Cocktail Classes According to Rebekka De Souza
We caught up with one of our senior event organisers, Rebekka De Souza, who explained our range of cocktail making classes in London and elsewhere better than we ever could..
So we’ve got several different classes that typically run here at TT Liquor. We’ve got the classic cocktail masterclass – which we offer either as a ‘private’ or a ‘public’ session. With the public classes we can have small groups, people on their own, dates – basically any group of 5 or less people who all book into the public class. They can come and experience our classes without worrying about maintaining numbers, which opens it up to everyone and anyone. The private classes, meanwhile, have that little extra edge in that if there’s 6 or more of you then you get you very own dedicated mixologist and you are able to come and book out your very own mixology lounge all to yourself – making it a more private, personal experience. Our private classes can start from as little as 6 guests, but we’ve done classes of 150 with the same level of interaction – and you’ll never get more than 5 of you sharing a single station.
“These are cocktails you want to drink, and that CAN be made at home – there’s no niche ingredients or weird and wonderful machinery needed to make them – just the know-how.”
The main benefit of our classes that we hear from our customer/client feedback is that they’re 100% interactive. Unlike most classes, we have everyone on their own workstation using their own professional equipment, so they’re able to make all the drinks themselves with their own hands. You don’t take it in turns, there’s no standing around. As soon as you get into that classroom you start learning and getting hands-on. I think that’s something that really hits home with people who come in, because you’re actually given real, useful, applicable knowledge about these cocktails to take home with you. Plus, these are cocktails you want to drink, and that CAN be made at home – there’s no niche ingredients or weird and wonderful machinery needed to make them – just the know-how.
The Personal Touch:
We also offer tailored classes. So if you wanted to specifically have a rum class, or a gin class, or anything else you’d like, we can incorporate that into our classes. This means we can really make it an event that will not only be perfect for you and your group, but also give us something a little different to work with. We love to challenge ourselves with new and different briefs. So if you’ve got something weird and wonderful in mind, like a Harry Potter-themed class, a Tiki-themed class, or just really want to do something with whiskey for no apparent reason, then we’re always happy to accommodate.
“It’s like a crazy, boozy science lesson and it’s definitely something a little bit different.”
The Science Lesson:
So the difference with the molecular classes, I would say, is that they focus more on modern techniques rather than more traditional methods of cocktail making. I think that’s a great way of putting it, because you’re still making the cocktails and doing it all yourself but your using things like Nitrous Oxide (NOS), dry ice, and more – meaning it’s a bit more theatrical and more of an overall experience. It’s like a crazy, boozy science lesson and it’s definitely something a little bit different.