Kindred Spirits’ tasting room recently transformed into a hub of creativity as Aidan of The Lake District Cocktail Company and the event host Leigh teamed up to present the first-ever Cocktail Masterclass. Sixteen eager participants gathered around the tasting table, ready to embark on a journey of mixology and flavour exploration.
The evening kicked off in style with a tantalizing Pornstar Rum-tini, featuring the exquisite Piña Rum. As laughter and excitement filled the air, our guests embraced their inner mixologists, crafting and recreating classic cocktails with a distinctive Kindred twist.
From brilliant concoctions to more adventurous attempts, our amateur mixologists experimented with various techniques, creating a dynamic and entertaining atmosphere. The second act of the evening starred the Pineapple Mojito, where participants eagerly muddled fresh pineapple and mint, crafting a refreshing and tropical delight with the versatile Piña Rum.
The classic Bramble took centre stage next, showcasing a blend of Bramble and Bay Gin and Damson Gin Liqueur. This timeless cocktail proved to be a crowd-pleaser, offering a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.
The creative freedom continued as guests ventured into crafting their own sour cocktails, choosing from a diverse selection of spirits. The Bakewell Gin Liqueur emerged as the undisputed favourite, with the majority opting for the Bakewell Sour. A few daring individuals explored with Smoked Rum Sours, while one intrepid soul crafted a Peated Whisky Sour, adding a unique twist to the mix.
The success of the Cocktail Masterclass echoed through the rave reviews on TripAdvisor, with numerous guests awarding the evening a well-deserved five stars. The Bakewell Gin Liqueur proved to be a hot commodity, selling out on the spot, attesting to the popularity of their masterfully crafted Bakewell Sours.
Excitement is already building for the next Cocktail Masterclass scheduled for Saturday, November 25th. As Kindred Spirits continues to blend innovation, community, and a dash of spirited fun, it’s clear that Keswick’s newest tasting room is on a journey of its own, captivating the taste buds and imaginations of cocktail enthusiasts or just those looking for something a little bit different to do here in Keswick. Join us for an evening of libation and laughter – your mixology adventure awaits!