Fun Cocktail Masterclass
I was leaving my work to emigrate to Canada and wanted to go out for a meal with the girls from work. It was near the end of the month and quite a few of us were getting skint so were a little concerned about the cost of a nice meal out. My friend suggested a cocktail making lesson for some fun. I looked into it and to my surprise it was reasonably priced at only £25/person for 90 minutes of cocktail making. For me this is about the price of a meal out if not cheaper and looked much more fun. So we went with it.
As all 8 of us arrived a section of the bar was corned off with red velvet barriers (all very fancy). The area had a a ‘reserved for’ sign on the bar and purple balloons hanging from the chairs. We knew it was going to be a good night from there on!
The cocktail class started
We sat down on the stalls in-front of the bar. The bar tender was very polite and introduced himself to us and outlined what we would be doing. He called my name out as the cocktail masterclass was for my leaving do. The bartender made sure we were all comfortable and relaxed by having general chit chat with us before he announced that I would be making the cocktails for the night!
The night was split into 3 sections:
Firstly. The cocktail making began with me behind the bar following his lead. He would make a cocktail and step by step show me how to make the same one. We did for this 4 cocktails with all of us being able to drink the cocktail me and the bar tender had made. This was really interesting. He showed me all the techniques to cocktail making and where everything was behind the bar etc.
Secondly. Everyone had a choice to make one cocktail of their own. One by one each of us stood on the other side of the bar learning how to make our chosen cocktail and then of course got to drink it afterwards. The bar tender was funny and relaxed and gave us some inside knowledge and tricks of the trade which was great to know.
Lastly. The bar tender explained we were going to play a game. I chose 3 of my friends to join in. We were then split into 2 groups of 2. The aim of the game was to make a cocktail in the quickest time. Sounds easy. Not when your team member cannot move. They could only speak whilst you stand behind them with your arms by their waist trying to handling the bottles to make a cocktail. It turned out to be hilarious! We were all in fits of laughter. Whoever lost had to down a shot of chilly vodka!
After the game, the bar tender showed us a cool trick. He put together a row of glasses with shots on top of them. Then asked me to push the first shot over the next one which had a domino effect of knocking all the others over in a line one after the other. It looked awesome! And we all drank the strawberry and bubble gum shots too!
Fun and Games
After laughter and yummy tasty cocktails at the bar, the bar tender announced that the night had finished. He thanked us for experiencing the night. He showed us to our own table that had been reserved for us in the restaurant part of the club. Very soon after we had all sat down with drinks, they brought out our Tapas. It looked beautiful and tasted it too. We had plenty of food to fed 8 of us plus more, it consisted of all the general tapas goodies with sauces and dips, plus pizza too with an ice cream shot class for dessert each.
The whole night was extremely good value for money from the quality and quantity of food and drinks, knowledge, fun and games and the service.
All in all a fantastic night I would recommend to anyone!
Thank you MyCocktailMasterClass for organising a memorable night!