At long last, there’s a magical cocktail-making course in London.
But don’t worry if that sounds challenging – some very talented people are going to be de mentors.
In fact, one of those people is co-founder David Duckworth, a molecular mixologist who’s previously put together mind-blowing cocktails at The Bletchley and ABQ. And, ahead of hopefully opening a permanent magic pub, he and the team are now running their third Potions-style cocktail pop up following two sell-out runs.
It’s all taking place in a subterranean hideout in Dalston, suitably furnished with floating candles, gargoyles and dusty old wizarding tomes. They’ll then get you robed up, kit you out with a wand, and lead you to your personal
potions bench cocktail workstation.
You’ll first whet your whistle with a special Fourpure collaboration beer – made with ingredients plucked from traditional folk witchcraft and mysteriously poured from a tree with a tap of your wand – before you scale up to the mixed drinks, for which you’ll have to raid the potions cupboard. You can pick any two concoctions from their extensive menu, depending on what sort of er, effects you’d like them to have. And then, armed with the appropriate tinctures, extracts, and eyes of newt, you’ll go on to create your otherworldy creations which may variously smoke, change colour, or be dramatically set on fire by a passing druid.
Just don’t go too heavy on the booze measures…
You might end up walking out Diagon Alley.
NOTE: Tickets for The Cauldron Magical Cocktail Experience are released in batches, and are currently available until the end of March 2019. Sessions last 1hr45mins, and cost from £29.99 – you can reserve your spot HERE.
The Cauldron Magical Cocktail Experience | 5d Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH
Last Updated: 14th November 2019
Images by Xavier Boldu