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Shaking It Like Tom Cruise: Silverstone Distillery's First Cocktail Masterclass

We had a wonderful evening making history and cocktails with our guests at our very first Cocktail Masterclass at the distillery.

After months of uncertainty with cancelled events and bookings, we were so glad to be able to open up our doors to a lovely group of guests for our first Cocktail Masterclass.

The masterclass was led by the talented Josh from JD Mixology who set up stations on each table for each of our attending couples to create their cocktails for the evening. Each station had all the necessary ingredients and equipment, complete with recipe cards for guests to take home and make again if they enjoyed them!

After welcome drinks and a chat, everyone was led through the steps to make two custom-created cocktails, made especially for Silverstone Distillery: a 'Negroni Fizz' which featured our Heritage No1 gin and a 'Silverstone Mule' which featured our Heritage No2 vodka. Steps included shaking, straining and even sparking some flames too, with Josh throwing in interesting facts and history for each drink being made.

In between the making and drinking, we laid on delicious sharing grazing boxes supplied by The White Horse pub in Silverstone, which did very well at ensuring the couples all had lined stomachs! Guests were then given the opportunity to create their own cocktails with a wealth of ingredients available to them, each cocktail was then taste-tested (safely by dipping a clean straw in once) by the rest of the group and scored. Votes were counted up and the winner was gifted a wonderful gift box from JD Mixology including cocktail equipment and ingredients to create a drink from the cocktail masterclass.

The winning cocktail from the night was 'Emma's Extravaganza' and the recipe for this winning drink was:

  • 50ml Heritage No1 Gin

  • 25ml passion fruit liqueur

  • 25ml apple juice

  • Splash of lime syrup

  • Topped off with lemonade

The night ended with some very happy faces leaving the distillery with lots of new memories and recipes to boot!

We can't wait to hold another masterclass soon, so be sure to sign up to our mailing list or follow us on social media to stay up to date with event announcements as they happen.

Recommended Supplier

Great news, JD Mixology is now a recommended supplier at Silverstone Distillery, so be sure to book them for your next private event at Silverstone Distillery.



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