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Host: Shane

Saint Philip, Barbados

USD
$56 per person

Mixology class with a local expert in Barbados

Host offerings
  • Cooking studio
  • Professional cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Shane

Shane is a local Barbadian with a passion for mixology, science and travel. Shane made mixology a career after being offered an opportunity to bartend to aid in college payments. Since then, he made his way to the international stage where he is known for the flavors he creates with his well-balanced cocktails. Shane is a bar consultant and travels to experience different cultures and spirits from around the world. He looks forward to sharing the tricks to cocktail-making that he has picked up over the years while introducing you to the flavors and spirits of Barbados.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Cooking experience: (2-8 guests) Meet your host Shane at Foursquare, one of four rum distilleries on the island. Begin your 1.5 hour mixology class with a quick tour of the sugarcane plantation and distillery to learn about how rum is made from sugarcane; a journey from the field to the table. Next head to the Copper Still bar to learn to create three different cocktails from scratch. Drinks you might learn to create are a twist on the traditional Barbadian rum punch, Corn 'n' Oil, a cocktail made with falernum (local sugarcane liqueur) and a cocktail made with Kola tonic, a local drink accented with spices from the Caribbean. Shane is delighted to share the history of the ingredients used in the cocktails and helps you appreciate the tastes and aromas of local Barbadian spirits. Learn about the techniques and tips involved in making and tasting cocktails as you shake your own cocktails with the help of this expert mixologist. Enjoy your cocktails paired with local snacks such as tamarind balls, sugar cake or guava cheese. Shane is flexible on timing and can host between 10-4:30pm so feel free to customize your timing with him after you book if the 1pm or 3pm time slots don't work for you.

Notes: Please note this is a cocktail-making class, not a cooking class.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Contemporary Rum Punch (Aged rum, lime, Angostura bitters)
  • Corn 'n' Oil (Aged rum, velvet Falernum, Angostura bitters)
  • Heritage Spritz (Rum, Claytons Kola Tonic, velvet Falernum, grapefruit juice)
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Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $56 $56
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $56 $56
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 3:00pm-5:00pm

Meet Shane

Shane is a local Barbadian with a passion for mixology, science and travel. Shane made mixology a career after being offered an opportunity to bartend to aid in college payments. Since then, he made his way to the international stage where he is known for the flavors he creates with his well-balanced cocktails. Shane is a bar consultant and travels to experience different cultures and spirits from around the world. He looks forward to sharing the tricks to cocktail-making that he has picked up over the years while introducing you to the flavors and spirits of Barbados.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Cooking experience: (2-8 guests) Meet your host Shane at Foursquare, one of four rum distilleries on the island. Begin your 1.5 hour mixology class with a quick tour of the sugarcane plantation and distillery to learn about how rum is made from sugarcane; a journey from the field to the table. Next head to the Copper Still bar to learn to create three different cocktails from scratch. Drinks you might learn to create are a twist on the traditional Barbadian rum punch, Corn 'n' Oil, a cocktail made with falernum (local sugarcane liqueur) and a cocktail made with Kola tonic, a local drink accented with spices from the Caribbean. Shane is delighted to share the history of the ingredients used in the cocktails and helps you appreciate the tastes and aromas of local Barbadian spirits. Learn about the techniques and tips involved in making and tasting cocktails as you shake your own cocktails with the help of this expert mixologist. Enjoy your cocktails paired with local snacks such as tamarind balls, sugar cake or guava cheese. Shane is flexible on timing and can host between 10-4:30pm so feel free to customize your timing with him after you book if the 1pm or 3pm time slots don't work for you.

Notes: Please note this is a cocktail-making class, not a cooking class.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Contemporary Rum Punch (Aged rum, lime, Angostura bitters)
  • Corn 'n' Oil (Aged rum, velvet Falernum, Angostura bitters)
  • Heritage Spritz (Rum, Claytons Kola Tonic, velvet Falernum, grapefruit juice)
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $56 $56
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $56 $56
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
1:00pm-3:00pm 3:00pm-5:00pm
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