lidl cocktail night
the joy of lidl has been on holiday, and were joined by adi and laura for a lidl cocktail extravaganza in wales.
we began with a communal trip to lidl to pick up provisions, spending a massive £34.83 in the process. jo (the domestic one in this ensemble) prepared a huge bowl of salad to set us up for the night. It was composed of: roast chicken portions (£1.99), salad potatoes (85p), rocket salad (99p), fresh spinach (80p), mozzerella (28p), roast peppers in oil (59p), and cherry vine tomatoes (89p). she mixed the oil from the peppers with some balsamic vinegar to make a dressing. adi had brought round some non-lidl wine, which we drank with the salad before starting on the cocktails. as this was not a lidl product, we're just not going to bother commenting on it.
for the cocktails, we had procured one bottle of (dark) 'overseas' rum (£7.99), a bottle of vodka (£6.99), a bottle of white vermouth and a bottle of red vermouth (both £2.49). by way of mixer we had cranberry juice (59p), pineapple juice (69p), 2 cartons of multivitamin nectar (44p each) and some diet lemonade (21p). we also indulged in some fresh lemons (44p) and limes (15p each) and an extra special ingredient - crushed cherry energy tablets, which explains the rather dodgy looking photo. it may also explain the trouble some of us had sleeping.
we also had a variety of lidl snacks to keep us going throughout the night: the salami selection from our first lidl tasting, which all taste exactly the same (99p); a packet of jam rings, which are soon to boast their very own blog entry (58p); 2 packets of cheese and chive snacks (59p each); happy bears sweets (75p); and schogetten chocolate (39p). much to our disappointment, the aberystwyth lidl didn't seem to stock our favourite lidl sweets, the vitamin friends. being (fairly) sensible people we had also purchased some lidl paracetamol (16p), which help ease our hang-overs in the morning (some more than others).