Cocktail Class

Learn how to make cocktails like a pro in Sydney's only craft rum distillery

2 hours Class size 1 to 20

label $85 (or 4 payments of $21.25 Afterpay)

Looking for fun things to do in Sydney? Join us for our next Rum School class at Brix Distillers and learn how to mix cocktails like a pro!

Every Saturday we host two sessions and change up the cocktails each week to keep returning guests on their toes. Think Spiced Rum Espresso Martinis, Mai Tais, Zombies, and Pina Coladas – yum!

You’ll be greeted with a refreshing Brix Spritz or mocktail before embarking on a behind-the-scenes tour of our Surry Hills distillery. Our guided tours are a full sensory experience that takes you on a deep dive into all stages of the rum-making process.

After you’ve learnt how Brix Distillers spirits are made, you'll head over to the bar and learn how to mix and shake them into delicious tropical cocktails. A friendly and talented mixologist will guide you step-by-step through creating two different rum-based cocktails.

Kick back and relax as you enjoy the tropical fruits of your labour! Bond with like-minded people and nibble on a delicious Brix antipasto platter including a great selection of tasty cheeses, cured meats, vegetables, bread, dips, fruits and nuts.

If you're looking for unique date night ideas, treat your partner to a night out in Surry Hills at this cocktail making class and distillery tour - it's one of the best things to do in Sydney!

Please note:

  • Let us know if you want to stay afterwards, we’ll secure a table for you.
  • We’re happy to cater for your dietary requirements. Vegetarian, vegan and coeliac options are available. Please let us know via the booking question.
  • We care about your safety and ours. There will be plenty of sanitisers available (we make it on-site), plus social distancing and seating guidelines will be adhered to.

Knowledge required
This is a beginner-friendly class.
What you'll get
  • A welcome drink
  • Guided distillery tour
  • Two cocktails made by you
  • A tasty antipasto platter
  • $10 off any 700ml Brix Rum purchases made on the day.
What to bring
Make sure to wear enclosed shoes.

Brix Distillers - 350 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW

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Brix Distillers
Brix Distillers

Born out of a love for rum

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After discovering that rum in Australia was not being reflected in the right light, we have set out for change. The Brix vision is to share our passion and adventures with Australia and the world.

In 2017, we set out to find a site where we could establish an urban distillery that showcased the best that Australia has to offer. We challenged ourselves to source the best quality Australian molasses, fresh organic sugar cane, an Australian made copper still, the best quality native spices, and Australian wine barrels from some of the best wine making regions of the world.

Our goal is ​to combine these amazing ingredients to create a unique Aussie rum. A rum that can be enjoyed in the bars of Australia and in our own backyards.

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Ella Chegwidden Nov 2023

lots of fun, great location, staff were awesome and an overall great experience! would highly recommend!

Elizabeth Bourikov Oct 2023

Aiden ran our class and was great! The history of rum that he gave us was super engaging and the cocktails were creative, tasty, and easy to replicate. Nibbles were delicious and the atmosphere was great. I would definitely reccomend this class

Luisa Palisi Oct 2023

Very easy and seamless experience! Our teacher was so nice and very understanding. He made us feel very comfortable and the whole experience was very enjoyable!

Jane Whelan Oct 2023

Excellent value for money. The teacher knew his history but also explained it in an entertaining way. They even provided a cheese plate to pick at halfway through ! Lets not forget the cocktails themselves, they make the steps easy to follow and create a lighthearted and fun atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this to my friends and family.

Karen Hadjinicola Sep 2023

It was a wonderful day.
Our host was brilliant, very informative and entertaining.
The structure was awesome

Vikrant Wadhwa Sep 2023

Great class and the rum was outstanding. Would definitely recommend to my friends. Great work

Esta Argyrakis Sep 2023

Aiden was really great, the cocktails were amazing. He really knew his history with rum. Would do it again. 10/10

Maree Prestwidge Sep 2023

Fun team bonding day
Teacher was knowledgeable and friendly. Great vibe in the class and the cocktails were

Cocktail class review by Maree Prestwidge - Sydney

Eirwen Neasey Aug 2023

Highly recommend their cocktail making class & sticking around for a rum tasting flight with Adora chocolate pairing! The host was entertaining and knowledgeable, and I was surprised that the history was so fascinating and reflective of world history. Like Silk Road but for rum & with pirates ☠️ Now we can save money by making cocktails at home!

Cocktail Class review by Eirwen Neasey - Sydney

Charlize Petersen Aug 2023

Great venue and teacher. Very enthusiastic hosts for the one person party i had lol

Cocktail class review by Charlize Petersen - Sydney

Rushini Fernando Aug 2023

So amazing and such a fun time. Also very worth the money with drinks and charcuterie board

Guihua Chen Jul 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Really enjoyed Cocktail class, learnered how to make Mai tai and other cocktails. Teachers are very friendly! I learned a lot, Great Value for money

Emily Thoms Jul 2023

Adrian was an amazing mixologist and host! We learnt lots about the history of both rum and rum in Australia and we made some amazing cocktails! Would recommend ❤️❤️❤️

Cocktail class review by Emily Thoms - Sydney

Vibeke Faurby Jul 2023

Great teacher, great info, great cocktails, great platter - acoustics not great - hard to hear teacher over loud restaurant guests.

Christine Fitzgerald Jul 2023

Aiden was a wealth of knowledge and full of rum passion. We had a blast, highly recommend this class for delicious rums and a great afternoon.

Vivien G May 2023

Was a great class, friendly teachers and great tasting charcuterie platter!
We had a welcome drink which was delicious, and made two cocktails- a passion fruit mojito and rum sour cocktail.

Alanna Duggan Apr 2023

The bar staff were fun and very accomodating and knowledgeable. I learned some fun facts about rum.

Kimberley Penfold Apr 2023

Great staff and atmosphere. No hard sell. Plenty of value. Unexpected food as well! Highly recommend.

Cocktail class review by Kimberley Penfold - Sydney

Katherine Maunder Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great cocktails, educational experience
Could of done with a bit pizazze and Audience participation. Also let’s make 3 cocktails instead of 2. Advertised finished time 5:30 when we finished at 4:45

Freeda Moore Apr 2023

Enjoyed it! Very friendly and informative staff. Best rum in Sydney. Here's 4 more words

Barbara Hastings Mar 2023

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

The teachers of the cocktail class created a very chill atmosphere at Brix. We enjoyed learning about the history of rum and why their rum is unique. We picked up a couple of tips about cocktail making, and drank a lot of lovely cocktails. To the point where we had to walk around Surry Hills a bit before we could drive home! The meat and cheese board was a nice touch. The cocktails were easy from our point of view. The atmosphere was lighthearted. I’d advise them to turn down the music when instructing. It was also difficult to hear because of noisy patrons directly behind our class. But we still had fun.

Cocktail Class review by Barbara Hastings - Sydney

Miran Nakamura Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

So much fun! The antipasto board had a great variety of cheeses, dips, prosciutto and the cocktails we made tasted so sweet (deceivingly so as we left the venue tipsy). The teacher blended in details about the history of rum and was really knowledgeable.

Cocktail class review by Miran Nakamura - Sydney

Bronie Shvarts Mar 2023

It was great fun and the cocktails were yummy! Thank you to the team for making it interactive!

Maree Prestwidge Jan 2023

This was an awesome experience! The teacher knew his stuff and made the lesson fun and informative. Great classic cocktails were made and the grazing board we shared was delicious. The venue had a great vibe and I would recommend to anyone looking for a fun experience at a great price!

Krupa Patel Jan 2023

We had a really great time learning to make some classics cocktails! Thank you for a fun Saturday

Sharoon Rai Jan 2023

This was such a cute fun activity to do with friends pre dinners/bars/sesh. We made two different drinks with their distillery made rum- super tasty. Will be making pina colada & martini’s as a bartender trick from now on lol

Adam Catchpole Jan 2023

Cocktail class started rather late due to a previous cocktail class.

Needed a bit more of a vibe. Some music would be good. A bit more banter from the instructor would be good too.

Maree Cox Jan 2023

Great class and great value for money. A fun activity to do with your friends.

Judith Peil Jan 2023

Nice location, different from your traditional distillery and a great funny Saturday activity. Definitely good value for the package!

Valerie Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We had a great time at our cocktail making class! Loved the tour of the distillery and the teacher was very informative and made it so much fun! Really appreciated him coming to chat to us and even wrote down the recipes for us!
Made some of the best cocktails we’ve had.
Left feeling happy and inspired!
Would 100% recommend to do with a friend or even a group!

Stacey You Dec 2022

He was amazing with great sense of humour . It was enjoyable class and good learning experience

Rana Sassine Dec 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The class was so much fun Amazing service, great charcuterie board and fun class great rum!

Cocktail Class review by Rana Sassine - Sydney

Volkan Dogan Dec 2022

It was a great experience, learned alot about the process of making rum and Molasses extraction. Made great cocktails and the Teacher was very informative regarding how to mix and shame the cocktails properly. Highly recommend the Brix distllery

Kristine Dytor Dec 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Brilliant class with loads of informative and useful information.
Great opportunity to create awesome cocktails, share a platter and meet new friends.
The Brix Citrus Got Real 2022 is also available to purchase if you’re looking for an amazing gift or Christmas spirit.

Cocktail Class review by Kristine Dytor - Sydney

Dinh Phan Nov 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

I actually wasn't able to catch the teachers name. But it was clear he knew what he was talking about and he really did care about the subject.
He was kind enough to tell us the entire process from start to finish on how making beer works and why Brix differentiated itself from others.
We only had time to make 2 cocktails but he told us the origins of the cocktails which was a very fun history lesson.
When it came to actually making the cocktails, he went through every intricate detail such as shaking the mixture, to pouring the drink to presentation. We went home and bought a bunch of ingredients for making our own cocktails and used his teachings immediately. Really cool stuff! I'd like to eat there sometime.

Cocktail Class review by Dinh Phan - Sydney

Laura Morison Oct 2022

Wonderful drinks. Teacher was fantastic. Definitely get your moneys worth. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a night out or possibly having a date night.

Cocktail class review by Laura Morison - Sydney

Xu Yinuo Oct 2022

The teacher was very energetic and knew how to keep the class engaged. We were offered complimentary drinks on the arrival and a tasty cheese board during the class. Overall recommended to everyone looking for experience in cocktail making

Cocktail Class review by Xu Yinuo - Sydney

Cassandra Lian Oct 2022

Great class, teacher was interesting, drinks were delicious, looking forward to coming back. Left the class tipsy, win.

Cocktail Class review by Cassandra Lian - Sydney

Kate Martin Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Great value for money. Fun and organised cocktail class. Great explanations on how the distillery works and the available rums. Lovely tasty cocktails and the charcuterie board was delish! Would definitely recommend.

Blanca Bastos Sep 2022

My teacher was great! She explained everything very clear, she was enthusiastic and supportive!
The place is really nice. I love the environment, decoration and style.
Cocktails were delicious!

Phuoc Ngo Aug 2022

The class was extremely energetic and fun
The teacher is very funny and helpful, she keeps asking if everything is ok
2 drinks that we made were a bit simple and easier than my expectation but they were great
The food that came with the first drink was amazing
They have good rum options

Annie He Aug 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Super fun class and tour, and a tasty cheese board in between making drinks as well

Matthew Aug 2022

The cocktail class at Brix distillers is great. Tom who runs the place is very informative and down-to-earth, and explains a lot about rum and how to make cocktails!

The venue is an excellent bar in the heart of Surry Hills, with lots of good choices for drinks. It was good value including three drinks (one on entry and the two cocktails we made), plus tasty snacks.

We learned how to make a Pina Colada and an Espresso Martini. It's semi-set up so you can do the fun bits (making and drinking!) When we'd finished the class, we hung out in the bar after.

Cocktail Class review by Matthew  - Sydney

Nicola Roberts Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Had great fun at this cocktail making class. Thanks to teacher Tom I know know more about how rum is produced and more importantly how to make a mean cocktail!

Cocktail Class review by Nicola Roberts - Sydney

Tamara Dytor Aug 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Fabulous class with a kind and generous teacher. Well structured and would be happy to recommend

Shelley Angeles Aug 2022

The class was so much fun! The drinks taste amazing.
The teacher was great and informative.
The BRIX Peach and Ruby Grapefruit is so good we had to buy some!
Would 100% recommend!

Shilpa Madaboosi Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The teacher was fantastic! It was such a fun experience to learn about the process of making rum and the tour around the distillery. We learnt how to mix the cocktails and the techniques to get it to taste amazing! Would definitely recommend.

Cocktail Class review by Shilpa Madaboosi - Sydney

Tyne-Marie Garton Jul 2022

Amazing! Staff were so knowledgeable and friendly. Cocktails were delicious! Will definitely be back. Thank you.

Yeliz Alaaddinoglu Jul 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The staff are amazing and it was a lot of fun. Very educational and the other students on our event were all friendly.
The bar has a really cool vibe. Using a cocktail shaker is a good workout. Highly recommend !

Cocktail Class review by Yeliz Alaaddinoglu - Sydney

Sarah Maclennan Jul 2022

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

The teacher was great, very clear and spoke to people well with a little humour as well which was nice. All materials provided. Clear and complete instructions given in class.
The only issue I noticed was that some of the other patrons drinking in the bar were were a bit loud which made it a little hard to hear the teacher sometimes but this is not the teacher’s fault and is to be expected in any bar/ pub. Overall a great course. It was nice to sit, talk, drink and eat charcuterie provided during and after the class as well. I very much enjoyed it.

Alyssa Griffin Jul 2022

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Overall the class was good and teacher was knowledgeable and helpful. Unfortunately there's no control the teacher can have over rowdy class-goers though - this is probably common in cocktail making classes but it is not an ideal environment for a date night or if you're looking for a more intimate experience.

Bartosz Curyk Jul 2022

- perfect for small groups
- ideal for kind of entry level for cocktails making/design
- quite small/compact but with soul
- Tahlia is the best teacher, she explains everything with fun and details/history about the process, tool or ingredients
- cocktails during classes are not the boring, common one - very tasty and different -
muay thai and zombie
- very nice and rich antipasto platter
- staff all the time walking around and chatting providing some extra details
- we also tried another drinks and burgers after which where also awesome (I will actually recommended Brix as good burger place)
- perfect place for peace meeting as music is not full volume as at most places

Cocktail Class review by Bartosz Curyk - Sydney

Alyssa Lim Jul 2022

We had a great time doing the cocktail making class. Our teacher Tahlia was amazing with knowledge and fun personality. Class size was just right, excellent cocktails with fresh local ingredients, quality utensils and a delicious charcuterie board as well. I will highly recommend this class to everyone.

Kris Jul 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

What a brilliant class! Our teacher Tahlia was friendly, fun and engaging.
As well as learning how to make amazing cocktails, we were provided with an informative tour of Brix Distillery.
This is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Cocktail class review by Kris  - Sydney

Jeffrey Jul 2022

Tom was good. Cocktails were great too. Tour was was nice and cool.

Vanessa Mozayani Jul 2022

25 ClassBento workshops attended • 25 reviews

Interesting to listen to the distillery process. Great value! We were welcomed with a drink, made two delicious cocktails paired with a charcuterie board. A great way to spend the afternoon.

Cocktail class review by Vanessa Mozayani - Sydney

Ivy Zheng Jun 2022

I am very happy with the end result
It was a pleasurable experience .
Recommend to anyone who is looking for this type of a course.

Cocktail Class review by Ivy Zheng - Sydney

Zoha Fard Jun 2022

Very welcoming and professional teachers. We made two cocktails and got a complimentary cheese platter and welcoming drink to start. It's very reasonable price.

Daniel Morrison May 2022

Class was really great, nice to have a break in the bar space and chill out between each cocktail. Nice vibe, friendly teacher. Would recommend.

Jessica Manthey May 2022

Thalia was an excellent instructor (even though we were her first class!) We really enjoyed the class, the drinks we made and cheese platter.

Cocktail Class review by Jessica Manthey - Sydney

Kruttika Dwivedi Apr 2022

It was a beautiful experience and the cocktails were really exciting. Our teacher was experienced plus very engaging. He gave us a great walkthrough of the rum making process in distillery. Our dietary requirements were well taken care of, lovely arrangement of cheese platter.
I would highly recommend this class.

Cocktail class review by Kruttika Dwivedi - Sydney

Brad Apr 2022

Class cocktail tutor was awesome. You get the background off the history of rum and the cocktails themselves. Then u get to create your own and enjoy. They have a massive list of classics and inhouse cocktails that are amazing what's not to love. Definitely give it a try.

Cocktail class review by Brad  - Sydney

Liz Leva Apr 2022

Great atmosphere, they definitely knew their stuff. Very happy with the service and their knowledge!

Mary Mina Apr 2022

Excellent value for money. We had a really great time and the drinks were delicious.

Louie Cordwell Apr 2022

Venue was awesome. Loved hear the history. Ollie was engaging and provided sound advice; a real peoples person.

Hilary Tan Apr 2022

Ollie/Olly (?) was an amazing host despite being a stand in. He was engaging, very knowledgeable and an absolute beast with his espresso martini presentation.

The venue itself and layout of Brix Distillers was also impressive and very aesthetically pleasing.

The class and what was included in the package was more than worth it. Three drinks, a charcuterie board and hands on experience for $85/pp? I’ll be back with more friends.

Cocktail Class review by Hilary Tan - Sydney

Sara Gul Mar 2022

A really fun & interactive class which was good value & just the right length. Would recommend to friends.

Chloe Burg Mar 2022

our teacher was awesome! such a fun experience, the other people who were there were great fun and even with a big group of 17 people we didnt know we had the best time. such delicious cocktails

Regan Hodgson Mar 2022

Really enjoyed the class, great drinks and friendly staff. Would love to attend again sometime

Nathan Feb 2022

Brilliant atmosphere and incredibly well informed teachers on the day. Quality ingredients and technique displayed as well which is always a pleasure to note.

Aleksandra Zavisic Feb 2022

Vibrant teacher, quality cocktails & atmosphere! Well worth the value. Also, appreciate learning the history of rum!

Anna Queue Feb 2022

Was awesome fun, bar, and atmosphere were great. I would definitely go back there for food, drinks, and perhaps another class!

Highly highly highly recommend it.

Glen Bennett Feb 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Excellent expérience. Fun activity - tour of the distillery and making 2 cocktails, with a very generous tasting plate in between, made after they asked re dietary requirements. Very thoughtful, friendly and enjoyable.

Jessica Pham Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Wonderful and insightful teacher! Ollie's passion for rum is clear but what was the highlight was his willingness to go around and hear other people's opinions on the class, answer any questions and make the class fun.

Jesse Jones Jan 2022

Absolutely fantastic class leader who took the time to describe in detail to us the production of the rum, as well as some excellent cocktail recipes to use the rum in. Staff were very welcoming and friendly and we would definitely take this class again.

Cocktail Class review by Jesse Jones - Sydney

Mathilda Ebadatt Dec 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We attended this cocktail-making class as part of our work team Christmas party. Our instructor was super engaging and knowledgeable, making the class a great success - plus the cocktails were delicious! Would recommend it to all cocktail makers and rum lovers!

Kaitlin Riddington Nov 2021

11 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews

Great teacher very informative and enjoyable evening. Definitely looking forward to doing it again sometime soon.

Clara Jian Nov 2021

It was so fun and perfect date idea The staff were so friendly and our teacher was knowledgeable and engaging. Definitely recommend

Cocktail Class review by Clara Jian - Sydney

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