Drink Masterclasses

The masterclasses are free and space is allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

All drink masterclasses are 30 minutes long. 

Note timings are subject to change so do check back here before the day!

 Saturday 18th January 

Tea Tasting

11.15 am to 11.45 am

Rui, the founder of Grass People Tree, shares the untold stories of wild, indigenous and ancient tea that are made in tune with nature from the primeval mountains of Guizhou, China. Join Rui on this journey, tea will never be the same again.

Cocktails with Lyre's

12.15 pm to 12.45 pm

Join Lyre’s Spirits for a journey around some of their amazing range. Each non-alcoholic spirit is designed to be served exactly as you would any other fine distillate, that is, either straight, mixed or shaken into a cocktail. Use them exclusively for a booze-free beverage or blend them with whatever’s in your liquor cabinet for a mid-strength tipple.

Join Jeremy Shipley, brand ambassador for Lyre’s. Jeremy is an award-winning bar-beverage manager and brand ambassador who has had over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry in New Zealand and Australia. 

Upflow Beer Tasting

1.15 pm to 1.45 pm

Join Club Soda beer expert Anja for a tour of the best of the fest, including our beer sponsors Upflow Brewing Collective – who are so new you won’t have even tried them yet!

Cocktail Masterclass with La Maison Wellness

2.15 pm  &  5.15 pm

If you have not subscribed to Camille’s YouTube Channel yet, then do. La Masion Wellness help you make the best alcohol-free cocktails. Rebecca from La Maison Welness will show you how to make a great cocktail to impress your friends!

2.15pm: Mix your Perfect BoTonic: Delving into the botanicals at the Festival, Camille will show you how to mix and personalise your own perfect BoTonic. Discover your favourite botanical and create your own perfect serve, so that your favourite tipple is special every time you make it. 

5.15pm: The Perfect Fruit Cup: Anyone for Tennis? Make the Perfect Alcohol Free Fruit Cup! This traditional London drink has all the flavour of a Pimms-style drink without the ABV.

The Hox Southwark

3.15 pm to 3.45 pm

One of London’s best kept secrets, but not for long! The Hox at Southwark has one of the best alcohol-free drinks menus we have ever seen! Amazing cocktails, craft beers and even wines. They are our new favourite place to hang out!

Under the expert supervision of Gabor Fodor, their head of bars, you will be making their world-famous alcohol-free Negroni. Be ready to become n expert bartender 

 

How to choose a new favourite drink

4.15 pm to 4.45 pm

Join a panel of experts from the drinks industry who are keen to help you find a new favourite tipple. What to know what to buy and where? How to replace your favourite gin and tonic? Looking for something low rather than no? Or maybe you want to try something that does not taste like alcohol at all? In every case, this is the panel for you!

Fiona Beckett is a highly respected drinks and food writer and the wine columnist for the Guardian and author of  How to Drink Without Drinking:Celebratory alcohol-free drinks for any time of the day. Robyn From Square Root Soda, Tom from Urban Pubs and Bars,  Jeremy Shipley, Brand Abassador for Lyre’s.

 Sunday 19th January 

Cocktail Masterclass with La Maison Wellness

10.30am to 11am

Peach Me I’m Dreaming

If you have not subscribed to Camille’s YouTube channel yet, then do. La Masion Wellness help you make the best alcohol-free cocktails. Camille will show you how to make a great cocktail to impress your friends!

In this session, you will be making a Peach Me I’m Dreaming. So easy to make yet beautiful and sophisticated this is going to be your new favourite sparkling cocktail!

Upflow Beer Tasting

11.30 am to 12.00pm

Join Club Soda beer expert Anja for a tour of the best of the fest, including our beer sponsors Upflow Brewing Collective – who are so new you won’t have even tried them yet!

 

Cocktail Masterclass with La Maison Wellness

12.30pm to 1.00pm

Lazy Matinée

If you have not subscribed to Camille’s YouTube channel yet, then do. La Masion Wellness help you make the best alcohol-free cocktails. Camille will show you how to make a great cocktail to impress your friends!

In this session, you will be making a Lazy Matinée. A twist on the classic mimosa this is your perfect cocktail for Sundays chilling with friends living the brunch life!

How to choose a new favourite drink

1.30 pm to 2pm

Join a panel of experts from the drinks industry who are keen to help you find a new favourite tipple. What to know what to buy and where? How to replace your favourite gin and tonic? Looking for something low rather than no? Or maybe you want to try something that does not taste like alcohol at all? In any case, this is the panel for you!

Robyn from Square Root Soda, Tom from Wise Bartender, Jeremy Shipley from Lyre’s and Anja who writes the Club Soda drink reviews will share their wisdom.

Cocktail Masterclass with La Maison Wellness

2.30pm to 3pm

Gingembre

If you have not subscribed to Camille’s YouTube channel yet, then do. La Masion Wellness help you make the best alcohol-free cocktails. Camille will show you how to make a great cocktail to impress your friends!

In this session, you will be making a Gingembre, a long and refreshing cocktail that has a ginger kick to it that will shake up your winter mood. 

 

Cocktails with Lyre's

3.30pm to 4pm

Join Lyre’s Spirits for a journey around some of their amazing range. Each non-alcoholic spirit is designed to be served exactly as you would any other fine distillate, that is, either straight, mixed or shaken into a cocktail. Use them exclusively for a booze-free beverage or blend them with whatever’s in your liquor cabinet for a mid-strength tipple.

Join Jeremy Shipley, brand ambassador for Lyre’s. Jeremy is an award-winning bar-beverage manager and brand ambassador who has had over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry in New Zealand and Australia.