Cocktail making class with leading mixologist Jeremy Shipley at Riverbar & Kitchen

Theatrical shaking aside, there's much to admire in cocktail making, including the delicious result.

If you'd like to impress with your cocktail making skills but need a tune up, award-winning mixologisy/bartender /author Jeremy Shipley is the man for you and Brisbane's Riverbar & Kitchen is the place to be.

Jeremy is running a one and a half hour cocktail making class from 6pm to 7.30m on August 28.  You'll shake, stir and sample a dreamy, old-school/new cool Hotel Georgia, muddle your way through a classic Mojito and earn points for using on-trend Japanese whisky in a winter warming Plum Shino.

It's easy, it's fun and it's quick - all step-by-step and nearly fool proof.

A key figure in Australia's bartending and cocktail scene for more thana decade, Jeremy was awarded Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine's 'Best of the Best Bars' and also co-authored Murdoch Book's cocktail book Shaken.

You'll find Riverbar on the promenade level at 71 Eagle Street Brisbane.  It would be very tempting to stay after the class and enjoy a relaxed dinner while enjoying the river view.

Best tip: This is definitely not drink and drive territory folks so do the right thing.

Bottom line: It's $45 per person and you drink everything you make.  Book your tickets through Riverbar and Kitchen

Disclaimer: Eat, drink + be Kerry was a guest at the media launch for the cocktail class.

Kerry Heaney