STAFF from a North-East bar will cause a stir when they demonstrate their cocktail shaking skills at an international event in Paris today.

Staff from Popolo, Newcastle, were commissioned to prepare a NewcastleGateshead cocktail to help raise the profile of the city as a cultural destination. It is made from vodka, apple and peach schnapps and apple juice.

Newcastle Gateshead Initiative (NGI) chief executive Tim Bartlett said: "Given that Paris is such a chic city, we felt that a specially created cocktail would appeal and would help to promote NewcastleGateshead's vibrant, cosmopolitan nightlife."