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Care home residents learn how to create their own cocktails

Care home residents learn how to create their own cocktails.

Residents from Belmore Lodge in Lymington took a master class in cocktail making before holding their very own 'beach' party.

 

Residents from Belmore Lodge in Lymington took a master class in cocktail making before holding their very own 'beach' party.The residents from the Colten Care-owned residential and nursing home learned the ropes in cocktail-making from barman Daniel Rios, at The Haven bar at the Yacht Haven marina. Daniel created both an alcoholic cocktail and a non-alcoholic 'mocktail' based on flavours inspired by the gardens of Belmore Lodge in Milford Road. Staff and residents then recreated the drinks for a party at Belmore Lodge's themed, indoor 'beach bar'.

Belmore Lodge activities organiser Claire Fryer, explained: "Our home manager Janie Pearman keeps her boat at the Yacht Haven marina and arranged for the residents to visit there.

"They absolutely loved the venue and really enjoyed their time with the barman Daniel.

"He asked them about Belmore Lodge and learned how much they love the lavender in our gardens. So he created a gin-based cocktail with lavender oil and blueberries, which they really enjoyed."

Daniel's alcohol-free 'mocktail' was made with cranberry juice, cucumber and mint. Claire added: "Janie was in her element behind the bar so the residents named their drink 'Janie's Belmore Cocktail.'

Colten's Belmore Lodge residents hold beach party with cocktails!"Our beach party back at Belmore Lodge was also a great success with residents and their visitors sampling quite a few of their very own 'Janies'".

Rob Smith, who owns The Haven with the TV and radio presenter Chris Evans, said: "This is the first time we have hosted a party of care home residents and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. We installed a lift two years ago making the bar - and Daniel's amazing cocktails - accessible to everyone."

View the video of our beach party at: https://youtu.be/YQU1auRVa_k

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