Kick off the holiday season with our annual Festive Spirits series, featuring a set of hands-on Cocktail Masterclasses at some of the UK’s best restaurants. Events in partnership with award-winning, craft spirit brands, hand picked by us, exclusively for American Express Gold Cardmembers.

Cazcabel Tequila X Lilienblum


Saturday 2 December 2023, 3:00pm

*Ticket price includes 2 cocktails, 3 neat tastings, 4 small sharing plates and a guided tasting

Discover the art of mixology in the heart of Shoreditch with this masterclass hosted by family estate-grown and produced tequila brand, Cazcabel. Hosted within celebrity chef Eyal Shani’s new restaurant, Lilienblum, expect an afternoon of craft and flavour.

Start your afternoon with a welcome Cazcabel cocktail, followed by a guided tasting of three tequila expressions including new-to-the-range Anejo tequila, rounding things off with a hands-on cocktail masterclass.


About Cazcabel: 

Cazcabel is a family estate grown and produced, additive-free tequila, led by the Vazquez family. Their mission is to ensure that future generations of Mexico continue to prosper through the growth of high-quality tequila. They are one of the few brands with their own dedicated brand distillery and agave fields. Their ownership of the whole process from field to glass, ensures not only great quality Tequila but also allows them to drive efficiencies through quality control, supporting sustainable practices and producing a super premium Tequila at a more affordable price. As part of this experience, you will have the chance to sample the new Cazcabel Anejo Tequila: Aged in ex-Tennessee whiskey barrels, made of American oak, for 14 months, as well as other tequilas from the master award-winning range.

Electric Spirit Co. X The Palmerston


Sunday 3 December 2023, 6:30pm

* Ticket price includes 4 cocktails, a hands-on negroni masterclass and 4 sharing small plates

Discover the best in gin based cocktails with this mixology masterclass hosted by Electric Spirit Co. in Edinburgh’s latest Michelin-approved eatery, The Palmerston.

Throughout the evening, discover unique expressions and expertly curated cocktails from Electric Spirit Co., with carefully crafted sharing style small plates that pair perfectly with an array of cocktails by Electric Spirit Co. Your evening will begin with a welcome cocktail before being guided through a hands-on negroni masterclass with plate upon plate of Palmerston canapés. Knowledge never tasted so good!


Kanpai Craft Sake Brewery


Wednesday 6 December, 6:30pm


*Ticket price includes 1 welcome cocktail, a guided SAKE tasting of 3 premium sakes, and 3 small plates.

Try something a little different this December with a sake masterclass hosted by Kanpai, London’s only Sake Brewery, set in the heart of the legendary Bermondsey Beer Mile.

Learn about sake’s rich history, taste a variety of expressions crafted within the Brewery itself paired with a vibrant set of plates curated by their in-house. After all, ’tis the season.



Founded in 2016 KANPAI is proud to be the UK’s first Sake brewery: crafting British style sakes using traditional Japanese techniques in the heart of London Bridge. Brewed like a beer, enjoyed like a wine. KANPAI means “cheers” in Japanese. At KANPAI all of their sake is purely fermented from rice with no added alcohol, sulphites or preservatives. Each sake is made lovingly by hand, using low interventionist brewing methods; allowing the natural characteristics of each ingredient to shine through. Every bottle is  made from start to finish on site in London Bridge, hand filled and labeled to ensure the highest quality.