Shake it till you make it – Team Building Cocktail Masterclass


The bars team was back out on the road again! On this occasion, we were heading west to Dalmahoy Country Club and Hotel to host a team-building cocktail masterclass for a group of 100, after a long day in meetings.

We split the group down into four separate teams to rotate over two hours learning how to make four different cocktails each. Our team building cocktail classes are hands-on meaning everyone makes their own cocktails, guided by their Reel Time Bartender. Guests get provided with all the kit needed to create cocktails like a mixologist. Shakers and strainers, through to bar spoons, jiggers and mixing glasses.

Cocktail Team Building

Cocktail 1 – Bramble
A modern classic and a big fans favourite. Built over crushed ice and finished with blackberry liqueur.

50ml Tanqueray Gin
25ml Lemon Juice
15ml Sugar Syrup
10ml Crème Di Mure
1 Blackberry Garnish

Cocktail 2 – Mojito
Another modern classic cocktail made famous by James Bond in ‘The World is Not Enough”. Four ingredients gently churned over crushed ice and finished with some effervesce.

50ml Bacardi Rum
25ml Lime Juice
20ml Sugar Syrup
Fresh Mint Leaves
Dash of Soda Water
1 Mint Sprig Garnish

Cocktail 3 – Old Fashioned
A proper classic cocktail and great to make in a group setting. Slowly stirred down over cubed ice and finished with a big old orange twist….

60ml Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky
10ml Simple Sugar Syrup
2 Dashes of Angostura Bitters
1 Dash of Orange Bitters
1 Orange Twist for Garnish

Cocktail 4 – French Martini
The national drink of France! Well, not really but a famous cocktail and a great one to shake up as there is a bit of margin for error.

25ml Smirnoff Vodka
20ml Chambord Liqueur
40ml Pineapple Juice
5ml Sugar Syrup
1 Raspberry for Garnish

The evening was a great success! With many laughs and creation of some great cocktails (and a few bad ones too!).