I am very biased as work as the booker but Peacock Bar does lots of cocktail classes for birthday, hen and stag parties. Been given rave reviews by Time Out, ViewLondon and Fluid Foundation for our classes too. Oh and the emphasis is on fun as well as learning for our Party cocktail lessons.. We also do these wild Apprentice and Top Gear corporate team building cocktail games too. Can read all about it at http://www.the-peacock-bar.co.uk or see videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/PeacockBar
Here is the boring blurb
*The basic 3 Cocktails Per Person One hour Cocktail Lesson £19 per person
Cocktail Lessons sound too much like hard work - not the way we do it! Our lessons are all about fun. We put you behind the bar and whilst we show you how to make cocktails we much more importantly how to do so in a sexy way with flair and panache. Oh plus you all get to drink whatever you make too.
What cocktails you ask - well that is upto you but we find mojitos, caipirinha, long island iced teas, brambles, cosmopolitan's and sex on the beach are the most popular. They are all double 50cl spirit measures too although we can also teach /make "virgin" alternatives too
We also teach you juggling (subject to your coordination and sobriety) as well as various flirting combinations, techniques and tricks. This includes the infamous "I will make you something special" combined with a hip wiggle, raised eyebrow and hair flick plus great cheesy one liners like "This is Fidel Castro's favorite cocktail" and "Brad and Angelina swear by it"
You will be taught by our most charismatic and good looking mixologists who will be all dressed up in white tie and more than willing to show you all the tricks of the trade not to mention a few things of another kind given half a chance. Remember great cocktail making is as much about attitude and presentation as it is about mixology. This is cocktail making burlesque cabaret style
And to cap it all off we and your friends score you with special cards we give you with comments ranging from "null points" to "you are a sexy beast who makes a mean cocktail" with a lot in between.
To make our lessons really go with a sizzle let us know some embarrassing /funny stories about the hen (and groom too) and other facts -like which girls are game for a laugh and which are single. Then just watch our mixologists work the room!
Everyone who completes the course gets a special Peacock Cocktail Award of Merit certificate too
For larger groups over 15 we will split you into two Teams taught by two staff with a blind tasting at the end to see just who mixes the meanest cocktails with additional points given for flair and presentation
The extended 5 Cocktails per person Two Hour Lesson £30 per person
The two hour course is more structured and we finding adding the following additional elements often works well
- cocktail service. From the third cocktail onwards you have to not only make make a cocktail but also serve it to your friends as stylishly as possible whilst saying something suggestive like "Would Sir / Madam like anything else"
- layered shots. For the last cocktail try making a layered shot but against a stop watch - the results are often hilariously bad.
- basic flaring . Ever fancied yourself as Tom Cruise in Cocktail here is your chance to find out that there is absolutely no resemblance what so ever
- design your own cocktail. Our trainers can help your group design their own special cocktail to make, taste and score
We also recommend having a break to eat during the class and/or after the class. Our £10/£15 sharing plates are perfect for this