In anticipation of the Red’s vs Blue’s game on Friday night, and to create a fun atmosphere leading into the Independence weekend, Liquor Planet held a pop-up bar at their Maluafou premises, on Wednesday to showcase their support.
The event included the pop up bar with cocktail samples, live DJ, sausage sizzle and many satisfied pass-byers and customers enjoying the outdoor festivities. The bar featured cocktails that are easy to make with readily available ingredients from home.
The pop up bar was an instant hit with the customers who attended. The best part was the customers could sample the cocktails onsite. They were also pleasantly surprised that how easy it was to create their own cocktails. Those who checked out the Pop Up Bar were intrigued by the “Forbidden Fruit”, “Aloe River” and “The Flying Mule” cocktails.
Talei Lesa-Ah Liki, Owner of Liquor Planet, wanted to showcase her products in a fun, different and engaging way. She also wanted to create some hype for the game since it was Samoa’s first time ever to host a Super 15’s Rugby Match. The pop up bar was a way to engage with the sports fans in Samoa, and give them an opportunity to enjoy the atmosphere leading into the long weekend.
Liquor Planet also held a competition via their Facebook page to win Rugby tickets for the game, which was very popular with followers. The winner was announced at the end of the Pop-Up bar event on Wednesday evening. Petra Uitualagi was the lucky winner of two tickets to the Blues v Reds Match.
Here are the recipes for the “Forbidden Fruit”, “Aloe River” & “The Flying Mule” cocktails for those who would like to try & make them from home:
Flying Mule (42 Below Pure)
30 ml 42 Below Vodka
Grapefruit juice or Sake rice wine
1 dash lemon
120 ml Ginger Beer
1 sliced Cayenne Pepper
Slice the half lime into 4 separate wedges. Muddle the wedges and chili with a dash of lemon juice, and transfer to a cocktail shaker half filled with ice cubes. Add the vodka and sake (or grapefruit juice) and shake well.
Forbidden Fruit (Jim Beam Devils Cut)
1 ½ parts Jim Beam
2 parts of fresh pressed apple juice
1 part fresh lemon sour
Lemon or apple wedge for garnish
Blend ingredients in a mixing glass. Serve with or without ice. Garnish with lemon or apple wedge. Serve with or without ice. Garnish with lemon or apple wedge.
Aloe River (42 below Feijoa)
30 ml 42 below Feijoa
Aloe Vera Juice
Crushed Mint (optional)
Put a shot of 42 Below Feijoa a cup, add crushed Ice and mint (optional). Fill the glass with Aloe Vera Juice and garnish with a slice of cucumber.
The Blue and Red Independence specials are still available at Liquor planet on Cross Island Road in Maluafou (Opposite Maluafou College). They are currently offering 10% off Jim Beam’s Devil and all 42 below flavours until 10th June. For more information please check out their Facebook page or call 21429.