Offbeat Video

By Neo Bye

A creative man gave on the rocks a new meaning, building a bar and bartender out of snow.

Chris Hadley was visiting his brother’s home in Chamonix, France, at the end of January when a fresh covering of snow fell.

Using a small orange shovel and his hands, he started to pack the powder into shape so it could hold a few bottles of champagne and booze.

Not finished, Chris then topped it off with a barman stood ready to pour the chilled drinks right next to the frozen furniture.

Chris, 36, said: “It ended up taking nearly two hours.

“My brother and his wife were hosting a fondue party at their apartment and had invited more friends than they’d ever had in their cosy apartment.

“We had lots of drinks to keep chilled so I decided the best thing to do was build a snow bar in their garden.

“The idea for the snowman barman came after it was built and there was still snow left.

“I did once build a BBQ at home, but only out of stone.”