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Includes free entry into Gardners World Live
Summer Festival talent line-up
Birmingham NEC
13 - 16 June 2019

Drinks Academy Live

NEW for 2019, take an exciting journey through the world of drinks with the Drinks Academy Live experience. Taste and learn about unusual spirits, botanical-led gins, plus the best mixers to reach for in search of the ultimate pairing for your taste buds. Dive into the world of rum or uncover a selection of non-alcoholic drinks in a mindful drinking session. 

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Mindful Drinkingaccordian title

Mindful drinking - bringing to life the new age of social drinking. Discover non and low ABV options and what to look for as well as ways to get involved with the movement and how best to use these products in everyday life. The session will cover a selection of styles of drinks, including a easy to make home cocktail serve.

Guests will be given a sample of each product throughout the session.

Unusual Spiritsaccordian title

Unusual and interesting spirits from around the world. Break off form the norm, and go exploring the road less travelled and taste some of the more interesting spirits out there which you may have seen on the shelf, but never known the best way to enjoy.

Each guest will receive a taste of each showcased spirit with our recommended serve.

World of Rumaccordian title

A widely drank spirit which is very much misunderstood at times. This is a journey through the different faces of the Rum world and how each type has its own special place in the drinks cabinet at home.  

Guests will receive a taste of each showcased rum as well as a range of suggested serves.

Negroni 100 Masterclassaccordian title

A celebration of 100 years of the Negroni serve. A bit of history about the drink and its contents, helpful tips and tricks for making the perfect at home serve as well as some different ways to enjoy.

This will be accompanied by a tasting of the Campari official pre-batch serve as well as a special twist that will be shown on stage.

Gins, Tonics & Garnishes accordian title

G&T for the new age - with a consumer trend to craft and flavoured sodas, this class will go into detail about the different products available and how best to match them with different styles of gins alongside garnish recommendations to make the drink a little bit more special. We’ll also look at the growing use of bitters in the G&T serve.

Guests will be given a sample of each of the showcased serves.

Timetable

SELECT A DAY

  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mindful Drinking
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Unusual Spirits
    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    World of Rum
    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Negroni 100 Masterclass
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Gins, Tonics & Garnishes
    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Gins, Tonics & Garnishes
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mindful Drinking
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Unusual Spirits
    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    World of Rum
    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Negroni 100 Masterclass
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Gins, Tonics & Garnishes
    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Gins, Tonics & Garnishes
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mindful Drinking
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Unusual Spirits
    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    World of Rum
    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Negroni 100 Masterclass
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Gins, Tonics & Garnishes
    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Gins, Tonics & Garnishes
  • 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Mindful Drinking
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Unusual Spirits
    1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    World of Rum
    2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Negroni 100 Masterclass
    3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Gin, Tonics & Garnishes
    4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Gin, Tonics & Garnishes
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