• suzytheexplorer

‌Cocktail master class‌ in Maidstone

Just before Christmas, I was having a good look through Groupon (as I seem to have become a GroupOn addict haha) for things I could do with my mates and found that Bar Chocolate in Maidstone were doing cocktail master classes. Sounded like a total hoot so I got the voucher, roped in my friend Tammy to come with me and we had a brilliant time!

Our slot was for 6pm, I think they like to get the cocktail master classes done before people start turning up for a night out but it does mean that you end up with the place to yourself which is good. There was another group of people doing a master class but they were at the other end of the bar. We were shown the cocktail menu and asked which 3 cocktails we would like to make. Like a lot of people, I love a good cocktail! Especially Pina Colada, that is my absolute favourite cocktail so that was the first cocktail I asked for us to make. Our cocktail teacher was Charlie who was very funny, confident in what he does and made the whole time really fun. We honestly didn’t stop laughing the whole time we were there.

We made Long Island Ice Teas, Blue Coral and Tazy. The Tazy was meant to be a Pina Coladas but we ended up making our own cocktail and combining our names to call is a Tazy. I’m glad that I took a video of Charlie making it as I will need it in order to make them another time haha. We made each cocktail one at a time and then got to drink them. We  watched Charlie made the cocktails first and then it was our turn to make them.

Unfortunately, because he was working he couldn’t enjoy his cocktails with us so we shared the one he made. Can’t have it going to waste haha.

We did all the mixing, crushing, stirring, shaking and pouring ourselves although for some reason I just didn’t have the ability to pop the glass out of the silver mixing glass that you use to shake everything up so Charley had to do that bit for me haha. Everything we needed was put on the bar ready so that Charley didn’t have to keep going back and forth, there was no extra charges for anything, we were there for about an hour and left a little bit tipsy haha.

I would highly recommend one of these cocktail classes, they would be great for hen nights, birthdays and any excuse to go out with your mates for a good night. Make sure you ask for Charley, you will see why when you turn up haha