Make Your Own Cocktails in Melbourne

Make Your Own Cocktails in Melbourne

Sarah Hinds-Friedl

If you’ve ever had the luck of enjoying a truly well-made cocktail, you’ve probably also had the thought, I wish I could do that myself! Imagine being able to whip up the perfect cocktail for dinner parties, for intimate get togethers, or to impress your colleagues at an after works drink event. Making a great cocktail is more than simply swishing around a hodge-podge of ingredients or throwing a couple of ice cubes in a fancy glass. If you’ve tried, and failed, to make a tasty cocktail, don’t worry - you’re not alone. There’s an art behind cocktail making, and the best way to learn is with an experienced instructor and one of our fun cocktail making classes in Melbourne. 


If you don’t believe us, just consider some of the things that a certified mixologist must learn before being able to call themselves a true expert:

  • Mastery of the balance of weak, strong, sour and sweet elements in the cocktail
  • When to stir, shake, muddle, strain, or double-strain
  • How to work with egg whites and other delicate ingredients
  • The proper use of organic, fresh ingredients
  • When to use crushed, cubed, or carefully shaped ice
  • A working knowledge of hundreds of different alcohol types and brands
  • An understanding of the history of specific cocktails

If any of this sounds interesting to you, you’ll really enjoy taking a cocktail making course. At ClassBento, we’re always excited to talk about some of the mixology-based classes we have to offer in the Melbourne region. Check out some of these options!


Private Cocktail Class

If you're looking for a fun team cocktail making class at a chic Melbourne bar, look no further than Mofo Lounge. Your team will have some fun mixing, muddling and shaking while they enjoy cheese boards and canapés. 

Cocktail Making Class Melbourne


Mobile Cocktail Making Class

The perfect choice for large corporate team building events. Kubarz run cocktail making classes all over Australia and their mixologists can show you how to make everything from an espresso martini to a margarita. You'll also get personalised menus and mixing notes on the day. 


Themed Cocktail Making Class

South-East Asian dishes served alongside two signature cocktails. What more could you want? Rice Paper Scissors in Melbourne take care of your food and cocktail needs in style with this hands on class led by one of their experienced bartenders. 

Cocktail Making Class Melbourne


What materials do you need to prepare for these cocktail-making courses?

For the courses themselves, you’ll be provided all the materials that you need to make an amazing drink. That said, if you’re super excited to translate that knowledge into your own kitchen, here are a few items that you’ll want to introduce to your cooking supplies:

  • Ice tray or mould
  • Mixing glass
  • Shaker
  • Hawthorne strainer
  • Bar spoon
  • Juice press
  • Muddler or pestle
  • Measuring jigger
  • Alcohol of your choice
  • High quality fresh fruits of your choice
  • Raw sugar
  • Bitters
  • A range of glasses

With these supplies, you’ll look like a certified pro.

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