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If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I think I’d make a pretty good bartender,” then it’s about time that you try out some fun cocktail classes in Melbourne. Taking a cocktail course is the best way to test out your bartender skills, learn a bit of mixology, and meet the great people running the show at your favourite local spot. We’ve got a ton of fun cocktail making classes in Melbourne, this article can help you narrow down which cocktail course you might want to try first. As you’ll see, each venue has something unique and special planned for their mixologists-in-training, so you’ll want to put all of these cocktail classes on your upcoming schedule.
Red Spice Road is a must-do in Melbourne if you’re looking for high-quality Asian food. They’ve made a name for themselves in the foodie scene and their cocktails are as stunning as they are delicious. And the thing that really stands out here? The friendly service. You can tell that the team at Red Spice has created a restaurant family for their communal-style setup. It’s a welcoming atmosphere that makes this place the perfect spot for hens parties and birthday events.
So, it’s no surprise that their cocktail making masterclass feels more like a social gathering than a formal bartending course. Kasey, the Bar Manager, will lead you through a fun night of creating great cocktails and enjoying tasty canapés, and you’ll feel like a part of the team by the time your class is over. This class is an hour and a half, but there’s also an option to add on a lunch or dinner banquet. After all, Red Spice Road has amazing food that pairs perfectly with their signature cocktails and you really won’t want to miss that.
The foundational belief behind Oasis is that food can bring us together. It was an important idea for the Makool family, who emigrated to Melbourne from Lebanon in the 70’s, and they’ve done a wonderful job bringing it to life with Oasis.
While this special marketplace may have had humble beginnings, with its founder Marwa Markool working long, hard hours to renovate and upgrade the cafe, it is now a huge, gourmet foodie destination. Walking through Oasis, you can brush elbows with foodies, families, young professionals, and groups of friends from all over the world, all looking for a warm atmosphere and gourmet food. They frequently put on cooking classes and demonstrations, and their cocktail classes are super popular. Their masterclass is based on three summer style cocktails that are sure to be enjoyed during the hot months to come. Not only will you learn from the top mixologists at Oasis, but you’ll also get a behind-the-scenes experience, complete with a grazing style private dinner.
This class is an hour and a half and can accommodate anywhere from a few to 80 people for private classes.
Rice Paper Scissors started as the dream of two travelling friends eating all the street food in Bangkok, Saigon, and Singapore that they could get their hands on. What they’ve created in Melbourne is a casual restaurant with good food, boozy, beverages, and a fun atmosphere. Rice Paper Scissors is a trendy spot, and this small space is usually packed. It’s one of those places that we would all love to see on a slow day, without having to put our names on the waitlist or enjoy our tasty beverages standing up.
But, when you have a restaurant that has a great vibe and serves delicious food, well, then you generally want to get there before 7pm on the weekends. Otherwise, it’s you against the rest of Melbourne in the fight for great food. If you are looking for that personalised experience, another option could be to sign up for one of their cocktail making classes. They host private events for hens parties, birthdays, and corporate teams, so that and your friends and family can find out what it’s like to get the special treatment. Up to 30 of your closest friends or coworkers can attend this fun workshop with you.
With this cocktail course, you’ll learn from a Rice Paper Scissors mixologist how to make two of their most popular cocktails, and that’s after they’ve already served you a glass of prosecco and a canapé. If you opt for the banquet option, they’ll also serve you a five-course sit-down meal so that you can get the full dining experience. If you’re a frequent visitor to Rice Paper Scissors, this is a great way to get to know the staff and learn about mixology from your favourite bartender. This class runs for three hours and you can decide between three different themes: Vietnamese, Thai, or Tiki.
So far, we’ve only mentioned cocktail classes that take place in bars around Melbourne. With a mobile class, though, your favourite bartender will come to you.
When you sign up for a mobile cocktail making class with the Mofo Lounge, an experienced mixologist will show up at your next event with all of the supplies to make amazing cocktails. You and your group of friends will learn all of the techniques that you need to look like professional mixologists yourself, and you’ll get to enjoy some delicious drinks. This is an ideal option if you’ve been wanting to take cocktail classes but are hesitant about taking a class in a bar where it might be loud or crowded. With a mobile class, you pick the venue and your professional bartender from Mofo Lounge will create the perfect intimate cocktail course.
This class runs for two hours and can accommodate between 10 and 40 people.
There are always new cocktail classes in Melbourne to explore! Didn’t see an option that felt like the perfect cocktail making adventure? Check out our full list of cocktail classes in Melbourne and you’re bound to find the right mixology class for you and your friends. You’ll love putting your new cocktail making skills to use and you’ll enjoy the Melbourne bar scene from a more intimate perspective!