Cocktail making classes

Ready … steady … Cocktail! Why not try something different at your event . We will teach you how to use some basic techniques then split you into teams.

Our Cocktail Class is specifically designed to teach you how to use a number of different techniques such as “shaking”, “Muddling” and “Layering”. However the most important part is that you have fun doing it. From the long pour, to what ice is needed you will learn it all, and all in the venue of your choice.

We will try to tailor the event to your needs whether it is a hen/stag evening. Sally’s 50th birthday party, a corporate team event, or a change from Saturday night TV. We understand that different events require different formats and we will do our best to make sure you get the most out of your event.

How it works

  • Cocktail Masterclass

  • learn how to make
    classic cocktails

  • Our glasses can be held
    anywhere at anytime

  • Impress your friends with
    your new fancy skills

Seem like work? can't be bothered?

Get us to take care of everything!

Who are the classes for?

Designed for the complete novice, our cocktail masterclasses are perfect if you just want to learn and have some fun at your private party, birthday or hen party; they also work really well as a corporate function or as part of a team-building day.

What happens on the course?

Your own personal mixologist will guide you through the making of three cocktails which each guest gets to make and drink. You will receive a brief introduction and insight into the history of cocktails before getting straight down to trying your hand at making the cocktails. The masterclass is delivered with a competitive element – participants take part in a series of challenges, competitions and a quiz testing the guests on what they have learnt during the course! Prizes, provided by Hire The Barman, are awarded at the end of the masterclass.

Where are our classes held?

Hire The Barman can host a cocktail masterclass from any venue that suits you.

We send you a shopping list of all the ingredients that you are going to need to get and advise you on the glassware that you will need to arrange. If you would rather, you can leave all this to us and we will bring everything with us.

Masterclass Cocktails

you will learn to make the following cocktails

COSMOPOLITAN

Equipment

  • A shaker or stirring glass
  • A bar spoon (or teaspoon)
  • A strainer
  • A match
  • Martini glass

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ parts vodka
  • ½ Cointreau liquor
  • 1 parts Cranberry juice
  • ¼ part fresh lime juice
  • Cubed ice

To Garnish: Orange Zest

SHAKEN

MOJITO

Equipment

  • A muddler (or rolling pin)
  • A spoon
  • A long glass

Ingredients

  • 2 parts Bacardi
  • ½ Fresh lime
  • 12 Fresh mint leaves
  • 2 Spoons of caster sugar
  • Dash of soda water
  • Cubed ice
  • Crushed ice

To Garnish: Spring of fresh mint

MUDDLED

LONG ISLAND ICE TEA

Equipment

  • A bar spoon
  • A long glass

Ingredients

  • 1 part Vodka
  • 1 part White rum
  • 1 part Gin
  • 1 part Tequila
  • Lemon
  • Cubed ice

To Garnish: Lemon spiral

LAYERED

Booking Options

  • A

    'Tutor only'

  • Choose your cocktail menu

  • We send you a tailored
    shopping list

  • Relax & enjoy your party

or
  • B

    'The Works'

  • Choose your premium cocktail menu

  • We arrive with bar, glassware
    and all the ingredients

  • Relax & enjoy your party

How much will it cost?

Use our calculator to estimate the cost of your event

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Why choose hire the barman

Established in Autumn 2009, Hire The Barman has since staffed and made cocktails at over 1600 events from intimate house parties to corporate events as well as larger scale productions such as pop-up events, festival bars & brand activations.

OVER 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE

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THE BEST INGREDIENTS

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TALENTED STAFF

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Faqs

Who are the classes for?

Designed for the complete novice, our cocktail masterclasses are perfect if you just want to learn and have some fun at your private party, birthday or hen party; they also work really well as a corporate function or as part of a team-building day.

What happens on the course?

Your own personal mixologist will guide you through the making of three cocktails which each guest gets to make and drink. You will receive a brief introduction and insight into the history of cocktails before getting straight down to trying your hand at making the cocktails. The masterclass is delivered with a competitive element – participants take part in a series of challenges, competitions and a quiz testing the guests on what they have learnt during the course! Prizes, provided by Hire The Barman, are awarded at the end of the masterclass.

Where are our classes held?

Hire The Barman can host a cocktail masterclass from any venue that suits you.

We send you a shopping list of all the ingredients that you are going to need to get and advise you on the glassware that you will need to arrange. If you would rather, you can leave all this to us and we will bring everything with us.

Do you cater for guests in our party who aren't drinking alcohol?

Our barmen have List of non-alcoholic cocktails that can be made using the ingredients and techniques learnt.

Do I need to provide the ingredients, ice & glassware?

It’s up to you. We’ll send you guidance on what you need to provide or, if you’d rather, w can take care of very thing.

How much space will you need?

This is dependent on he size of the group but, as rule of thumb, 2m per 10 participants is ideal.

What is the minimum party size? Is there a maximum?

The minimum party size is 10. The maximum numbers is dependant on space and class format – call us to discuss – click here – 02034 414 656

T and Cs

These terms and conditions are applicable to all contracts for the provision of services to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions. Booking confirmations made verbally in writing are subject to these terms and conditions.

Please read the following terms and conditions of sale carefully before ordering service from Hire The Barman. By purchasing service from Hire The Barman, as the client you agree to these terms of sale. These terms do not replace or affect your statutory rights.

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Bookings

All quotations (verbal or written) will be valid for ten days from the date of enquiry. Hire The Barman cannot guarantee that the date will be available after these ten days. To confirm and hold a booking, the client must provide a 50% non-refundable deposit either in cash, by electronic transfer, debit/credit card. We no longer accept payment by cheque. The remaining balance is due 7 days before the event. All monies will be requested by Hire The Barman by way of electronic invoice.

Cancellations

In the event of a cancellation, Hire The Barman require notice in writing 14 days before the date of the event. Failure to do so will result in full payment being charged. Booking deposits are not transferable or refundable unless otherwise agreed prior to booking and stated in writing.

Event Changes
Should you wish to make significant changes to your event. Hire The Barman reserves the right to amend the rates and facilities.

Licensing

Hire The Barman does not provide a paid bar service and therefore has no involvement for any licensing matters and is not responsible for any breaches of licence.

Access

In the event that parking is required by Hire The Barman, adequate arrangements must be made by the client. This will always be by prior arrangement and vehicle registrations will be provided. In circumstances where Hire The Barman are providing cocktail ingredients and glassware, adequate loading facilities must be provided by the client. Hire The Barman will not be held responsible for any difficulties with this that result in delays to service.

Flair
Hire The Barman will not beheld responsible for ‘lack of flair’ if the environment provided is unsuitable or the bartender is deemed too busy further to our recommendation of one barman per 40 guests

Rates

Rates and invoices are subject to change without notice dependent on client’s requirements, additional hours and stock. Additional hours requested by the client by negotiation with the barman at the time of the event will be charged at the full hourly rate.

Late Payments

Full payment of invoice is due to Hire The Barman within 30 days. Any outstanding payments after this time will be passed to a collection agency to recover on behalf of Hire The Barman. Any associated costs for this matter such as interest, legal and court fees will be added to the outstanding balance as passed to the client for payment.

Insurance

Hire The Barman has both public liability and employers insurance for all events.

Public Liability: £5,000,000
Employers Liability: £10,000,000

Unruly Behaviour

The client is responsible for the behaviour and conduct of their guests. Hire The Barman will not tolerate verbally or physically abusive behaviour towards any member of staff or individual. You shall be responsible for damage or loss of equipment.

Additional

In the event that Hire The Barman are not able to provide services as agreed due to circumstances out of their control (such as weather, transport problems etc), they will not be held liable for any loss, cancellation or delay.

Hire The Barman does not accept any responsibility for the overall success of an event.

Terms & Conditions are deemed to be accepted by payment of invoice.

The above conditions are subject to change at the discretion of Hire The Barman in part or in whole for one or more of its clients where the company has grounds deemed necessary.

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