Razors and cocktails. Not something that you would usually combine. In fact, I’d probably advise against it. But on Saturday, this combination worked so, so well, when a group of bloggers was invited to Bar Opus in Birmingham city centre for a cocktail masterclass to celebrate the success of Friction Free Shaving.
I love a good cocktail or three and was even more excited to have a go at making them. Most of the cocktails I have made have consisted of chucking any bits of alcohol in a glass and downing it in one because it has been too bloody disgusting to drink any other way. I am partial to a decent Cosmopolitan or a bit of Sex on the Beach, but it’s more of a cockfail than a cocktail when I make them.
I was also more than a little bit intrigued to find out more about Friction Free Shaving. I have to admit to having not heard of them up until this event, but now I think the concept is pretty bloody amazing. Basically, it is a subscription box that specialises in women’s shaving products. Every month you are sent new blades for your razor (you get the actual razor in your first box). Now, I obviously shave my underarms regularly, but my legs…well, let’s just say thank god for leggings and tights. I hate having to shave – sharp objects and I don’t really mix well, and on the rare occasion I do defuzz my legs (so that’s about three times a year) I usually end up with nicks and cuts. I always forget when I need to buy new blades for my razor as well. Graham does not need to know about the times I have used his electric shaver on my legs. Only my legs though. Nowhere else!! How handy would it be to have some sent out to me every month, giving me no excuse? Not only that but decent ones, with moisturisers and stuff built in so not to irritate? This subscription box costs between £3 and £7 a month, which I think is damn good value for money, and the razors are so pretty!!
How pretty is that? It even has my name engraved on it, a service which Friction Free Shaving are going to be rolling out soon. This razor is called ‘Samantha’, and is £7 a month. I’ve tried it out and it’s lovely and smooth- and a good weight, which does actually make a huge difference.
And the cocktails? Lush.
We had a go at making one called the ‘Samantha’ – named after the above razor. Made with gin, limoncello and lemonade it was rather summery and yummy, and went down far too easily.
We then had a go at making a ‘Faye’, which is the name of the £3 a mont razor from Friction Free Shaving. I didn;t think I would like this as I don’t like ‘white’ cocktails, but this was probably my favourite – cold milk, honey Jim Beam, vanilla syrup and crushed honeycomb – it was delicious!!
Third and finally was the ‘Frankie’ , named after the £5 a month razor. This was the trickiest because it was supposed to stay in layers…mine wasn’t too great, but still tasted gorgeous – rose syrup, blackcurrant gin and prosecco. what isn’t to like?
I had a really lovely time making the cocktails and finding out more about Friction Free Shaving!
*I was invited to this event for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.