Cocktail making class at Style Loft, Chesterfield
Style Loft is a really cool independent boutique in Chesterfield which sells fashionable clothes and accessories. It’s situated on Chatsworth Road which is a hub of cocktail bars, great places for brunch and independent shops. And it also combines two of my favourite things – fashion and cocktails! You might remember the gorgeous playsuit from Style Loft that I wore on New Year’s Eve in New York.
Inside the shop there is a coffee bar/actual bar where you can drink whilst you shop – A-mazing. I definitely think this is the future of shopping – why can’t all shops be like this?! They’ve also recently started running cocktail making classes and so my besties and I thought it would be rude not to try it out.
For just £20 each, we had the shop exclusively to ourselves for our cocktail making class which was really nice as it wasn’t too noisy for us to all chat and we felt really looked after by the lovely Emily, who is the lucky owner of Style Loft, and Heather. In fact, it was pretty much like cocktail making run by two of your mates.
We made pornstar martinis (my faves!), Singapore slings and pineapple and coconut mojitos and so it was a good opportunity to try cocktails that you wouldn’t usually order without any pressure. We actually ended up learning quite a lot – for example, did you know that for a porn star martini you’re supposed to down the shot of prosecco and then eat the passion fruit? No, me neither!
One of my favourite parts was when we got to decorate our Singapore slings with glitter! The little decorative touches that we did for each cocktail really made it stand out compared to cocktail making classes that I’ve been to before. We had a proper laugh and a good old girly gossip throughout and I would definitely recommend the Style Loft cocktail class to any group of friends whether for a special occasion like a hen do or birthday or just for something different to do on a Saturday night.
Emily even sent us the recipes afterwards so we could try them out at home. We had a great night and it was nice to do something different (that still involved drinking cocktails).