Is A Mixology Class Worth the Money for Non-Drinkers?

In looking for things to do on one of our two at-sea days on the Disney Fantasy, I came across the Mixology classes that are offered on Disney Cruise Line. I’m not much of a drinker at all; I might have an adult beverage a couple of times a year on special occasions, but they have to be ‘foofy’ sweet drinks like a Chocolate Martini or something similar.

After doing a bit of research and reading some reviews, I had to think for a bit on whether I wanted to spend the money and go along with my husband for the class or if he should just go on his own and I’d find something else to do during that time. I ultimately decided to go along and give it a try since the price was fairly reasonable at about $28 per person.

Our class was held in the Meridian lounge which is situated between Palo and Remy overlooking the back of the ship. The views were stunning and the feel and decor was lovely with leather maps that have passport stamps from around the world hanging on the walls.

The class attendees lined up along the bar and the bartender started the class. What I didn’t realize going in was that he would choose people to “assist” him behind the bar, but what that actually meant was that people in the class would actually get to mix the drinks. My husband was chosen to assist with drink mixing and really had a blast. Our class had 5 different drinks that were to be made.

The bartender went step by step with clear instructions for each adult beverage and when he got to the alcohol being poured in, it was just a riot watching and hearing him explain how much to tip the bottle. Some people might like a real strong drink while others, not so much. For example, my husband’s favorite drink is a mojito. The person who happened to make my husband’s mojito thought it was funny to tip the bottle of alcohol a bit more than he was supposed to. It was funny indeed, honestly. We all laughed but as a result, he added quite a bit more alcohol than what was called for. That’s all fine and dandy for some folks, but it messes with the recipe and the mojito was not good because of it – just something to be aware of.

I took a tiny sip of each of the drinks that were made, but the most I drank of one of them was about half. What can I say? I’m apparently a lightweight. You could say that I didn’t get my money’s worth except that I thoroughly enjoyed all the jokes and hilarity that ensued during the time we were there. The bartender was so funny and made the whole experience a real hoot.

All in all, I’d definitely encourage anyone on a Disney cruise to take this class along with someone who would enjoy the adult beverages!

6 thoughts on “Is A Mixology Class Worth the Money for Non-Drinkers?

  • February 20, 2020 at 3:29 pm
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    Is this a couple class or singles as wel?

    • February 22, 2020 at 3:03 pm
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      Singles can absolutely do the class; there is no minimum as far as number of people. The cost is per person.

  • February 20, 2020 at 5:53 pm
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    My wife and I did a mixology class on the Fantasy last October. Neither one of us are drinkers other than the occasional bottle of wine and a mixed drink a couple times a year. It was a lot of fun! However, to call it a class where you learn something is a misnomer. The drinks were setup and all we did was mix them together. The drinks were excellent. We made 5 drinks in the hour long class, which considering it only cost us $25 each was a great deal. We highly recommend doing this if you are looking for something adult to do and kill some time.

  • February 22, 2020 at 9:23 pm
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    Thank you for sharing. We will be cruising in May and were wondering this very thing. We only drink a couple times per year to toast a wedding or enjoy a vacation beverage, but the classes do sound like fun.

  • February 25, 2020 at 12:11 pm
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    We did the mixology class on the Dream in January, the class has changed. They no longer have participants mix the drinks or go behind the bar. We still had a great time, we did learn what was in the drinks and how to mix them – but we didn’t get to do any mixing. Two assistant bar tenders did all the mixing of drinks. The main bartender mixed one to show everyone what was in the drink and techniques used. We asked her about not having participants mix the drinks and she said it was a recent rule change. While I still think it is worth it, the interaction was not as much as before when you mixed the drinks.

    • February 26, 2020 at 9:05 am
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      Wow! It always amazes me how fast things can change. That’s so interesting and makes me wonder what happened to cause them not to have class participants mixing the drinks any longer.

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