5 extraordinary virtual cocktail classes

by | Aug 31, 2022

Virtual Cocktail Classes for Team Building

If you’re looking for ideas for a team building event or just want to spice up a standard virtual event, virtual cocktail classes are an excellent way to bring the team together.

The trouble is, how do you go about finding the perfect cocktail class for you and your team? 

Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered.

In this article, we’ll cover 5 fantastic virtual cocktail classes to take your virtual event to new heights. 

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5 extraordinary virtual cocktail classes

Here are a few fantastic virtual cocktail classes to try with your team during your next virtual event.

1. YumTum’s Sip n Shake Cocktail Masterclass

YumTum’s online mixology class will have you and your guests shaking, stirring, and mixing like professional bartenders. However you enjoy your drink, YumTum’s expert mixologist will have you crafting the perfect cocktail (or mocktail).

The Sip n Shake Cocktail Masterclass begins with some ice breakers before diving into a unique virtual cocktail making class. This fully interactive class teaches you how to make contemporary or classic cocktails with perfectly proportioned syrups and garnish paired to perfection with delicious spirits. 

Feel like an old fashioned? Perhaps you’re craving a pina colada. With YumTum, you can learn to make tons of craft cocktails. 

The best part?

You don’t need to worry about anything – YumTum takes care of the whole process for you. You and your team can enjoy a complete end-to-end experience while YumTum handles all the logistics. All you need to do is pick a delicious cocktail, select a time and date, and relax.

While you may select a beautifully packaged cocktail kit to be delivered to you and your team, YumTum also offers a pantry-friendly option with ingredients your guests can easily source for a perfectly balanced cocktail.

Pro tip: Check out our list of top 6 cocktail kits worth trying. 

With testimonials from global corporations like Google, Amazon, and PWC, your team is bound to have an unforgettable experience.

2. MasterClass with Lynnette Marrero and Ryan Chetiyawardana

James Beard honoree Lynnette Marrero and Dandelyan founder Ryan Chetiyawardana will guide you and your team in a virtual mixology class. This online cocktail class will teach everything from the basics of cocktail making to building your own home bar.

The class covers 17 lessons for a total time of 4 hours and 30 minutes. Note that a subscription to MasterClass is required beginning at $15/month.

3. J.Bespoke Virtual Custom Cocktail Classes

In New York’s NoMad neighborhood, you’ll find J. Bespoke cocktail lounge. Don’t panic if you’re not in the city; they host virtual cocktail classes.

You begin by selecting any of their contemporary or classic cocktails. Then, they’ll send you a cocktail making kit containing each ingredient and required bar tools. 

Pricing depends on your drink of choice and the day you’ve selected.

4. Bar Smarts

Bar Smarts offers an in-depth cocktail making class. This is the cocktail making class people take when considering a career in mixology. The class covers four modules – Spirits Basics, Spirits & Liqueurs, Cocktail History & Bar Essentials, and Service Management & Cocktail Recipes.

5. Death & Co Virtual Experience

If you’re looking to splurge on a team building activity, Death & Co’s online mixology class is certainly on the pricey side. In 2020, the group launched virtual mixology class packages for those interested in making craft cocktails. 

Their virtual cocktail making class covers three cocktail-specific options:

  • Cocktail Making 101 – $750 for a 60-minute demo and 30-minute Q&A
  • Cocktail development – $500 for one hour
  • Advanced Techniques – $500 for one hour

There’s also a one-hour spirit only class for $500 for anyone interested in learning specifically about one spirit.

Which online cocktail class should you go for?

When it comes to hosting a great virtual happy hour, YumTum offers the complete package. Whether looking for birthday party ideas, a team building activity, or just wanting to organize a memorable cocktail party, YumTum provides the whole package.

Here’s a quick run-through of how the virtual cocktail class works:

  • YumTum will reach out to find out more about your team size and organize your experience
  • You’ll receive a fun poster invite to get your team excited
  • Each participant also receives a calendar invite
  • A personalized event schedule is then created for your team
  • Then it’s time for the main event – a 60 to 90-minute event hosted by a professional bartender
  • Take some team photos to memorialize the event
  • Share some post-event feedback to measure team engagement

There are also a few optional extras to make it even more special:

  • Short video highlights capturing the best moments
  • A DJ to spin some superb tunes

Book their Sip n Shake Cocktail Masterclass today and see for yourself! 

Written by Ankita Mehta

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