Our Dublin and Shannon offices took part in a cocktail making class in June 2021 to raise money for Pieta House. Pieta House provides free counselling to people who have suicidal ideation, engages in self-harm and are bereaved by suicide. We raised €1,102 from the night through a raffle, hotel and gift vouchers and cocktail boxes. IQ-EQ matched this amount to make it a grand total of €2,204 for the charity!
All of our colleagues in Ireland got a ‘Quarantini’ box sent out with ingredients for a ‘Viva Margherita’ or a ‘Blossom Up’ (gin based!). They had a cocktail master who instructed them all the way from tasting the ingredients separately first – some interesting faces were pulled sampling the tequila! After mixing the drinks, they shook them up to create top class cocktails with fancy orange peel decoration to top them off, then it was time to enjoy!
The cocktail making event was a great success for engagement with colleagues and raising funds for a well-deserving charity.