Whilst travelling the world currently might be something of an impracticality, we can still bounce about the globe with our tongues! Using my experience having helped to open over a hundred bars on four continents, this masterclass focusses on cocktails that changed the world and embody the spirit of their origin. The whirlwind lesson crams in a tasting journey via 5 drinks, from San Francisco to Singapore, from Cuba to Rio, with tasty tidbits of wisdom and pointers as to how you might be able to bring the world into your own home.The cocktails will mainly be rum-based, but there will also be a long and refreshing gin cocktail thrown in.This masterclass is designed for 2 people but can easily accommodate up to 6 with a minor surcharge for the additional drinks. All ingredients, ice, glassware and equipment will be provided, and any ice or juice left over will be gifted for further experimentation. I will only need ready access to running water, disposal and two plug sockets. For larger groups we would need to reuse glasses for each drink, so as a landlady used to say to me: "Drink it or loose it!"
I have worked for over two decades in the drinks industry, won multiple awards and represented the U.K. several times in cocktail competitions. For half of my career I worked in some of the most respected bars in the world, whilst the other half has been spent working full time as an international drinks consultant, which has lead me to create hundreds of original cocktails, bar programmes and concepts all over the globe, and train countless bartenders. I also host and hold seminars, judge competitions and work as a drinks writer, which in a nutshell makes me something of an authority on the world of drinks and a specialist particularly on cocktails. I will bring this experience into your home, creating cocktail-led events which are as fun as they are informative, whether they are focussed on your favourite tipple or teach you how to mix like the best.