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Cocktail, Champagne and Wine master classes in London – if you’ve ever considered yourself a secret bartender, with eyes on the prize of creating the world’s best martini or caipirinha, or if you’re simply looking to learn how to make a cocktail aperitif and what cocktail recipes work best at parties, you’ll need some expert guidance from a mixologist along the way. Likewise, you might have a burgeoning love of Old and New World wines, of Champagne, or spirits such as gin, and wish to learn what goes into making each of these delectable drinks and how to train your senses to appreciated the best in quality. Or you might just be organising a hen party, a stag party, a birthday party or a girlie gathering. Below you will find a selection of the best bars in London for cocktail master classes, wine master classes, Champagne master classes, and spirit master classes.
Purple Bar at Sanderson
Fitzrovia / Bar / Hotel / Cuisine: British
With its symphony of purples, lavenders and violets, Purple Bar is a chic and intimate lounge that has become one of London?s hottest gathering places. Draped in violet silk opera curtains, the wildly theatrical Purple Bar feels straight from the pages of ?Alice in Wonderland? ? a quality that makes it the perfect setting for a Cocktail Heaven Masterclass. Learn how to make a mean Manhattan or a magnificent Martini. Classes are highly interactive, hands-on and fun - ideal for work parties or special occasions. £50pp.
Dirty Martini Islington
Angel & Islington / Bar / Cuisine: Bar
Take the very best premium spirits, freshest ingredients, homemade syrups and most delicate garnishes and place them in the hands of London's top bar tenders and you have the recipe for a truly memorable cocktail experience. Join Dirty Martini Islington for a Cocktail Masterclass and you can learn how to stir, shake and taste their renowned flavour combinations that position them firmly as a leader in cocktail innovation. Masterclasses include a welcome Bellini with delicious food platters served throughout.
West End / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Indian
Mint Leaf offers a wide range of events from Wine or Spirit Tastings, Cocktail Master Classes, private or semi-private lunches or dinners, birthday parties, baby showers, hen parties, corporate parties, press launches, film and theatre premiere parties, fashion shows through to Wedding ceremonies and civil partnership receptions.? Moët and Chandon Masterclass at Mint Leaf SW1 ? 16th November 2017 Join us for an intimate evening at Mint Leaf Haymarket with Moët & Chandon, most famous Champagne house in the world.The evening will be hosted by Maxime Magnus, Moët & Chandon Brand Ambassador, who will guide you through the history of the label and reveal the tale behind the iconic house.
West End / Bar / Cuisine: Bar
Blind Spot has introduced a range of tasting masterclasses that are perfect for all drinkers. Take an hour or so out to explore and sample a range of exclusive spirits and wines to find your chosen tipple, which have been carefully selected by our team of experts. The tasting masterclass offers guests amazing insights and a true adventure for your senses as you can enjoy one of three masterclasses: Gin, Wine or Champagne. Available Monday - Thursday; maximum 12 people from £50 per person
St James / Bar / Restaurant /
Japanese whiskies masterclass - £45 per person. Anzu is a Japanese dining room and bar in the newly opened St. James?s Market quarter, just behind Piccadilly. Serving from noon, Anzu offer an a la carte brasserie-style menu for lunch and dinner and a comprehensive bar menu throughout the afternoon. Cocktails, Japanese whiskies and a list that combines wine and sake by the glass, flask or bottle have been carefully chosen to complement Kensuke Yamada?s menus. Five Japanese whiskies matched to dishes from Anzu?s menu. David Wrigley, Anzu and Tonkotsu?s Head of Drinks and all-round whisky wizard will talk you through (briefly!) how whisky is made, the history of Japanese whisky and each whisky
Le Pont de la Tour Bar & Grill
London Bridge & Bermondsey / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: French
Shad Thames - On the first Monday of every month, waterfront venue Pont de la Tour near Tower Bridge serves up cocktail classes for the curious. Upcoming events include a tequila themed class at the start of June, summer punches in July, and daiquiri making in August, all of which use the highest quality ingredients sourced from far and wide for the perfect drink. Guests learn how to make four cocktails, a little bit about the history of cocktails, and all with a view of the River Thames, splendid for a sunny summer's day and an ideal gift for Mother's Day or as a romantic getaway. Classes cost £30.
Shoreditch / Bar / Cuisine: Bar
Shoreditch - Quirky Shoreditch hideaway and award-winning bar, Callooh Callay, offers up cocktail masterclasses for groups of 8-18, which can be arranged any day of the week. Attendees make 'Four Cocktails of the Golden Age' before competing to see who can make the best classic cocktail, with the winner receiving a £50 bar credit. Now that's true street cred. Prices range from £40 to £50 per person.
Soho / Bar / Cuisine: Cafe
Basement Sate has launched a series of cocktail master-classes where guests can learn how to add a modern touch to familiar cocktails by using the finest rare and boutique spirits, as well as delving into forgotten classics such as the Van Zandt from 1933, or theScofflaw from Harry Craddock. The classes, which are perfect for groups of around 10 people, are priced from £30 per person, and will include two cocktails each.
Chelsea / Bar / Club / Cuisine: Pan Asian
JuJu has secured its place as one of the most premium cocktail bars in London. JuJu specialises in masterclasses, whatever the occasion and however big your group is, our mixologists and hosts will make sure that you leave with an experience to remember. For a limited time only JuJu Chelsea offers the Cocktail Master Class for £50 per person! Through the masterclass you will be able to learn all about the ingredients and methods from one of our award-winning mixologists and get behind the bar to make and drink 3-4 wonderful cocktails yourself. You will also be supplied with a mixture of pan Asian tapas to share amongst the group and a printed copy of what you have been taught.
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