Whether it's shaken or stirred, these cocktail making classes and spirit tasting experiences will tingle your tastebuds and revive your love for cocktails and mixed drinks. You might want to master some of the classic cocktail recipes, or perhaps you fancy learning how a true Scot drinks their Whisky? These fun and convivial experiences will teach you all you need to know during your lesson.
In most cases you leave your class with loads of notes and handy hints, so you will be able to knock up fabulous cocktails and drinks at home. The ‘cheat sheets’ include the details of ingredients needed, a kit list and tips and hacks from expert mixologists and bar staff. We think these cocktails lessons and spirit workshops and tastings are a great way to be able to add a little glamour to the next dinner party or BBQ hosted at yours. Get frosting those glasses, mashing the mint for your mojito and cutting the lemons! Read more...
• A two-hour gin tasting workshop in Stourbridge • Discover which tonics go best with which gins • Sample 5 carefully chosen gins from around the world • Hosted by ginthusiasts from Dr Hardwicke's Emporium
• Visit the Bimber Distillery and sample the wares! • This is an artisan distillery in North West London • Tour the distillery and taste the gins and vodkas • Find out which botanicals go in Bimber London Gin
How to make the cocktails just like a proper mixologist in a bar
From gin tasting to cocktail making classes, this connoisseur collection of courses will have you blending, shaking and stirring like a pro. Whether you have always wanted to know what goes into a Black Russian, want to find out how you really should be drinking your whiskies, or just fancy learning about botanicals and gin, there's something for you here.
Images of Tom Cruise in that rather cheesy film are blown to smithereens (thank goodness!) when you enrol at our Brighton cocktail school for budding cocktail makers. There's still something quite artistic, flamboyant even, about creating those flavoursome mixes. But on these classes you won't be obliged to toss bottles into the air accompanied by 80s music…sorry Tom with your natty waistcoat, gelled hair and Cuban heels, cocktail making is a lot cooler these days!
By the end of the lesson, your cocktail making skills will have come on in leaps and bounds. With the recipes and notes under your arm, you'll be able to host dinner parties at yours with a veritable cocktail menu for your guests, with everything from the classics, to funky new long drinks. A fine way to start a fun evening at home that's for sure.
Stand aside cocktails, here comes the whisky and the gin into the mix!
As for the whisky side of things, we have a traditional tasting tour in Scotland, but also one in Wales. This might be the lesser known country when it comes to producing this fine spirit, but taste it for yourself and we think you'll be pleasantly surprised and you get the full hosted tour of the distillery to see what goes in to making Welsh whisky.
And it’s the same with gin. Feet up with a G&T after a long day at work is a much-loved pleasure for many of you. But do you know much about all the flavours and aromas that can be found in gin? It’s a superb insight into the world of natural flavourings used - and with lots of varieties to test out too.
So if you know someone who has a drinks cabinet at home that isn't being put to good use, or you have a bottle of Blue Sapphire that you've always wondered what you can do with, these cocktail making classes and lessons are the perfect way to while way an afternoon. It's doors open to the distilleries and bars around the country as the alcohol expert bar tenders invite you to taste, learn and make delicious drinks.