February 19, 2018 | Alexandra Hotel
The Alexandra Hotel and Restaurant, a boutique bolthole on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, launches cocktail-making masterclasses with mixologist Lloyd Brown. Brown will combine gins from well-known distillers including Sipsmith with locally-sourced ingredients and spirits such as Liberty Fields, produced on a nearby farm.
Master Mixology Cocktail Evening – from £20 per person
Dorset-based mixologist extraordinaire Brown will showcase three gin-inspired cocktails and will explain the history of gin, the art of mixology and what makes a great gin cocktail. After a Sipsmith Gin and Tonic, there will be tastings of the distillers Sloe Gin, Lemon Drizzle Gin and London Cup. Locally-inspired cocktails will include the Bridport Dagger (with ginger beer, gin, lime, cassis and Liberty Fields Apple Balsamic Vinegar) and an Ooser (with gin, lemon, basil, soda and blaeberry jam), named after the Dorset mythical beast. The Master Mixology Cocktail Evening (Friday 23 February) costs £20 per person, including three cocktails and nibbles.
Master Mixology Cocktail Weekend Break – from £225 per person
Spend a weekend soaking up the salty sear air. A two-night Master Mixology Cocktail Break (23 & 24 February) costs from £450 total/£225 per person (two sharing) including two nights’ accommodation, full English breakfast each morning, the Master Mixologist Cocktail Evening and a three-course dinner on one evening.
Further Master Mixology dates to be announced.
The Alexandra Hotel and Restaurant is Grade-II listed and has 23-individually-designed bedrooms, including a sumptuous suite (The Countess’s Room) with a bay window and sweeping sea views. The hotel has been decorated in keeping with its coastal location and in-room amenities include ammonite-fossil-shaped chocolates and marine-extract toiletries.
For more information, or to book, visit www.hotelalexandra.co.uk or call 01297 442 010.