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Cocktail Making Classes Birmingham

Mixology Events’ 100% interactive, award-winning cocktail making classes in Birmingham are available at the Custard Factory on a private basis. No matter how big or small your group may be, our unique, purpose-built class set-up is centred around a fully interactive experience for every single guest.

As well as the option of hosting at our own venues across London & the country as a whole, we have the ability to take our cocktail classes on the road with us to any venue you had in mind across the UK.

Any time, Any place, Anywhere. 

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  • 100% Hands-on Cocktail Making Class

  • Any time you wish, 7 days a week

  • Award-winning, fun & informative

  • For groups of any size

  • No more than 5 guests per cocktail bar station

  • Our recommended class runs for two hours

  • Every guest will make (and drink) 5 cocktails behind their own bar

MASTERCLASS FORMAT

Length

Recommended class runs for two hours.

Reception Cocktail

Enjoy a complimentary cocktail upon entry to your cocktail making class at the Custard Factory.

Introduction of Cocktail Class

Be guided through the background and concepts of mixology & cocktail making, and learn fundamental techniques.

Make Four Cocktails

Every guest will make (and drink) four cocktails behind their own fully stocked and equipped cocktail making bar, with no more than four guests to each cocktail bar station.

Cocktail Making Competition

Indulge in some healthy competition as each cocktail bar competes against the rest to make their own original cocktail using a range of liquors, spirits, syrups, fresh fruit, juices and specialised equipment available to them.

Food

Depending on the venue, we have a number of food options – from rustic platters served during the class to full dining experiences.

We can host our private cocktail classes anywhere, at any time, on any day, for groups of any size.

*Note, if there are any non-drinkers that wish to attend there are non-alcoholic options for each cocktail. No-one gets left out.

VIRTUAL COCKTAIL CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE!

Inspired by the lockdown era, our virtual classes provide an environment in which to be sociable despite the distances between us.

Learn to make cocktails from the comfort of your own home. Professional equipment and high-quality ingredients delivered directly to your door, anywhere in the world. Classes are conducted using the Zoom platform as standard, with other options available!

Click here to find out more.

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Perfect for cocktail classes of around 50 guests, Arch 21 is a minimalistic space, with white walls and a stripped-back industrial feel.

With a high ceiling and 186 sqm, this space is ideal for a large cocktail classes. A large window lets in natural light, but the space is largely open to your customise to your taste. If you fancied sticking around for a late-night boogie, the space can be converted to a dance floor with cocktail bar service, as it is licensed until 12am.

With wifi available, and your own music/DJ equipment welcome, Arch 21 provides a quirky and alternative vibe to your cocktail making experience. Although 50 guests is the recommended group size, we can cater for larger or smaller groups depending on the type of event you wanted. Simply raise it with your dedicated event organiser and they will happily talk you through your options.

 

By far the largest area in the Custard Factory, the Works are an amazing space to host large groups, and has been lovingly restored to showcase the industrial architecture of the original Victorian factory.

With rustic white beams, and a long skylight that spans the high ceiling roof, this venue is bright and airy. A whopping capacity of 400 makes this the perfect choice for large cocktail classes, or perhaps a party afterwards. Our largest class to date is 220 people, with four guests to each bar, so don’t let the astronomical capacity put you off – 400 is not a minimum requirement by any means!

The minimalist space acts as a blank canvas, that you can decorate and curate to suit your needs. There are also three additional breakout spaces that are more intimate, should you need them, and which are well suited for perhaps a cocktail reception beforehand or a full bar hire service afterwards.

Located at the heart of the Custard Factory, by the courtyard, the space is easily accessible, including disabled access.  The venue includes wifi, and nearby toilets, and we welcome your own music/DJ equipment. 

The Custard Factory boasts a number of meeting spaces that are available for use before or after your class, should you wish to work in a presentation or group meeting for a full day’s team-building.

The first option, The Orwell Suite, is a modern and sophisticated looking board room, seating 14 people. With high ceilings, and two large windows overlooking the courtyard, this intimate 34sqm room can be hired out for multiple purposes. If you are looking to work a meeting or presentation in before your cocktail class, for a full day of team-building, the Orwell Suite is the perfect space, with a projector and wifi available. Alternatively, the room can be converted for more intimate cocktail classes.

The second option is the slightly smaller Courtyard Boardroom, which is located in the iconic courtyard of the former factory. With a central oak table, seating 12, and wooden shelves that line the walls, the room is decorated in the retro and quirky style of the Custard Factory. With wifi and a monitor, this boardroom is perfect if you’re planning on working a meeting in before your cocktail class. There are nearby cafes and bars that can cater to those all-important coffee breaks so let us know if our team can arrange this beforehand.

Both of these spaces are also available to conduct your actual cocktail class in, with a capacity of 20 guests for each, making them the perfect environment for smaller groups.

The Courtyard Boardroom is located in the iconic courtyard of the former factory.

With a central oak table, seating 12, and wooden shelves that line the walls, the room is decorated in the retro and quirky style of the Custard Factory. With wifi and a monitor, this boardroom is perfect if you’re planning on working a meeting in before your cocktail class. There are nearby cafes and bars that can cater to those all-important coffee breaks so let us know if our team can arrange this beforehand.

West London has developed a reputation over the years for indulgent shops, affluent suburbs, and boutique hotels. Whilst, of course, it boasts all these things in abundance, west London is a much, much more diverse and vibrant area than many give it credit for. Come pay one of our west London cocktail making studios a visit and see for yourself before, after, and even during

Notting Hill: Popularised to a global audience through the 1999 smash hit of the same name, Notting Hill is a picturesque and diverse neighbourhood located in west London, with a unique atmosphere. The location is perfect if you are travelling into London through Paddington, and if you are looking to experience the hustle and bustle of London without the tourist crowds. There are quirky shops and vintage markets, as well as a wide range of pubs and restaurants to visit before and after your cocktail class. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting on the last weekend of August, you could even lose yourself in the sights, smells, and sounds of the Notting Hill Carnival.

Chiswick: Chiswick is located West of Kensington and Hammersmith, and has a quaint village feel to it. Stroll along the river, visit the nearby Kew Gardens, or alternatively have a drink at one of Chiswick’s historic 18th-century pubs. You can also visit the Fuller’s Brewery, one of the oldest in the UK. This location is for those looking to hold their Cocktail class in a relaxed setting, amongst greenery and picturesque landscapes. Chiswick Park Tube Station, Chiswick Railway Station, and Gunnersbury are the best travel links for getting to and from Central London.

Any time, Any place, Anywhere. As well as hosting events our venues across London, we are the pioneers of mobile cocktail classes, and as such we have over a decade’s worth of experience under our belts. We have a proven track record in creating unique environments for our guests by taking our mobile cocktail classes anywhere within the UK.

We are strong believers in the phrase: ‘the more interesting the space, the better’, and love to test ourselves by delivering our masterclasses to a wide variety of locations, ranging from art galleries and back gardens, to skyscrapers, remote castles, and boutique hotels. We’ve even found ourselves suspended 100ft in the air! So if you have an idea – no matter how wild or fanciful – we’ll see what we can do to make it a reality.

Our team set up the bars in an efficient fashion, deliver our 100% interactive classes for up to 150 people – with no more than 4-5 people per bar – and clear away without a trace in order to provide as hassle-free a service as possible.

Having worked alongside esteemed brands and clients alike, you can rely on us for our professionalism and experience. We also have recommended venues we have struck up a good working relationship with all over the country;

Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Coventry, Nottingham, Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton, Northampton, Reading, Luton, Bournemouth, Norwich, Swindon, Milton Keynes, South-End, Peterborough, Slough, Oxford, Ispwich, Poole, Cambridge, Watford, Colchester, High-Wycombe, Maidstone, and Chelmsford – these are but a few of the locations we can base ourselves out of. We’ve even delivered our classes floating down the Thames, so the sky (or river bed) is the limit.

Please click on the Location drop-down menu at the top of the page or one of the links above. Got a location in mind already? Give our dedicated events team a call on the number provided and they will happily talk you through some of the initial things to consider.

LARGER GROUPS 

The Factory Works space at our Birmingham venue is a really exciting space in which to conduct your cocktail class.

The space is ideal for larger groups of 50 guests or more and has a total capacity of 400, which means – if you can get enough of you together – you could well smash our current record of 220 people. Enquire now to learn about our Birmingham venue’s suitability for your group.

SMALLER GROUPS

Our Birmingham venue possesses a number of cocktails masterclass spaces which are ideal for smaller groups of around 10 guests or more.

Please get in touch via the number below to discuss your options with a dedicated event organiser.

VIRTUAL CLASSES

Inspired by the lockdown era, our virtual classes provide an environment in which to be sociable despite the distances between us.

Now you and a group of friends or work colleagues can learn to make cocktails from the comfort of your own home, all without compromising on our trademark interactivity.

Call 020 8003 7982 or use our contact form

BUY GIFT VOUCHERS

Buy a gift voucher, redeemable on any one of our public classes, which take place three days a week, 52 weeks a year.  

You’ll receive a beautifully presented voucher in the post, and there’s also the option of digitally-downloadable PDF vouchers if you running short on time!

 

MOLECULAR CLASSES

Using specialised equipment, you will be taught how to make four of your own lab-produced cocktails within a completely interactive molecular masterclass environment.

These classes are a great outside-of-the-box option for private group bookings, and we also run public versions of our molecular classes on the first Friday of every month, which are perfect for groups of five or less.

 

MASTERCLASS SERIES

An evolving series of immersive masterclasses designed for those who have been to one of our regular classes before, or are seeking a cocktail class with a bit of a twist.

Each of these new sessions is inspired by a certain theme, from a Mezcal-based Cinco de Mayo fiesta, to CBD-infused spirits, and even some rooftop-based wellness classes. Click for full list of dates.

BUY, REDEEM OR BOOK

Using the form below you can buy a gift voucher, redeem a voucher or book directly onto a class. Simply select your options below, fill out your details, click submit, and a confirmation email should be making its way to you shortly after.

Virtual Classes:
Every other Friday: 7-8.30pm.

Molecular Classes:
Not available at this time.

Masterclass Series:
Not available at this time.

"Anyone looking to do something a little different with a client, this is a must.."

“Highly recommended. I run corporate events for the business I work for and have used Mixology for their cocktail masterclasses twice. Each time is professional, charming and fun. Anyone looking to do something a little different with a client, this is a must.” – Lyle Scott, Google Review.

"I still get thank yous for it now!"

“Couldn’t recommend more! Ramone and Cane made the team have the best time, I still get thank yous for it now!” – Lili Nikkhah, Google Review.

"I'm not a big drinker but the experience is still great fun.."

“Really good cocktail making experience. The teacher guy was excellent and really engaging. I’m not a big drinker but the experience is still great fun. We made five cocktails overall.” – Anthony Hua, Google Review.

"I'm not a big drinker but the experience is still great fun.."

“Really good cocktail making experience. The teacher guy was excellent and really engaging. I’m not a big drinker but the experience is still great fun. We made five cocktails overall.” – Anthony Hua, Google Review.

"To say everyone enjoyed it would be an understatement."

“Booked a Mixology masterclass as part of a surprise for my cousin’s hen do. To say everyone enjoyed it would be an understatement. It was absolutely brilliant! The two hours went far too quickly. We had a fabulous mixologist, Sean, who as well as teaching us how to make a selection of different cocktails, taught us a little about the history of cocktails too. It was very interesting, interactive and just so much fun!” – Kat Bubien, Google Review.

"Impressive setup for a large group of +30, with everyone getting involved making it a great evening.."

“Great event, organised for a Quarterly social in our office. Impressive setup for a large group of +30, with everyone getting involved making it a great evening. The cocktail makers were helpful and entertaining providing some really insightful knowledge and background to each cocktail. Would definitely recommend the night to a friend.” – Ronald Nyakairu, Google Review.

"Probably the best cocktail class Ive taken in the city.."

“Probably the best cocktail class I’ve taken in the city. All other classes have involved a lot of watching and listening, whereas this class involved a lot more *doing* which, of course, equals a lot more *drinking*! It was great to make something different from the usual drinks you see on class lists, and spend more hands-on time making the cocktails yourself rather than watching others.” – Victoria Hale, Google Review.

"A fantastic way to bring the team together, have some fun and actually learn something."

“Attended mixology event as part of a larger corporate team building/information day. A fantastic way to bring the team together, have some fun and actually learn something. The host was amazing, with a great sense of humour, patience and lots of knowledge and history on the different cocktails, spirits. mixers and general history.” – Noel Cocker, Google Review.

"Given the volume of booze you get to play with it's actually pretty damn good value for money.."

“Really nice venue, excellent (and patient) tuition, and given the volume of booze you get to play with and the fun you’ll have it’s actually pretty damn good value for money.” – Russell Carswell, Google Review.


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I'm thinking of organising a mobile masterclass, what do I need?

All your really need is an empty space for us to come and set up in, we can come to offices, houses, gardens, tents, rooftops…as long as we have the space and the access we can set up anywhere, you don’t need anything on your side at all.

So how big are your portable bars?

We’d recommend you allow a space of about a meter and a half depth and a meter and a half-width for each bar, that allows enough space for the bars to be set up and for people to stand behind them. The bars are assembled on-site and pack down to be fairly compact so there’s no need to really worry about door-width.

Am I able to hold a class at any time of day?

Absolutely, we can do a class at any time of day, week or year, we just need enough time to set up all the bars beforehand and break them down again afterwards, this is usually between about an hour and two hours either side of the class depending on the size. We can be very flexible when coming to you.

What venues are not suitable for a mobile masterclass?

We’re happy to work with most spaces but for instance, in an office, it wouldn’t work in a room full of desks. We also try and avoid using spaces with lots of columns or other obstacles that might block peoples view of the instructor. Anything on a slope wouldn’t be ideal either. We are based in London and are happy to come and do a site visit anywhere in the city if you’re unsure whether or not your space would be suitable.

How are bookings confirmed?

Generally, after a longer conversation with your event organiser about your event, you will need to put down a 30% deposit to confirm your booking and provide a home or company address to detail. This will all be sent over via email, along with the terms and conditions outlined. The final balance will be due a week before your class or event, generally once numbers are confirmed.

Would you recommend food?

While food isn’t necessarily part of the package, it is certainly recommended. As you can imagine during two hours of making and drinking cocktails, it’s quite a good idea to line your stomachs. Even if the addition of food is a relatively last-minute decision, we will be able to cater to your needs if you get in touch with your event organiser a few hours beforehand.

Why would I need a voucher?

The vouchers give you unparalleled flexibility when booking onto our public classes. Essentially, you don’t have to choose a specific date for your session – it’s an open voucher. We run our classes twice a week, generally – Friday from 7pm-9pm and Saturdays from 1pm-3pm. They work really well as a gift, for example, if you know someone who would love to come to one of our classes but you don’t know an exact date they’re perfect.


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CLIENT & COMPANY EVENTS

We can draw upon well over a decade’s worth of experience to deliver an efficient, professional creative service, from the moment of your first enquiry, through our seamless booking process, all the way through to the execution of the event.

We have a proven track record working with both small creative startups and esteemed brands, such as Harrods, Google, and Nike, and your dedicated event organiser will be on hand before, during, and after your event. Booking as a team? Download info PDF

HEN PARTIES

With only a small deposit to confirm the booking, and choice of a cocktail or prosecco reception, our private classes in Birmingham have all the necessary ingredients for an ideal hen party! 

Any time, anywhere. We can come to you, wherever you may be across the UK, or you can come to us. Ideal for groups of 25 or more, your class is fully flexible. Learn to make (and drink!) over 5 cocktails within a unique, purpose-built class set-up, whilst maintaining 100% interaction. We strongly believe we are the best class in the country, both in terms of value as well as quality. Download info PDF.

MOBILE CLASSES

We’re fully equipped, and have a proven track record in taking our classes to almost any venue throughout the U.K.

As well as out of the Custard Factory, we’ve hosted our classes in a wide range of locations within Birmingham – from back gardens to hotel suites. Got somewhere in mind already? Want us to recommend a venue? Get in touch! 

EVENT ORGANISER

For our classes, we have a dedicated and personal team of event organisers based at our flagship venue in Shoreditch. The same event organiser will stay with you from planning and booking your event, on the day and post-event.

Your more than welcome to come down visit our unique, purpose-built class set-up to have a look around, meet your dedicated event organiser, and stick around for a well-deserved cocktail afterwards, or we can organise a site visit to your preferred venue.

YOUR HOSTS

Our entire team, from bartenders to our head office, have years of experience in the industry, and with Mixology Events. They each go through rigorous training to learn how to deliver the best cocktail making classes on the market.

Not only this, each and every one of them are enthusiastic, friendly, and – generally – pretty lovely human beings to have around. Don’t just take our word for it, why not meet them for yourselves?

MEET THE TEAM

PHONE, EMAIL OR ORGANISE A SITE VISIT!

We understand the importance of verbal communication, and we know that some questions simply can’t wait for an email response.

That’s why if you’re considering booking an event, we encourage you to give us a call, organise a site visit, or come visit our team. That way we can discuss your ideas, since every event is unique.

CUSTOMISATION

Depending on your location, there are a wide range of customisation options & potential class add-ons to choose from.

Whether it’s organising food accompaniments, adding in some professional cocktail kits, customising the class itself, booking meeting spaces to use alongside your class, or even having a few drinks before and after at our cocktail bar, just let your event organiser know and we’ll handle the rest.

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Birmingham’s Digbeth neighbourhood was once gritty, but now is a developing, bohemian district.

Known for street art, like the curved JFK memorial mosaic, Digbeth now has a thriving creative scene in the once abandoned warehouses and factory workshops. At the heart of Digbeth is the Custard Factory, built by Alfie Bird to produce Bird’s Custard in 1906. At the Custard Factory, Birmingham’s trendy youth attend creative evnts and workshops, and the nearby warehouses play as hosts to a pop-style grungy nightlife. Digbeth Dining Club is the weekend street-food market, showcasing global cuisine, and old-school boozers and pubs are dotted around the area.

We are based in the Custard Factory, the very heart and soul of Digbeth.

After lying vacant for years, the large Victorian factory has been re-developed to accommodate independent shops, workshops, cafes, and bars. This community of like-minded individuals and their collaborative efforts, have turned the space into an innovative and bustling hub, where Birmingham’s youth flock from the city-centre, which is just minutes away.

The building itself has retained its industrious edge, with the original walls, exposed steels, and high ceilings still intact. Large windows overlook the busy courtyard, the River Rea, and the city, letting in plenty of light. The minimal and stripped back aesthetic results in a bright and airy canvas, easily customisable to suit your needs.

Birdie’s Bar – Birdies Bar is an outdoor cocktail bar in the heart of Digbeth’s Custard Factory. You’ll experience a taste of paradise, as you sip on some fruity concoctions while lounging on a deck chair. Decorated to look like a tropical hideaway, this is a great little spot to find yourself for a strawberry mojito in the sunshine.

Roberto’s Bar and Tasting Club – If it’s beer you’re after, head to this little beer bar for a taste of something different. With an imaginative selection of beers from around the world, behind the bar, Roberto will be happy to guide your choices and recommend his current favourites. With plenty of bottles and beer on draft, this cosy spot is not your average craft beer bar.

The Old Crown – Across the road from the Custard Factory, you’ll find this old-school boozer in one of Birmingham’s oldest buildings. The pub acts as a central hub for the Digbeth community, and has become a landmark of the city. It has recently undergone a makeover, but retains much of its traditional charm, and still serves some of the best real ales and draught beers around.

Digbeth Dining Club (£) – Open from Thursday to Sunday, Digbeth Dining Club is a award-winning street food event, and has transformed the city’s culinary landscape. Bringing in some of the best traders from around the UK, wander the stalls and sample dishes from over 50 stalls, all at incredibly affordable prices.

Apocalypse Cow (££) – These guys not only specialise in BBQ street food, using high quality cuts of meat, but also smoke their own cheeses, tofu, and fish. They pride themselves in catering to all diets, but their burgers, ribs, and wings are highly recommended. They’ve got sharing plates as well, for those who want a ‘tapas’ style of dining. The perfect place to soak up the booze post cocktail making class.

Kanteen (££) – Food designed and prepared by passionate and trained chefs, using fresh ingredients sourced as locally as possible. These guys really love food that tastes good and makes you feel good. They focus on natural and organic, in their mission to change the perception of healthy food. The plates look beautiful as they come out, and feature dishes such as char-siu pork bao, buttermilk fried chicken, and beef strip tacos.

At Mixology Events, we pride ourselves on being as flexible as possible – and this certainly applies with regards to timings.

We’re fully flexible on what time you want your class to begin – whether you’d prefer it at the crack of dawn or the dead of night, we’re more than happy to accommodate.

On top of this, the duration of the classes themselves are adaptable. We can tailor the length to suit most briefs – whether you wanted a quick 15-minute rolling masterclass, a half-length mini masterclass, or a 3-hour cocktail making marathon, we are more than happy to accommodate.

PRIVATE CLASSES – Any Size, Any Time, Any Location, Any Day

We have been specialising in delivering top-quality cocktail classes for over a decade, and in that time we have continuously improved and fine-tuned our experience so we can proudly call ourselves the best on the market.

Many bars offer their own versions of cocktail masterclasses, but they are often not fit for purpose. It is cramped, not fully set up to allow all your guests to continually practice their cocktail making skills for the whole duration of the class, and you are often learning in front of a public audience in busier bars. Not Ideal.

WHERE?

We host the majority of our masterclasses at TT Liquor, where we have 4 dedicated masterclass lounges that are fully set up when you arrive – freeing you up to make cocktails continuously for 2 hours without waiting for anyone to set anything up for you.

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We do that all before you arrive. The rooms come in a variety of sizes and cater for groups of 6 up to 80.

If you have a location in mind we also specialists in bring the complete set up with us. All the bars, with all the equipment, all the liquor, fresh products and ice. You simply let us know where you would like it to be and we set it all up in less than an hour and a half. We then offer the same experience you find at TT Liquor at any location you can think of.

EQUIPMENT & TUITION

Each bar also comes fully stocked, so that everyone on that bar (max 5 guests per bar) can make cocktails throughout their masterclass, with no interruption and no standing around watching. There are 3, 6, 8 and 16 bars set up in the 4 respective cocktail making lounges across our four-floor venue at TT Liquor and we have a total of 42 of these bars so we can perform a masterclass for up to 210 guests, all still receiving the same experience and all still making cocktails together!

We also provide you with your own professional bartender, who will be your dedicated host for the session. After putting together a reception cocktail for you and your guests, they will then guide you through 4 different cocktails, letting all your guests in on the various tricks of the trade to make your drinks taste better than ever. The perfect skills for your guests to take away with them to show off to their friends at their next garden party or barbecue.

Our expert bartenders are at the very top of their profession and are rigorously trained to deliver the best cocktail making experience possible for groups of up to 80. Their job is to be entertaining and engaging with all your guests, while simultaneously offering unparalleled insights on how to make your cocktails taste amazing. You may not get it right the first time around, but they will work attentively with each member of your group to hone their skills.

COMPETITION

To end the session with a bang, each bar will be set loose to create their own cocktail, testing out their new skills and competing head-to-head with the other bar teams. Your expert host will then have a taste of each creation and crown the winner. There is nothing quite like a bit of healthy competition and 5 cocktails each to bring a group together!

WHO?

Our cocktail classes have been enjoyed by budding mixologists from 18 years of age to 88, for a wide variety of occasions. Everything we do is geared towards making it an event to remember for you and your group.

WHEN?

We are lucky enough to be able to perform these classes 7 days a week and at any time of the day you wish. Due to this flexibility, we teach over 20,000 guests all the skills they’ll need to get mixing every year.

HOW DO I BOOK A VOUCHER?

You can buy a voucher via the form above. Alternatively, give us a call on 020 8003 7982 and we’ll happily book them over the phone for you. 

How long does my voucher last?

They last 12 months exactly from the purchase date. If something comes up and you give us a call within that time frame, get in touch and we can be pretty flexible when it comes to extending them.

When will they be delivered?

As soon as we receive a voucher order they’re sent out via first class post. Depending on how busy Royal Mail is, you’ll usually receive your physical vouchers in 2-3 working days.

Can I pick them up?

Yes of course. If you purchase them and just give us a call straight afterwards, or drop us an email, we’ll respond to let you know whether you can pick them up. Generally, if the liquor store is open you’ll be able to collect them in person. The shop is open Monday-Wednesday from midday-10pm, and Thursday-Saturday from midday-11pm.

Do you have digital vouchers?

Yes, we do. We can send printer-friendly vouchers over to you via email so there’s no need for you to wait for the postman.

Why would I need a voucher?

 The vouchers give you unparalleled flexibility when booking onto our public classes. Essentially, you don’t have to choose a specific date for your session – it’s an open voucher. We run our classes twice a week, generally – Friday from 7pm-9pm and Saturdays from 1pm-3pm. They work really well as a gift, for example, if you know someone who would love to come to one of our classes but you don’t know an exact date they’re perfect.

I have booked a date but can no longer make it, can I have a refund?

Our vouchers are non-refundable but we will be happy to reschedule you to a more suitable date.

I’m thinking of organising a mobile masterclass. What do I need?

All your really need is an empty space for us to come and set up in, we can come to offices, houses, gardens, tents, rooftops… as long as we have the space and the access we can set up anywhere, you don’t need anything on your side at all.

So how big are your portable bars?

We’d recommend you allow a space of about a meter and a half depth and a meter and a half-width for each bar. That allows enough space for the bars to be set up and for people to stand behind them. The bars are assembled on-site and pack down to be fairly compact so there’s no need to really worry about door-width.

What venues are not suitable for a mobile masterclass?

We’re happy to work with most spaces but for instance, in an office, it wouldn’t work in a room full of desks. We also try and avoid using spaces with lots of columns or other obstacles that might block people’s view of the instructor. Anything on a slope wouldn’t be ideal either. We are based in London and are happy to come and do a site visit anywhere in the city if you’re unsure whether or not your space would be suitable. 

Am I able to hold a class at any time of day?

Absolutely, we can do a class at any time of day, week or year. We just need enough time to set up all the bars beforehand and break them down again afterwards. This is usually between about an hour and two hours either side of the class depending on the size. We can be very flexible when coming to you.

How long do you need to set up?

Depending on your group size we will need 1 ½ – 2 hours before and after your class to set up and break down.

Do we need to supply anything for the masterclass?

All we need is a clear space to set up. We will bring everything we need to host the class including, the bars, equipment, glassware, ingredients, ice etc.

Can we have the class in my garden?

Yes we have hosted classes outside before, just be aware we will need a flat ground to set up the bars properly.

How far can you travel?

We are based in London but can travel anywhere you need us. We have hosted cocktail masterclasses in Scotland all the way to Cornwall.

Is food included?

Not as standard, no. However, we are able to add food to most events at most venues. At our flagship venue in Shoreditch, we have permanent cooking facilities meaning we can do hot or cold food. Dependent upon the facilities at our other venues, we are able to offer this as well. We’ll always be able to offer cold plates and deli boards.

Would you recommend food?

While food isn’t necessarily part of the package, it is certainly recommended. As you can imagine during two hours of making and drinking cocktails, it’s quite a good idea to line your stomachs. Even if the addition of food is a relatively last-minute decision, we will be able to cater to your needs if you get in touch with your event organiser at least 24 hours beforehand.

Do you serve hot food?

Yes, we can cater your class with hot bowl food at select venues. Please get in touch with your event organiser to double-check that yours is suitable, and for current menus.

When will the food be served?

We usually serve bar snacks and deli boards at the beginning of your class with your welcome cocktail and hot bowl food halfway through the class during a natural break.

Do you serve vegetarian/ vegan food?

Yes we can offer vegetarian or vegan options, please ask your event organiser for details about our full range.

Is there a dress code?

No, there’s no dress code per se. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in, bearing in mind you will be on your feet for around two hours. If you’re coming in fancy dress, please ensure that you highlight this to your event organiser beforehand. Nothing too crude or crass, but generally you’re in a private room so you can come pretty much as you wish.

What is the disabled access like?

We’re afraid our disabled access at our flagship Shoreditch venue is very limited at the moment. However, we do have a variety of other venues across London and the UK which have ample disabled access. Please highlight any disabilities in your party with your event organiser beforehand, and we’ll happily advise on a suitable venue. 

If I’m deaf, will I be able to attend a class?

Yes of course. We have catered for deaf classes before, generally the clients will have organised an interpreter. Again, let your event organiser know beforehand and we’ll do our best to accommodate.

What happens if there’s a change in my group size?

This will be shared when you make your booking, but we’ll need your confirmed numbers 7 days before the class is scheduled. This ideally will be conducted via email with your event organiser, who will send you your final invoice. If there are any changes less than 7 days before your class, it is unlikely that we will be able to amend the final invoice, so please keep in touch with your event organiser.

How are bookings confirmed?

Generally, after a conversation with your event organiser about your event, you will need to put down a 30% deposit to confirm your booking and provide a home or company address to detail. This will all be sent over via email, along with the terms and conditions outlined. The final balance will be due a week before your class or event, generally once numbers are confirmed.

I need to cancel my event, can I have my deposit refunded?

Once we have sent you the deposit invoice your event has been confirmed, therefore if you wish to cancel your event you must do this by email so we have written proof and you must do this at least 14 days prior to your event date to be eligible for a refund of your deposit. If you have booked your event with less than 7 days lead time, a cancellation must be received within 24 hours of your invoice being sent to avoid liability of payment.

When do I need to pay the final balance?

The balance of your event must be paid 7 days before your event, if payment has not been made someone from our accounts team will contact you to make payment over the phone.

Are dogs allowed?

No, unfortunately not in the classrooms.

Are under 18s allowed?

No, due to our licence under 18s will not be able to attend your class in any capacity at any venue – non-alcoholic cocktails or not.

 

CASE STUDY – PRIVATE CLASS

We took our mobile cocktail making class up to Hertfordshire for a hen party – we hosted the class outside in the sunshine!

The hens had rented a beautiful large house near Welwyn for the day, and the weather was absolutely perfect for al fresco cocktail making.

Our mobile classes can be taken almost anywhere – and we’ve done a number of events outside now, all of which have been great successes. It’s a great way to take advantage of the British summertime – check out the event we did for Procter & Gamble last summer.

Cocktail classes are also perfect hen party material – after 6 cocktails everyone seems to be in a good mood and up for a party!

We can host our cocktail classes at our new permanent home, TT Liquor, on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch or we can take them with us to almost any external venue of your choice throughout London or the UK.

 

CASE STUDY – CORPORATE CLASS

Mixology Events hosted one of our masterclasses on the 53rd floor of The Shard, located at London Bridge, central London. The cocktail making class was for 40 people and took place soon after The Shard opened in February 2013.

The security at The Shard was appropriately tight, which we took into consideration when organising the logistics of the class – we made a location visit in advance which helped to ensure there were no difficulties in keeping to schedule.

We provided 8 cocktail bars, fitting 5 guests per cocktail bar station – allowing each guest their own workspace to maximise interaction and involvement throughout the class.

The Shard is a great venue to host our classes, providing unparalleled views and providing insights into such a significant building.

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