Craft Cocktail Workshop

Learn fun cocktails to make with an expert mixologist in San Francisco.

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 14 (public classes), 6 to 20 label $155

If you've always wanted to learn the techniques of a master mixologist, this class in San Francisco is your chance to get all the tricks of the trade and have a blast while you're at it!

You will make two delicious craft cocktails with a bartender from Manhattan Zodiac. Your guide will take you step-by-step so you understand the fundamentals of mixology. You'll learn why some drinks are shaken while others are stirred, what ingredients play well with each other and find out the fascinating history of your favorite drinks.

Everyone gets a welcome cocktail on arrival, then you get to work at your own stations like you're creating drinks at a bar. This is a lively class that's as playful as it is informative. Your teacher will help you learn how to balance flavors and perfect recipes, like how to make an old-fashioned or a margarita.

This is the perfect opportunity to plan an experience gift for birthdays or other special occasions. Or just take time out with friends to do something fun and celebratory!

At the end of your time, you will come away with real bartending skills and recipes to try the next time you get together.

Saturday June 10th, we will be making the following cocktails:

  • Twist on Cosmo (shaken/citrus driven): Vodka, Maraschino Liqueur, Housemade Grenadine, Fresh Lime Juice, Fresh Grapefruit Juice.
  • Caribbean Rum Highball (shaken/citrus driven): Rum, Amaro Montenegro, Fresh Lime juice, Egg White, Tonic Water.

Please Note
  • Drinks can be made as mocktails so no one is left out.
  • Your teacher will be in touch with menu options after booking and with details on the location where you will meet up for class.
  • Must be 21 + to participate (IDs may be checked upon arrival).
  • Please message the host using the Contact button below if you're looking for a cocktail workshop at a different venue and/or for larger groups.
  • Requests for offsite classes located in SF will incur a $150 flat rate travel fee, which will be added to the booking once it's paid for. Travel fee for outside SF locations, TBD.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 6 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Knowledge required
All levels are welcome.
What you'll get
  • A welcome drink
  • Two cocktails that you make (all tools and ingredients provided)
  • Recipe cards of cocktails that you make
What to bring
Just your love of cocktails! Please arrive on time.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or bachelorette party.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift, Father's Day gift or birthday gift.



Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 5 miles of SF for private classes

Your teacher
Manhattan Zodiac
Manhattan Zodiac

5.0 (23)

Manhattan Zodiac is owned and operated by Katya Skye and Yana Nogid, a female duo on a mission to spread appreciation, knowledge, and elegance within the imbibe culture. Based out of San Francisco, MZ currently offers three mixology related services: bar consultancy, cocktail catering, and mixology experiences (cocktail workshops, online and in-person).

Both founders come from a strong craft cocktail background, having work experience in New York and San Francisco high end bars and restaurants. Mixology fundamental techniques and theories are the basis to everything they do. Their most recent consulting projects have been developing cocktail recipes for Hotaling Co., a leading importer & distiller company in San Francisco, and an Amaro-based cocktail program for Sorella, the sister restaurant to the team behind Michelin star restaurant, Acquerello.

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Chelsea Tran May 2023

My team and I learned so much during this class and had the tastiest cocktails. 10/10 would do again!

Tiffany Hipolito Mar 2023

My friends and I really enjoyed this class! Yana was a great teacher/host and we learned a lot about mixology. The drinks were good too! I totally recommend this class!

Craft Cocktail Workshop review by Tiffany Hipolito - San Francisco

Karuna Chibber Mar 2023

Great class! Teacher was very knowledgeable, and provided the right balance of technique and fun. The room was set up beautifully, very functional and clean. Would recommend!

Roshan Jan 2023

I booked this class as a surprise for my boyfriend's birthday - I don't drink alcohol myself so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was great

Yana was an excellent instructor - she was engaging, kind, and shared a lot of interesting information about cocktail-making and the history of mixology. She was also very patient and helpful with all the questions the group asked.
I appreciated that the class allowed the option to make mocktails - I was able to request substitutions so that I could also enjoy the experience, and I really did! The class was a good balance of listening and hands-on interactive learning. I was never previously that interested in mocktails/cocktails but after this class I'm thinking of getting a cocktail-making set myself! I now also have more respect for all that goes into creating cocktails. This is a great class for people without any experience or knowledge in cocktail-making who have an interest to learn!

Cherry Genove-Montiero Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The class was awesome, and definitely exceeded our expectations. The instructor was engaging, the ingredients were delicious, and supplies were perfectly thought out.

Christina Jin Oct 2022

It was a great experience having a private cocktail class with Yana and Katya - they set up all the glasses, shakers, ingredients in the office space. Yana was knowledgeable in walking us through the history of different types of cocktails and the steps of making them. It was a great team event. Everyone loved it.

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Ella Alexander Aug 2022

Yana, was an amazing instructor. She is very knowledgeable, polite, and just n all around great person. Our team-building experience was enjoyable and Yan even incorporated a friendly competition so our group could engage. 10/10 I defiantly recommend Manhattan Zodiac for corporate team-building events, bachelor/bachelorette showers, girls trip to S.F., double dating night out, etc.
The venue is fantastic and extremely inviting. Especially great for content creators wanting to check out what there is to enjoy in S.F. (TikTok, IG, Snap).

Eric Brownrout Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was fantastic: knowledgeable, warm, and caters to all levels.
The bar was super cool. There was a speakeasy and great music, and we had the whole place to ourselves. Great bang for your buck.

Craft Cocktail Workshop review by Eric Brownrout - San Francisco

Nadine McMillan Aug 2022

Great teacher, fun class. Easy to follow along and ask questions. Will recommend to friends

Javier Soto Aug 2022

Yana was a great teacher. This was a fantastic class to learn about cocktail making while having a lot of fun! Thank you!

Sonali Mittal Jul 2022

Yana was just excellent! Extremely knowledgeable, prepared, friendly and she helped answer all of our questions perfectly! The class was a surprise for my husband’s birthday and he loved it as well. The whole process of planning it out with Yana was really easy and engaged as well and overall, I would recommend this class to anyone and everyone looking for a wonderful, unique craft cocktail experience!

Cocktail class review by Sonali Mittal - San Francisco

Chester Iii Jul 2022

All good! Look forward to future classes Please keep me informed. Thanks much —-
Chet Wehe

Dhaivath Raghupathy Jul 2022

Yana is phenomenal! She took the time to explain the differences between cocktails that are shaken vs stirred, interactively walked us through making our own drinks, and deftly answered the questions we asked.

She took the time to chat with us after the class and even helped plan the execution of a cocktail hour my girlfriend was running for her coworkers the following week.

I had a great time and would definitely recommend this class with Yana to anyone on the fence!

Debra Fraizer Jul 2022

Yanna was extremely friendly and helpful. Everything was set up upon arrival. Yanna explained all the bartending tools snd educated us about the chemistry and art of mixology with the drinks we were making. It was fun and using a bar for the class added to the ambiance. We appreciated how Yanna took the time to thoroughly answer everyone’s questions.

Peter Huang Jun 2022

Absolutely amazing experience, Yana was incredibly knowledgable and explained the history behind cocktails in addition to what we thought we signed up for. She was also just easy to talk to and we hit it off right away. Yana is passionate about what she does and makes you feel comfortable right away. We have learned so much and are motivated to gain much more with Yana. We are definitely coming back with some more friends.

Kimberly Miller Jun 2022

Teacher was extremely fun, pleasant, patient, and very knowledgeable. Venue fantastic! We had a great experience and lots of fun. Well worth it!

Cocktail class review by Kimberly Miller - San Francisco

Jenny Hong Jun 2022

My friends and I were looking for something interesting to do on our weekend trip to SF and came upon this class. And it was one of the best decisions we have ever made as a group. The process of booking and confirmation was super smooth. The class is private to only your group, so it creates an intimate feel and a safe space to mess up. Yana, our teacher, asked us about our preferences and allergies for the cocktails way in advance so that she can customize everything to our group. I don't want to spoil too much but she made sure that we had a greater understanding of mixology and the knowledge to order properly (and confidently) at any bar. Yana is not only an amazing bartender/teacher, but she is also simply an amazing person and you'll have the best time with her!

Bobbi Pominville Jun 2022

We had a fantastic mixology class with Yana She was highly knowledgeable and personable. She was able to create a cocktail menu specific to our tastes and we learned so much throughout the process. We also really liked the High Horse Bar and the privacy the downstairs area provided us.

Cocktail class review by Bobbi Pominville - San Francisco

Tatiana Richardson Jun 2022

Yana is fantastic She knows the history behind the cocktail craft and has the most delicious recipes. Highly recommend.

Agnes Wiedenhofer May 2022

Yana was amazing, she made this class such a perfect learning experience! It was such a fun evening, amazing talks and we learned a lot about making cocktails. Btw the bar was beautiful, but you should make the course and see it by yourself. A wonderful Birthday- present

Craft Cocktail Workshop review by Agnes Wiedenhofer - San Francisco

Samantha Kanak Apr 2022

Everything was perfect — from booking prior to the event and then the actual event. Our team had a fantastic time and we all highly recommend!

Kimberly Catahan Apr 2022

Loved this class! The instructor (Yana) was super easy to work with from the start. The class is well organized, informative, and very engaging. We learned so much and plan to book another class with more friends:)

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