Let’s cook B****’s – ABQ Breaking Bad Experience

Do you love cocktails? Do you love Breaking Bad (or hate it)? Do you love RV’s? Do you love having fun? then look no further as ABQ covers it all.

When I arrived at the location I see this massive white RV van and a double decker bus. I stand there thinking am I in the right place as there is no sign on the RV stating it’s ABQ then all of a sudden this man in a yellow plastic suit comes jumping out of the RV’s door saying “you here to cook bitch’s”. I initially thought how rude but then my friend explained to me that the word Bitches is said a lot in Break Bad and one of Jesse’s favourite words. I have not watched Breaking Bad at all so she had to explain other phrases to me throughout the night but even though I have never seen Breaking Bad and did not get the phrases it did not make a difference to the epic time I had.

So I stepped into the RV and it was like a Dr Who’s Tardis so much bigger on the inside. The first thing that hit my eyes is the huge neon sign of the main characters face of Breaking Bad Walter White. I was sat at table two along with my four friends. On the barrels (our seats for the night) was a yellow suit each, they felt a bit sticky but I embraced the experience and put the suit on. The barrels are a cool concept however throughout the night they did start to feel quite uncomfortable on the legs and bum as the cushion upon them was wafer thin.  Along with the suits there are gasmasks and goggles hanging up that you can wear which was fun especially the gas mask. I felt tempted taking one home so I can use it for home when I use my stinky washing machine or when my husband lets rip.  For our welcome drink we were given a mojito in a science flask with a plastic syringe full of blue liquid. Not being able to contain my excitement, I injected some of this blue liquid into my mouth instead of the flask then the rest into my drink.  The blue liquid changes my mojito obviously blue. The drink was sweet and tasted great but I absolutely enjoyed it for it’s fun aspect.

Next stage was choosing my first cocktail from the two of the night as you get to cook by yourself. There are six cocktails to choose from one containing Vodka, one Gin, two Whisky, one Mezcal and one Tequila type cocktail.  The menu has just been updated with three new cocktails however I would have liked to have seen more Vodka and Gin ones.  Me and my friends all had different cocktails so when the bar tender came over with our flasks, needles, even rice krispies, etc there was so much going on with the table it felt like we were in a science lab or in Heston Blumenthal’s kitchen.  I chose the Walter Jr Breakfast as I really like Vodka also it looked the most fun. I mean what other cocktail do you know that comes with rice krispies.  My cocktail consisted of Kahlua, Almond Milk, Cinnamon and Vodka with a side serving of Orange and Vodka. I had a measuring beaker, flask with dry ice in it, a cork with a pipe, bowl of cereal, spoon, small bottle containing Cinnamon liquid, and a milk bottle with the Almond Milk in it. The bar tender explained what to do but with everything going on and so much happening on my table I forgot what he said and I panicked and asked him not to leave me but he could not stay with me but instead he provided me with an instruction leaflet instead which was a relief as I seriously forgot what he explained I had to do. The instructions were laid out well and clear but even so I managed to miss out the first step of pouring the milk onto my cereal.  Maybe the welcome drink had effected my brain already or I was just over excited.  I measured out some hot water and then put a few drops of Cinnamon into it. Then I poured the hot water onto the dry ice that was in a flask. This was a bit scary as I know how dangerous dry ice can be and when I had to then plug the flask with the cork with a pipe coming out of it that was even more scary as it did not quite fit properly. The liquid started to bubble away and that made me then even more nervous but at the same time I was enjoying my experience in cooking my first cocktail.  The end of the pipe I placed into my milk jar and the milk started bubbling everywhere. Reason being I should off poured the Almond milk from bottle into my cereal bowl but I did not realise it was not until my friend pointed out after that I had made my drink that I had missed the first step. Fumes and smoke were coming out from everywhere from the flask (where I had not plugged the plug down properly) and my bottle of milk at one point I could not see the table at all due to the white smoke.  After the smoke had died down my drink was now infused and I poured my milk that was left of it into my bowl of cereal. It smelt so nice with the Cinnamon bouquet coming from the snapping rice Krispie’s.  However I could not just have all of it to myself so I went and got some more spoons so my friends could also enjoy the taste and experience of the alcoholic cereal.  I did not think it was going to be as good as what it was as the concept of rice Krispie’s, alcohol and Almond milk did not seem right but my it was delicious. What a great alternate way to serve cereal “So bitch’s want me to cook you a cereal?”

My next drink I chose was the CRT Fix this consisted of Gin, Elderflower, Lime, Cucumber, Mint, Thyme and Rosemary.  I had a measuring beaker, cork with pipe, flask with dry ice in it plus some herbs, a glass with Gin with a sprig of Thyme and Rosemary in it. Firstly had to measure hot water into the beaker and then pour into the flask with the dry ice and plug the flask with the cork and put the pipe into the glass of my Gin to infuse the ingredients.  Getting a bit more brave now. Again smoke everywhere what a spectacular site.  I loved the subtle flavours of this cocktail so smooth and very drinkable. I could really taste the Cucumber and hint of the mint and other herbs.

My friends all tried other numerous cocktails so there was so much more than just steam going on from the dry ice but also a lot of shaking and squirting with their cooking gadgets. 

After our two cocktails and the two hour experience it was time for us to go but firstly we had to take off the sticky suits. That was yet another challenge in its self especially after drinking three cocktails and now being a bit tipsy. Also the suits felt even more stickier however I will miss that yellow suit, gas mask and goggles as it was so much fun in wearing them.

For £30 per ticket, each ticket gives you a 2 hour slot, costumes to wear on night, 3 drinks and a great scientific atmosphere with music pumping out from Hip-Hop to Breaking Bad soundtracks. It really is worth every penny. It’s so much more unique and exciting than a normal cocktail making experience as you are actually cooking them not just shaking them.

If you go there and there is only two of you then you might end up on a table with a few strangers but if there is four or six of you then you will have a table of your own.  You can also hire out the RV for private hire.

So would I do it all again hell yeah. I loved cooking along with my bitch’s! 

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