The Top 10 Best Drink Classes in Manchester are:
- Cuban Cocktail Masterclasses at Revolución de Cuba
- Mixology Classes at The Anthologist Manchester
- Cocktail Masterclasses at MOJO Bar
- Virtual Cocktail Masterclasses at Mr Flavour
- An Introduction to Wine Tasting at Manchester Wine School
- Distillery Tour and Guided Tasting at Manchester Gin
- A Wine Tasting Journey at The Bubbly Wine Company
- Cocktail Masterclasses at Dirty Martini
- Gin Tasting at Northern Wine School
- Wine-Tasting Days at Wine Unearthed
1. Cuban Cocktail Masterclasses at Revolución de Cuba
Location: Central Manchester
With Latin-style dining, the area’s biggest fiesta, and two floors of dancing, the Revolución de Cuba has brought Havana to Manchester!
Considering three of the world’s most famous drinks – the Daiquiri, the Mojito, and the Cuba Libre – all originated from this humble island, they must know a few things about how to mix up a damn good cocktail! Well, Revolución de Cuba knows this better than most, and taking their Cuban Cocktail Masterclasses will help you to become a bona fide master of rum! Laugh, learn and step into the shoes of a Cuban Cantinero!
2. Mixology Classes at The Anthologist Manchester
Location: St Peter’s Square (Central Manchester)
Overlooking St Peter’s Square in the bustling heart of Manchester, the Anthologist specialises in tantalising food, and premium-quality cocktails.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about how to make and shake your own cocktails, the Anthology’s Mixology classes could be just the ticket. You will be taught about the various ingredients, menus and history of cocktail making, so you will have a sturdy foundation for when you're on the other side of the bar. Perfect for birthdays, hen-dos, or team building events, it's easy to see why it made our Top 10 list.
3. Cocktail Masterclasses at MOJO Bar
Location: Bridge Street (Central Manchester)
Time to harness your inner punk and head on down to the MOJO Bar in Manchester!
Combining their two favourite things – cocktails and parties – MOJO Bar’s masterclasses aren’t your usual stuffy affair. For two hours you will learn their trade secrets, see live demos from their all-star bartenders, and learn to mix and taste your own amazing cocktails! These cocktail Masterclasses are guaranteed to be an absolute riot, which is why MOJO Bar easily secured a spot in our top drink classes in Manchester.
4. Virtual Cocktail Masterclasses at Mr Flavour
Location: Manchester (Virtual)
Mr Flavour understands that “cocktails are the sturdy backbone of great hospitality”, and their Virtual Cocktail Masterclass is a totally unique and luxurious experience.
After booking, a few days before the class, you will receive a personalised hand-crafted box delivered directly to your door. Don’t worry about having to return this as this professional bartending kit is yours to keep! The box includes top-shelf alcohol, liqueur, garnishings and everything you need to start your mixology journey.
Perfect for date nights, team-building, or if you want to impress your boss, Mr Flavour Virtual Cocktail Masterclass is guaranteed to be as fun as it is informative – all from the comfort of your own home.
5. An Introduction to Wine Tasting at Manchester Wine School
Location: Princess Street (Central Manchester)
The prestigious Manchester Wine School has one chief aim: to introduce wine to people from all walks of life, and inspire them to want to learn more. Owned by award-winning wine writer, Simon Woods, the Manchester Wine School caters to both total beginners or wine-lovers looking to brush up on their knowledge.
In their Introduction to Wine Tasting you will be introduced to the World’s major wine regions, learn about the differences in taste, how to taste wines like a professional, recognise aromas and tastes to describe wines and the elements of wine like tannin, acidity and oak. You will also be taught how to match food with wine, and how to spot a good wine in the shops (which should come in handy!).
6. Distillery Tour and Guided Tasting at Manchester Gin
Location: Watson Street (Central Manchester)
Number 7 in our guide to the top drinks classes in Manchester is Manchester Gin. Manchester Gin is an award-winning gin that takes its inspiration from the city that bears its name. Why not book a visit to their distillery, where every drop of their world-famous gin is made?
The guided tour and tasting will give you an invaluable insight into their distillery life. You’ll be taken on a tour of their distillery – where ever part of the production is done in-house – and see first-hand what goes into making their award-winning gin. Then you’ll be guided through a sampling of some of their gins to understand their flavour profiles, so you can settle on a favourite. Manchester Gin’s Distillery Tour and Guided Tasting promises to be a memorable and eye-opening experience!
7. A Wine Tasting Journey at The Bubbly Wine Company
Although they have excellent knowledge of wines, The Bubbly Wine Company don’t take themselves too seriously. Their goal is to bring wine to everyone, and teach people about wine in a relaxed and friendly way, without any pretentiousness! The Bubbly Wine Company are also more than willing to cater to your specific needs, in order to make your experience as enjoyable and engaging as possible.
Their popular Wine Tasting Journey will have you tasting an impressive selection of 8 different wines! You will be able to discuss in detail the intricacies of each wine, and what makes them taste the way they do. Perfect for people who like a variety of different types of wine, or those who feel like they need a bit of inspiration!
8. Cocktail Making Masterclass by Dirty Martini
Location: Central Manchester
Known for their signature cocktails (including Martinis of course!), Dirty Martini have a number of bars across the country. From bottomless brunches to Ice-Tails (aka frozen cocktails), Dirty Martini has something for everyone.
Having started their virtual masterclasses during lockdown, Dirty Martini are now back offering Cocktail Masterclasses in their bars; including at their Manchester location! Perfect for birthdays, hen-dos or team building, you'll receive a cocktail on arrival, before you and your guests get hands on experience behind the bar. You'll get the chance to make (and drink!) two cocktails, enjoy a selection of sharing platters, all whilst being guided by your very own bartender for the night!
9. Gin Tasting at Northern Wine School
Location: Liverpool Road (Central Manchester)
The Northern Wine School hosts a variety of drinks tasting events, and courses that are perfect for the budding connoisseurs among you!
Gin has lately been having something of a renaissance, so what better time to dive into the world of this time-honoured liquor? Run by the highly qualified and experienced John Callow, their Gin Tasting Event is sure to be a fun and informative experience. You will be able to sample 6 different gins plus a range of mixes and garnishes.
Additionally, you will be taught about the history of gin, how it’s made, and, by the end, you will be better equipped to make informed choices about what gin to buy. Why not book now and improve your gin expertise today?
10. Wine-Tasting Days at Wine Unearthed
Location: Peter Street (Central Manchester)
Wine Unearthed’s award-winning Wine-tasting Days is still one of the most popular ways to learn about wine. Within a relaxed and sociable environment, you will taste and learn about the many facets of this ancient drink.
At Manchester’s iconic Midlands hotel , you will discover what all the swirling, sniffing, and spitting (optional of course!) is all about, and learn how to taste wine like a true sommelier! You will even leave with your own wine-tasting notebook in order to continue your journey at home.
With 14 wines to sample, and such wonderful and experienced hosts, it's no wonder Wine Unearthed made our list of the best drink classes in Manchester!
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We hope you’ve enjoyed our Top 10 Best Drinks Classes in Manchester. Whether it’s cocktails, gin, or wine, there’s sure to be something here to suit every palate! Obviously, the courses we’ve selected won’t just teach you about the history, taste and creation of famous drinks, but also provide you a merry, memorable time! Who knew learning good could be so fun?
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