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London's Best Cocktail Classes
Who doesn't love something mixed, muddled and shaken by a pro? From margaritas and mojitos through to sex on the beaches and sazaracs, London's cocktail bars know how to make them all - and now, they're letting you in on their secrets. Whether it's a hen party or a date night with a difference, we've rounded up the best cocktail classes in London, all of which will let you slurp your way to a new skill.
While the forefront of desserts in London, Basement Sate is a broody destination that knows a thing or two about drinks as well. 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.
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 -perfect for office team building, dates, something a little different in London or just a bit of fun.
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!
Shakeeoke are offering you a cocktail class with a twist over in Soho and Shoreditch. While you brush up on your mixing skills, you'll get to belt out your favourite tunes, then sip on your creations afterwards. As for food, you'll get to feast on delicious pizza.
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 in Shepherd's Bush, Covent Garden and St Katharine's Docks to learn all about creating expert mixes, and your own personalised creations at these fun sessions.
This tiki paradise in the heart of Angel is not only a gorgeous tropical hideaway, but its first floor is also home to the fun and interactive rum masterclasses. Gain some valuable insight on the drink itself and learn how to spice your own rum, then enjoy a tipple or two from the bar downstairs.
Temperatures are plummeting, but the only way is up as Skylight is playing host to a number of excellent drinks events this season. Head over to the rooftop haunt and you'll learn how to mix your own stunning cocktail creations alongside unbeatable views to enjoy them with.
The Anthologist are teaching you how to measure, muddle and mix up a storm from Monday through to Friday at their Bank bar and restaurant. The sleek City spot will also tell you about the history of certain tipples and let you make up your own concoction at their cocktail classes.
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.
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.
An evening at Hackney Funhouse's ABQ will have you boiling, bubbling and fusing your libations together whilst donning masks and aprons. What's more, the immersive cocktail experience takes place within an RV and has a cool soundtrack of tunes to keep you bopping as you play mixologist.
When each week has a different theme, you know the Goat in Chelsea takes its cocktail classes very seriously. With a welcome drink, tastings throughout the event and experts on-hand, you'll mix and shake your way to becoming a master mixologist.
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 list of signature creations and spirit infusion - check into one of their cocktail classes to learn the tricks of the trade.
Hidden in the depths of Mayfair, Purl isn't just a sexy spot for a date night, this cocktail bar is dedicated to the art of mixology. Held at your request, the cocktail classes cover how different ingredients simulate your senses, before having a go at knocking up three different libations.
Learn to make some beaut cocktails, then belt out your favourite guilty pleasure anthems while you're drinking them. London'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.
If you're looking for cocktail classes in North London, then Allora Hall is a great place to start. The stunning Crouch End bar and restaurant runs regular gin masterclasses, giving you the chance to shake up your very own mix, fresh from the in-house distillery.
Learn all there is to know about G&Ts over at Skylon Bar and Restaurant's Gin-Lovers Experience. Discover the nuances and delicacies of gins and tonics and sample a delicious variety of mixes, then complete your day with a three-course feast.
The Hide Bar is a slick subterranean bar that is all about crafting something delicious, whether that be British plates or their list of inventive drinks. Check out their cocktail library and then have a go behind the bar as the team show you how to mix several classic recipes, all using ingredients from nearby Borough Market.
Fancy yourself as a master mixologist? Belvedere Vodka are hosting one of London's best cocktail classes, where you'll create brunch-inspired tipples using their new Organic Infusions range. From welcome drinks to a classic spritz, you'll be set to shake, stir and mix the very best booze.
One of the best cocktail masterclasses in London, this unique offering in the heart of Victoria is designed for larger groups to get their shake on. Head down to Bbar where their fun and friendly sessions will school you in basic, intermediate and all things martini.
Already one of the city's finest Italian eateries, Union Street Cafe also knows a thing or two about knocking up a stiff drink. Head down for their cocktail masterclass where the expert bar staff will show you how to shake up a classic concoction, as well as one of their signature sips.
Learn how to whip up some of the best cocktails in the city with this fun masterclass from TwoRuba. With two cocktails per person alongside a selection of nibbles, it's a perfect way to get any party started.
Beaufort House's masterful bartenders will teach you the tricks of the trade in their refined cocktail masterclasses. They'll take you through the history of the spirits you're using, before letting you loose behind the bar to create their exquisite concoctions for yourself.
While Lockhouse may be a bar known for their craft beer and their award-winning burgers, that doesn't mean they don't know a thing or two when it comes to their cocktails. Join them for a masterclass and learn from some of the best in the business in a cool, industrial setting.
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.
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.
Known for some serious beautiful locations, Albion & East are purveyors of home brew and cracking pizza. Join them at one of their bars, including Serata Hall, Martello Hall and Cattivo, for a range of gin-filled masterclasses.
You come to Sway to dance till the early hours, or for some pizzas in their cool restaurant, but they've got another trick up their sleeve: devilishly creative cocktails. Learn how to make them with their master mixologists and you'll have a spectacular time.