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             MASTERCLASSES

Interactive and entertaining, Hire The Barman will host these group experiences at a venue of your choice.

Cocktail Masterclass

  • Competitive cocktail-making masterclass
  • Make & drink popular cocktails
  • Perfect for corporate events & hen parties 

Molecular Masterclass

  • Exclusive to HTB & no experience needed
  • Deconstruct cocktails "Heston" style
  • Leave with skills to wow your friends!
Get in touch on 020 8241 4265 to find out more.

COCKTAIL MAKING CLASSES

Ever been sipping on a cocktail and wished that you had the skills to make your own drinks? Designed for the complete novice, our Cocktail Masterclasses will have you mixing and shaking your favourite drinks in no time!
 

Who are the classes for?

Designed for the complete novice, our cocktail masterclasses are perfect if you just want to learn and have some fun at your private party, birthday or hen party; they also work really well as a corporate function or as part of a team-building day.


What happens on the course?

Your own personal mixologist will guide you through the making of three cocktails which each guest gets to make and drink. You will receive a brief introduction and insight into the history of cocktails before getting straight down to trying your hand at making the cocktails. The masterclass is delivered with a competitive element - participants take part in a series of challenges, competitions and a quiz testing the guests on what they have learnt during the course! Prizes, provided by Hire The Barman, are awarded at the end of the masterclass.
 
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Where are our classes held?

Hire The Barman can host a cocktail masterclass from any venue that suits you.

We send you a shopping list of all the ingredients that you are going to need to get and advise you on the glassware that you will need to arrange. If you would rather, you can leave all this to us and we will bring everything with us.
 

How much does it cost?

Classes start from £30pp (minimum numbers required). To get the full experience of shaking up cocktails, you could also hire one of our mobile bars for your event.
 

MOLECULAR MIXOLOGY MASTERCLASS

Have you ever wondered how to create smoking ice-creams just like Heston? Or how about the ability to turn your favourite cocktail into spaghetti or perfect balls of 'caviar'? There is no need to dream anymore - learn everything you need to know at our molecular masterclass!


Our expert molecular professors will guide you through the basics of molecular mixology in this interactive class. You will learn the skills and techniques used by the world's greatest chefs to make some jaw-dropping creations.


          


Who are the classes for?


Designed for the complete novice, our molecular masterclasses are perfect if you just want to learn and have some fun at your private party, birthday or hen party; they also work really well as a corporate function or as part of a team-building day.

We also hold a more advanced molecular class, in association with Monin, for bartending professionals wishing to learn more about molecular mixology. Please contact us for more information. 
 

What happens on the course?

Your tutor for the day will guide you through the process of various molecular techniques, which each guest will get to make and consume. You will receive an insight into the history and growth of the molecular mixology industry. This will be followed by a demonstration of a number of techniques including:

  • cocktail spaghetti
  • molecular caviar 
  • foams & airs
  • cocktail ice-cream
  • infusions & fat washing
  • bitters and vermouths

Each participant will receive a gift bag containing samples of the products you need along with a set of Monin syrups so you can go away and put your creative ideas to the test.


        

Where are our classes held?

Hire The Barman can host a molecular masterclass from any venue that suits you - this could be your place of work, your own home, a holiday home, hotel or hired meeting space. 

We will guide you as to the size of space that we are going to need and workspace required. You can either provide tables or similar to use during the class or we can deliver a mobile bar unit(s) for you to use. The format of the masterclass is designed so that it can be tailored to suit any venue . We bring all molecular ingredients and equipment with us so all you need to do is bring the participants along!


How much do the masterclasses classes cost?

Prices start from £95 per person (min. 4 people)
 

         

For more information and to make a booking, please call us on 020 8241 4265.

                             FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS                                               

Here are answers to some of the questions we are most often asked.....

Cocktail Masterclass

HOW LONG DO YOUR MASTERCLASSES LAST?

Cocktail masterclasses last around two hours. Bespoke length courses can be arranged on request.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT CAN PARTICIPATE, AND THE MAXIMUM?

The minimum number needed for a masterclass to work is 10. There is no maximum we can cater for, space allowing - we just make sure there is one bartender per twenty people attending the class so that everything runs smoothly. Classes over one hundred people can become a little challenging!

CAN I JOIN ANOTHER MASTERCLASS?

All our classes are pre-booked by private groups and therefore it is not possible to join another group.

DO YOU HAVE YOUR OWN VENUE WHERE YOU RUN YOUR MASTERCLASSES?

We do not have our own venue, however we do have a list of venues we can recommend for you to contact and with whom we have a working relationship.

CAN YOU RUN A MASTERCLASS IN OUR HOME / OFFICE?

Yes - a mobile cocktail masterclass is our speciality. Our bartenders come complete with all the necessary cocktail making equipment. We can run a masterclass at your home or office and either provide you with a shopping list of ingredients required or provide a full service for you that includes us supplying glassware, ice and cocktail ingredients.

WHAT IF PEOPLE DROP OUT AFTER WE HAVE PAID THE FULL BALANCE?

Unfortunately we cannot refund drop-outs. 

DO WE ALL GET TO MAKE COCKTAILS?

Our masterclasses are interactive and all participants get to make and drink three cocktails each. Furthermore, we can give the masterclass a competitive edge including prizes.

CAN WE CHOOSE WHICH COCKTAILS WE MAKE?

You can, however the idea is to teach you different cocktail making techniques and, as such, it's not something that we recommend. Choosing different cocktails may also affect the price of your masterclass if you want us to provide the ingredients, ice and glassware. Please discuss with us your requirements beforehand.

CAN WE OPT FOR NON-ALCOHOLIC COCKTAILS?

Our masterclasses can cater for non-alcoholic cocktails where necessary - just let us know your requirements when booking.
 

Molecular Masterclass

HOW LONG DO YOUR MOLECULAR MASTERCLASSES RUN FOR?

Molecular masterclasses last around three hours. Bespoke length courses can be arranged on request.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT CAN PARTICIPATE, AND THE MAXIMUM?

The minimum number needed for a molecular masterclass to work is four. There is no maximum we can cater for although groups over thirty are a challenge due to the interactive nature of the class.

CAN I JOING ANOTHER MASTERCLASS?

All our molecular masterclasses are pre-booked by groups and therefore it is not possible to join another group.

WE HAVE OUR OWN, BESPOKE IDEA WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO DELIVER - CAN YOU DO THIS?

Of course we can.....we can tailor our service to suit your requirements by changing the content, the cocktails, the class length etc.

CAN YOU RUN A MOLECULAR MASTERCLASS IN OUR OFFICE / HOME?

Our bartenders come complete with all the necessary molecular mixology equipment. We can run a masterclass at your home or office and bring all the necessary equipment and molecular ingredients. We do, however, require access to power and water at the location where the class is taking place.

DO WE ALL GET TO MAKE COCKTAILS?

Our masterclasses are a bit like the chemistry classes you had in school. They're interactive and after a short brief, all participants get to make and taste molecular cocktails.

WHAT IS MOLECULAR MIXOLOGY?

Molecular mixology uses standard cocktail ingredients and adds non-chemical agents in order to alter the appearance of the ingredients. That way you can make cocktails in several shapes or forms such as spaghetti, jellies, foams, caviar pearls, airs, ice cream and even candy floss. 

WHAT SORT OF THINGS WILL BE BE MAKING?

You will just have to wait and see......!

DO YOU USE ANY DANGEROUS / HARMFUL SUBSTANCES DURING THE CLASS?

No, we do not. We only use natural, algea-based agents. During the masterlcass we demonstrate the properties of dry ice - this is conducted by the class host who is experienced with using the product. We NEVER under any circumstances add liquid nitrogen to any concoction for the simple reason that it poses a serious health risk should a participant come into contact with it either internally or externally. Liquid nitrogen is used to quickly cool and is not to be used as an ingredient!

WHAT ABOUT NON ALCOHOLIC COCKTAILS?

This is something we are asked on a regular basis - we can provide a non-alcoholic version of each of the molecular cocktail creations we take you through.


If you have further questions please call us on 020 8241 4265 or email info@hirethebarman.co.uk.

  • fully mobile to any venue
  • interactive & competitive classes
  • expertly trained teaching staff
  • can be themed as you like
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"The masterclass was loads of fun and our guests thoroughly enjoyed it. 100% we'll entertain clients again using Hire The Barman." Danny Verma

"Derrick was AMAZING - we all had so much fun and learnt loads. You guys definitely exceeded all expectations!" Kim, E London

"The preparation, shopping lists and telephone help were all exceptional" Rob and Annie

"The hen night on saturday was a great success and everyone was very complimentary about the drinks. Thank you for making it all run smoothly." Joanna, Kent

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