Dirty Dancing Revellers Have the Time of their Life

Published 21/07/2021

We hope you had the time of your life at ‘Dirty Dancing with Cocktails’. 

We’d like to say a massive thanks for attending our recent event: Dirty Dancing with Cocktails last Saturday. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your experience of watching the film on the giant screen in our newly refurbished Auditorium.

We were delighted with how the event unfolded, beginning with the fantastic trio performance in Platform, to the tasty cocktails and the main event on the big screen. We look forward to seeing you again at Millennium Point in the not so distant future, in the meantime you can keep up to date with our upcoming events by visiting our What’s On page.

How to make the themed cocktails

As promised by our friends at The Wine Events Company, the instructions below explain how you can recreate each of the four Dirty Dancing themed cocktails at home.

Kellerman Cooler

What you need:

  • 60 ml white wine (Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio)
  • 15 ml good vodka (cheap vodka will be the only thing you taste)
  • 15 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 12.5 ml elderflower cordial
  • 15 ml orange juice

Stir the above ingredients in a tall glass with cubed ice and top up with a dash of Sprite or 7UP, to sit on the top with a sprig of mint to garnish.

‘I Carried a Watermelon’ Daiquiri 

What you need:

  • 40 ml white rum, we used Barcardi
  • 20 ml Aperol
  • 20 ml sugar syrup (buy ready-made or make your own 50/50 sugar and water brought to the boil and left to cool)
  • 20 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 50 ml watermelon juice (one large watermelon will give you approx one litre of juice – blitz it and the sieve it but you can buy watermelon juice in cartons)

Pop all the ingredients into a shaker, do the ‘mashed po-tater’ with your shaker, pour into a martin glass, tumbler or small wine glass, top up with crushed ice and add a piece of watermelon to the rim or a Haribo Watermelon Sour.

Thyme of My Life

What you need:

  • 15 ml runny honey
  • 15 ml sugar syrup
  • 50 ml white rum
  • 20 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 25 ml apple juice, not from concentrate

Add the above ingredients to a tall glass, stir well and then add ice. If you add honey to a glass with ice you’ll have a sticky lump in your glass that won’t dissolve. Top with a splash soda. Use a sprig of thyme to garnish but not before giving it a few slaps in the palm of your hand to release the oils and aromatics from the herb.

Nobody puts Baby in the Corner .. Star Martini

What you need:

  • 40 ml vanilla vodka, we used Absolut
  • 20 ml Passoa
  • 15 ml Monin passion fruit syrup
  • 20 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

Shaken vigorously over ice, poured into a martini glass and served with a shot of … Babycham.

The Mockingbird Cinema is coming to Millennium Point this summer

We are delighted to announce that we have teamed up with The Mockingbird Cinema to bring you new and classic film screenings at Millennium Point this summer. These events contain a mix of new and classic titles, including Black Widow, Blade Runner, Jurassic Park, In The Heights and much more. For more information or to book tickets please click below.

Don’t miss out on the next two Wine Events Company screenings!

We have once again teamed up with The Wine Events Company to bring you two more unique film screenings, served with themed wines and cocktails. On Saturday 11th September feel the need for speed with the 1986 action hit Top Gun, with four themed cocktails. A couple of months later get ready for a good sing a long and reach the sky with Rocketman, alongside five themed wines. Both of these events are on sale now and you can book by clicking below.


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