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. There'll be plenty to taste as we start things off with mastering a true classic then move on to something new and seasonal with paired nibbles to try along the way. 


What to expect

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.

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 being led by taste - how does each component of a cocktail work together to make something delicious. 

We'll start with a classic cocktail that everyone should know how to make properly at home, delving into the different spirits to understand more about the gin, vodka, rum, tequila or whisky base. Once you've perfected this one, we'll inspire you with something a bit different - a seasonal twist or unusual cocktail creation that might just become a new favourite!

This relaxed evening will let you enjoy learning lots about your drinks, getting hands-on shaking up our 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 a classic cocktail recipe such as what makes the perfect martini 
  • Learn about the different spirits and ingredients with sample tastings and flavour profiles
  • Get inspired with a seasonal or new cocktail to try at home, discovering some new ingredients or pairings
  • 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 
  • Takeaway containers to take your creations home in (although feel free to bring your own or a cool bag if travelling far)