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Cocktail Making Experience in Westport

Mix & Stay - The Cocktail Experience

Become your own mixologist with an immersive experience from the experts at Knockranny House Hotel this October, creating and customising your own unique cocktail.
A two-night stay, arriving on Friday 6th October, Knockranny’s mixologist and cocktail king, David Hacobian, in the plush Brehon Bar at the hotel will guide you through the history, foundations and flavours of some of the world’s favourite drinks, and help you design your own creation to add to this illustrious list.
On Friday evening, David will provide a whistle-stop tour through the art of wetting your whistle with a quick history of cocktail making, its rules, styles and methods, and a sampling of some of the world’s classics.
On Saturday afternoon, David will guide you through a workshop exploring the creation of a perfect drink, understanding and mastering ‘cocktail tension’ – the balance between alcoholic strength, sweetness, sourness, bitterness, saltiness, temperature and texture — and focusing on sensory memory development and organoleptic analysis. This is when you’ll draw from Knockranny’s extensive drinks library of spirits, mixers, bitters and garnishes to create and customise your own cocktail.
With breakfast each morning overlooking the magnificent vistas of Clew Bay, the buzzing town of Westport within a short stroll and dinner on one evening in the award-winning La Fougère Restaurant at Knockranny House Hotel, this immersive cocktail experience with two workshops on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th October includes a copy of your masterpiece recipe to recreate at home, and is available from €275 per person sharing.