Celebrate World Cocktail Day With Free Drinks From A Cocktail Mixing Truck

All while trying to break a Guinness World Record.

Thursday, 14 May is World Cocktail Day, so how shall we celebrate?

A cement truck that is actually a cocktail shaker sounds like a pretty good time. Especially when it involves free cocktails.

Thanks to Monkey Shoulder, a colossal cement truck turned cocktail shaker will be handing out free cocktails on Thursday at Welcome to Thornbury.

The free cocktails will be the result of a history-making event, with some of Australia’s Fastest Cocktail Shakers attempting to break the Guinness World Record of the ‘The most cocktails mixed in one minute’. 

To kick off the event, the giant silver cocktail truck is giving away free cocktails to ‘the first in, best dressed’, courtesy of Monkey Shoulder.

The current ‘swiftest cocktail mixer’ title sits with a New Yorker, who broke the world record in 2013 by mixing a whopping 18 cocktails in one minute. But Monkey Shoulder – the whisky made for mixing – is seeking to bring the title home to its rightful owner.  

Melbourne’s swiftest bartenders, self-made and proclaimed mixologists are invited to join an epic battle of speedy cocktail mixing skills and bar-top flair, with the aim of making Australia officially the number one spot for cocktail-making.  

“At Monkey Shoulder, we love to shake things up and experiment with our whisky, so we thought what better way to showcase our dedication for mixing than to steal the record of the swiftest cocktail mixer from the Americans?” asks Monkey Shoulder Brand Ambassador, Lucille Rose.

“We can’t wait to see the swiftest cocktail mixer in action, taking on the challenge and bringing it home for Australia.” 

Surely, a 12 x 4.2 metre cocktail mixing truck will help.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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