7 Best Cocktail Making Classes in NYC

If you’ve ever wanted to learn the art of a great cocktail, you might be interested in taking one of the best cocktail making classes in NYC.

Cocktails can get pretty pricey if you’re looking to splurge on a fun night out. Generally, if I’m in the mood for some drinks I’ll go to the expensive cocktail bar and have one well-made drink before heading out to a more dive-like spot for the cheaper options. It’s best to not do those in the opposite order unless you plan to accidentally pay way too much for drinks that night. I respect bartenders a lot, especially those who create the unique cocktails that feel like they’re way too expensive to be real drinks. It takes talent and skill to find the right flavors and mix them well.

7 Best Cocktail Making Classes in NYC



I’ve always wanted to learn how to make a really good drink. The extent of my bartending abilities is mixing a gin and tonic in a red cup and occasionally pouring a glass of wine really poorly. I can hardly open a bottle of beer. This is why I tip bartenders well. Believe it or not, though, there are a ton of classes dedicated to teaching people like me the art of making a great drink. New York City offers a ton of options when it comes to classes, so it’s only natural that cocktail making is a popular choice. If you’re afraid of acid reflux, but still want to try your hand at bartending, you should take a look at the least acidic alcoholic drinks.

In order to create this list, we consulted Class Curious’s database of classes.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the best cocktail making classes in NYC.

7. Lumos


At Lumos, for $50 and two hours of your time, you’ll learn from mixologist Orson Salicetti. It includes four preset cocktail creations. You have to show up 15 minutes before the class start time and you must be 21 to enter. Lumos even offers private cocktail classes if you’re not in the mood for a larger group setting.