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 going to be running a Potions-style cocktail pop up in March.
It’s all taking place in a subterranean hideout in Dalston, suitably furnished with floating candles and moving photographs of you and your companions on the walls – which will be less spooky once you remember you sent them in before the experience. They’ll then get you robed up, hand you your wand, and lead you to your personal 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 with a tap of your wand – before you scale up to the mixed drinks, for which you’ll have to raid the potions cupboard. Armed with your tinctures and extracts, you’ll go on to create two otherworldy creations which may variously smoke, change colour, or just catch completely on fire.
Just don’t go too heavy on the booze components…
You might end up walking out Diagon Alley.
NOTE: The Cauldron’s Magical Cocktail Experience runs from March until the end of June, 2018. You can reserve your spot HERE. Sessions last 1hr45mins, and cost £29.99.
The Cauldron Magical Cocktail Experience | 5d Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH
Images by Xavier Boldu