London Cocktail Club Masterclasses
Whether you’re a cocktail connoisseur or just looking to learn new skills, there are some amazing cocktail clubs in London offering expert cocktails classes.
With locations ranging from Central London to Leeds, there’s something for everyone. These cocktail making masterclasses are a fantastic way to make some delicious drinks with friends and family.
If you’re looking for something a bit more laid back in the cocktail department, Allora Hall, which opens this month in Crouch End, is a good option. It’s part hot-desking (with spaces available until 5pm) and part bar and restaurant, joining the group behind Martello Hall in East London and Canova Hall in Brixton.
Allora Hall will also host regular gin masterclasses, where you can learn how to make your own mix. They’ll talk you through gin history, and also teach you how to blend your own bespoke gin to take home – it’s a must-try!
This tiki paradise in Angel will also host fun and interactive rum masterclasses. They’ll let you muddle and mix your way to a bespoke rum creation, paired with some delicious tropical flavours.
Angel Tiki Bar
The bar at Angel Tiki is a tropical oasis in the heart of London, but the first floor is also home to one of the city’s best rum masterclasses. Despite being a little pricey, the experience will leave you feeling elated and thirsty for more.
Alternatively, the top notch bartenders at this Bermondsey hangout are happy to talk you through the history of a cocktail while they pour you a refreshing beverage of your choosing. This is a perfect option if you’re planning a birthday party or hen do in the near future.
For something a bit more high tech, we’ve rounded up the best gin and cocktail masterclasses around town. The list includes a swag of oh so cool things to do, from a high-end gin sommeling to a well-designed cocktail shaker. Hopefully, you’ll find the one for you among our recommendations.
Whether you’re an expert mixologist or just want to get your hands on the secrets of making a cocktail, a masterclass is the perfect way to take your skills to the next level. With a number of top-tier bars offering these classes, there’s something for everyone.
Located in Ealing Broadway, Teatro Hall is a neighborhood bar-restaurant that serves everything from coffee to coal-fired pizza to cocktails and DJs at night. It’s also home to an Urban Distillery & Tasting Room and offers gin tastings, gin blends and cocktails masterclasses.
The masterclass is PS75 per person and is a two-hour session where you learn four different cocktails behind the bar. You’ll also receive a welcome Prosecco before you start. You’ll be taught how to make a bespoke cocktail by one of their expert mixologists.
The cocktail masterclass at Clapham’s Tequila Mockingbird is a great way to learn how to mix some of the bar’s best concoctions. The class starts with a welcome glass of prosecco, followed by three carefully-shaken drinks and a ‘goodbye’ Limoncello.
A wry pun based on Harper Lee’s 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the Tequila Mockingbird is essentially a Spicy Margarita variation with the addition of watermelon. It’s a refreshing summer drink that combines the earthy bite of tequila with the fresh, hydrating power of watermelon.
There are numerous recipes online for the drink, some varying wildly and including everything from blue curacao to creme de menthe. However, most involve tequila and watermelon. It’s tricky to find the right amount of watermelon, because too much will overpower the drink, while too little will dilute the other flavors.
A restaurant by day, Sway transforms into an awe-inspiring nightclub, serving up bespoke pizzas, a range of delicious cocktails and DJs to keep you dancing into the wee hours. Located within a stone’s throw of Covent Garden and Holborn, Sway offers the full package for an evening out in London.
This cocktail making masterclass is a must-attend for anyone looking to get behind the bar and make their own delectable drinks. You’ll get the opportunity to learn how to mix up three different cocktails and will also sample a range of tasty sharing platters along the way. The masterclass will be led by an expert mixologist who will share their tips and tricks, as well as host fun games to ensure your experience is a memorable one.
The Cottons Club
The Cottons Club is a hidden gem in Congleton, with curtains drawn over the town hall to reveal a 1920s world. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with smooth jazz and nibbles while 1920s clips play across the screen.
If you’re a rum fan, make your way to The Cottons Club where they host a series of free rum masterclasses. The classes take place every month and are aimed at industry professionals or bar staff wanting to learn more about rum.
The cocktails are delicious and the atmosphere is unique – it’s a great way to spend an evening with your friends or on a hen night. Plus, you’ll also get to meet some top-tier mixologists. These masterclasses are a must-try if you’re looking for something new and exciting to do in London. So book your spot now!
Located in the trendy Tobacco Docks of east London, Skylight is one of the city’s most popular hangouts. This former multi-story car park has a range of activities for people of all ages including lawn games such as croquet, petanque and lawn bowls; three cocktail bars; comfortable day beds and a rooftop ice rink.
Aside from its jaw dropping views of the city, Skylight offers a variety of drinks from a competition winning Jalisco Sky to the Raspberry Rum Margherita and an all-year round Dry January menu curated by mixologists Dare Hospitality.
It also has a thumping Christmas party, complete with snow machines and DJs cranking out festive anthem remixes. And if you’re after something a little more wild, it’s time to don your grass skirt and coconut bra for a tropical cocktail masterclass.
The Egerton House Hotel
Located in one of London’s most prestigious areas, The Egerton House Hotel is a short walk from Harrods and some of the city’s most famous museums. Featuring antique clocks and Victorian portraits, this luxury hotel has the atmosphere of a country estate.
Rooms at this historic townhouse hotel are decorated in rich fabrics and have opulent bathrooms, champagne on arrival, and candles at turndown. It also offers a concierge who can arrange a personal driver, a butler service and two-types of bathrobes.
The bar is an inviting place to sip on a drink and chat with other guests. You can also try out their Martini Masterclass, hosted by the hotel’s talented bar team. This is a great way to spend an hour, learn about the history of the martini, and enjoy delicious curated creations.
If you’re looking for a classy night out in London, look no further than the stunning Penthouse Champagne Bar at Beaufort House Chelsea. Perfect for a wedding or party, the 3rd floor space offers a glamorous backdrop for a night out, and is sure to wow guests.
The club masterclass begins with a drink to warm you up and then you’ll be taught all the tricks of the trade by a top bartender, including how to mix and shake your own drinks. You’ll also learn about the history of gin, and try out some classics such as the Negroni and bramble.
A masterclass at ABQ isn’t just a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends, it’s also a unique and fun way to get to know one another. For a truly immersive experience, this is a must-try.
Bbar has an array of cocktail making masterclasses on offer, including a classic masterclass and a gin masterclass. You’ll each get a welcome drink, a tasty tapas dish and a glass of wine to enjoy before learning how to make two cocktails under the expert guidance of the bartender.
This class is perfect for hen dos and birthdays, or even just a fun date night out! Each attendee will get to try a caipirinha each (Brazil’s national cocktail) and learn how to mix their own classic gin cocktail.
You can also choose to add on a sit-down meal to the class for a great value option, with each guest receiving a delicious welcome drink, a meal and a glass of wine to enjoy. There are several different options on offer, so you’re bound to find one that suits you best.