Last month, in partnership with our friends at the Schweppes Cocktail Revolution, we gave workplaces in Sydney and Melbourne the opportunity to learn the basics of mixing drinks. The response was overwhelming, with hundreds of businesses in dozens of industries entering for a chance to learn the finer points of how to mix their own.

We chose six of our favourite entries (three in Melbourne and three in Sydney) and showed up with our with main drinks man, Dave Kerr of The Beaufort in Melbourne – not to mention a boxful of booze – for a drinks session on a Friday afternoon.

Four our first stop, we met with the team from Melbourne Zoo, who got together in the Rainforest Room to mix some perfect gin and tonics.

Next, we hung out with entrepreneurs at the York Butter Factory, who wound down with some spiced rum and ginger ales.

Finally, we chilled out in Flagstaff Gardens with the Melbourne District Messenger’s Association after a long week on the bike. The boys appreciated some refreshing G&Ts.

Check out the Cocktail Revolution for more details about the masterclasses, and for recipes we used on the day.