When winter arrives, the thing we look forward to the most is the introduction of those irresistible festive foods, drinks and flavours back into our repertoire. When else would you reach for a hot lemon drizzle martini after all? But as Christmas gatherings begin to fill everyone’s diaries, having a solid repertoire of delicious cocktail recipes with which to delight guests is the key to a truly splendid festive period. And you can build yours at the Sipsmith Martini Express in Covent Garden this November.
Tapping into the versatility of the most iconic cocktail of all time, this mixology masterclass where Londoners can watch on as Sipsmith’s master bartenders craft the perfect martini. But these are no run-of-the-mill martinis! With every sip you’ll savour a taste of Christmas magic.
And where better to get into the Christmas cocktail spirit than in the heart of the West End? Revel in the glittering glow of Covent Garden’s gorgeous lights display before being greeted by the Martini Express Conductor at the beautifully restored, 1950’s Sipsmith Bus. After pre-booking your ticket, you’ll be asked to complete a Sipsmith Martini Quiz at home which will allow the Sipsmith team to concoct your very own personalised Martini, ready to kick off the festivities on your arrival!
Throughout the masterclass you’ll be guided by Sipsmith’s experts, who’ll fill you in on the fascinating history of gin. You’ll also be served an exclusive Covent Garden Martini, inspired by the sights, history and flavours of the local area. Once you’ve sipped your 2 exclusive Martinis, you’ll be given a gift bag to take home.
If you’re unable to make the masterclass, you can still enjoy the festive vibes and savour a seasonal Sipsmith cocktail during the day. Take a break from Christmas shopping and join the Sipsmith Martini Express for a cosy winter warmer such as a hot lemon drizzle martini, a hot mulled sloe or a hot gin and tonic. Of course, you could also keep it classic with a cold G&T, with non-alcoholic options available too.
Sipsmith Christmas Martini Express masterclasses will take place every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday in November from 6pm-7pm and 9pm-10pm. Tickets are £35. 18+ only, please drink responsibly.