Inspired by the lockdown era, we believe our virtual cocktail classes provide the trademark 100% interactivity expected from a TT Liquor masterclass, as well as providing an environment in which to be sociable despite the current distance between us all.
These classes will follow a similar structure to our award-winning physical ones, which we’ve been delivering for over a decade with our sister company, Mixology Events. Your experienced host will begin by outlining some core techniques, before leading you through a number of cocktail creations – giving and receiving feedback as they go. All this will be rounded off with a virtual cocktail making competition, ensuring the experience is as interconnected as possible.
We deliver all the equipment and ingredients in boxes directly to your door, anywhere in the world via UPS international shipping. All you need to provide is the ice.
Once you’ve made your booking with us we’ll get to work on putting together your boxes and getting them to you, wherever in the world you may be.
A few days before your chosen date, you’ll receive your box containing all the equipment and ingredients you’ll need for your upcoming class. So far, we’ve shipped our boxes all over the country as well as abroad so if you’re not currently in the UK please don’t be put off.
As well as the equipment and specialist ingredients, your box will contain a number of documents which will outline what you need to do on your end in preparation for your class.
This will include how to set up your equipment beforehand, how to join your session, what extra bits and pieces of simple equipment you’ll need, and how to make your own ice in advance at home.
Inside the box
Inside your box, you’ll find all the tools, guidance and ingredients required:
Cocktail Shaker: One of the most important tools in any bartender’s armoury, your cocktail shaker is a crucial component in the creation of many iconic cocktails. You’ll receive a Boston-style stainless steel shaker as standard.
Bar Spoon: Inside your box, you’ll also receive a long, flat-ended steel bar spoon – sometimes known as Mazagran spoons – as standard. Crucial in terms of stirring down classic drinks like Negronis and Old Fashioneds.
Jigger/Measure: A really useful little tool, which is key to getting your drinks ratios bang-on. You’ll receive a classic multi-measure jigger in your All In One Box.
Strainers: Inside your box, you’ll also find two strainers – a fine strainer and Hawthorne strainer. Your Hawthorne strainer is used to separate large blocks of ice from your drink when pouring, whilst the fine strainer is used to pick up smaller pieces of ice and debris.
Muddler: This is essentially a device used to mash and mix up ingredients. Think mint in a Mojito.
Ingredients: All the high-quality ingredients, including premium spirits, liqueurs, juices, and fresh fruit, are sent out from our specialist liquor store straight to your door.
Guidance: Finally, your box will also contain some in-depth guidance documents, designed to help you get everything ready beforehand.
On the day
Once you’ve prepared everything on your end, all that’s left to do is wait for your virtual invitation from us which you should receive via the email you used upon booking.
You’ll be allowed into a ‘waiting room’, and once everyone is present your class will begin. Your experienced host will kick things off with an introduction while you enjoy your welcome cocktail. Guests will then be led through a number of serves, with time set aside after each drink for feedback.
Finally, to indulge our competitive sides, the class will conclude with a competition. Each participant (or group of participants) will face off against the rest to produce the best cocktail using the mystery ingredient in their box. After 8 minutes, your host will ask for the contents, name, and story behind your creation and decide the winner.