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Win a cocktail masterclass at City Inn’s Blue Bar

Strictly Confidential and City Inn are putting on cocktail masterclasses throughout September – we've four places to give away

Published on August 19th 2010.

Win a cocktail masterclass at City Inn’s Blue Bar

The ability to mix a mean cocktail is one we'd all like to have, but few people really know how to pour, blend and shake with confidence. So Strictly Confidential has teamed up with the beguiling Blue Bar at City Inn to put together a series of cocktail masterclasses for readers.

The Saturday pm ones are ideal as a starter for a night out (as are the Thursday ones if you like to live it up mid-week). They're also great as a team-building event, or as a fab present for a friend.

Led by one of their specialist mixologists, the classes will teach you how to make classic drinks and reveal the secrets of the cocktail world. You'll leave feeling inspired, educated, and probably a little bit tipsy.

And at your next social gathering, you'll be able to impress all your friends with your nifty new mixologist skills.

The masterclasses will be held on Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons throughout September. The Saturday pm ones are ideal as a starter for a night out (as are the Thursday ones if you like to live it up mid-week). They're also great as a team-building event, or as a fab present for a friend.

Classes take place at 6pm on Thursday 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 September, and at 3pm on Saturdays 4, 11, 18, and 25 September 2010.

They're going to be relaxed and sociable – the ideal start to a night out, a clever present idea, or the perfect way to find some new drinking buddies.

If you'd like to go, click here for more details and to book. They cost just £30 – which includes your two cocktails and 90 minutes of tuition.

The classes start with a champagne cocktail and canapés, before you're introduced to the techniques and equipment used to make cocktails. After a brief history of mixology, there'll be a hands-on demonstration on how to make classic and contemporary drinks, before you're given an opportunity to mix your own cocktail and put your new knowledge into practice. The evening will end with the mixologist shaking you a cocktail of your choice. The class lasts for about 90 minutes in total.

Exclusive to Confidential readers we are able to offer you this masterclass for only £30 per person and the classes can hold up to 25 people (minimum numbers apply). The class includes a champagne cocktail, two classic cocktails, samples of other classics and twists, canapés, 90 minutes of tuition, and a voucher for 2 for 1 on cocktails at City Inn.

Times and dates are:
6pm on Thursday 9 September, Thursday 16 September, Thursday 23 September, Thursday 30 September.3pm on Saturday 11 September, Saturday 18 September, and Saturday 25 September.

So if you want to learn a useful (some would say, essential) skill in September book yourself in. It'll be a sociable, relaxed affair and plenty of fun – we hope to see you there.

We've got four masterclass places to give away to two lucky winners. To be in with a chance of winning, just enter your email address below.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Prize is for two people to take part in a City Inn cocktail masterclass free of charge.
  2. Classes are either 6pm on Thursdays 9, 16, 23 and 30 September or 3pm on Saturdays 11, 18, and 25 September 2010.
  3. Winner can state a preferred date but may be asked to join another class, subject to availability.
  4. Prize includes two cocktails and canap├ęs. Any other drinks or food items purchased will need to be paid for.

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Thank you for your interest, but this competition closed to further entries on January 1st 2010.

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