Immerse yourself in the full experience by trying out some of our masterclasses at Dublin Drinks Mixer!

Tickets are €10 plus booking fee to attend a masterclass. To purchase a masterclass ticket please click the Venue & Ticket section on our website, select the day that you wish to attend and masterclass/general admission tickets will be available for purchase. PLEASE NOTE for your masterclass ticket TO BE VALID you must purchase a general admission ticket also for the same session. Admission will be refunded or a fee of €20 will be charged, if you have not purchased a general admission ticket, this extra fee will not permit full access to the event.

A masterclass about Ireland’s notorious spirit hosted by Dave Mulligan, Owner of Bar 1661 & Winner of Best Cocktail Bar in Ireland 2019. Discover the history of poitin, the production, and the rise and fall of Ireland’s native spirit. Try four unique brands all showcasing something different that Poitin has to offer — Bán, Mad March Hare, Killowen & Micil.

Martini Masterclass by Boatyard Distillery! Shaken or stirred, wet or dry…bone dry? Dirty? It’s a Martini minefield out there! Fear not the guys from Boatyard Distillery have you covered. Discover the history of the Martini and Boatyard Distillery, before learning to become a maestro in the fine art of Martini-making!

Grace O’Malley Irish Whiskey Masterclass with Cellar Master & Blender Paul Caris. A world renowned spirits expert who is responsible for the decisions at every step in ageing, finishing and blending the Grace O’Malley whiskeys. This masterclass will involve the art of blending with Grace O’Malley Gin & Whiskey!

The history and future of Irish Whiskey cocktails by Teeling Whiskey Global Brand Ambassador Robert Caldwell. This Teeling Whiskey Masterclass is based around how the Global Cocktail Culture and the Irish Whiskey industry have strangely mirrored one another throughout history. Through this cocktail demonstration using Teeling Irish Whiskey, Robert Caldwell will look at how does the revival of Irish Whiskey fit into this evolution of the cocktail and how are we seeing Irish Whiskey used in mixed drinks today all around the world today. Taste some of these unique cocktails and learn what to keep an eye out for on cocktail menus whether you are in Dublin or New York, Singapore, or Sydney; or even how you could make these for your family and your friends at home.

Ice, Fire and Chemistry Masterclass with Brockmans Gin – using temperature to explore botanicals and the distillation process with Global Brand Ambassador, Mike Whatmough. Brockmans Gin is a complex and crafted Premium Gin using 11 botanicals. Their Global Brand Ambassador will guide you through samples and drinks served at temperatures varying from sub-zero to gently warmed. You’ll deep dive into the list of botanicals and how they impact the unique and complex flavour of this spirit. He hopes to teach you how different flavour compounds react to temperatures both in distillation and when making cocktails to give you a real understanding of how different botanicals are utilised to create this Gin Like No Other.

The Dead Man’s Fingers Masterclass hosted by Global Brand Ambassador Nathan Sorby will showcase the history of Rum in five cocktails! Each one will highlight a different rum in their range — coconut, hemp, spiced, coffee and their soon to be launched pineapple rum!

Pusser’s Rum Masterclass hosted by Tiki legend Georgi Radev of award-winning bar Laki Kane. Learn everything there is to know about Pusser’s Rum and their trade-marked cocktail The Painkiller. Taste and enjoy the Pussers Blue Label, Pussers Gunpowder, Pussers 15 Year Old & of course The Painkiller Cocktail! Giveaway also included!

Coole Swan is best served neat or over ice – always chilled! In this masterclass, learn how to use this unique combination of whiskey, chocolate & cream to create luxurious pure white cocktails and colourful creations that pop against the brilliant white base colour. The natural, sweet flavours and velvety textures from chocolate and cream give the perfect base to unique creations; and the single-malt whiskey finish is evident but not over-powering in the lingering finish. Coole Swan delivers like no other Irish Cream.

An Irish Gin Cocktail masterclass with Clonakilty Distillery Brand Ambassador Jesus Nava! Jesus will take attendee’s through the process of making some delicious gin cocktails!

Our Story

A team of real drinks experts are behind Dublin Drinks Mixer. With years of experience creating events within the drinks industry such as Whiskey Live Dublin, Irish Whiskey Awards & Gin Experience Dublin, as well as being the faces behind Celtic Whiskey Shop & Wines on the Green and the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder, they felt it was time to give the craft spirits industry a platform of it’s own in Dublin.

Whether you are an occasional drinker who wants to learn more about the gin, spirits and cocktail industry or someone involved in the trade, we want to give you the chance to meet the producers behind your favourite spirits and find new favourites too.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dublin Drinks Mixer.

Ally & The Team

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