Native Cocktail Making Class

Hands on learning, that's thirsty work.

2 hours Class size 1 to 20

label $95 (or 4 payments of $23.75 Afterpay)

Like most good things, the key to the perfect cocktail is finding balance. Feel that tipping point, tasting four seasonal, sophisticated tipples, shaken with bespoke handcrafted ingredients.

Inspired by the native forageables from around the city, abundant flavours that we need to champion, along with tastes from other nations of Australia.

Polish up your bar skills, sharpen up your shake, pick up key tips that will see you making it rain foraged cocktails at your next party.

Mocktails are available for those who prefer them - just let us know when booking.

Knowledge required
None, perfect for beginners.
What you'll get
A journey of flavour over four cocktails.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift, Father's Day gift or birthday gift.

Tippled adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


107 projects - 107 Redfern St, Redfern Street, Redfern NSW

Your teacher can also travel within 30 kms of Redfern for private classes

Your teacher

An education in mixology that will shake you to your core.

4.9 (224)

When it comes to creating delicious concoctions, Chris Thomas is an alchemist. Starting at The Basement Sydney, he honed his craft consulting for Soho House London, before returning to Sydney where he became captivated by native Australian flavours. With a strong emphasis on seasonality, Tippled's philosophy is simple. Use what is around you, when it's around you. Ingredients are sourced locally and foraged at their prime to produce simple yet sophisticated cocktails that are in sync with the surrounding environment and encourage how we interact with it.

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Amanda Sheldon Aug 2022

Easy to get to! Great value for money. Teacher was really knowledgeable. Will be back!

Ben Rubie Aug 2022

Excellent. Involving and informative. Great night. Was able to bring the group together and break the ice. Everyone got involved and the teacher was essential to this

Brenden James Jul 2022

My partner and I had a lot of fun at this class. Chris is a great facilitator with a great attitude and a wealth of knowledge. We learned to makes some great cocktails which will definitely be added to the repertoire!

Rebecca Ciclovan Jun 2022

The class was relaxed and engaged all of the participants - we were able to request non-alcoholic versions of the drinks and were also provided some snacks on the day.
It was a great way to start our afternoon and it was so satisfying to shake/pour the drinks.

Cocktail workshop review by Rebecca Ciclovan

Juri Lobarbio Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great class teaches you how to make the drinks and very beginner friendly. Would recommend

Tiffany Kong May 2022

Chris was great in taking us on a journey of using native ingredients with his philosophy in sustainability.
We were a private group of about 10 and half way through the class, everyone was having a laugh and a good time! Not to mention our cocktails were delicious and so pretty.

Thanks Chris - we all had a great time!

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Vaishnavi Mangalvedhekar May 2022

Amazing class, Chris was incredibly funny and engaging. Not only were the drinks some of the best I’ve had, I also took tips and tricks to help me up my cocktails game.

Samuel Maddalena May 2022

Our teacher was personable and fun. We made 4 cocktails and he made it interactive so we got the chance to make our own. Delicious cocktails, using unique ingredients that's hard to find in other courses. Had a great time! Thanks mate.

Phil Berry May 2022

A really fun, informative cocktail making class. Drinks were awesome and got to learn what makes up some of the elements of a good cocktail, with the twist of using native ingreidents to add a new spin to the old favourites.

Courtney May 2022

The teacher explained everything in such vivid detail, how things were infused and what the ingredients were in a fun whimsical way that was both entertaining and easy to understand. The cocktails were delicious, all of my guests for my hens night enjoyed them and had a lovely experience with the interactive class.

Shannon Turner May 2022

Chris as a host and teacher and the class itself were amazing. We booked a private class for 14 people for my sister's hens party and every single person commented on how fun and informative it was and how delicious the cocktails all were! The location was in a great spot and was easy for us to head off to our dinner afterwards. I would highly recommend this class for anyone wanting to learn more about the history of alcohol, Australian native ingredients even Greek mythology! Chris just knew it all! And to top it off was highly charismatic and definitely knew how to make a good drink! 5 stars!

Sally Moffatt Apr 2022

The teacher was amazing, he is clearly very passionate about his job and teaches you everything. All materials were provided and the class is good value for money as it ends up being cheaper than a night out drinking the same amount of cocktails! Highly recommend.

Mardi Steven Apr 2022

Chris was an enthusiastic and professional trainer that has a great grasp of his craft. Totally loved the class , would recommend for team building events and small parties. I especially loved his knowledge of local Australian native ingredients. Thank you!

Henrique Turra Apr 2022

Chris' class is super fun and entertaining! He is also very knowledgeable and was happy to share his experience. We loved that he incorporated some of the history of alcohol in there, and had brought some extra plants (natives) and a book to help demonstrate what went into his cocktails. Not to mention the drinks themselves were delicious! Highly recommend.

Cocktail workshop review by Henrique Turra

Tyler McGinniskin Apr 2022

Super friendly, enjoyable, and insightful class, not to mention the delicious cocktails. Thanks for a great night Chris.

Walt Ng Mar 2022

Great teacher, knowledgeable, get to have hands-on time mixing cocktails. Plenty to drink under a great vibe.

Sue McArthur Mar 2022

Had the best time doing this class with my friends! Chris was absolutely amazing and the drinks were equally amazing I loved the Redfern rooftop garden location!
Would highly recommend this class

Cocktail workshop review by Sue McArthur

Peter Saggin Mar 2022

Our host was amazing. I’d recommend to anyone hoping to have a fun night

Sophie Bogard Mar 2022

Such a great introduction to how native ingredients can be used in cocktail making. We learnt a lot about how available these ingredients are in our local area, so that we can use the skills at home. The cocktails themselves were so creative and delicious. Definitely recommend.

James Burke Mar 2022

Amazing thank you Chris. We had such a great time at the cocktail class. Highly recommended.

Ros Bailey Mar 2022

This was a gift from my family for my birthday.
Chris was our teacher. He was friendly engaging with his guests , good sense of humour, informative about what he used to make the cocktails.
It was good to have some hands on experience with making the cocktails.
Very pleasant experience.

Cocktail workshop review by Ros Bailey Sydney

Aoife Sweeney Mar 2022

Chris is fantastic! We had such a great night and looking forward to getting creative with our own homemade cocktails

Christopher Lew Mar 2022

Chris is an amazing teacher, knows his history of every cocktail and tells amazing stories
Venue was a beautiful rooftop courtyard luckily kept dry from the weeks of rain we've had
Cocktails were beautiful
Great value for the class, not just for the learnings but the atmosphere

D'Arcy Knight Mar 2022

My partner and I went to this class as an anniversary celebration and agreed it’s the best activity we’ve done yet! The host Chris was hilarious but also so knowledgeable and clearly had such huge passion for what he does! The cocktails were all so so delicious and so unique! We’ve never had anything like them! The focus on utilising native ingredients to infuse the cocktails was something we found so interesting and the focus on sustainability was amazing!

We had the best time and plan to come back with some friends!

Cocktail workshop review by D'Arcy Knight

Francesca Mendoza Feb 2022

Instructor was great and the class was heaps of fun! Would definitely recommend everyone to try.

Laura Neilson Feb 2022

It was a fabulous class! Chris was a great teacher and we made some delicious cocktails!

Mihalina Moskova Feb 2022

Great class - fun, interactive and delicious drinks with concepts explained really well along with learning new things about Australian native ingredients! Chris was a fantastic teacher and host. Highly recommend for any occasion.

Catherine Feb 2022

The teacher was fun and knew his content. I thought it was good value for money.

Lara West Feb 2022

We had a fun, informative evening learning about local native options to put in our cocktails. All the cocktails were very tasty and our teacher, Chris, was excellent. The venue was covid friendly being outdoors and undercover.

Alessandra Mulfari Dec 2021

Chris was great, and the cocktails were fantastic! Such a fun night out 10/10 recommend.

Christine Burwinkle Jun 2021

This was a great class for a hens night activity! It was less a "class" as more of a very quick roadshow of some native ingredients, with a little bit of hands-on shaking and mixing. (Not sure if this was more a product of this being a silly hens time?)

The instructor was really flexible with the timing for our private class - as well as accommodating for a couple vegan attendees. A big thanks for kicking off our evening well!

Mary Jun 2021

Initially I thought how will native ingredients work with a cocktail? I was pleasantly surprised by how natural and tasty every single cocktail tasted and amazed at the knowledge and skill of the bar tender who cleverly worked his Ansett hostess trolley as we got ‘tippled’. Great fun & so informative, highly recommended.

Cocktail workshop review by Mary

Mary Hunt Jun 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A really awesome and informative experience different to any cocktail course I’ve ever done - I went with my mum as a Mother’s Day present and she loved it! Every cocktail we made was delicious!

Cocktail workshop review by Mary Hunt Sydney

Anouschka Akerman May 2021

Great night with Chris, he was a personality!
Very enjoyable cocktails, lots of interesting info on native ingredients & more & a taste of crunchy cricket in the final cocktail Loved his portable bar
Good group size of 9. Good value & venue very accessible. Highly recommended.

Sheeda Cheng May 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

unique venue with a wonderful bartender host, Chris. we thoroughly enjoyed learning about and tasting the native ingredients championed by Chris, and his stories of how he came about growing his passion for the business. it was incredibly fun, and I highly recommend it. Thanks so much!

Reema D'Souza May 2021

Absolutely amazing sesh with Chris on his cocktail specialities with local ingredients. Love the use of natives and easy and fun class for a relaxed evening . The venue was a private rooftop space, nothing over the top but fit for purpose. We were a group of girls and had the best time .

Ian Fletcher May 2021

Awesome Class!
Chris from Tippled was very knowledgeable and engaging with everyone in the class. Made everyone feel comfortable and involved no matter how experience they were.
The eco/native ingredient spin on the course and Chris’ whole philosophy on cocktail making makes for a lot better experience than a basic ‘step 1,2,3’ style cocktail class.

Jack Henry May 2021

Great class and instructor. Learnt a lot about how native plants can be used in cocktails. Drink were pretty yummy as well.

Pippa Dean Apr 2021

Funky venue, amazing teacher, relaxed and fun environment. My sisters and I loved it! Will definitely do again

Cocktail workshop review by Pippa Dean

Sophie Shacklton Apr 2021

A winning combination of classic cocktails with an Australian twist, giving depth to the whole experience. Chris is a charismatic cocktail connoisseur and we found his knowledge of Australian native plant species and their integration into delightful beverages to be extensive and enlightening. Thanks for having us Tippled! We hope to be back soon.

Georgia Nolan Apr 2021

Great class. Enjoyed tasting unusual and rare flavours. Highly recommend doing as a group of four.

Anj Kammanankada Apr 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great, educational and entertaining class. Although we ran over the allocated time no one minded!

Christopher Cunneen Apr 2021

Absolutely amazing, so much care love and attention in everything presented. We learned so much and it greatly exceeded our expectations.

Nicola Beckett Apr 2021

Engaging interactive class
Teacher very knowledgeable and informative
Class was educational and fun
Highly recommend and will definitely be returning

Nicole Connacher Mar 2021

This class was the best! Chris was awesome at teaching us all the basics and provided a new perspective on using native australian ingredients to be more ecological. Plus the cocktails tasted amazing so I would highly recommend this class to anyone.

Jessica Pryke Mar 2021

Such a fun and interesting class! Chris was a fantastic teacher, creating such a fun and warm experience. Last but not least, the cocktails were some of the nicest tasting cocktails we've had. Really enjoyed the native twist to each and the conversations this unlocked. It has been really fun re-exploring our neighbourhood, paying greater attention to what is growing around us. Thank you.

Myrna Taouil Mar 2021

Thanks so much to Chris for his patience and knowledge.

We really appreciate that you put up with a rowdy bunch!

On top of that the cocktails were delish and ecologically sustainable.

Thanks Chris

Veronique Feb 2021

We had an excellent time sharing a cocktail making experience with Chris. He has a great formula, and it is so inspiring to learn about the unique plants found in Australia. It creates exotic tastes and every recipe we made was delicious. Chris is friendly, funny and knows a lot about local flora. Sipping beautiful cocktails while feeling inspired and learning new stuff, this is a winning formula. Ready to do it again!

Paul Brasser Feb 2021

This class is a great experience and fun night out. Chris is friendly and knowledgeable. He shares his passion of native plants uniquely through his very own cocktail recipes. The drinks were delicious and all so different. The venue was also lovely, on the rooftop amongst the garden. I definitely recommend this class to all!

Native Cocktail Making Class review by Paul Brasser

Ciara Fitzgerald Feb 2021

It’s been awhile since I was in the classroom but cocktail making class tonight was tops with very chilled and informative teacher Chris. Considering licensing restrictions and C19 outdoor rooftop- downtown Redfern was perfect! Our “students” were lots of fun too! Aussie/ French family and a very cute loved up Chilean/Aussie couple and my daughter and I - Xmas gift to me! So an experience for everyone- me thinks.
Delighted to hear Chris found a way to stay employed during C19! Go out there and support him.

Reanne Common Feb 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Great class, very educational and the four cocktails talked through were very different to each other so it kept the class interesting. Teacher was clearly passionate, and genuinely engaged with the group. Would highly recommend.

Stephanie O'Leary Feb 2021

Fantastic way to spend a Friday night. Got to learn some really unique cocktail ideas that respected the environment. They were also delicious. Would highly recommend

Shane Gorman Feb 2021

Great way to spend a Friday evening, on a rooftop making cocktails with Chris. Being able to incorporate his knowledge of Australian horticulture and culture into making some really good cocktails was such a fun experience!

Daniel Richter Feb 2021

Absolutely loved Chris' class! Really fun way to learn about native Australian foods and of course drink a few cocktails.

Rebecca Fox Feb 2021

My husband and I had an awesome time at the class. Chris was informative, fun and engaging with the whole class. We learnt a lot about native ingredients but also things like how to make different infusions and cocktail making tips in general, as well as taste some absolutely delicious cocktails. Chris himself was really easy to get along with and a great host for this type of event. Would highly recommend! Thanks again

Cocktail workshop review by Rebecca Fox

Buff Sietsma Jan 2021

We have just had such such a fantastic night! Chris was amazing as a host, didn’t rush through, just took us at our own pace. Beautiful and delicious drinks, wonderful venue and such great information about natural, Australian ingredients.
We can’t wait to try it all out at home !
We have had a wonderful time. Thanks Chris. You are great at your job!

Native Cocktail Making Class review by Buff Sietsma Sydney

Myrrhine Fabricius Jan 2021

Entertaining and educational, would recommend to friends etc

Lucky with the weather too but not sure how it would be in the rain

Bronwyn Deacon Jan 2021

We would generally pick wine over cocktails but are very interested in learning about native ingredients and ways to use the bush tucker we are trying to grow in our garden. Chris is a marvellous teacher - engaging and knowledgeable. His knowledge of the plants is prodigious. We learned the botanical names and where these plants grow. But not only that, we learned about how to make syrups and infusions with them. And, we learned how to make the most delicious drinks. Pouring the ingredients into the shaker and shaking them ourselves was so much fun. We will definitely be making cocktails at home now. It was brilliant. Thank you so much

Alesia Salavei Jan 2021

Chris is a natural bar tander with the skills of magician and brewer. We've learned more about native plants and infusion techniques than how to just mix drinks which as an amazing experience.

Native Cocktail Making Class review by Alesia Salavei

Kate Manusu Jan 2021

Our teacher was engaging, informative and knowledgeable. We learnt about the base composition of a balanced cocktail, as well as information on infusions and and variations. I always wanted to know what creates the foam in cocktails and now I do! This course also focused on Australian ingredients, enlightening me to what you can find in your own backyard. While these cocktails are quite complex to replicate, I feel that I have been empowered to try and figure out some cocktail mixes of my own!

Native Cocktail Making Class review by Kate Manusu

Tim Schaare-Weeks Dec 2020

Class was super fun, interactive and learnt some nifty things! Really appreciate you coming out and running such a ripper afternoon!

Jemma O'Regan Dec 2020

I could not recommend this course more highly! The venue was great, the cocktails were so delicious and the instructor was lovely and so well knowledgeable/ easy going. From the get go you hear about the sustainably of all ingredients and why it’s so important to look locally for delicious cocktails/
Ingredients. This course was a huge highlight of 2020 and a day to remember, 10/10.

Cocktail workshop review by Jemma O'Regan

Melanie Mendonca Nov 2020

A really fun interactive class! Not only did we learn to make some awesome cocktails with a twist but we also took away a lot of knowledge about native ingredients to use at home!

Usman Hijazi Nov 2020

Chris is the best value with his skills and amazing knowledge. Truely a philosopher! Highly recommend

Grace Gavagna Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We had a great time and learnt some interesting things about how to use native Australian ingredients in cocktails.

Danika Houghton Oct 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

A very fun, interactive class where you got to make a few cocktails from some unique ingredients. Inspires you to give it a go at home!

Susie Cooke Oct 2020

Chris was amazing He was so quick to set up and get the classes going, and he knew so much about everything going into the cocktails! Everyone had the best time and enjoyed making their drinks. Thank you so much Chris, we loved having you there

Brandon Souza Sep 2020

Absolutely great class, we got to try a great selection of drinks and learnt a lot about both cocktails and native ingredients, time flew by but I would definitely recommend this class to others

Celine Chakhtoura Sep 2020

Awesome class, Chris is an excellent teacher. A lot of fun Totally recommend before a night out :)

Lydia Hayward Aug 2020

We had a great time at this class! The cocktails were delicious, Chris was very knowledgeable, and I tried flavours I'd never had before! Was a lot of fun, would definitely recommend!

Rosy Seaton Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Chris was a font of knowledge regarding Australian Botanicals and was
an excellent teacher. Would highly recommend Chris for a fun night. Oh and he made fantastic cocktails!

Vivian Zhang Aug 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Chris was great and very knowledgeable. It was a great idea to join the class

Native Cocktail Making Class review by Vivian Zhang

Vivian Ngo Aug 2020

Chris was fantastic!
Very humorous and entertaining. Lots of great taste with Australian natives. Drinks were fab.
Thank you for a great night!
Highly recommend!

Cocktail workshop review by Vivian Ngo

Stephanie Ansley Aug 2020

Fantastic host, loved the drinks.
Had a great night as a group.
Would highly recommend

Amanda Christmann Aug 2020

This was a great experience! We had a lot of fun learning how to make some classic cocktails with different ingredients :)

Abbie Clarke Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Chris was great, very informative & entertaining! My partner & I really enjoyed the cocktails & learnt a lot about Aussie native plants & their quirky uses when it comes to cocktail
Making. 100% would recommend this class!

Neil Dutfield Mar 2020

The class was excellent - learnt a lot and in a great atmosphere. Nothing to add other than thank you for the fantastic time

Tim O'Sullivan Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We had an excellent time with Chris, his knowledge and technique was superb. He is great to hang out with and would recommend to absolutely anyone!

Rahul Patil Mar 2020

The class was about making cocktails. It was good experience. Chris was very informative and friendly with everyone there. The cocktail recepies were amazing. Best birthday gift idea for a friend.

Eliza Willis Mar 2020

Great vibe from our teacher, kept things moving well. Venue good, after multiple changes. My wife & I received this as a gift, exceeded our expectations, thanks

Amrutha Mohan Mar 2020

Had a great time at the event! Loved learning about all the native ingredients and enjoyed all the delicious cocktails. A really great event with lots of laughs. I’d definitely do it again!

Sean Nelson Mar 2020

If you could take away anything from this class, it’s that ecological alcoholism is the way to go! Chris introduced new flavours to the classic drinks, all sourced from our own backyard, with a message of sustainability and healthy dose of humour. The perfect cocktail for a great evening!

Anna Guilbert Mar 2020

The class was wonderful! On a rooftop garden that had a lovely backdrop of Sydney's sunset. It was a small intimate class of 9, including myself and my 2 besties for a birthday celebration. The teacher was incredibly talented and knowledgeable about his craft & ecology alcoholism (inside class joke but very suiting). Would definitely recommend to those that are starting out with the art of cocktails and getting into nature as well, to those that are already a master and looking for something fun to do!

Cocktail workshop review by Anna Guilbert Sydney

Michaela Keirle Feb 2020

Super fun with super yummy cocktails that you don’t find at your average jo bar, with a really good teacher who has a passion for making unique and taasteful concoctions, 10/10 recommend

Chantelle Paulsen Feb 2020

Had an awesome day, teacher was great, knew so much history and information around Australia. The cocktails were delicious and all related to the natives of Australia, i would recommend this class to everyone, the views of Sydney are amazing.

Native Cocktail Making Class review by Chantelle Paulsen Sydney

Bridget Harrison Feb 2020

location is great, great views. the teacher was fun and made sure you enjoyed it. learnt some great tips. thanks chris

Cocktail workshop review by Bridget Harrison

Felicity Ellis Feb 2020

Great experience Learn the basics of cocktails in a relaxed social atmosphere, back dropped by the Sydney skyline.
Chris was informative whilst keeping the class entertaining.
Definitely recommend

Oceane Paulsen Feb 2020

amazing venue setting the tone for a great experience. definitely recommend for anyone who is looking for a starter cocktail course.

Cocktail workshop review by Oceane Paulsen

Trudie Friedrich Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Super fun class in a great location! Chris is very knowledgeable and taught us some exceptionally delicious cocktails!

Sally Loane Feb 2020

Great venue and fab cocktails. Chris was charming and knowledgeable and we had a lot of fun.

Native Cocktail Making Class review by Sally Loane

Matthew Clohessy Feb 2020

Class was unique and a whole lotta fun. Chris is the perfect mix of knowledge and charisma. Cocktails were delish and picked up lots of knowledge about the fundamentals of cocktail making as well as using native ingredients.

100% would do it again.

Rochelle Noble Feb 2020

We had an absolute blast - enjoyed the cocktails, the teacher and the view! Was a fun day and the cocktails tasted delicious.

Chloe Huang Feb 2020

We got to make 4 delicious cocktails on a beautiful rooftop in Kings Cross. We all took turns making the cocktails following detailed instructions, in a small class of about 7 people, with all of us standing around the mobile bar. It was a lot of fun, but also a lot of information to take in quickly - probably best for a social, fun event, instead of a truly in-depth educational 'class'. Still loved every bit of it!

Cocktail workshop review by Chloe Huang

Rachel Pevy Feb 2020

Chris was a fantastic teacher, very patient and willing to educate us regarding various Australian plants, whilst also helping us to create wonderful refreshing cocktails. A great experience as a couple or a group, making new friends and trying something new. Highly recommended!

Alana Parks Feb 2020

This class was amazing! Presented extremely well! Teacher had great knowledge of ingredients and such a passion for teaching us his creations.
The venue was amazing despite the rain!
Would highly recommend this class to anyone

Meighan Woods Feb 2020

The hosts were awesome and made sure everyone had fun! We had a great event and would definitely recommend

Eric Emerick Feb 2020

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

Amazing class. The instructor was so fun, made amazing cocktails, and turned the entire event into an interactive social fun event. The native botanical mixes were fantastic and made even better with the scientific knowledge of the host. Highly recommend, will be checking it out again.

Native Cocktail Making Class review by Eric Emerick

Jacqueline Watson Jan 2020

We had a super fun time making four different cocktails and learning about the origins of the ingredients we used. There was a great view from the rooftop and would highly recommend the class!

Sarah Farache Jan 2020

Great, fun teacher who talked to us about balancing flavours and making cocktails correctly.

Fun learning a bit about Australian plants.

Gorgeous view of the city. Made 4 cocktails so really good for the price.

Naomi Dang Jan 2020

Was very informative and engaging. Created a very fun environment to make cocktails in! Would recommend.

Tanya Niki Jan 2020

the cocktail experience was good fun due to an engaging, knowledgeable and witty host/teacher.

Rhonda Jeffs Jan 2020

Great session with a great group learning about native ingredients and how to enjoy them in cocktails. Chris was excellent - fun and informative.
Cocktails were delicious and plentiful.
Good location and easy to get to. An all round excellent experience!

Nicholas Saunders Jan 2020

Loved that Chris had so much knowledge about native Australian bush tucker and flavours, well infused with the science of cocktail making. Each cocktail was fantastic, we learned a great deal and had a wonderul time. Love Nic(k)2 :)

Tanya Li Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great course with a nice, relaxed vibe on the outdoor rooftop. Teacher was friendly and funny and I enjoyed being able to make 4 different drinks in that time.

Louisa Welland Jan 2020

The class was really fun and the cocktails were delicious! Would definitely recommend for a work Christmas activity!

Rachel Carruthers Jan 2020

The class was great, and the cocktails tasty and creative. Would definitely recommend as an evening treat!

Joanne Nguyen Jan 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Fantastic class. Chris is really engaging and knowledgeable. The cocktails were delicious and really creative with the use of native plants.

Cocktail workshop review by Joanne Nguyen

Colleen Featherstone Dec 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Loved it - deliciously random class by Chris who really knows his native plants and his cocktails.
For those who want something a little different with all of the professionalism and expertise but less of the artificial polish highly recommended.
Thanks Chris

Fiona Volke Dec 2019

Such good fun! Chris was smart, knowledgeable, entertaining and a great teacher and host. The class was exceptionally good value, and I (very) highly recommend it!

Jess Lai Dec 2019

We had our client networking event with Tippled and really had a lot of fun - the team were very knowledgeable, entertaining and flexible around our late start times.
We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and would definitely recommend :)

Nicole Freer Dec 2019

Awesome class! Learnt about the fermentation process and easy processes of flavouring spirits with native plants! Absolutely loved it thanks chris :)

Native Cocktail Making Class review by Nicole Freer Sydney

Fiona Dec 2019

Chris is an amazing teacher, who is knowledgeable and passionate about all things native. The rooftop is beautiful. A lovely evening. Tempted to do it again.

Cocktail workshop review by Fiona

Emmy Yap Dec 2019

Learning new native plants

Native Cocktail Making Class review by Emmy Yap

Samantha Travers Nov 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Very fun. I've never made cocktails before, but Chris was easy to follow and always helpful. Great insight into what can be done to mix up cocktails subtly, and some good ideas on how to use native flavours.

Cocktail workshop review by Samantha Travers

Samantha Travers Nov 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Fantastic class! Will be back again soon! So much fun! Chris is such a knowledgeable guy. Learned many skills on cocktail making and lots more on native plants

Native Cocktail Making Class review by Samantha Travers

Mehak Vohra Nov 2019

Chris was super and the class is excellent! We loved it and drank yummy cocktails!

Cassy Osokin Nov 2019

Awesome class. Chris was really informative and answered all our questions about different plants and cocktail-making techniques. We made a great range of cocktails with different spirit bases and they were all delicious! Excellent value for money and great fun. Only recommendation would be to eat a bit before you go :)

Natalie Patterson Nov 2019

We had a great time. Thank you for a great time. So much fun x

Samuel Wheatley Nov 2019

Chris was entertaining, funny and nice
Ill definitely recommend to others
Location was awesome
And everyone had fun

Nico Woodfiredstove Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I gave this class as a present and my friend said it was an incredible experience 5 star

Thanks and will book one for myself very soon

Rhiain Ockerby Oct 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We had a great time making cocktails with Chris at the stunning Yerrabingin rooftop farm. He was super knowledgeable about the native ingredients and shared some excellent cocktail recipes that really championed the native flavours. An amazing way to spend an arvo.

Shirley Lu Oct 2019

Chris was a fantastic instructor -- funny, energetic, knowledgeable. We made four cocktails from interesting ingredients. They were all delicious. Only downside was that the class felt a bit rushed. I would have appreciated a slower approach so that I could learn foundational concepts. Some were briefly covered ("strong versus weak, sweet versus sour", infusing flavours in all components) but deeper exploration would have been valuable. Location was incredible -- it was great to enjoy the four cocktails on the rooftop garden.

Emma Cooper-Southam Oct 2019

Great teacher, lots of knowledge and funny. Cool native I tried ingredients and the drinks were amazing!

Sacha Cameron Sep 2019

Great relaxed class with killer cocktails! We took the class here to start off our hens night and it was perfect! So enjoyable

Clare Lassam Sep 2019

What a fantastic class, Chris was so helpful, informative and fun, just the right amount of information and making drinks!
A perfect balance, much like the amazing cocktails we got to make, all of the girls loved them with quite a few stating they were the best they'd ever had.
The venue isn't in a bustling area but it's a great spot away from the noise with some awesome native plants to enjoy on a rooftop
Highly recommend

Dianne Bergen Sep 2019

Lovely spot at the rooftop garden to mix and drink cocktails. The recipes and especially the making of the mixers was a tad rushed so you maybe don't walk away planning to make them yourself at home. The drinks were a good veriety and easily and enjoyably consumed. The additional visit by "Gardening Australia" celebrity, Clarence, with his knowledge of Aussie native flora was great.

Rob Medynski Sep 2019

this class was great! the teacher chris, was very friendly and very knowledgable. We made 4 cocktails each, which was the perfect amount. Chris prepared all the ingredients in advance and many of the syrups and infused alcohols clearly took a lot of prep time. great value. highly reccomended +++

Lisa Allan Sep 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Had a great time in this class! Chris, our cocktail master, was hugely knowledgeable, peppering each of the four unique libations we created with the history of bartending and information on our local native plants and their flavours. He's a lovely bloke who made the two hours very fun and entertaining for myself and my bestie. Highly recommended!

Teresa Yu Aug 2019

Super chill and very relaxed way to make cocktails. Unique ingredients that you can’t get anywhere else. Great introduction to cocktail making.

Harry Cover Aug 2019

Really fun class, Chris was very knowledgeable, easy to chat to and fun. Location is beautiful and really loved the info about native plants. Would recommend!

Ashleigh Longmore Aug 2019

Excellent cocktail class! Very informative and lots of fun. We organised the class as a Father’s Day present and a great time was had by all. We learnt lots about native ingredients and how to use them in a modern twist. Chris was a bundle of fun and knowledge and was a wonderful host and teacher. Highly recommend this class surrounded by beautiful native plants on a gorgeous Sydney rooftop!

Kate Lahiff Aug 2019

Teacher and materials were amazing! It was so much fun, we created incredible memories! Thanks heaps :)

Gabrielle Positti Aug 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Chris is extremely knowledgeable and the roof-top location is the perfect setting. I learnt a lot in the 2 hours and would highly recommend this class for any occasion! Great afternoon and great company!

Neisha Maguire Aug 2019

Was a fantastic class with anyway instructor and great company. Would recommend. Was a fun old time+

Sarah Fish Aug 2019

This was the second time I’ve done the cocktail making class with Chris, because my boyfriend and I enjoyed it so much the first time! This time was at the new rooftop garden location and a group of 13 of us booked a private class. Chris was great as usual - so knowledgeable and really makes the class loads of fun. The cocktails are absolutely delicious, and so much better for the infusions Chris makes with the native plants. Chris is super accommodating and I’d highly recommend this class, either as part of the group classes or as a private booking - both experiences were brilliant. All 13 of us had a fantastic afternoon. Thanks Chris, we’ll probably be back for more at some point! :)

Megan Crambrook Aug 2019

So much fun and very educational! Think it would be great to turn this class into a podcast too - can learn everything from the Jurassic era through to botanica. Maybe something called ‘tippling tips’ or ‘cocktails with Chris’? Would thoroughly recommend!

Sam Ayling Aug 2019

This class was the perfect way to kick off a bucks party - casual, heaps of fun, delicious drinks and good vibes. Thanks heaps Chris!

Maria Clemente Aug 2019

Informative session with a cool teacher (and assistant). Highly recommended! We came a bunch of gals en route to hens dinner and it was so much fun to have a go at concocting those cocktails:)

Cameron Bestwick Aug 2019

This class was lots of fun. Chris was a funny and engaging teacher. We got to make a good variety of drinks and they tasted AMAZING!

Kate Fixter Aug 2019

Chris was a wonderful teacher! Both engaging and intelligent he first demonstrated then encouraged us through making our own cocktails (x4), but also provided us with the skills to forage for our own natural ingredients in the neighbourhood to take our cocktails to the next level. This is a must do experience for anyone who wants both a fun night but to learn how to take cocktail making to the next level!

Sakshi Vyas Aug 2019

The class was so amazing, I went there all alone and I didn't feel awkward or uncomfortable at all. It was really informative and Chris is a wonderful wonderful guide. Couldn't thank him enough for the perfect evening I had

Felicity Kiernan Jul 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

The class was good value. It was hands on with tasty results and interesting information

Elizabeth Cherry Jul 2019

We highly recommend this class. Chris was a knowledgable and patient teacherfantastic ingredients ,and a fun activity to do with friends. We absolutely loved this class, if your looking for something out of the box to do with your pals then this is for you.

Annabel Larcombe Jul 2019

Great date night!

Many (delicious) drinks, many laughs and learnt a lot! recommend very highly

Julia Kabir Jul 2019

We had a fantastic experience at this cocktail making class. The set up of the warehouse where the class is was such a great surprise! Not going to give much away but our teacher was wearing a pilot uniform ;) The cocktails were so delicious! Highly recommend!

Selena Seigo Jul 2019

This was a fantastic choice. Great for a team outing or event starter. Venue is excellent and Chris was phenomenal. He is knowledgeable, easy going and funny. Made 4 amazing drinks and we all enjoyed them. Top points for these guys. Would definitely recommend and book again.

James Hornitzky Jul 2019

Class was great really interactive and our group really enjoyed the activity. The teacher was very knowledgeable and was really fun and approachable. The cocktails and ingredients were quite unique in their use of Australian ingredients. All in all we had a great time would definitely recommend.

April Towerton Jun 2019

The class was an amazing experience. The venue was cute and quirky. Chris’s passion for cocktails was infectious, and his knowledge of botanicals was incredible. Highly recommend.

Lonie Pizarro Jun 2019

Fantastic class! Started a little bit unconventional - the venue is down some back streets and is decked out like a budget airline, complete with half a plane. But the teacher was very knowledgeable and friendly, and the drinks were delicious. Would definitely recommend :)

Ben Stockton Jun 2019

This classic is a dead set classical affair. Part hilarious banter, part genuine passion and knowledge for cocktails and Aussie botanicals. Make a night of it!

Christopher Dixon Jun 2019

I had a great time and the class was great. There were great cocktails and a great atmosphere.

Chris Chen Jun 2019

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

Andrew Foster Jun 2019

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

Amanda Kearley Jun 2019

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

Emiliano Bini 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

Doreen Kanasam Jun 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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

Jessica Chee May 2019

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

Maureen Cashman 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

Stephen Soro 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.

Grace Leung 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.

Heidi Wilcoxon May 2019

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

Lareine Yeoh 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.

Giuliana Durighel 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!

Monica Hook May 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!

Renee Curtis May 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

Tamara Stanley 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.

Vincent Ip 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.

Jacqui Duncan 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.

Ta-Yung Liu Apr 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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!

Jeremy Gonzalez 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

Rob Hume Apr 2019

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

Simon Grace 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!

Daniel Quilty Apr 2019

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

Elizabeth Kelaita 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.

Jennifer Cowell Apr 2019

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

Kamaal Uddin 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

Samantha Foster Apr 2019

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Great classI 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!

Casey Taylor 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.

Geoff Daniow 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

Joanna Garcia 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.

Elizabeth Ritchie Mar 2019

We booked this experience as a gift for some friends. They told us that the host was fantastic and the cocktails were great. There was however a change of location to what was originally advertised meaning they ended up at the hosts home instead. Th evening sounded fun however our friends were somewhat disappointed to not have the class at the rooftop farm as expected.

Sanne Zwetsloot 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!

Magda Michalowska Mar 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!

Simon Davies 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

Alex Tosh Feb 2019

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

Louise Moss Feb 2019

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

Ross Black 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

Emma Maas 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

Davina Italiano Feb 2019

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

Brodie Sutcliffe Feb 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended

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!

Jo Berton Feb 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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

Bhargavi Macherla 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.

Zoe Woods 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.

Wendy Tsang Jan 2019

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

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!

Reza Vahid 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.

Megan Croix 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.

Luke Corker 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!

Imani Backes 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.

Andrea Kimbrell 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!

Sophie Morris Jan 2019

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

Wei Ji Jan 2019

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

Larry Nguyen Dec 2018

3 ClassBento workshops attended

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)

Shelby Allen Dec 2018

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

Ailing Huang Dec 2018

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

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!

Vanessa Vanderhaven 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!

Rob Stevens Nov 2018

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

Ruchika (Rikki) 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!
Is it OK to bring a cake/nibbles to the class if I book it for a private event?

Of course, no problem

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