COCK­TAIL BAR COMES TO THE BALL

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SIX months of re­search has gone into per­fect­ing the Ap­ple and Grape Ball’s first cock­tail menu.

“We want some­thing dif­fer­ent, we want some­thing peo­ple can’t buy at the bars,” bar man­ager Kerry Howe said.

“Not only will the peo­ple en­joy drink­ing them and hav­ing fun with them, we’ll have fun mak­ing them.”

Ms Howe tri­alled dif­fer­ent drinks for six months to en­sure there was some­thing for ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing mock­tails.

“You’ve got so many dif­fer­ent peo­ple com­ing from all dif­fer­ent ar­eas of life so one group of cock­tails won’t suit ev­ery­body.

“You’ve got to make that medium that the young and old will en­joy”

Ms Howe said her favourite drink was the Cookie Mon­ster, a com­bi­na­tion of flavoured vod­kas and ice-cream which ap­pear like the Cookie Mon­ster.

“He’s so cute and we’re go­ing to have good fun with him.”

She said most of fruits and gar­nishes used in the cock­tails were sourced from lo­cal farm­ers.

She said the cock­tails were a way to tie to­gether the over­all feel of the event.

“If you’re go­ing get dressed in a beau­ti­ful dress and be ac­com­pa­nied by a nice part­ner I think you need to have that ‘wow’ fac­tor.”

The Ap­ple & Grape Har­vest Fes­ti­val Gala Ball is on Fri­day, March 2 at the Stan­thorpe Civic Cen­tre.

The event runs from 7pm to 1am where the Young

If you’re go­ing get dressed in a beau­ti­ful dress and be ac­com­pa­nied by a nice part­ner, I think you need to have that ‘wow’ fac­tor

— bar man­ager Kerry Howe

Am­bas­sadors are crowned.

There will be en­ter­tain­ment from Bassline Stu­dios Band and The Let's Dance Band Qld.

Tick­ets $75 each and avail­able for pur­chase from www.ap­ple­and­grape.org/ events.

PHOTO: LIANA WALKER

CEL­E­BRATE IN STYLE: Tori Howe pre­pares cock­tails for the Ap­ple and Grape Ball.

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