London's Best Cocktail Classes

Everybody loves a mighty, mixed drink and it's no secret that London has some of very best cocktail bars in the business. Many of these venues also offer fantastic cocktail masterclass packages too, where you're invited to take centre stage in whipping up all sorts of creative concoctions with your mates. We've searched the capital from tip to toe and come up with this list of the best cocktail making classes in London.

Last updated on 20th March 2019




TT Liquor

2 user reviews 5

T.T Liquor cocktail-making class gives small groups of mixers their very own custom-built bars to work with (alongside providing equipment and glassware for each individual) - so there's no waiting around or taking turns here; this is two hours of continuous mixing and tasting! Master the basics before learning more complex techniques. End the day by competing with others to make the best cocktail of the day!

@ May Fair Bar on Saturday 23rd March 2019 and 40 other Saturdays

Learn to muddle and mix your favourite concoctions at the seriously swish May Fair Bar. Their expert mixologists will lead you through every stage of making three cocktails, as well as surprising you with competitions and goodies along the way. If you're feeling peckish, add in dinner.

Basement Sate

252 user reviews 4

While the forefront of desserts in London, Basement Sate is a broody destination that knows a thing or two about cocktails aswell. With their cocktail classes coming in at just £35 per person, guests can tuck into some of the top tipples in the city, be you a sweet tooth, or hankering for something a bit sharper, you'll be a pro in no time. 

The Folly

991 user reviews 4

For the budding cocktail connoisseur amongst you, the refined masterclass at The Folly is a great option. The botanical theme stretches from the decor to the menu, and with it you will learn an array of fresh cocktails. Learn how to mix and muddle new cocktails with one of the interactive mixology classes. Perfect for office team building, dates, something a little different in London or just a bit of fun.

 

Effortlessly cool and offering a unique concept to its patrons, The Studio also offers a fantastic masterclass package. The sessions are run by industry leading bartenders, who teach you the tricks of the trade as you learn how to master 2 or 3 of your chosen favourite cocktails. You'll be learning all about the spirits and concoctions involved, and there's awesome banter to be had with your teacher all along the way.

Ping Pong Covent Garden

497 user reviews 4

Student Discount 15% and 3 other offers

Not to be confused with a table-tennis games bar, Ping Pong is actually one of Covent Garden's leading restaurants and bars for dim sum and cocktails. You'll get started with a welcome cocktail, before your group is split into teams (who doesn't love a bit of friendly competition?) where you'll learn to free-pour, create Ping Pong signatures and take in a few tips for creating amazing cocktails of your own back at home.

The Hide Bar

5 user reviews 4

Based in London Bridge, the Hide Bar is a elegant cocktail bar and restaurant that serves Londoners delicious concoctions and crafty dishes. Hosting a number of cocktail classes and with a library of books all based around mixology, the team of bartenders are purists, sticking to traditional recipes and techniques. Using ingredients bought from the nearby Borough Market, the fruit, spice and spirit infused drinks are well worth a taste if you consider yourself something of a connoisseur.  

The Drift

328 user reviews 4

Musical Brunch

Head to this Bishopsgate bar to learn about the history and origins of your favourite spirits before making them into delicious cocktails at your very own mixology table. You'll learn the tricks of the trade from The Drift's expert in-house mixologists and with cocktails like 'Goldfish in a Bag' and 'Rub a Dub Shrub' on the menu, you can bet that it's going to be exciting.

Jewel

157 user reviews 4

Free Entry VIP Guestlist

This Piccadilly social hub offers you an exclusive masterclass experience that can be teamed with a three-course meal for just £33 per person. Coming with a welcome drink, the chance to make two of your fave cocktails and a sharing platter for every fourth guest, there's a couple of shots to help wash everything down with too.

The Sipping Room

358 user reviews 4

Based in West India Quay, The Sipping Room is a welcoming bar and restaurant that serves both seasonal dishes and inventive cocktails. Open early in the morning and shutting up shop close to midnight each day, the venue serves breakfast, dinner and everything in between. Ideal for a night out with your mates or perhaps a special celebration, the bartenders also host a number of fun cocktail classes for guests to enjoy. Who knows, you might be a flairing natural.

Piccadilly Institute

175 user reviews 3

Free Entry VIP Guestlist

A six-floored party palace in a bulls-eye central location, who knew Piccadilly Institute also held one of the best cocktail classes in the West End? These guys get you started with a welcome drink, before teaching you all of the tricks of the trade for two of your favourite classic cocktails. There's a sharing platter for every fourth guest, and a couple of shots during all those fun and games.

JuJu Chelsea

77 user reviews 4

JuJu's cocktails are out of this world. How else are we to explain the fact that they've won Best Late Night Bar, Best for Mixology and Best Bar in the past few years? Amateurs, budding bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts are invited to try their hand at mixing up a storm at one of JuJu's cocktail classes. Once you've shaken and stirred your way through the class, sip on your liquid creations in an elegant and classy environment.

Where better to learn how to make sumptuous cocktails than at the super sleek NYC hideout, Dirty Martini Covent Garden? Offering a range of Hen Party packages; for just £55 you can become a mixologist pro, enjoy a three course meal and pick the brains of your very own private bartender!

HAPPY HOUR 2 FOR 12! 4:30-19:00 and 1 other offer

Book yourself in for a masterclass at The London Cocktail Club and you will be learning from the very best concoction crafters in the capital. This basement bar serves up some truly delicious and interesting cocktails like the flaming Brixton Riot and the very popular Porn Star Martini. The owners, JJ and James, are mentored by Raymond Blanc and Sam and Eddie Hart of Quo Vadis so they serve up some great food alongside the cocktails - certainly a good mix to learn cocktail making from.

Notoriously playful and always excelling in their craft, here's your chance to learn how to play the Be At One way. Your 90-minute session covers all kinds of history, shaking, making and tasting, with plenty of games to enjoy along the way. It's £25 a head and designed for groups of six or more, and there's classes to be enjoyed Shoreditch, Clapham and Farringdon if Covent Garden doesn't suit.

Dim sum and cocktails are what Ping Pong have perfected over the years, so their masterclasses are sure to give you plenty of insight and expert knowledge. Head on down to Ping Pong Shepherd's Bush to learn all about creating exert mixes, and your own personalised creations at these fun sessions. 

A cosy hideaway in the heart of Bloomsbury, Reverend JW Simpson is the go-to for all things cocktails. Whether it's a masterclass from the team at St Germain, tastings with Chapel Down or a botanical bash with Ketel One, you'll find a wealth of masterclasses at this series.

All Bar One O2

51 user reviews 5

All Bar One is the number one destination for classy wines and cocktails. Their Greenwich location comes spread across three floors, and offers a fantastic cocktail masterclass to boot. If you fancy making cocktails like the pros at the renowned All Bar One, then this is your opportunity.

@ Leicester Square Kitchen on Saturday 30th March 2019 and 9 other Saturdays

Leicester Square Kitchen's masterclasses are here to give the people of London the low-down on South American cocktails. This crash course includes tequila-based concoctions, canapes and drink samples with a celebratory dinner at the end.

Purl

23 user reviews 4

Hidden in the depths of Mayfair, Purl isn't just a sexy spot for a date night, this cocktail bar are looking to bring you in on their secrets. Hosting a fun filled masterclass where you'll learn tip and tricks, this secret little spot is the perfect place to get to know the art of cocktails better.

The Fable

372 user reviews 4

Majestic. That's the word that instantly springs to mind when asked to describe The Fable's cocktails. The venue's expert in-house bartenders will be on hand to guide you through the construction of their tasty tipples, and the friendly staff are happy to tailor their classes to suit the wants and needs of each individual group. Perfect for a customised birthday celebration in London.

Aquum

72 user reviews 4

Bottomless Brunch for TWO HOURS and 3 other offers

Looking for an affordable cocktail class in Clapham? A place where the drinks are just as delicious as the prices? Then we've just the event. Join Clapham's Aquum as they invite friends, hen nights and more to join them in not only learning how to make cocktails, but drinking the delicious treats for themselves.

Lucky Voice Soho

371 user reviews 5

Learn to make some beaut cocktails, then belt out your favourite guilty pleasure anthems while you're drinking them. Soho's dedicated karaoke bar bring their top drawer bartenders out to demonstrate a few of your favourite classics before it's over to your private booth for an hour of karaoke-fuelled antics. Tickets come in at £30, £45 or £45 for different packages.

Kanaloa

67 user reviews 4

A tiki-inspired den of central London cavorting, Kanaloa is also known for the quality of its cocktail class bundle. It's £29.95 a head, or you can add a two or three course meal to your package if you'd like. Enjoy a welcome drink, a sharing platter between four and you'll spend your time making two of your favourite classic cocktails in a fun and welcoming environment.

McQueen

21 user reviews 4

A true titan of the Shoreditch scene; McQueen shares its expertise in the form of their bespoke masterclasses. Bar manager Artur Dogiel is on the scene to show you how to shake, rattle and stir your fave drinks from the bar. Whether you're a complete novice or secretly fancy yourself as a bit of a master mixolosist, you're sure to revel in the glamorous surroundings of McQueen's glam rock basement club.

Mint Leaf Lounge

29 user reviews 4

With over 500 spirits behind the bar, there's certainly no shortage of ingredients to experiment with here. The expert mixologists at this chic restaurant bar are known for making unique and exotic concoctions and they will definitely not disappoint. Come for the masterclass, stay for the delicious Indian food and the irresistibly vibrant late-night atmosphere.

Loop Bar

129 user reviews 4

Free Entry VIP Guestlist

West End favourite Loop offers a standard cocktail class package at £29.95 per head, and you could add either a two or three-course meal to your plans if you so choose. A welcome drink gets you settled, you'll make two of your favourite cocktails and there's a sharing platter for every four guests.

Jack's Bar

162 user reviews 5

Jack's bar in Waterloo is a cosy spot, based underneath the railway arches and renowned for offering delicious comfort food treats alongside a selection of crowd-pleasing drinks. With the bar stocked full of craft beers and fine wines, the expert team behind the bar offer guests the chance to try their hand at cocktail flairing, hosting a number of frivolous cocktail masterclasses throughout the week.

From bejewelled margaritas to glittering martinis, Christabels is taking you on a journey around the world of cocktails like never before. Learn the art of mixology as you choose your own ingredients and garnish your masterpiece before soaking them all up.

Soho Zebrano

528 user reviews 4

Double Your Pre-Orders

A cocktail masterclass at Zebrano Soho is aimed at those who like a laugh, and also those who have a competitive streak to them! You'll learn the tricks of the trade from one of the venue's seriously talented bartenders, and you'll also come up against everybody else as you battle to make the best concoction. They also run the classes at sister bar Zebrano Carnaby too!

Bird of Smithfield

12 user reviews 4

FREE Strawberry Prosecco Cocktail for Mum on Mother's Day

Bird is a stunning, 5-storey Georgian townhouse affording great views of Smithfield Market from its suntrap roof terrace. Inside, the venue is one of the best for private hire in London, with popular cocktail masterclass sessions bookable. Rally up some mates and head for a relaxed and fun workshop, where you'll learn about Bird's signature serves and some of the classics.

@ Map Maison on Various dates from Friday 22nd March 2019

Shake up your very own cocktails and tuck into a mouthwatering afternoon tea spread as this Kingsland Road hangout invites you to this boozy masterclass. Not only will you be able to soak up complimentary cocktails and a tapas-inspired feast, but you'll also be able to make two drinks.

Megaro Bar

62 user reviews 4

Megaro is a basement bar in Kings Cross that's created a reputation for itself thanks to its stunning cocktail menu and quirky decor. The venue's expert mixologists have really let their creative side shine, curating a menu of signature creations and spirit infusion. Imparting their vast knowledge, the team behind the bar will also host a number of frivolous cocktail making classes, perfect for group nights out and those special occasions.