Cocktail Masterclasses in London

69 Colebrooke Row

69 Colebrook RowTwice a month, Tony Conigliaro’s boutique bar in Islington offers a chance to learn about the history of selected styles of drinks from a master bartender. Themes are decided about a month in advance. (69 Colebrooke Row, N1 8AA)

Fifth Floor

fifth floorKick off a decadent Saturday morning at the Harvey Nichols bar. Begin with a light breakfast before being guided through the cocktails of the day. Participants are then let loose behind the bar to practise. The morning ends with a single-course lunch in the Fifth Floor restaurant. (109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ)

Milk & Honey

milk and honeyGroups of four to ten people can arrange cocktail classes at this highly regarded Soho club. Over the course of 90 minutes in the basement bar, you’ll learn how to make (and drink) at least four styles of cocktail – including, if you want it, a bespoke cocktail to mark the occasion. (61 Poland St, W1F 7NU)

Peacock bar

peacock barThis burlesque cocktail bar offers cocktail making classes from Thursday to Saturday. Get transported back to the 1920’s with flapper, girls, burlesque and Frank Sinatra, while stepping behind the bar to shake your stuff (alcohol that is). (148 Falcon Rd, SW11 2LW)

Off Broadway

off broadwaySpecialising in American whiskeys, this Hackney bar holds fortnightly classes entitled ‘A whiskey by any other name’, focusing entirely on techniques for mixing drinks with the malty firewater. Classes demonstrate a minimum of five drinks. (63 Broadway Market, E8 4PH)

Skylon

skylon_bar_carouselMixologist Zoran Peric hosts cocktail master classes at the tiny bar inside the Royal Festival Hall’s flagship restaurant. Classes are free to attend – you only pay for what you drink. (Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX)

Classes for larger groups

By arrangement. Phone for details and prices.

Albannach 66 Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DS

Cellar Door Zero Aldwych, WC2E 7DN

Callooh Callay 65 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY

GloGlo’s 54–56 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3QR

Lonsdale 44-48 Lonsdale Road, W11 2DE

Purl 50 Blandford Street, W1U 7HX

Trailer Happiness 177 Portobello Road, W11 2DY

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