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VIRTUAL COCKTAIL CLASSES

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Virtual Cocktail Classes

Inspired by the lockdown era, we believe our virtual cocktail classes provide the trademark 100% interactivity expected from a Mixology Events masterclass, as well as providing an environment in which to be sociable despite the current distance between us all.

Our virtual classes will follow a similar structure to our award-winning physical ones, which we’ve been delivering for over a decade. Your experienced host will begin by outlining some core techniques, before leading you through a number of cocktail creations – giving and receiving feedback as they go. All this will be rounded off with a virtual cocktail making competition, ensuring the experience is as interconnected as possible.

We deliver all the professional kit and ingredients in boxes directly to your door. All you need to provide is the ice.

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  • 100% Hands-on Cocktail Making Class

  • Any time you wish, 7 days a week

  • Learn to make cocktails from your own home

  • 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

Booking Process

To get things started, first decide if you want to join a public class or, if there are six or more of you, set up a private class of your own. Choose from our range of different menu and class varieties to tailor your virtual class experience to best suit your tastes.

Delivery & Prep

All the equipment and ingredients required are delivered straight to your door a few days prior. The pack also includes guidance on how to set up your bar station and how to make your own ice at home, which you’ll ideally need to do in advance.

Class Length & Invitation

On the day of your virtual class, we’ll send out a Zoom meeting invitation which will include a ‘waiting room’. Once everybody has logged in, your host will kick off the masterclass.

Each of our interactive virtual cocktail classes last roughly 30mins – 2 hours depending on the option you have chosen.

Introduction of Cocktail Class

Your virtual host will go around the group to ensure you’re all set up, before introducing some of the key concepts behind cocktail making. Pour your pre-batched reception cocktail into a glass with ice to enjoy during the class introduction.

Make a Variety of Cocktails

Once everybody has set themselves up, your host will take you through each drink one by one whilst guests attempt to recreate them as closely as possible before drinking. In between each cocktail, your host will go around each participant to get feedback on how their creation went. We have class options to make two, three, or even four cocktails. 

Competition

To round off your class, each bar will then be pitted against the rest and given 8 minutes to produce their very own cocktail creation, using the ‘mystery ingredients’ we include in your pack as well as any garnish you can find around your house.

The items you will need from the kitchen are a small knife and a small or medium size chopping board. These are only the ideal sizes – if you only have a meat cleaver and a tree trunk they will still do the trick.

*Please note, non-alcoholic options are available for each cocktail. Nobody 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!

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Step 1. Choose Your Class

The first step towards your virtual cocktail class is choosing which class type suits you, or your group, the most.

Individuals & Small Groups:

Our rotating selection of public scheduled classes, are held every other Friday from 6:30pm and are great for groups of 5 or less. You’ll be joining a group of like-minded people from all around the world, with no more than 20 of you online at any one time, ensuring everyone can get a word in edgewise.

Larger Groups:

We also offer our private virtual classes to groups of 6 or more. These classes allow for a much greater degree of customisation in terms of drink & menu selection, and flexibility in terms of timings. Get in touch with one of our team if you’d like to take us on privately, and they can talk you through your options.

Step 2. Delivery

Next, it’s our turn. Once you’ve made your booking with us – whether you’re attending a public or private class – we’ll get to work on putting together your boxes and getting them to you, wherever in the world you may be.

A few days before your scheduled class, you’ll receive your box containing all the equipment and ingredients you’ll need for your upcoming class. To date, we’ve shipped our boxes all over the country as well as abroad so if you’re not currently in the UK please don’t be put off.

Step 3. Prep

As well as professional equipment and specialist ingredients, your box will contain a number of documents which will outline what you need to do on your end in preparation for your class.

This will include how to set up your equipment beforehand, how to join your virtual class, what extra bits and pieces of simple equipment you’ll need, and how to make your own ice in advance at home.

Step 4. On The Day

Once you’ve prepared everything on your end, all that’s left to do is wait for the invitation from your chosen video link software, which you should receive via the email you used upon booking.

You’ll be allowed into a ‘waiting room’, and once everyone is present your class will begin. Your experienced host will kick things off with a class introduction while you enjoy your pre-bottled welcome cocktail. Guests will then be led through a number of cocktail creations (depending on your class type), with time set aside after each drink for feedback.

Finally, to indulge our competitive sides, the class will conclude with a competition. Each participant (or group of participants) will face off against the rest to produce the best cocktail using the mystery ingredient in their box. After 8 minutes, your host will ask for the contents, name, and story behind your creation and decide the winner.

Inside our classic ‘All in One Box’, you’ll find all the tools, guidance and ingredients required to embark on your virtual cocktail class with us:

  • Cocktail Shaker: One of the most important tools in any bartender’s armoury, your cocktail shaker is a crucial component in the creation of many iconic cocktails. You’ll receive a professional-quality Boston-style stainless steel shaker as standard.
  • Bar Spoon: Inside your box, you’ll also receive a long, flat-ended steel bar spoon – sometimes known as Mazagran spoons – as standard. Crucial in terms of stirring down classic drinks like Negronis and Old Fashioneds.
  • Jigger/Measure: A really useful little tool, which is key to getting your drinks ratios bang-on. You’ll receive a classic multi-measure jigger in your All In One Box.
  • Strainers: Inside your box, you’ll also find two strainers – a fine strainer and Hawthorne strainer. Your Hawthorne strainer is used to separate large blocks of ice from your drink when pouring, whilst the fine strainer is used to pick up smaller pieces of ice and debris.
  • Muddler: This is essentially a device used to mash and mix up ingredients. Think mint in a Mojito.
  • Ingredients: All the high-quality ingredients, including premium spirits, liqueurs, juices, and fresh fruit, are sent out from our specialist liquor store straight to your door.
  • Guidance: Finally, your box will also contain some in-depth guidance documents, designed to help you get everything ready before your class.

PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT

We deliver all the professional-standard equipment you’ll need for your virtual class straight to your door, wherever you are in the world. 

These boxes contain all the essential tools you’ll find in every good bartender’s armoury – including a stainless steel cocktail shaker, strainer, bar spoon, Mexican elbow, and jigger/measure. All you’ll need to provide is a knife and cutting board.

PREMIUM SPIRITS & INGREDIENTS

As well as equipment, we dispatch all the required ingredients for your virtual class from our specialist liquor store, including the premium spirits, mixers, and fresh fruit.

We also conceal a special mystery ingredient inside every box, which – to stand any chance of winning – you’ll need to incorporate into your competition cocktail at the session’s end.

EXTRA BITS AND PIECES

As well as equipment and ingredients, each box will contain a few extra bits and pieces to welcome you and help you get started.

This includes a complimentary reception drink, an issue of our magazine, and a few guides on how to set up your station and how to make your own ice in preparation for your class.

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ALL-IN-ONE BOX

This box is great for smaller groups, or those who are trying out the class for the very first time.

With options available starting from £100 per head, the box includes a cocktail kit, containing all the professional-standard equipment in every good bartender’s armoury, a pack of high-quality ingredients, and a subscription to one masterclass

TOP-UP BOX

If you’ve taken a virtual class with us and it’s left you thirsty for more, our Top-Up Packs are an ideal investment.

*LAUNCHING AT THE END OF JULY..*

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MASTERCLASS SERIES

An evolving series of immersive virtual 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, the history of gin, and more.

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.

"Lovely personal touch.."

“I am really impressed with it, first impressions are excellent. I am very pleased to see the limited use of plastic and think the small glass bottles with handwritten labels give it a lovely personal touch.” – James Gould.

"I've unlocked the secret of home-made crystal clear ice.."

“Fantastic presentation of the box itself and really useful information inside. I now know not only how to make great cocktails at home, but have unlocked the secret of home-made crystal clear ice. Thanks, guys!” – Jack Johnson.

"A brilliant night.."

“A group of us did the cocktail making masterclass with Natalie and had a brilliant time!” – Nick Verdi, Local Guide.

"A brilliant night.."

“A group of us did the cocktail making masterclass with Natalie and had a brilliant time!” – Nick Verdi, Local Guide.

Plenty of booze for your money.."

“Plenty of booze for your money. I have forgotten all the cocktails already but they send you all the instructions afterwards!” – Jonathan Burgess, Local Guide.

"Brilliant.."

“Brilliant cocktail class – lovely people, chatty and knowledgeable teacher and delicious cocktails :-)” – Susanna Spiers, Google Review.

"Cocktails were absolutely delightful.."

“Did the cocktail making class was brilliant. Cocktails were absolutely delightful. We will definitely be making the cocktails on our own at home.” – Jenny, Local Guide.

"My wife and I learned some serious cocktail party skills!"

“The cocktail masterclass was a lot of fun, my wife and I learned some serious cocktail party skills! 🙂 Thanks, guys!” – Johnathan Grayson, Google Review.

"Amazing cocktail making experience"

“Amazing cocktail making experience.” – Kathryn Beatty, Google Review.


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What do I need to provide for a virtual class?

All you need to provide is ice, a knife, and a chopping board. We deliver everything else – all the ingredients, liquor, and specialist equipment required – straight to your door in the days leading up to your class.

What happens if my delivery goes wrong?

No problem at all. These things happen. If you have an issue with your delivery simply give us a call on the number provided, or drop us an email at info@mixologyevents.co.uk and we’ll send you a replacement box via express delivery.

I have a group of over 25 people. What would you recommend we do?

This is really down to you, there is no limit to our group sizes. However, to maximise the interactivity of your experience and communication between you and the host, we generally suggest groups of no more than 25 at a time. So, you can either split yourselves into two separate sessions, or all pile into one if you don’t mind sacrificing a bit of interactivity.

I've ordered my box. When should I expect it to arrive?

Your box should be with you around three days before the scheduled start date of your class. If you haven’t received your box by this time, please get in touch and we’ll help you get to the bottom of it.

What platform do you use to conduct the class?

We use Zoom to conduct our classes. If you need any pointers on how to work it, simply let one of our team know via email or over the phone and we’ll happily talk you through it.

One of us is under 18, can they take part?

Unfortunately, due to our licence, we are unable to offer these classes to under 18s under any circumstances.

Where do you recommend you do your class?

This is down to you, wherever in your house you feel most comfortable. However bear in mind you’ll need a hard surface as well as plenty of space for equipment and ingredients, so we strongly recommend your kitchen table or counter.


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SMALL GROUPS

Our scheduled public virtual classes are the perfect choice for small groups of up to 5 guests and are held every other Friday from 6:30pm.

Simply select the date which suits you best from our dropdown menu, enter your details, and sit back and wait for all the equipment and ingredients to come to you.

GROUP BOOKINGS

Any time, anywhere, for groups of any size, we pride ourselves on offering 100% interactivity through our private virtual cocktail masterclasses.

Perfect for larger groups of six or more, these classes theoretically have unlimited capacity. However, we do recommend that you keep your class size to no more than 25 guests in order to maximise feedback and interaction and communication with your host and with one another. 

BUY GIFT VOUCHERS

Purchasing for somebody else and aren’t sure when they’ll want to join us? Our gift vouchers are the ideal option. 

You’ll receive a beautifully presented voucher in the post, which is redeemable on your virtual class – or any physical Mixology Events experience over the next 12 months if they’d prefer to visit us in person. There’s also the option of digitally-downloadable PDF vouchers if you running short on time!

FAQs

Do you do virtual cocktail making for couples?

Yes, we do virtual cocktail making classes for 2 people. On our 100% interactive public sessions, which are held every other Friday from 6:30\

pm, you’ll be joining a wider group of like-minded couples, families, and friends all learning the art of making cocktails simultaneously.

How much are virtual cocktail classes for two?

Our virtual cocktail kits cost £100 for one person, or £120 for two, and are delivered directly to your door anywhere in the world via UPS or DPD international shipping.

What do I get in a virtual cocktail kit?

Inside every virtual cocktail kit you’ll get a stainless steel cocktail shaker, bar spoon, measure, speed pourer, drip mat, muddler, Hawthorne strainer, and all the high-quality ingredients, spirits, and guidance required to take part in a session.All you’ll need to provide is a knife, chopping board, glassware and some ice.

Will your class improve my homemade cocktails?

Without a doubt, our classes will improve your homemade cocktails. We tailor all our cocktail making classes to fit cocktail enthusiasts of all ability levels, from beginners to seasoned pros, and our rotating menu is often packed with delicious, easy to make cocktail classics. We also provide all the professional equipment you’ll ever need (to keep) so that when you next make cocktails at home you’ll be doing so in style.

What’s the difference between a cocktail making class, cocktail masterclass, and a cocktail lesson?

We’ve decided to call them ‘cocktail making classes’, rather than ‘cocktail masterclasses’ or ‘cocktail lessons’, because we feel it best described the service we were offering. For example, we thought ‘cocktail masterclasses’ suggested that you would be tasting cocktails rather than getting your hands dirty, whilst ‘cocktail lessons’ we thought sounded perhaps a little too much like going to school. Our cocktail classes, we believe, strike the perfect balance between fun and factual, hence the name.

Do you offer any mixology courses?

In normal times, yes we do offer mixology courses and bartender training. However, in light or the coronavirus, we have stopped doing this as regularly. However, thanks to our new virtual classes there is now the potential to take our mixology courses online, whereby we can teach any and all aspiring bartenders the tricks of the trade to get them started off via Zoom.

Twisted Classics Class:

One for all you retro fans out there, and probably our favourite class to teach. The twisted classics class deals with some of the quintessential drinks of bartending history, and updates them for the 21st century using modern techniques and ingredients. 

Includes a complimentary welcome drink, as well as a French Martini, and two more twists on classic drinks that helped define modern bartending.

*Please bear in mind non-alcoholic and low-ABV options are available for all the above. Nobody gets left out.

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Virtual Tiki Class:

Let your hair down as we work our way through the extensive cocktail repertoire of legendary bartender Donn Beach during our virtual tiki class.

As well as a welcome drink, you’ll work your way through three classics of the Tiki category.

*Please bear in mind non-alcoholic and low-ABV options are available for all the above. Nobody gets left out.

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Virtual Gin Class:

Get to grips with all things juniper on our classic gin-based virtual cocktail class. 

Enjoy a gin-based reception cocktail before you work your way through three iconic gin cocktails – including the Breakfast Martini amongst other gin-based classics.

*Please bear in mind non-alcoholic and low-ABV options are available for all the above. Nobody gets left out.

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Seasonal Class Series:

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

Each of these new sessions is inspired by a certain theme, from the twisting and sometimes-illicit history of gin, to CBD-infused spirits, and even low-and-no ABV wellness classes designed to show that bartending is about far more than alcohol.

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