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Award Winning Mobile Cocktail Classes. Edinburgh & Throughout Scotland.

At Shake That Bartending we provide mobile cocktail classes throughout Edinburgh and Scotland. Ideal for a hen party weekend, private event or team building activity. We come to wherever you are and show you the ropes in cocktail bartending, whether this be your own home, hired venue or weekend accommodation. 

Your bartender for the evening will either be one of the business owners or one of our tight-knit team. We are not an agency who will send out anyone! If we can’t provide you with an outstanding host, we will not take the booking. Unlike most cocktail making classes, ours are very interactive, with each guest making 3 classic cocktails, as well as enjoying a welcome cocktail created by your Shake That Bartender.

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Your cocktail making classes is priced at £35 per person, with a minimum group size of 12 people and last approximately 2 hours. Transport costs may apply to some locations. .​A £50.00 deposit is required to book a cocktail masterclass which can be sent securely through PayPal. The balance of the fee is due on the week of your event or party.

"My bridesmaid booked a cocktail class for my hen weekend and Joe came out to La Fortuna Lodges last night to teach us how to make 3 different cocktails. It was fab! All 19 girls had a fantastic time & Joe was so lovely... Even staying behind a little to take more photographs of us all. Had an absolute ball doing the class and couldn't recommend this service more! Xxx"

Ashleigh Hamilton


"We used Shake That Bartending as part of a hen weekend in Edinburgh! Mark was helpful from start to finish. He accommodated anyone who wasn’t drinking and was very knowledgeable! He also put up with a serious amount of dodgy singing from all the girls. Thanks again for a great night. Hope we can find an excuse to use you again in the future!"

Laura Beale

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Frequently Asked Questions About Our Cocktail Classes

How Much Does The Cocktail Class Cost?

£35 per person.  An all-inclusive price of everything needed to host a fantastic cocktail making class.

How Long Do The Cocktail Classes Last?

Cocktail classes typically last around 2 hours. For groups of over 18, they may take slightly longer. 

What Is The Format of The Cocktail Making Class?

Welcome cocktail mixed by your cocktail host and then learning hands-on how to create three cocktails each.  Our classes are fully interactive with everyone getting their hands dirty, creating each of their three cocktails. 


To make sure everyone gets the most out of the class and to allow you time to enjoy your cocktails, we usually split the party down into smaller groups and rotate throughout the cocktail making session. Allowing each group usually 10 to 15 minutes between each cocktail 


What Cocktails Do We Make?

Currently, at the time of writing this, they are a Strawberry & Rose Collins, Bramble, Elderflower Gin Mojito, and a Pornstar Martini. We like to keep things fresh though and periodically change the menu.  


How Many Cocktails Do We Get Each? 

Four in total. Everyone will enjoy a welcome cocktail mixed by your cocktail host then go on to learn how to create another three cocktails each.

Do You Have Minimum Numbers to Book?

We can cater for any sized class. We do have a minimum charge for 12 people however. 


Can Some People Make Mocktails?

Yes. Please let us know at least ten days before, and we will happily accommodate this. 

What Time Can We Start? 

​Anytime before 8 pm. We don't like our bartenders driving home too late at night, mainly if your venue is remote.


Is There Any Travel Charges? 

​If your venue is outside of Edinburgh, there may be a small charge. This is to cover your bartenders' fuel and travel time. This charge goes straight to them. 


Do We Need To Provide Anything?

All we need is a dining table or something similar. Remember we usually split the group down into smaller teams, so the table doesn't have to be massive. We provide everything from all the cocktail ingredients, cocktail glassware, cocktail making kit for everyone, and a plentiful supply of ice. 

How Do We Book?

Check with us firstly that we are available. We are a small business and can get booked up. Once we have agreed we are available, and have confirmed a price, then simply visit our website and fill out our online booking form. On completion of the booking form, a deposit of £50 will need to be made, which you can pay by PayPal or Credit Card. 

When Is The Balance Due?

We will send you an invoice on the Monday before your event for the full balance. The balance will then need to be paid via a bank transfer. Nice and easy. 

What Happens If People Drop Out? Do We Still Need To Pay For Them?

We don't require confirmed numbers until ten days before your event date. As long as you have a minimum of 12 people, payment for the dropout will not be needed. A change of numbers with less than ten days and you will be a charged. 


What Time Will Our Cocktail Host Arrive?

Usually 45 minutes before your chosen start time. 

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