Cocktail Making with Australian Native Plants

Cocktail Making with Australian Native Plants

Cocktail making with a twist!

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TIME

STUDENTS

1 - 25

PRICE

pp

Description


A fun hands-on cocktail class, with a special twist.

We’ll discuss local plants indigenous to the area—as well as introduce edible flora—and how to incorporate these into cool, refreshing cocktails. You'll learn how to mix three twists on classic cocktails using locally-foraged ingredients. We’ll incorporate lemon myrtle, illawarra plums, lilly pillies, and a whole heap of other Australian natives. You’ll have access to our super-cool warehouse where we’ll share our knowledge of foraging for ingredients.

We'll demonstrate how it's done, then each guest will get to do it themselves. Then each guest will get to savour and enjoy the 3-4 cocktails that they make.


Regular classes can have up to 10 students; however this teacher can take up to 25 students for special events.

Booking larger group events is easy. Just Request it.

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This workshop is suitable for individuals and couples as well as for a hens party, special occasion, birthday, baby shower, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location




Newtown, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Teacher

Chris Thomas
Chris Thomas
(Trolley'd)

Will be your captain for the flight.

5.0   (59)
12k followers


Trolley'd is Australia's first portable bar embracing the qualities of sustainability, foraged native Australian and local organic produce, all served from re-purposed airline cart bar trolleys. Our cocktails use ingredients sourced from local farms, and native Australian ingredients foraged by our team. Trolley’d founders are hospitality aficionados with a passion for mixology, classic vibes and the essential ingredients to a great party.


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Verified reviews for this class

5

By (attended on 22 Jun 2019)


Extremely fun and engaging, Captain Chris was a fantastic teacher. Would recommend this to all!

5

By (attended on 22 Jun 2019)


Really great! Chris was awesome and really knowledgeable. Interesting insights into local native botanicals and flavours.

5

By (attended on 4 Jun 2019)


Such a fun night! Instructor was great and space was really different.
Would highly recommend.

5

By (attended on 1 Jun 2019)


Completely exceeded our expectations. The venue is fantastic. It's full hands on. Very fun. I went my my daughter. Will defintely go back with my wife

5

By (attended on 1 Jun 2019)


Brilliant informative cocktail making class with excellent spin of natural native ingredients. Chris was an amazing captain! Highly recommended!


4

By (attended on 25 May 2019)


Chris was very entertaining — love him. Drinks were awesome. Would definitely recommend to others! Thanks Chris!

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5

By (attended on 17 May 2019)


Chris is an absolute legend. Best cocktail making class to exist. He was very knowledgeable about everything to do with native plants and cocktail making. The venue was also super cool. We had 4 full cocktails which I thought was very generous. Highly recommend!!!!!

Cocktail workshop review by Maureen Cashman

5

By (attended on 11 May 2019)


Class was excellent. The flavours of the house made alcohol were surprisingly outstanding. Overall impressed and would suggest to anyone hesitating to partake in this class to just do it as it was totally worth it.

4

By (attended on 11 May 2019)


Very enjoyable class with a friendly & professional teacher - good knowledge of where to find ingredients. Venue was very interesting & original. Would definitely recommend for a fun friends/couples activity.

5

By (attended on 11 May 2019)


Great afternoon! Innovative, native Australian twists on classic cocktails. Hands on and fun! Highly recommend.

4

By (attended on 11 May 2019)


Teacher was entertaining and professional atmosphere was fun and relaxed. Setting was retro warehouse, very creative recycling of ex-Ansett Australia gear. We learnt to make a nice mix of different cocktails in groups of 3-5 people per trolley. Ingredients were supplied, had to do a bit of walking around to other groups to get some missing bits.

5

By (attended on 4 May 2019)


Great vibe in the heart if Newtown. Cocktails made were amazing!
Loved the class but wish we could have a copy of the recipes for all the cocktails!

Cocktail Making with Australian Native Plants review by Giuliana Durighel Sydney

4

By (attended on 27 Apr 2019)


Did the native ingredient cocktail making course, really well done. All equipment and ingredients were set up and ready, great organisation. The teacher, Chris, kept things moving at a good pace so there was enough time to do everything but no hanging around waiting.

There were only eight in the group so we had all the attention we needed. Chris demonstrated first then we got to make our own and they were yummy!

Cocktail workshop review by Monica Hook

5

By (attended on 27 Apr 2019)


Class was awesome it is located in a warehouse decked out like a plane hanger! Random airline theme. Guy running the class was awesome super knowledgeable on native plants and drinks! We made 4 cocktails total, they were easy to make and absolutely delicious i loved all of them. Will say i thought we might learn how to make some of the liquor using native plants but apparently its quiet complex. Regardless had such a blast, great idea although a heads up we were definitely very on our way to drunk post 4 cocktails so I definitely wouldn’t drive. Fun class

Cocktail workshop review by Renee Curtis

4

By (attended on 26 Apr 2019)


Really enjoyed this fun class; ideal for beginners; affordable; nice relaxed atmosphere and a great use of native ingredients. All that was missing was a recipe sheet to take home as I couldn't remember all the ingredients and measurements after drinking the 4 cocktails we made.

5

By (attended on 27 Apr 2019)


Intimate small class of 9 participants. Everyone got to try shaking and mixing their own drinks. 4 drinks were taught and made. Chris was funny and easy to follow along and informative of the local native herbs and fruits.
Entrance was a bit tricky to find.

Cocktail workshop review by Vincent Ip Sydney

5

By (attended on 18 Apr 2019)


We loved our cocktail-making class. The teachers were super-knowledgable and made the class interesting and fun - and we loved the venue! Very cool. A great night was had by all. Thanks heaps.

5

By (attended on 27 Apr 2019)


Chris was very fun, informative and helpful with the making of everyone’s cocktails. Definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about cocktail making and Australian native plants!

5

By (attended on 17 Apr 2019)


My girl friend and I had a great time with a unique class that emphasizes on using Australian ingredients. The host is friendly and very knowledgeable on all the ingredients we used and the history of where they came from. I would 10/10 recommend this class to my friends and return again for another class

5

By (attended on 13 Apr 2019)


Teachers were friendly funny and knowledgeable. Venue was cool and super interesting. Cocktails were very very tasty

5

By (attended on 13 Apr 2019)


Really funky setup, with old planes, colour and great atmosphere. The instructor was a good laugh and real knowledgeable. You're not going to get such a unique experience anywhere else. They put a lot of effort into great tasting, different cocktails!

5

By (attended on 11 Apr 2019)


Quirky and interesting, very knowledgeable, engaging teacher, great tasting cocktails and good fun, highly recommend

5

By (attended on 11 Apr 2019)


It was fantastic. Chris was fun and very informative. Awesome tidbits of info about Australian flora. Great tasting cocktails.
10 outta 10 would recommend.

5

By (attended on 6 Apr 2019)


Loved the decor and the cocktails, and all the native Australian botanicals. Local really means local!

Cocktail workshop review by Jennifer Cowell Sydney

5

By (attended on 4 Apr 2019)


I had the most insane cocktail class with Chris who took us through an amazing journey where we learnt how indigenous fruits and herbs were infused into various spirits thus leading to the creation of some amazing cocktails. I would definitely recommend this class to my friends as I’m sure they would have an amazing time

Cocktail Making with Australian Native Plants review by Kamaal Uddin

4

By (attended on 31 Mar 2019)


Great class...I really enjoyed it. Chris is a natural entertainer, friendly and knowledgeable. The venue is quirky and fun, and the class size (7) was perfect for engagement. We made four cocktails - all unusual and delicious. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because it seemed to move so fast - I'm a 'girlie swot' by nature, so would have liked to take notes and dive into more discussion on the native ingredients, but the pace and set-up didn't seem conducive. I'd do it again though, and certainly recommend it to anyone!

5

By (attended on 21 Mar 2019)


I took my mate here for her birthday and we had an absolute blast. Chris was incredibly knowledgable on Australian botanicals, Indigenous Australian history and of course, taught us how to make great cocktails. Would highly recommend for any occasion, the venue is super quirky and a great place to make and sip on cocktails.

5

By (attended on 23 Mar 2019)


Great fun class and you get to enjoy what you make. Chris provided some laughs and a lot of tips about flavoring diffe

5

By (attended on 21 Mar 2019)


Great fun. The guys are passionate about what they do, which is refreshing to see.
Would definitely do this again with some other friends.

Cocktail workshop review by Joanna Garcia

5

By (attended on 2 Mar 2019)


Excellent class. Interesting to learn about Australian native plants and how to use them. The cocktails we made were delicious. Highly recommend this class!

Cocktail Making with Australian Native Plants review by Sanne Zwetsloot

5

By (attended on 23 Feb 2019)


Loved the experience! The venue is funky and gives an amazing vibe! It’s fun and the host is fun and welcoming. It was a birthday gift and i went with a group of friends. We had the best time ever!

5

By (attended on 21 Feb 2019)


Thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a fun and informative evening, and although I'm probably not going to go foraging for my own ingredients to make cocktails, I will no doubt appropriate some of the things I've learned about native flora to demonstrate how knowledgeable I am at dinner parties, should I ever be invited to a dinner party again

5

By (attended on 21 Feb 2019)


Fucking banging. Like seriously banging. I really thought it was banging. Seriously banging. Seriously banging

5

By (attended on 21 Feb 2019)


Fab venue, great teacher and a really fun evening with lots of delicious drinks - would recommend!

5

By (attended on 14 Feb 2019)


Astonishing experience!! Captain Chris ensured that the plane was in the air and the trip was made amazingly smooth by the wonderful, exotic and totally amazing cocktails. The concept of locally sourced products is inspired. The venue is simply fabulous. Must travel again soon!!!

5

By (attended on 14 Feb 2019)


The most fun class to join, I've done a lot of workshops now and this one is by far the best! Chris is a champ and I loved the setting of the workshop completely decked out with old Ansett stuff it was amazing. Cocktails tasted great and I know now how to make my own delicious cocktails - woohooo! :D

4

By (attended on 14 Feb 2019)


This was great fun!! Had an amazing time the teacher was enthusiastic and informative the drinks are fantastic. I highly recommend it!

5

By (attended on 9 Feb 2019)


This was so much fun! Chris was full of enthusiasm, the cocktails were AMAZING (if I do say so myself!) and I learnt so much about edible natives - some of which I already had in my garden!
This was a great girls day out. I'd recommend it for everyone!

Cocktail Making with Australian Native Plants review by Brodie Sutcliffe Sydney

5

By (attended on 9 Feb 2019)


Entertaining, amusing and enlightening. What a great way to spend an afternoon! I would thoroughly recommend Cocktail making with Australian Native Plants

5

By (attended on 9 Feb 2019)


It was a wonderful experience, we made 4 different cocktails. It was amazing experience while doing the cocktails. Tips were shared to perform cocktails with other interesting fusions. Overall very good class. I had a really great time Chris, the cocktails were awesome and he was really helpful. We had everything supplied and the size of the class was also perfect.

Cocktail Making with Australian Native Plants review by Bhargavi Macherla

5

By (attended on 2 Feb 2019)


This class was fantastic!! I got it for my family as a Christmas present and everyone enjoyed it. The venue was really cool done up like an airport hanger and the staff were super friendly and knowledgeable. I loved how they encoporated so many locally sourced natural products.

5

By (attended on 24 Jan 2019)


We had a wonderful evening At our cocktail workshops. Chris was knowledgeable and fun. The cocktails we made were delicious. I’d highly recommend this class to anyone looking for a cocktail workshop with a native twist! Thank you for the wonderful night Chris and Byron!

Cocktail workshop review by Wendy Tsang

5

By (attended on 19 Jan 2019)


Friendly teacher and a nice set up. You can learn how to make your cocktail and also get familiar with Australian native plants.


5

By (attended on 24 Jan 2019)


We had a really great time with Chris, the cocktails were awesome and he was really helpful and a great teacher. We had everything we needed supplied and the group size of the class was perfect.

Cocktail Making with Australian Native Plants review by Megan Croix

5

By (attended on 19 Jan 2019)


Thanks so much for great class! We made four amazing cocktails all with ingredient explanations. Great value for money. Hope to get trolley’d to a private party at some point!

Cocktail workshop review by Luke Corker

4

By (attended on 17 Jan 2019)


Chris was a vivacious and knowledgeable teacher. Such a fun and quirky vibe to the class. Delicious cocktails and nice to know there’s a focus on sustainability. Would recommend.

5

By (attended on 10 Jan 2019)


Absolutely loved the class! Great presentation, delicious drinks, and a lot of fun with the other attendees. I also really appreciated the sustainability aspect of Trolley’d business model, plus I got to taste some native ingredients I’d never had before. 100% would recommend!

Cocktail workshop review by Andrea Kimbrell

5

By (attended on 12 Jan 2019)


Amazing value!
Super fun, learnt loads and most importantly the cocktails were super delish.
Would 100% do again and recommend:)

5

By (attended on 12 Jan 2019)


Had a really awesome time learning about native botanicals, history of cocktails and most of all making absolutely delicious cocktails.

5

By (attended on 20 Dec 2018)


Teacher greeted us in a Pilot's Uniform, the airline theme was fantastic. The warehouse had chairs and 'tables' comprised of old airplane seats and flight trolleys. Not even the hailing rain could ruin the experience.

Definitely attending their Kombucha classes later this year.

(Full disclosure my impressions might be a bit biased by the cocktails we made and drank)

Cocktail workshop review by Larry Nguyen Sydney

5

By (attended on 8 Dec 2018)


Had an amazing time. Chris was very entertaining and knowledgeable. The drinks were delicious. Thank you

5

By (attended on 1 Dec 2018)


Absolutely loved this class and would highly recommend, especially for group events! Everything from the quirkiness of the venue, to the delicious cocktails infused with native Aussie plants (with some growing right in their front yard). We also really appreciated the education and sustainability aspect of the class; the guys are super knowledgeable and hilarious.

Don't even think twice; just book it in!

Cocktail workshop review by Ailing Huang

5

By (attended on 24 Nov 2018)


We did this class for a hen's night and had a great time! Kind of hard to enjoy making and drinking cocktails though. The guys were great fun and we learnt a lot about Aussie native plants how to include them in our drinks. The cocktails themselves were delicious too!! Thanks for having us!

5

By (attended on 22 Nov 2018)


Great experience, quirky location, teachers very knowledgeable about all things re cocktails... Especially the history

Cocktail workshop review by Rob Stevens Sydney

5

By (attended on 12 Oct 2018)


This was the perfect way to kickstart my sister's Hens party! Chris and Byron are really friendly and super fun. The location is a large warehouse-like flat with deconstructed aeroplane decor. Very Newtown-esque. The cocktails were also really tasty :) Would recommend!

Q&A

Is it OK to bring a cake/nibbles to the class?
Sam

Of course, no problem

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