Mobile Cocktail Making Class

in Ipswich, Suffolk

Simply the Best, the Funniest,

And the MOst Legendary...

I bring the Fun to You!

My Cocktail Making Class is fully Mobile. I bring Cocktails to your Home, your Hen Party House, or your Office! I am based near Cambridge, but I regularly bring my Cocktail Making Class to Ipswich, Suffolk. In fact it is my most popular area to work in. A lot of my Hen Parties and Corporate Events travel from London and Essex to many of the Party Houses around Ipswich.

 

Some of my regular Venues include Stoke-by-Nayland Hotel & Spa, which has amazing Lodges. I visit Doves Barn in Needham Market 3-4 times a year. Pettistree House just north of Ipswich is also another firm favourite. I have delivered many Cocktail Classes in the Party Room out the back. In Fact Virgin EMI Music hired me there in 2019. Other regulars also include the STUNNING Suffolk Escape near Hintlesham, Stow Manor in Stowlangtoft...I did have 4 Events booked for 2020! Suffolk Retreats near Hundon and the massive Sibton Park at the Wilderness Reserve near Yoxford. I would highly recommend any of these Venues for your large Group Parties. I think I'm correct in saying they all sleep anywhere between 12 and 30 people and all have ideal spaces to set up a Cocktail Class. 

My Fun Cocktail Making Class is ideal for a;

Hen Party 

Birthday Party

Corporate Team Building Day

Weekend Getaway

Christmas Party​

I'm a Fun, Comedic Bartender, who LOVES to Entertain.

I bring all the Equipment, the Drinks, the Ice, the Glasses and the Entertainment to You!

Whether that's your Home, a Holiday Let, a Hotel Function Room, or your Office!!

Standard Cocktail Making Class

 

3 Cocktails each

and a party starting round of Shots.

There are 3 ways you can have your Cocktail Making Class. 

My prefered way is by letting you make all 3 Cocktails. This is by far and away my most popular Cocktail Class. 

However, if you are on strict Time Constraints, I can set up and get you ready with a "Welcome Cocktail" and you make the other 2 Cocktails.

Or... You make the First 2 Cocktails and then I can make up your Third and Final Cocktail. This works well if you have me in the afternoon, and you need to get ready to go out in the Evening. 

If you make all 3 Cocktails, this normally lasts about 2 Hours.

Middle Cocktail Making Class

 

4 Cocktails each

and a round of Shots.

 

With my Middle Cocktail Making Class, you get 3 Cocktails each that YOU get to make. But then you have the option to either add in a "Welcome Cocktail" to get you all in the Mood. Or I can make the 4th and Final Cocktail for you, if you need to shoot off to get ready for another Activity. 

If you opt for this Cocktail Class, generally you'd have a little more time on your hands, so I also incorporate a Game or two in this package.

This Cocktail Class typically lasts for about 3 Hours.

Premium Cocktail Making Class

 

5 Cocktails each

and a Round of Shots! 

(well, actually a few rounds of Shots!)

 

The Premium Cocktail Making Class is if you want me for the whole Evening! Typically, I'd set up a "Welcome Cocktail Tree" Imagine a tree of Pornstar Martinis, Espresso Martinis or Blood Orange Aperol Spritz's! Then you make 3 Cocktails each. There's also my Back Bar Challenge where you get to compete against the rest of your Party to Create the Best Cocktail. Then I make up your 5th (...or 6th If your own Creation is drinkable!) for you to enjoy after the class has finished!

this lasts for about 4 Hours

...but can also go up to 5 hours if you're having plenty of Laughs and Giggles. 

What is a Cocktail Making Class?

A Cocktail Masterclass is quite simply a session where you learn How to make Cocktails. 

Now I'm not stupid. I know full well that 95% of my previous Clients actually don't really want to "Learn" how to make Cocktails. They never had any intention of becoming Bartenders. They purely want a fun couple of Hours that involves a Drink. The chances are, you're reading this thinking exactly the same.

 

That's why I've perfected my Craft. I LOVE Teaching. But I also LOVE Entertaining. So my top priority is giving you a few hours of Fun that you are going to remember for a good few years to come. But I do also love to give you "Drinkspiration". So I obviously show you how to make Cocktails. But my big underlying "WHY", is that I love teaching you how to flip drinks up to make subtle changes. Or course at the End of of the Class, you are going to know HOW to make the Worlds Best Pornstar Martini. But hopefully you'll also know how to make a Coconut or Pineapple Mojito using ingredients you can find from any Supermarket.

 

 

How does my Cocktail Making Class Work?

On Event Day, I turn up at your Event Location, normally about 60 mins before Start Time, to take over your Kitchen or Dining Room Table. I transform it from a dull looking area where you'd normally sit and eat your Full English or Sunday Roast, and turn it into a Multiple Station Cocktail Bar. I bring Plenty of Bar Equipment (Shakers etc), Ice Buckets, All the Drinks, Ice, Fruit and of course Table Protectors if need be, as no one wants a Grenadine Stain reminder 2 years from now! 

Depending on the size of your Party, and your Table Size, I either set up enough stations for Everybody, or we break it down into groups. But rest assured, there is minimal wait time. We're talking 5 minutes. Okay maybe 10 minutes, as there's always the slow coach, that at even 30yo, still can't work out how to chop a Lime! 

Remember, this is all about FUN, not pretentiousness. So I demonstrate how to make the Cocktail, complete with the Funnies. After 500+ Masterclasses, I know exactly where they'll come! Then let you loose at your Stations. Once Cocktail One is complete, you then have a few minutes to drink while i reset and clear the carnage that you've just created before we crack on with Cocktail 2. Basically its then rinse and repeat!

What about the Non Drinkers?

I LOVE this Question.

I'm fully aware now after 8+ years of doing this, there's going to be a Pregnant Hen, A Driver, or just someone who simply doesn't Drink. YOU ARE NOT ESCAPING THE FUN!! I promise you, you will be as included as the rest of the group. I have Mocktail Equivalents of ALL Cocktails. And i'm not just talking Orange & Lemonade either. I carry non-Alcoholic Rum, Vodka and Gin. I carry plenty of Purées and Syrups. Trust me. Your Mocktails will be as Banging as the Alcoholic versions! So if you think you're escaping the Shakeface Ritual, you are very sadly mistaken! 

Photos.

I know you'll all get your own Selfies. But I do get a load of Pics too. I have nailed the art of perfecting the perfect Group Boomerang, first time, every time. Bold statement I know, but I'd back myself. Plus getting the group shots without someone trying to hide at the back. Photos are as important as the session. They are what counts towards the memories. So I get plenty of Pics, then "Airdrop" them to whoever wants them at the end. Or WhatsApp if in the unlikely event that no one has an iPhone.

 

Why Hire me over another company?

You’d Hire me first and foremost, because I am a Fun ‘Comedic’ Entertainer and I’m Confident in what I do. Deffo not to be confused with Cocky or Egotistical though!  

I am a Personal Brand. You Hire me, because you want ME. If you Book me, I won't be sending Dave, Tom or Sarah to do the Event for me. I'll be coming myself. It'd be like Buying Tickets for the Spice Girls, only for S Club 7 to show up instead. 

 

You'd Hire ME, because I have well over 800 extremely Happy Clients from the last 8 years in Business!!

I have run Cocktail Making Classes for major companies, including Virgin EMI Records, McCarthy & Stone, Innocent Drinks, Rolex, Easyjet, Compare the Market, BMW and many, many others…

And that now also includes amazing TV Celebrities like THE Rachel Riley from Countdown, 8 out of 10 Cats...and Strictly!

As of 1st April 2020;

I have helped 284 Hen Parties have a truly awesome evening of Fun!

I have helped 119 Corporate Events go with a Bang.

I have helped 164 people celebrate their Birthdays. 

I've helped 4 Ladies celebrate their Divorces from their Ex Hubby

...One literally 8 months after I did her Hen Party!! 

And that now makes it well over 550+ Cocktail Making Classes in Total...!!

(Not to mention all the Cocktail Bars I used to do for Weddings and smaller Cocktail Parties)

ME ME ME...

Blah Blah Blah!!

Honestly, the main reasons you'd hire me are because...
 

I make it all about YOU YOU YOU!!!

You want a great memorable weekend, right?!

You want your Friends and Family to have the best time.

You don’t want any grief because something went wrong, or your Bartender didn’t turn up because they had a better offer.

You also don’t want to be given a shopping list and have to go out and buy the ingredients, make sure you have enough AND the right glasses, and you don’t want to have to worry about keeping all the Ice frozen.

Customer Service runs through my veins. I will make it my mission for your whole party to come away having the absolute time of their Lives. Their sides hurting from too much laughing. 

I just love helping people to have fun. The Party YOU organised will be remembered for months and years to come. I know because I'm extremely humbled to now get repeat bookings from Guests at previous parties from years past. Repeat Business makes up about 20% of my yearly Events.

Once you’ve paid the deposit, that’s it. Your Booking is 100% guaranteed.  I do not take a second booking on that date, nor do I drop you for a better paying, more lucrative event. You are my sole focus on that day.

You’d also Hire me because I take care of EVERYTHING.

The only things I need from you are Space, Decent Parking/Access and a bit of Hot Tap Water. That’s it.

You won’t get any shopping lists. You won’t be asked to provide the Glasses. Nor will you have to go out and buy 30kg of Ice and 40+ Limes.  The Prices includes Everything. I turn up well before the Start time, set up quickly and quietly, make people laugh, get you making drinks and leave you with very long last memories!

Testimonials from previous Clients...

Thank you Steve. Your cocktail masterclass really went down well at our team building workshop... as well as the cocktails did! You were entertaining, the team had a great time and everyone learned so much! The gin presentation was also great, feel like an expert now 🍸.... highly recommend for team events! Thank you!

​Lyndsey, Essex

We hired Steve for a friend's hen party. From the point of first contact he was extremely friendly, helpful and professional. 
He helped us coming up with quirky names for the cocktails, and he had a wide variety of cocktails to choose from. He stayed in touch right up until the day of the event, and was prompt on the evening. All the girls loved him - he was very chatty and easy to get along with. Overall, I would highly recommend Steve's bar service and will definitely be using him again in the future!! Thanks :)

​Gemma, London (Suffolk Event)

Wow, what an amazing service Steve provided. Communication throughout was excellent and he pulled out all the stops on the actual night. The cocktails were brilliant and well made and the whole thing went like clockwork. Can't recommend Steve highly enough and wouldn't hesitate to use him again.

​Bonnie, London (Norfolk Event)

Steve did a gin tasting and cocktail masterclass at my sisters hen do and it was just brilliant! Steve was so knowledgeable but also made the whole evening really fun and the cocktails were amazing! Non-drinkers were catered for really well and communication prior to the event was excellent. Would not hesitate to book Steve again or recommend to others!

Stacey, Essex (Suffolk Event)

We booked Steve for my best friends hen do. There was 20 of us in a big house in Norfolk for the weekend. Steve was brilliant. He made it very easy to book and make changes when some people pulled out at the last minute and even made sure the non-drinkers didn’t miss out on the fun. Everyone had a great time and he handled a loud bunch very well. Great fun was had by all - it was the highlight of the weekend! :)

Kirsty, Norfolk

Cocktail master class for daughters 30th birthday. Steve is friendly & great at his job, we all had the best cocktail class ever!! Would highly recommend!! Porn star martini was the absolute favourite!!

Rebecca, Norfolk 

I had the best cocktail masterclass for my 18th birthday, thanks to Steve’s brilliant service. He was fantastic and had everything prepared, it was all very professional and the cocktails were amazing - the raspberry mojito was my favourite! Me and many friends all enjoyed it so much, even when we didn’t understand his jokes! I would 100% recommend his service to anyone.

Ella, Essex

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