Social’s Long Drink Festival Is On!
#Social Offline = #Drink : If you’re looking for off the hook fun this is where you’ll find it. For two years now, I’ve been a regular at their Church Street Outlet, which is close to where I live. Normally, I indulge in their crazy food menu and throw back a few pints of lager. However, on occasion, things do get a little out of the ordinary when it comes to their cocktail offerings and that is always exciting or rather alluring.
For the past few weeks, Social’s Long Drink Festival has been on across both Bangalore outlets at Church Street and Whitefield and those across the country. We are in the middle of summer however their Game Of Thrones inspired Long Drinks really send a chill down your spine and make you think to yourself, “Winter Is Coming”!
This past weekend, I was invited to try out these menacing long drinks and see what havoc they would reek on us mere mortals. Let’s get on with show, shall we?
Long Drink Selection
Choose your arsenal from 6 Long Drinks and 3 other GOT inspired Cocktails:
LLIT’s – (Priced at Rs. 550 for 500 ml or Rs. 999 for 1,000 ml/ Taxes Extra)
Served in a Beaker.
- #Winter Is Coming – Tequila, Coconut Rum, Vodka & Ginger Ale
- #The Sunspear – Whisky, Orange Juice, Apple Juice, Sweet & Sour
- #Lion’s Tail – Jim Beam, Vodka, Tequila & Elderflower Tonic
- #Blood of the Dragon – Tequila, Gin, Blood Orange Juice & Cranberry Juice
- #Ours is the Fury – Vodka, Tequila, Gin & Orange Juice
- #High Garden – Absinthe, Vodka, Gin, Tequila & Rum
My Recommendations – The #Sunspear and #High Garden. The Sunspear is fruity, refreshing and packs a punch. The High Garden the usual Long Island Suspects but also the mysterious Green Fairy, Absinthe making it unique.
Cocktails – (Priced at Rs. 550/ Taxes Extra)
Served in Horns and a Beaker
- #White Walker – Kahlua, Vodka & Fresh Cream
- #Ice & Fire – Jim Beam, Vodka, Tequila, Jalapeno & Lavender Tonic
- #Valgar Morghulis – Rum, Vodka, Cherry Brandy & Cherry Tonic
My Recommendation – The #White Walker is an absolute treat – creamy, sweet and would be an wonderful replacement for a dessert.
Sampling these long drinks was fun, along with close friends of mine from Bengaluru Thirst Club and the blogging community.
The fun part of the afternoon was taking part in a fun contest to see which team could finish a 1,000 ml Long Drink the quickest. Our team – Hari Balan, Nikhilesh Murthy and JJ the Keg came out on top with a time of 15 seconds. We’ve been told last year’s record was 7 seconds but considering how old we are – kudos to us!
We were provided with several of Social’s signature appetizers and a choice from their mains. Normally I choose the Juicy Lucy burger but this time I opted for the Japanese Surf and Turf – Teriyaki Beef Steak, Wasabi Prawns & a portion of mash and arugula. The meat was done right and the teriyaki provided the right texture and sweet, sour and spicy flavor profile that complimented the wasabi prawns and the slightly nutty & peppery arugula. The mash provided a nice neutral flavor to balance out all the spicy notes. This has to be my new favorite at Social.
A big thank you to all the wonderful staff at Social for looking after all of us, as usual – you guys already know you’re special and always exceed expectations. #kickass
Where’s the Beer you ask? Truth be told, I cannot live without Beers. A few Tuborgs were consumed towards the tail end of the event.
Little Black Book Bangalore are giving away vouchers worth Rs. 1,500 to spent at Social for the Long Drink Festival.
Here’s how you take part (Instagram Post)- Click Here
When, Why, Where, Who, What….
When – Happening Now till August 10th.
Long Drinks – Rupees 550-999 (Taxes Extra)
All Other Drinks & Food – as per menu
Church Street Social
Church Street Social FB Page – Click Here
Whitefield Social FB Page – Click Here
Social Offline FB Page – Click Here
All Images Courtesy: Tales Of Froth & Soham Shoney