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Shaking Things Up at Dalhousie Castle

We had a great start to 2019 with a cocktail masterclass for 35 people at Dalhousie Castle , Scotland's oldest inhabited castle set on the banks of the River Esk just outside Edinburgh. We have the pleasure of working at some beautiful locations and venues but Dalhousie is definitely up there with the best.

Dalhousie Castle Cocktail Class

Guests were welcomed to their cocktail class with a welcome cocktail mixed up by the Shake That Bartending team. Elderflower Gin Fizz - Tanqueray Gin was shaken up with fresh pressed lemon juice, homemade elderflower syrup and orange bitters served over crushed ice and topped with some club soda. A refreshing number which went down extremely well and helped shake off the previous nights festivities.

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The main cocktail making class followed our usual tried and tested formula. Hands on, 100% interactive and full of laughs. We like to split the groups down into smaller teams to allow a more personal experience which allows everyone 20 minute break between cocktails to enjoy their own creations and mingle with their friends.

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We have set drinks for our cocktail masterclasses but we are more than happy to create bespoke cocktails or theme the cocktails for the event. On this occasion we were asked for two 1920's prohibition style cocktails and two 80's disco themed cocktails. Seems a strange mix but they had their reasons (1920's party the previous night and 80's disco on the day of the cocktail class). We started with a Elderflower Gin Fizz to welcome the guests, then they got their hands dirty learning to create a Southside, Passionfruit Rum Punch and the classic 80's cocktail the Tequila Sunrise (actually a great cocktail if you use a good quality tequila, orange juice and a tasty homemade grenadine syrup) .

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Great start to the year and one of many great events to come. If you have an event coming up and would like to learn how to shake things up then visit our main cocktail class page on our website for more details and contact information ........


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