Kettle Black Cocktail Class | Gifted.

Monday, 24 June 2019

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Kettle Black Sheffield Cocktail Class Review

Living so close to such a swanky cocktail bar can be a little dangerous, but when Kettle Black invited me and some of my lovelies down for a cocktail class I couldn’t resist. But not just because of how addictive their espresso martinis are! 

Kettle Black Sheffield Cocktail Class Review

We were greeted upon arrival at Kettle Black to our own section of the bar and freshly poured prosecco ready and waiting whilst we were introduced to our host for the night, Danny! Unlike most cocktail classes available these days with the Kettle Black class you are left to peruse the menu at your leisure and decide which two individual cocktails you'd like to make.

A typical  cocktail class would be a selection of cocktails decided before you arrive and ones that you would all make too. By having your own sectioned off part of the bar it means that at Kettle Black you can create any of the wonders from their cocktail menu whilst also meeting the tastes of everyone in the group. 

Spoiler, not everyone likes espresso martinis. 

Kettle Black Sheffield Cocktail Class Review

There was no pressure or rush to crack on with the class, Danny took us step by step through each cocktail, the history of the spirits we were using and also the stories behind the cocktails on the menu. Our first round consisted of a Ginger Spice Espresso Martini, Corpse Reviver 2, Pain Killer, Bikini Atoll and a Lozzaberry! A wide range of cocktails requiring different skills and also vastly different taste palette so you can imagine we had fun. 

I went for the Corpse Reviver 2 for a gin, Cointreau and lillet shaken into an absinthe wash glass and it was an absolute treat. 

Kettle Black Sheffield Cocktail Class Review

Kettle Black Sheffield Cocktail Class Review

Kettle Black Sheffield Cocktail Class Review

Because we individually made our way behind the bar to hone in our skills it also meant there was no pressure to neck our lovely drinks and had plenty of time to catch up, try each others creations and capture plenty of boomerangs in-between. 

Kettle Black Sheffield Cocktail Class Review

Kettle Black Sheffield Cocktail Class Review

In our next round of makes we can safely say our favourite was the Largerita, modelled here by the fabulous Nikki who was extremely happy with her creation. And you've guessed it, a margarita with a corona chucked in for good measure. Not that we didn't enjoy the rest of our cocktails too... 

Kettle Black Sheffield Cocktail Class Review

We finished the evening off with a round of shots which all went down a little to easy before treating ourselves to a few more rounds. Made by the professionals this time mind, although we did test Danny a little bit by asking he create the cocktail we'd each like the most judging by our previous choices that evening, and he certainly rose to the challenge. 

Kettle Black Sheffield Cocktail Class Review

The cocktail class works out at £25 each for a prosecco arrival, two unique cocktails and a shot to finish. Perfect for a hen do, a birthday or ya know just a reason to get dressed up and go for drinks! Fancy having a go? Drop them an email here. 

Our head mixologist Danny was more than a teacher for the evening, providing education and entertainment so I cannot recommend these classes enough. Especially with how chilled out it was, especially for us home birds who are happy to be home by 12 with a pizza!

Kettle Black Sheffield Cocktail Class Review

Thank you for having us Kettle Black. 

*gifted press event from Kettle Black but all words, opinions and hangover are my own



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