The Mixology Class at Issaya Cooking Studio makes learning to concoct cocktails in Bangkok a surprisingly fun and engaging way to spend your Friday nights. The course is laid back, casual and a great excuse to sink five premium quality drinks, while learning the very basics of what makes a superb cocktail.
Operating from 18:00 to 20:30 every Friday, the cocktail class at Issaya Cooking Studio has a different menu of five signature recipes prepared each week with the featured base liquor. Considering the price of the class, these work out to be some of the cheapest cocktails in Bangkok…and they are fantastic!
The Mixology Class at Issaya is located in Central Embassy Shopping Mall on the basement level. To find it is actually quite tricky because you have to first enter Eathai Food Court, but explain to the staff you are going to Isssaya Cooking School and they will show you the way.
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The class leader, Adit, is talkative and fun, treating it like a bar room experience, so don’t expect to learn any serious bar tending skills here; instead come to shake some martinis and experience the very basics of how to make a professional cocktail. After each round of creations you can come together with the other guests and the course leader, Adit, lets you try his so you can see how the recipe comes together in the hands of a professional.
When we tried Issaya Cooking School Mixologist Class the base was tequila, and even though I’m quite wary of this infamous spirit, each of the cocktails was surprisingly good. Highlights included the mango and chilli Martina made with fresh mango, red chilli and elderflower shaken with premium quality tequila. Another standout was the tequila flip, based on a mojito recipe, it had a sweet lime flavour mixed with sprigs of mint.
Issaya’s cooking school is a very relaxed space in general, with wallpaper and soft couches giving it the look of a home, rather than a school. Each mixing station is set up with all the tricky ingredients prearranged by the kitchen hands. This means no cooking or peeling is involved so you can focus squarely on the mixing and shaking.
Learning to shake a martini like a the top mixologists from one of rooftop bars across the city has never been so much fun, and if you are looking for something a little different to do in Bangkok, this is the perfect activity for a hands on, entertaining and boozy date, or with a group of friends.
Cocktail Making Class at Issaya Cooking Studio
- Opening Hours: 18:00 - 20:30 (Fridays only)
- Location: Central Embassy Shopping Mall Basement Floor