Take a Masterclass at World Class Cocktail Week

Drink, Drink Recipes, Events, Play, Sydney, World Class Cocktail Week 2015 / 20 May 2015

World Class Cocktail Week (Mon 25th – Sun 31st) is less than a week away and there are a number of awesome masterclasses on offer.  Learn how to make the perfect negroni, discover your martini style or even the art of hand chipped ice.

Sydney Masterclasses

First We Take Manhattan at The Roosevelt ($75) 
Become a martini & manhattan expert. Stir, sip and savour a variety of martinis and manhattans as you learn the art of ordering and making the world’s most famous cocktails. Includes cocktails and food. Bookings: email bookings@theroosevelt.com.au
Martini Masterclass at Eau De Vie ($75)
Join us as we explore the history and art of the world’s most famous cocktail. Ever seen a Tiffany vermouth dispenser, or a sterling silver martini Syringe? What about martini scales? Join us as we showcase the cool tools of the past and explore why this relatively simple cocktail has remained a world favourite for a century.
Bookings: email info@eaudevie.com.au
The Art of Hand Chipped Ice Balls at Tokyo Bird ($65)
Learn the art of making ice balls from Tokyo Bird bar manager, Yoshi Onishi. With a smaller overall surface area, larger chunks or balls of ice melt slower than small ice cubes, releasing less water and diluting your drink less. Originating from Japan, the slow-melting qualities of ice balls are embraced by those who enjoy whisky and short cocktails, like an Old Fashioned. Hand-chipping more than 100 balls of ice every week, Yoshi is well placed to teach you how to make ice, carve from a large block and hand-chip blocks into ice balls. At the end of this practical Masterclass, enjoy Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve Scotch Whisky served over your very own hand-chipped ice ball. Bookings: info@tokyobird.com.au (with your name, mobile and number of people)
Negroni Masterclass at Casoni ($30)
Learn all about the Negroni Cocktail: The sexiest and boldest of aperitivos. Hear about how Count Camillo Negroni – a Florentine playboy and aristocrat – and bartender Fosco Scarselli created this cocktail … and learn how to make them at home. Everyone gets involved and creates their own Tuscan masterpiece in this interactive workshop. Gin, Campari and sweet vermouth are only the beginning. Bookings: email casoni@casoni.com.au

Bitter and Twisted at The Rook ($30)
Participate in an intimate Negroni workshop with Cristiano Beretta, Bar Manager at The Rook. Master class attendees will learn how to make a stand-out Negroni, learn the history behind the drink and tips on how to make it at home. Bookings: phone 9262 2505

Sticky Cocktail Class at The Grasshopper ($25)
Grashopper Bar are unlocking the doors and letting you step behind the bar.  Get your fingers sticky and your mouth wet learning how to make some sticky sweets including pretzels and tequila cocktails. It’s available across two nights and the class runs for approximately 50 mins.
Bookings: http://www.dimmi.com.au/restaurant/grasshopper-eating-house-and-bar/deals