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Cocktail Making @ Sticky Bar

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by EvE (subscribe)
Passionate amateur photographer and writer who enjoys creating photographic memories of experiences, activities, people and places. View the images here: www.memoriesinphotography.net
Published February 17th 2013
Would you like to make a drink?
We all enjoy a cocktail or two at the end of the busy week while relaxing at a nice bar in a company of friends, wondering: " Ah, how good this Frozen Margarita is."

But have you ever wondered about the work behind the scenes, the art of mixology that brings a joy to your taste buds and a dedicated work of a barman that creates your favourite drink?

You can definitely sign up for a class at bartending school but you can also have a chance to try it all for yourself on a cocktail masterclass at Sticky Bar in Surry Hills.

The Bar
Where the cocktail magic happens


The classes take place on specific dates and minimum amount of people rule applies. We had our experience on Saturday when we joined some other groups of people who booked in for the same date. The place is somewhat difficult to find if you are not familiar with the area but it makes this experience even more unique, as once we found an entry, hidden in the back streets away from the main road, we had to sms a specific code to a mobile phone number so that we could be admitted to the night of cocktail magic.

On the night people were separated into three groups, and each group had a dedicated bartender presenting the tricks of the trade. It starts with the explanation of the tools used, ingredients needed to create that much loved savoury flavour of yours, and, believe it or not, even the rules of cocktail shaking.

A few classic cocktails were presented during the evening, and everyone in a group could have a go at mixing, shaking and tasting. The bar is nicely decorated with hightlights being chandelier and piano.

Bar Decor
Cozy interior


The bar staff definitely know and love their business, and they were all friendly and knowledgeable about the cocktail topic. The night ends with a competition between the groups to create a new cocktail, and each group's drink is then assessed on taste, presentation and the name chosen by the group.

Selection of cocktails
Who's the Winner?


This experience takes place just before the bar opens for general public therefore by the time people start coming in you'll find yourself already sitting in most comfortable chairs sipping another - complimentary - cocktail of your choice and tasting some interesting appetizers.

Tasty cocktails
Would you like a drink?


This experience will definitely give you a chance to feel yourself a captain of the cocktail ship, and could be an unusual idea for that first date where you can prepare a drink or two by yourself under friendly guidance of experienced barman.

The best way to get on this experience is to buy a ticket via this website. They will take care of your booking so that you do not need to print out any vouchers but rather just come to the bar on the date and time selected and enjoy the experience.
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Why? Feel yourself a Cocktail MasterChef
When: Bookings required
Phone: 0416 096 916
Where: 182 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
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