Six Unique Cocktail and Drink Experiences in Sydney

Six Unique Cocktail and Drink Experiences in Sydney

Sarah Hinds-Friedl

Looking for some fun cocktail making classes in Sydney? You have to try out these six unique drink experiences in Sydney and take your cocktail making (and tasting!) skills to a whole new level. All of these Sydney-based classes are led by experienced instructors who are passionate about sharing their skills and know-how with their students. They’ll teach you everything you need to know about the world of mixology so that you can walk away with a newfound appreciation for everything cocktail-related. Round up a group of friends and try out these unique drink classes in Sydney!


1. Cocktail Making with Australian Native Plants

It’s no secret that Australia is home to some of the most unique and interesting flora and fauna our planet has to offer. But now, you’ll get a chance to harness that natural goodness in drink form. In this wonderfully Australian cocktail making class, you’ll get a chance to learn about all the delicious ingredients that have been growing right outside your home. Lilly pilly, riberies, myrtle, Illawarra plum, and acacia are just some of the names that will pop up in your Australian native plants cocktail making workshop. Everyone is looking for local, fresh, in season ingredients, and this one-of-a-kind class is the perfect way to connect with just such ingredients. And, all of the cocktails you make in this class will be absolutely delicious. 


2. Tea Infused Vodka Cocktail Making Class

This class is led by the founder of LongLeaf Vodka, a 100 percent Australian made vodka company with very unique twist. LongLeaf Vodka is made with Sri Lankan Ceylon tea, and if you’ve never tried this unique vodka, you’re in for a treat. Right when you walk in the door, you’ll be greeted with a tasty welcome beverage made with LongLeaf Vodka - what a great way to start a class! Over the course of the workshop, you’ll learn how to make amazing vodka-based cocktails. You’ll also be able to pair your delicious beverages with a Sri Lankan entree. This class isn’t just about learning techniques. There’s plenty of time to experiment, too. In fact, make sure you have a few potential drink names ready, because you’ll also be the proud creator of your own signature LongLeaf Vodka cocktail.


3. Gin and Tonic Tasting Sydney

You’ll never underestimate the power of a gin and tonic after you’ve tried this unique tasting class. Over the course of an hour and a half, you’ll learn more about this classic drink than you ever expected. In this class you’ll go far beyond simply tasting different gin and tonics. Instead, your passionate instructor will walk you through a tasting of four different tonics and four different gins before you even set your sights on a full gin and tonic. Only after you’ve familiarised yourself with the separate components of this cocktail will you get a chance to taste them together. Obviously, you’ll get plenty of time to taste different variations of this delicious beverage, along with a delightful snack platter


4. Tour Cool Bars of a Niche Sydney Scene

Get ready to spend four hours exploring some of the best bars that Redfern has to offer. This is the perfect opportunity for an insider to guide you to the best kept secrets of the area where great cocktails, live music, and interesting performances await you. Your group will be small - no more than eight people - and you’ll spend the night hopping from bar to bar with the chance to have tasty drinks and food throughout the evening. The locations you’ll visit are hidden small bars, so if you’re looking for a unique way to explore Redfern this is the way to do it.


5. Fun Health-focused Cocktail Making Class (Mobile)

It’s not everyday that you get to drink alcohol for your health! But with this fun class, you’ll learn how to turn a regular cocktail into a health-boosting beverage. By incorporating healing, natural ingredients like fresh grapefruit, herbal tea, elderflower and kombucha, your cocktails will be as healthy as they are delicious. And the really special part about this class? It’s mobile! You can have the certified instructor come to your home, office, or venue of your choice with all the materials you’ll need for the class.


6. Rum Spicing Masterclass

This workshop is both a distillery tour of Brix Distillers and a rum infusion class all in one special night. With a glass of Brix Spiced & Dry in hand, you’ll spend the first part of this workshop touring the rum distillery and learning about the art of rum spicing. In the second phase of the evening, you’ll have the chance to create your own signature infusions. They may include cinnamon, mango, cloves, or a number of other tasty flavours. At the end of the night, you’ll walk away with a bottle of your very own spiced rum to share with friends and loved ones.


Explore the world of drinks and cocktail making with these unique classes!

Having a hard time choosing between these 6 exciting classes? Why not try a few! And if you’re looking for more fun and unique workshops, check out the ClassBento class list. Whether you’re looking for a boozy night out or a family friendly class, you’ll find something perfect with ClassBento.

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