The historical origin of cocktails has long been debated, with many different countries claiming to have created the innovative tipples. Humankind has been drinking and mixing alcohol for over 10,000 years – there’s even evidence to be found in Homer’s Iliad – but records suggest that the first cocktails as we know them actually originated in India as locals mixed arrack spirit with water, sugar, citrus and a myriad of spices for a tasty treat.
Nowadays, the long list of cocktail favourites continue to grow and are a go-to drink of choice for many an alcohol enthusiast, whether they’re out for drinks with friends, celebrating a special occasion or simply seeing in the weekend. So, with World Cocktail Day fast approaching in May, why not enjoy a mouth-watering mojito or an immaculately made martini at a tantalising cocktail experience?
Whatever the occasion, a cocktail masterclass is the perfect excuse to get adventurous, learn new skills or simply relax and have fun in an immersive environment. After all, mixology is not just a case of mixing drinks but a complex, creative and theatrical art form focused on serving up exciting concoctions for us all to sip and enjoy.