Nail the art of mixology from the comfort of your couch with these online cocktail masterclasses.
We know #isobaking is well and truly a thing, but what about making cocktails in lockdown? While pubs and bars remain closed in most parts of the country, we wanted to help you craft delicious drinks at home. So, check out the best online cocktail masterclass you can stream from your living room.
Help Out Hospo, various masterclasses
On a mission to provide much-need financial support to hospitality workers and venues, Help Out Hospo is a platform that will act as a donation-driver for the hospitality industry, enabling consumers to purchase cooking and cocktail training videos or make a donation to support stood-down hospo workers. Learn how to set up the perfect at-home bar, how to mix classic cocktails and so much more. Find out more here
Archie Rose, Cocktail Masterclasses & Gin Tastings
Recreate your favourite bar experiences at home with an Archie Rose masterclass. The crew from the Sydney-based distillery have a range of virtual gin and cocktail masterclasses for you to choose from. These packs can be delivered to your door with all the ingredients you need to create drinks just like your favourite bartenders. Rally your crew and book in for an Archie Rose cocktail expert to guide you through a virtual masterclass. Find out more here
Four Pillars, Virtual Martini Hour
During August and September, you can book a private Virtual Martini Hour with Four Pillars Creative Director of Gin Drinks, James Irvine. This 60-minute session is perfect for any occasion and you’ll get everything you need in a kit for just $90 per person. James will provide a brief history and overview of the iconic cocktail while stirring up a Martini and each guest will receive a gin pack so they can stir along at home. To book, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t seen Scapegrace before, it’s the world’s first natural black gin. It’s crafted in NZ using organic botanicals to produce that very distinct and ominous black hue. The Black Box experience has been developed to allow you to try this spirit in three different ways from home. Order your box before 28 August to ensure it arrives before the exclusive masterclass taking place on Saturday 4 September at 4pm hosted by James (Box Bar’s Chief Experience Officer) and Mikey (Scapegrace Ambassador and Creator). Order your box here
Taylor Made x Maybe Sammy
Join Taylor Made Wines and Sydney’s favourite cocktail bar Maybe Sammy for a virtual cocktail masterclass. Prepare to shake, stir and sip with the team from Maybe Sammy while you learn how to use wine as the main ingredient to concoct two tantalising new tipples and take your mixology skills to the next level. Get tickets and you will receive a care package of goodies you’ll need, with just a few ingredients to purchase on your own. The masterclass is on Tuesday 28th September. Get tickets here
SESIÓN Tequila x Franca Brasserie Masterclass
SESIÓN Tequila has collaborated with Franca Brasserie and Bar in Potts Point to host a virtual cocktail masterclass on Thursday 9 September. In this exclusive SESIÓN Tequila masterclass, attendees will learn how to make three delicious cocktails as well as how to maximize the use of ingredients through sustainable and upcycling practices, including using Pineapple skin and core, which are often thrown away or compost, to make tepache de piña, a Mexican fermented drink; and using lime skin to make Oleo Saccharum, an oily sugar that can be used in cocktails. Tickets are just $35 each with attendees receiving a box prior to the evening. Get your tickets here