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...Cocktail Masterclasses

Date: 02.09.11 Category:

“Shake things up at a masterclass with a top London mixologist and you'll never muddle your margaritas with your martinis again.”

If you're in a habit of resorting to the same pub/bar/café option for an after-work catch-up, try mixing things up with a cocktail masterclass. Next Tuesday evening, Sam Galsworthy of Sipsmith distillery will host a Martini Masterclass at The Mount Street Deli where attendees will be taken through the intricacies of mixing the perfect martini. Another after-work alternative is the monthly cocktail masterclass at Skylon – an interactive session held in the bar that introduces the audience to the fine art of mixology.

For client entertaining with a twist, Prism offer four tiers of cocktail masterclasses that cater for groups of up to 24 with variations in the cocktails created, canapés consumed and duration of the course. And for an out-of-office activity to lift your team's spirits, OXO Tower Brasserie also offer masterclasses during the day from Monday to Friday.

Although the spate of hen weekends are mostly now behind us for the year, cocktail masterclasses are worth keeping in mind for when the next girly occasion might arise. A perfect (yet dangerous) start to a shopping expedition, Fifth Floor at Harvey Nichols hold such classes as The Fashionista, The Perfect and Naughty but Nice on a Saturday morning (£60 per person including lunch). You could inject some spice into your outing at Moti Mahal's Indian Canapés and Cocktails class on 24th September (£80 per person including lunch) where guests will learn to prepare Indian inspired drinks and colourful canapés. Or for a more intimate affair, head to the discreet (so much so that it doesn't have a name...) speakeasy at 69 Colebrook Row in Angel. Notorious for blending some of the best cocktails in London, private cocktail masterclasses can be arranged upon request.

And to add something different to a birthday dinner, you could begin with a lesson in mixing your own pre-dinner drinks at Mint Leaf. Or to kick off a big night out, slip behind the bar at Kosmopol where Fred will let you in on the secret to a few of his most creative (and potent) concoctions.

For more information about any of the cocktail masterclasses above, please see individual venue listings for full contact details. 

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Skylon

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Skylon

Restaurant

"Skylon is unrivaled in the area; the large area offers sophisticated dining, cocktails and river views."

Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

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Prism Brasserie & Bar

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Prism Brasserie & Bar

Restaurant with bar

"A cocktail Masterclass in Prism's Vault bar is a great way to break the ice with friends."

147 Leadenhall Street, London EC3V 4QT

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OXO Tower Restaurant & Brasserie

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OXO Tower Restaurant & Brasserie

Restaurant

"With spectacular views, The Oxo Tower is a fantastic spot, serving some of the best food on the South Bank."

Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH

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Fifth Floor

Fifth Floor

Restaurant with bar

"Champagne in the newly designed bar is perfect for both shopping sustenance, and to kick off a glamorous evening."

Harvey Nichols, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RJ

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Moti Mahal

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Moti Mahal

Restaurant

"Moti Mahal blends traditional and innovative Indian cuisine in a chic setting in Covent Garden."

45 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA

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69 Colebrooke Row

69 Colebrooke Row

Bar

"Also known as The Bar With No Name, 69 Colebrooke Row is widely known to serve some of the best cocktails in London."

69 Colebrooke Row, London N1 8AA

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Mint Leaf Restaurant & Bar

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Mint Leaf Restaurant & Bar

Restaurant

"Smart and sophisticated, Mint Leaf in Piccadilly serves modern Indian cuisine in an atmospheric, contemporary setting. "

Suffolk Place, London SW1Y 4HX

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Kosmopol

Kosmopol

Bar

"Kosmopol is like many men’s dream girl; petite, perfectly formed and Swedish, with both a quiet, intimate side and a care-free,..."

138 Fulham Road, London SW10 9PY

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