Like cocktails? Like devouring them at one of the Valley's favourite hangouts? No, they're not trick questions. If you answered yes to both — and we're certain that you did — then you're going to love Dutch Courage Officers' Mess returning boozy masterclasses.
Not content with wowing thirsty folks with their drinks list — pavlova sour, anyone? — the Alfred Street hotspot wants to impart their beverage-shaking wisdom to their patrons. On the third Saturday of each month, they'll be enlisting their top-tier bartenders to share the tricks of the trade in themed afternoon sessions.
Each class will cover everything from the tools you need to the basics of cocktail structure, as well as the history of alcoholic concoctions and tips for making your own recipes, too. A new theme, Modern Classics, will kick things off for the year on January 20, with breakfast martinis on the menu. As for the rest of the year, liquid desserts, winter warmers and a spice trade sojourn have all taken pride of place previously, which gives you an idea of what'll be in store. Whatever the subject, we're betting that a certain clear spirit will feature among the ingredients; this is a bar that boasts more than 150 gins on site, after all.