Woking Academy

Cocktails and nibbles

Cheers! Celebrate an evening out with a few drinks and some delicious bites as our chefs inspire you to host plenty more parties of your own at home. You'll be mixing up both some classic and more unusual cocktails (and mocktails) inspired by Gordon's restaurants, plus whipping up some perfectly paired nibbles, too.


What to expect

Food and drink go hand-in-hand, so in our Cocktail classes we celebrate unique flavours and combinations that will make any evening a night to remember. From cocktail (and mocktail) basics to beautiful garnishes, this fun 90-minute evening class will also get you hands-on in the kitchen making some tasty recipes that you can serve with your expertly shaken-and-stirred drinks.

In Gordon's restaurants, we know how to make any evening special with a beautiful drink. Matching different spirits with flavoured syrups, fresh juices, spices and more, our chefs will inspire you to channel your inner mixologist and get creative with new combinations at home.

During your 90-minute class, you'll join the chefs for a drink and a bite to eat in our beautiful demonstration kitchen, before rolling up your sleeves and cooking up your next snack to match your next drink. We'll also be showing you how to make your own infused syrups and spirits, and make every cocktail and mocktail look beautiful with the perfect glass and garnish.

Class details

Class starts: 6.30pm, arrive anytime from 6pm to check in at reception

Class finishes: 8pm, but there's plenty of time to finish your drinks and nibbles!

Class size: Maximum 10-12 guests, some elements may require working in pairs with a classmate, don’t worry if you’ve come alone – it’s a great way to meet new people and have a laugh

Typical recipes and skills (we’ll cook the best available on the day, so we might surprise you!):

  • Learn three new delicious drinks recipes, including a classic cocktail such as a French Martini, something more unusual like a spiced ginger Zephyr, and a gorgeous mocktail like a herb-infused Paloma
  • Discover food and drink matching plus unusual flavour combinations
  • Enjoy welcome snacks then cook up one or two simple party bites that are perfect for crowds, perhaps some spicy chilli beef cups or sweet cheesecake shots 
  • Master decorative garnishes
  • Take home an infused syrup or key ingredient, plus any leftover nibbles

What’s included

  • Expert guidance from our chef teacher and assistants
  • All ingredients and equipment
  • Gordon Ramsay Academy apron to wear in class
  • Recipe wallet and class recipes
  • Refreshments throughout the class 
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)