Shake Cocktails with Australian Native Plants

Ecological Tipples



2 hours 1 to 6 (public classes), 6 to 35 (private)

label $75 or 4 payments of $18.75


Like most good things, the key to the perfect cocktail is finding balance. Feel that tipping point, tasting 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.

Regular classes are held at a few different venues around Sydney, in Potts Point a hotel roof offers an amazing Sydney backdrop? Yerrabingin rooftop farm in South Eveleigh is a great space for a private class, surrounded by the native garden. Mocktails are available for those who prefer them just let us know when booking.


What to bring
Clothing to be comfortable on a rooftop.
 
Suitable for

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

Location

Yerrabingin rooftop farm, 2 Davy Road, Eveleigh NSW; 15 Springfield Avenue, Potts Point NSW and 45 Wyndham Street, Alexandria NSW (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

The teacher can also travel within 30km of Potts Point for private classes

Your teacher
Tippled
Tippled

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

5.0 (102)

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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5

• 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 :)
5

• Nov 2019


We had a great time. Thank you for a great time. So much fun x
5

• Nov 2019


Chris was entertaining, funny and nice
Ill definitely recommend to others
Location was awesome
And everyone had fun
5

• Oct 2019


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
5

• Oct 2019


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.
4

• 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.

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5

• Oct 2019


Great teacher, lots of knowledge and funny. Cool native I tried ingredients and the drinks were amazing!
5

• 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
5

• 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
4

• 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.
5

• 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 +++
5

• Sep 2019


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!
5

• 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.
5

• 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!
5

• 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!
5

• Aug 2019


Teacher and materials were amazing! It was so much fun, we created incredible memories! Thanks heaps :)
5

• Aug 2019


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!
5

• Aug 2019


Was a fantastic class with anyway instructor and great company. Would recommend. Was a fun old time!!+
5

• 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! :)
5

• 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!
5

• 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!
5

• 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:)
5

• 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!
5

• 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!
5

• Jul 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
5

• Jul 2019


The class was good value. It was hands on with tasty results and interesting information
5

• Jul 2019


We highly recommend this class. Chris was a knowledgable and patient teacher..fantastic 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.
5

• Jun 2019


Great date night!

Many (delicious) drinks, many laughs and learnt a lot! recommend very highly
5

• 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!
5

• 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.
5

• 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.
5

• 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.
5

• 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 :)
5

• 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!
5

• Jun 2019


I had a great time and the class was great. There were great cocktails and a great atmosphere.
5

• Jun 2019


Extremely fun and engaging, Captain Chris was a fantastic teacher. Would recommend this to all!
5

• Jun 2019


Really great! Chris was awesome and really knowledgeable. Interesting insights into local native botanicals and flavours.
5

• Jun 2019


Such a fun night! Instructor was great and space was really different.
Would highly recommend.
5

• 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

• Jun 2019


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

4

• May 2019


Chris was very entertaining — love him. Drinks were awesome. Would definitely recommend to others! Thanks Chris!
5

• 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!!!!!
5

• 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

• 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

• May 2019


Great afternoon! Innovative, native Australian twists on classic cocktails. Hands on and fun! Highly recommend.
4

• 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

• 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!
4

• 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!
5

• 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
4

• 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

• 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.
5

• 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

• 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

• 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

• Apr 2019


Teachers were friendly funny and knowledgeable. Venue was cool and super interesting. Cocktails were very very tasty
5

• 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

• Apr 2019


Quirky and interesting, very knowledgeable, engaging teacher, great tasting cocktails and good fun, highly recommend
5

• 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

• Apr 2019


Loved the decor and the cocktails, and all the native Australian botanicals. Local really means local!
5

• 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
4

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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.
4

• Oct 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.
5

• 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!
5

• 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

• 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

• Feb 2019


Fucking banging. Like seriously banging. I really thought it was banging. Seriously banging. Seriously banging
5

• Feb 2019


Fab venue, great teacher and a really fun evening with lots of delicious drinks - would recommend!
5

• 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

• 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

• 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

• 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!
5

• 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

• 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.
5

• 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

• 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!
5

• 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

• 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.
5

• 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!
4

• 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

• 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!
5

• Jan 2019


Amazing value!
Super fun, learnt loads and most importantly the cocktails were super delish.
Would 100% do again and recommend:)
5

• Jan 2019


Had a really awesome time learning about native botanicals, history of cocktails and most of all making absolutely delicious cocktails.
5

• 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)
5

• Dec 2018


Had an amazing time. Chris was very entertaining and knowledgeable. The drinks were delicious. Thank you
5

• 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!
5

• 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

• Nov 2018


Great experience, quirky location, teachers very knowledgeable about all things re cocktails... Especially the history
5

• 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!
FAQ
Is it OK to bring a cake/nibbles to the class if I book it for a private event?
Sam

Of course, no problem

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