Want to impress party guests with a couple of creative cocktails rather than a limp gin and tonic? Time to sign up for Quaglino’s Cocktail Club (held the third Thursday of every month), where you can learn cocktail knowledge from mixologist Branislav Ivanic.
The talented Ivanic introduced our group to the basic bar tending tools before distributing some fresh, quality ingredients (the core of any stellar cocktail), and demonstrating a number of special, summery tipples.
Then it was our turn to be let loose behind the bar. With Ivanic’s help, I learnt how to make a mean vodka martini and bloody mary, although my bottle juggling stunts left a lot to be desired. Tom Cruise in Cocktail, I am not.
Still at the end of the 90 minute session, I was well on my way to becoming a cocktail connoisseur. Whether I will be able to remember the recipes for my next soiree is another matter: expect to have poured plenty of booze down your throat by the time the night is through.
Need to know:
Tickets cost £20 and for that, guests get two complimentary cocktails, tip top nibbles and the chance to learn how to make their favourite tipple all in the stunning surroundings of this iconic London restaurant. Your ticket also entitles you to reduced Q Cocktail Club cocktails at £6.50 all night long, plus the opportunity to dine at Quaglino’s and enjoy a10 per cent discount off the a la carte menu. For more information, visit www.quaglinos-restaurant.co.uk/. To make a booking, call Georgia on 020 7484 2005