Here at Quarter, we know how to appreciate a great cocktail – we also know that it definitely isn’t as easy as it looks to create the perfect Old Fashioned or Long Island Iced Tea.
There are so many tricks of the trade and knowing the secret to every cocktail is a pretty tough job! There are endless numbers of drinks and combinations, and the smallest change can make sure a huge difference to the end product. For example: every good bartender knows that, despite however much James Bond might claim otherwise, a Martini should only ever be stirred.
Although we are partial to classic cocktails, we also relish trying out modern twists and even creating our own from scratch. At The Square, Kim and her bar team are always on the look out for the next big thing and create a new cocktail and mocktail of the season every 3 months. Practising and experimenting with new flavours, combinations and takes on old favourites has led to new additions to the seasonal cocktail menus. This summer, the Square team introduced the refreshing absinthe-based Green Fairy, and with the Christmas season around the corner, they’ll be blending elegant gins and warming rums with festive flavours such as chocolate and orange.
Ever fancied learning how to make your own cocktails? Book in for a cocktail masterclass at The Square to get some hands-on experience and a glimpse into the life of a mixologist. The Square’s in-house team will teach you plenty of tricks to impress your friends such as muddling and shaking, as well as talking all about the ingredients used to make these delicious drinks. With your group split up for a bit of healthy competition, you’ll get challenged to create the best drink to impress our fabulous masterclass teacher, who prides himself on making sure there are lots of laughs along the way, and that you really do have a great evening out.
What’s more: you can truly make a night of it and add a delicious 3 course meal to start or finish your evening off in style.
Your class will take place in our quirky and artistic lounge area, which is transformed into your masterclass arena with each ‘contestant’ taking centre stage as you battle it out to create the best cocktail.
The Square Kitchen, where you would be enjoying your 3 course meal, is an award winning restaurant and provides the perfect private dining for an evening out with friends or colleagues.
If you fancy hosting fun night out here with us at The Square then take a look on our website for more details or contact Mika, our events manager on 0117 9210455.
We can’t guarantee turning you into a world-class bartender in one night but we can certainly teach you enough to be able to create your favourites at home.