New "Stir It Up Cocktail Series" at the Reefs

Bermuda Cocktail Series

Starting April 1, The Reefs will launch a new weekly entertainment series, the “Stir It Up Cocktail Series”, that features expert mixologists providing personal instruction on cocktail creation techniques of the pros. The first of its kind for Bermuda, the “Stir It Up Cocktail Series” is an interactive experience that will feature a different cocktail style or technique each week, including hands-on practice by participants.

Participation in the “Stir It Up Cocktail Series” is free to The Reefs overnight guests as well as non-hotel guests. 

Entertainment and mixologist techniques blend for a night of fun at Bermuda's #1 rated resort.

David M. Dodwell

Resort Manager

The sessions are designed to be stand-alone instruction, with no prior skills or mixology knowledge required. Weekly topics will change each session and focus on seasonal ingredients and beverage styles.  Topics will include:

·      Mad Bad Mojito’s – Classic & Flavored Mojitos

·      Wastin’ away again… - Classic & Flavored Margaritas

·      How do you spell that? – Classic & Flavored Caipirinha’s

·      Meet Tom Collins –Classic & Flavored Tom Collins’

·      That’s a daiquiri?! – Fresh Classic & Flavored Daiquiris

·      The Cocktail with Many Faces - The Old Fashioned

·      Stirred, not shaken – Classic Martini, Negroni & Manhattan

·      Kicks like a Mule – Gingerbeer Cocktails

·      Cream of the Crop – Dairy/ Bailey’s based Cocktails

Each month, the “Stir It Up” series will also include an Amateur Mixologist Challenge, where participants will compete to showcase their skills in specified cocktail preparations.  A panel of judges will determine each month’s winner and runners-up.  Monthly finalists will be invited back to compete in a final “Stir It Up” Amateur Cocktail Challenge match in November. 

The creation of the winner of the final “Stir It Up” Amateur Cocktail Challenge match will be featured all year at The Reefs as the official “Perfectly At Ease” signature cocktail for 2017.  The winner will also receive their choice of a 5-night stay for two, or dinner for two each month at any of The Reefs’ restaurants for an entire year.

The “Stir It Up” weekly series will take place every Friday at The Reefs beginning April 1 and run through October 28, 2016. 

The “Stir It Up” series is sponsored by Burrows Lightbourn Ltd., Bermuda’s premier wine, beer, and spirit distributor.  With a rich history dating back to the early 1800’s, Burrows Lightbourn is the Bermuda’s major player in the island’s drinks trades and is the distributor of the most popular and prestigious beers and spirits, as well as an extensive range of fine wines from around the world.  For more information on Burrows Lightbourn, visit

The Reefs has been a beloved fixture on Bermuda’s South Shore since 1947 and been named as the #1 resort by Conde Naste and Travel + Leisure magazines every year since 2012. The Reefs is family-owned and operated by the Dodwell family, native Bermudians whose passion for island living and gracious hospitality has delighted generations of loyal guests. Nestled in a pink sand cove surrounded by Bermuda’s wind-swept limestone cliffs, The Reefs features a private beach serving 60 guest rooms, private Club Residences, three restaurants, infinity-edge pools, and Bermuda’s only full service spa with sweeping views over the Atlantic.  For more information about The Reefs, visit


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