Cocktail making is a skill that not many of us possess, however, that doesn't mean we shouldn't give it a good crack!
Under the watchful eye of a cocktail master, you'll be encouraged to try your hand at shaking, stirring and then drinking. We're sure you're already a dab hand at that anyway.
So get some mates together and check out our list of the best places to go for a cocktail masterclass in London.
More Cocktail Masterclasses in London
Adventure Bar is a small group of bars attracting a young and friendly crowd. They offer a wide choice of cocktails, a selection of food and a lively, upbeat atmosphere.
20 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9HP
(020) 7924 6055
38 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UR
(020) 3640 3229
Adventure Bar is a well known bar offering a wide choice of fun shooters and cocktails such as Absolutely Fabulous, Flaming Zombie, Surfers Paradise and many more. Adventure Bar on Clapham High Street also offers their food options including buffalo wings; cheese platters; and their steak mandwich.
If your favourite cocktails involved whisky, this is the masterclass for you!
1 Norris Street, St James, London, SW1Y 4RJ
Enjoy 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 and food pairing.
(020) 7930 8414
68-70 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UL
(020) 7627 2726
Indulge in some healthy competition and a fun filled experience with your friends.
Introduction to your superstar bar tender – Enjoy a complimentary shot upon arrival to your cocktail making class.
Make Three Cocktails – Every guest will make three cocktails behind their fully stocked and equipped cocktail making bar.
Egerton House Hotel, 17-19 Egerton Terrace, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2BX
(020) 7589 2412
Just a short stroll from the V&A, the Egerton bar is the ideal destination during a day of culture. But whilst they have their own Picasso and Renoir lithographs at the hotel, the work of art we're most impressed with is their signature cocktail: The Martini.
The Martini Masterclass, with their talented barman Esley, is the perfect way to spend an informative and enjoyable (not to mention a delicious) hour, as you discover the secrets behind making the perfect martini.
Esley will begin by explaining the history and origins of martini; tell you a little bit about his own background; and divulge his top tips in order to make the perfect martini yourself.
Guests will also receive a certificate at the end of the session, signed by Esley, for the perfect souvenir of the experience. We recommend early booking in advance.
In two hour long classes you will learn about the history of any spirits and the cocktails created with them. You will then step behind the bar as the bartender will help you craft your own cocktail while explaining to you the hows and whys it should be made this way - all of course according to your own taste. Likely a good opportunity to wow your friends and family with newfound expertise - or just the pleasure of sharing a good drink with them.
8 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 8HN
(020) 7287 3412
43 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, London, SW1W 0PP
(020) 7958 7000
Shake things up and try your hand at cocktail making!
A lesson in cocktail making from their talented team is an experience with a difference.
Bring your colleagues or a group of friends for an evening of fun and pick up some impressive new skills as you learn about this fascinating art.
The best part? Well, that would have to be the tasting afterwards!
St Martin's Lane London, 45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HX
(020) 7300 5588
Blind Spot is a chic cocktail bar within the St Martin's Lane London hotel. Andrew Loudon creates a variety of unique cocktails while Tien Ho offers impressive bar snacks.
Although they don't offer an actual cocktail making masterclass, their "Tasting Masterclasses" are certainly worth an honourable mention here! Lasting between 60 and 90 minutes, guests can explore and sample a range of exclusive spirits and wines to find their chosen tipples, which have
been carefully selected by Blind Spot's team of experts.
145 Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PA
(020) 3667 5222
Buddha Bar brings Oriental flair to London's dining scene, blending a sumptuous menu of pan-Asian cuisine, a live DJ playing the best of chillout and lounge from around the world, all set against a striking interior.
Learn the art of mixology with one of Buddha Bar's experienced and skilled craftsmen. They are world renowned for signature cocktails and contemporary creations. The cocktail masterclass experience has been tailored with a focus on enlightenment, involvement and enjoyment. Visit the website for more information.
Dirty Martini is a stylish bar and cocktail house in Covent Garden whose sophistication belies its 'dirty' moniker. With excellent service, fantastic mixologists and a friendly atmosphere Dirty Martini is proving a popular choice for those in the know.
11-12 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HZ
(020) 7632 2088
316-318 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UH
(020) 7351 5998
JuJu Chelsea is located in the heart of Chelsea on King's Road and are proud to serve some of the finest cocktails mixed by some of London's best bartenders.
Along with fantastic cocktails JuJu London has a carefully selected choice of champagnes and wines all complemented by a delicious tapas menu. Recognised for its sleek interior, amazing cocktails and exclusive yet relaxed atmosphere, JuJu has won multiple awards including Best Bar at The London Club and Bar Awards.
If you are looking for something a little different then why not book a Cocktail Masterclass at JuJu London?
173-174 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1RG
(020) 7354 6280
Lucky Voice have three different packages for you to choose from. So give cocktail making a go before having a go at some karaoke. What better way to warm up those vocal chords?!
Mabel's is a bar and kitchen located on Covent Garden's Maiden Lane. Mabel's is a lively venue offering a good choice of drinks including Champagne and cocktails. The kitchen at Mabel's creates Mediterranean cuisine, sample dishes may include grilled mackerel salad; butternut squash & spinach risotto; and chocolate brownie.
29-30 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7JS
(020) 7845 9980
November 2017 - join Mint Leaf for an intimate evening in Haymarket with Moët & Chandon, the most famous Champagne house in the world.
Suffolk Place, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HX
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. Tasting will include classic Moët & Chandon Imperial, Rose, Vintage 2008 and Ice Imperial a Champagne style that is gaining new traction in the industry.
Mint Leaf will be serving delicious hot canapes throughout the evening, making it truly a wonderful event to attend.
Please contact the venue for more information and to make a booking.
(020) 7930 9020
Brought to you by the same people who created Mint Leaf Restaurant and Bar in Haymarket, Mint Leaf Lounge and Restaurant serves authentic yet innovative light Indian food and an impressive range of drinks at the stunning bar, including five hundred spirits and over a thousand cocktails.
Angel Court, Bank, London, EC2R 7HB
(020) 7600 0992
15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BJ
(020) 7637 1001
Why not try something different to the usual cocktail masterclasses in London and head to the luxurious Montague on the Gardens hotel for a unique coffee and food indulgence.
Budding coffee connoisseurs can enjoy a masterclass in caffeine appreciation with The Montague on the Gardens’ all-new Coffee Experience. The hotel have teamed up with Illy Coffee to offer an insightful coffee tasting experience even the most seasoned coffee enthusiast will want to try.
Making the most of the sunny spells and warmer temperatures to come from the 1st October to 10th November, the outdoor wood deck has been transformed into a “Coffee Station” for the very first time, where expertly brewed coffee from a bespoke selection of Illy’s finest roasts will be served as part of an educational experience, combined with deliciously sweet food pairing to complement the beans and brewing techniques.
111 Old Broad Street, City, London, EC2N 1AP
(020) 7638 9308
Learn how to create and shake your own cocktails, and of course, have a taste or two, at one of their very special mixology classes. From team building events, to birthdays and hen dos, our cocktail masterclass is guaranteed to mix things up.
9 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4EB
(020) 7512 0397
They'll tell you their trade secrets that are sure to impress any social circle, before getting you behind the bar to create your own cocktails. From team building events, to birthdays and hen dos, our cocktail masterclasses are guaranteed to mix things up.
Piccadilly Institute is a unique venue that features six themed rooms. Playing a variety of music genres from cult classics and soul to party and chill out, this is an ideal club for a fun night out.
The London Pavillion, London, W1J 0DA
(020) 7287 8008
Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NG
(020) 7300 5588
Cocktail Heaven Masterclass: Learn how to make a mean Manhattan or a magnificent Martini at Sanderson’s Cocktail Heaven Masterclasses.
Classes are highly interactive, hands-on and fun - ideal for work parties or special occasions. Priced at £50 per person.
Their talented mixologists will teach you some of their trade secrets and special tricks. From team building events to birthdays and hen dos, our cocktail masterclasses are guaranteed to mix things up.
16 Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, London, E14 4AX
(020) 3907 0320
165 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7SS
(020) 7622 4004
SOUK Clapham is a vibrant bar and restaurant that can be found on Clapham High Street. Here you can enjoy mouth-watering cocktails and great Modern European dishes within stylish surroundings.
SOUK Clapham also hosts regular club night with DJs from Defected records and Lifted records playing the latest in house tracks.
They offer a range of fully interactive cocktail making classes all focused on 100% involvement for every guest. Each guest gets to make their own selection of cocktails at their own station behind a custom-built cocktail bar.
17b Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London, E2 8AA
(020) 3553 3911