Martinis, Manhattans and more: cocktails with Rose Brookman

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Join drinks expert Rose Brookman for an introduction to mixing pre-batched cocktails - the easiest way to make top-quality drinks for friends and family.

Event details

Join us for an evening of cocktail making with Rose Brookman, spirits educator and former head of the Midnight Cocktail Club, the largest independent bartending competition in the UK.

During the evening you'll prepare four cocktails under Rose's expert supervision - a Martini, Manhattan, Pierre Collins and French 75 twist. Learn to perfect pre-batching, a technique that allows you to make ready-to-serve cocktails with minimal hassle.

Rose will also be sharing her top tips for making and serving top quality cocktails on a budget, as well as giving a potted history of each of these fascinating drinks.

The cocktails you'll make (and taste)

  • Martini - perhaps the world's best known cocktail
  • Manhattan - the perfect drink for whiskey lovers
  • Pierre Collins - a delightfully fresh brandy-based drink
  • French 75 twist - a Mexican twist on the Champagne-topped classic

Tasting level

Beginner: No prior knowledge required, only enthusiasm! Perfect if you want to try something new, brush up on the basics, or taste some delicious drinks.

About the presenter, Rose Brookman

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Rose started her career in hospitality working in bars across the UK but found her love for spirits at Amoeba Craft Beer and Cocktail Bar in Bristol. She became passionate about competition bartending which led to the re-establishment of the Midnight Cocktail Club, a monthly peer judged bartending competition that grew exponentially to be the biggest independent competition in the UK, training and pushing young bartenders to learn and excel at their craft.

Rose moved to the other side of the bar and joined East London Liquor Company (ELLC) where she started in Sales for the South West, moving to Tour Manager and finally Lead Educator, where her passion for education grew through industry brand training, consumer tours, and teaching WSET courses to industry partners.

More recently Rose has fallen in love with Japanese spirits studying to become an Awamori Jinbner as part of a scheme by the Japanese Tax Agency to help encourage global recognition of the spirit category.

Booking terms and conditions

Payment in full must be made at the time of booking and places are not confirmed until payment has been received. Unfortunately we cannot take provisional bookings.

Cancellations and transfers

  • Cancellations and transfers can be made up to two weeks before the event.
  • Cancellations within 10 working days are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another event.
  • If you need to change a name on the booking, please give us as much notice as possible.
  • WSET School London reserves the right to cancel an event. If necessary, a full refund or transfer will be offered.

Please note: The sample list and speaker/s may be subject to change.

Contact us

If you have any queries about this event, please call our Student Services team on 020 7089 3841 or email