Woking Academy

Cocktail masterclass

What's your favourite tipple? Get to grips with spirits and shakers, glasses and garnishes as we mix things up in a fun, interactive cocktail evening. We've chosen some of our favourite classic cocktails to master in this class, so that even if you're a complete beginner to shaking up a treat, you'll leave with all the skills to whip these up again and again at home!


What to expect

In Gordon's restaurants, we know how to make any evening special with a beautiful drink. What better than to learn how to bring a little piece of this magic to your own home with our chefs inspiring you to channel your inner mixologist and get creative for evenings entertaining, or a tasty treat to enjoy at the end of a long day!

Grab a loved one or a few friends and join our chefs in the beautiful Demonstration Kitchen to pull up a stool to our Academy bar for the night. During the class we'll focus on core techniques for shaking and mixing - giving you the skills to then explore more complex recipes at home. 

This relaxed evening will let you enjoy learning about classic tipples, getting hands-on shaking up your own cocktails and indulging in some delicious nibbles to go alongside. The perfect night out!

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 (must be aged 18+)

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!):

  • Master classic cocktail recipes such as what makes the perfect martini, zingy mojito or fruity Cosmo
  • Hone your shaking and mixing skills
  • Have a go at decorative garnishes
  • Enjoy delicious light bites prepared by our Academy team that will complement your drinks

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