxi&#8217; and since it knows my location, and i&#8217;ve entered my phone number, minutes later, I&#8217;m on a safe ride home.
Remember, drinking is always fun when it&#8217;s done responsibly. This week is about quality not quantity. Explore, find out what you like and drink in moderation. Binge drinking is not only hazardous to your health but also negatively affects those around you. Make it a night to remember, not one to forget.
Cheers,
- Jer
To find out which bars are participating and keep up with the latest, follow Nairobi Cocktail Week on Facebook
Celebrate safely by using the efficient services of NCW partner: Easy Taxi. Take an awesome picture of yourself getting into an Easy Taxi during NCW, use the hashtag #safey (facebook, instagram or twitter) and you could win your own bottle of Absolut Vodka!
Zoom Info

The first ever Nairobi Cocktail Week is officially on this week! Organised by Brian Owango of Aqueous Mobile Cocktail Bars this is the ultimate opportunity to engage your drinking senses and try something new in some of Nairobi’s best cocktail bars and lounges.

Well thought out and straightforward, the NCW2014 experience involves 24 of the top bars and lounges serving a quality selection of cocktails at only 400 bob. From Whiskey to Gin cocktails, even Sambuca, there is no excuse not to reward yourself after a hard days work. There is something for everyone…

In addition to that, 12 of the 24 participating bars will be offering an extra item on the menu, a signature cocktail avaliable only this week. I have to say, as much as I love a good Old Fashioned, the treat of a specialty cocktail in a luxury location, like Kempinski, for only 400 bob is enough to make me leave my car at home and cab it for the rest of the week.

Running from 29th August to 7th September, if there were ever a time when the designated driver could exchange his keys for a glass, this would be it.

EasyTaxi is the only chauffeur I need this week. The easy to use app is available on google play and is the most responsible way to get around every time you head out for a drink. My favourite part about it is the standard rates from zone to zone eg Westlands to Karen. The last thing I want to be doing when I’m tired and tipsy is haggle over a hundred shillings. All I have to do now is open the app, select ‘request taxi’ and since it knows my location, and i’ve entered my phone number, minutes later, I’m on a safe ride home.

Remember, drinking is always fun when it’s done responsibly. This week is about quality not quantity. Explore, find out what you like and drink in moderation. Binge drinking is not only hazardous to your health but also negatively affects those around you. Make it a night to remember, not one to forget.

Cheers,

- Jer

To find out which bars are participating and keep up with the latest, follow Nairobi Cocktail Week on Facebook

Celebrate safely by using the efficient services of NCW partner: Easy Taxi. Take an awesome picture of yourself getting into an Easy Taxi during NCW, use the hashtag #safey (facebook, instagram or twitter) and you could win your own bottle of Absolut Vodka!

|| The Ultimate Cocktail Experience : Nairobi Cocktail Week ||

7 Days, Over 25 bars, All Cocktails just 400 Kshs!

Private Tastings, Exciting parties, Amazing Activations & Mixology Master Classes.

There’s enough in store for everyone looking to have a quality cocktail experience in Nairobi.

Join in the fun as we celebrate East Africa’s most vibrant city through mixology. Like AQUEOUS on Facebook & follow @AqueousKenya on twitter to stay abreast of the action.

Buy your Nairobi Cocktail Week Gold Card at selected venues. The Gold Card grants you priority access to private events at NCW 2014.

Drinking is always fun when it’s done responsibly. NEVER drink & drive, get yourself a personal chauffeur aka a Cab ^_^

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