Festive Spirits

Exclusive food pairings and drinks masterclasses: in‑person and at‑home

Feel the Festive Spirit

Enjoy a series of deliciously fun in-person and at-home experiences. Exclusively for American Express® Gold Cardmembers, Festive Spirits brings you perfectly-paired drinks masterclasses and food pairings.

Step out for a seasonal celebration with Festive Spirits

For those choosing to head out to one of our in-person events, discover your drink of choice perfectly paired with complimenting food pairings. You’ll be warmly welcomed by your expert hosts, who will share everything there is to know about your drinks including neat tastings and cocktail making.

Smith & Wollensky and Rabbit Hole: Tuesday 7 Dec
£26pp - Limited tickets available

In the iconic surrounds of the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse, attend the exclusive launch of Rabbit Hole’s award winning rye and bourbon whiskies, with Brand Ambassador Simon Hodgson. Enjoy American classic cocktails including an Old Fashioned and a Manhattan as well as the Kentucky Garden, developed specially by the team at Smith & Wollensky. Throughout the masterclass enjoy a selection of  speciality canapés including a special steak tasting featuring USDA prime dry-aged Bone-In Rib-Eye and Sirloin.


Macarons and Mount Gay Rum: £22pp
Thursday 9 December

Hosted at one of London’s newest underground bars, 116 Pall Mall, once home to the Prince of Wales Wine Cellar and featured in films such as The Dark Knight. Join Mount Gay Rum Global Brand Ambassador Miguel Smith and founder of Ohlala Macarons, Meredith O’Shaughnessy to taste and learn about a selection of rums. The evening will include a cocktail on arrival, followed by a neat tasting of Mount Gay Black Barrel and Mount Gay XO, before putting your skills to the test to create your own rum based cocktail. Each cocktail and neat tasting will be paired with bespoke macaron flavour to complement the drink.


Celebrate in the comfort of your own home with Festive Spirits

Prior to our at-home experiences, you'll receive an exclusive hamper for two including your drinks together with all ingredients for your food pairings and cocktails. Start your evening with a video tutorial on how to create your food pairings, before joining the live-streamed event with your host.

Kricket and Martin Miller’s Gin: £18pp + delivery
Wednesday 8 December

Create your own festive Indian snacks at home from critically acclaimed Indian restaurant, Kricket. Then join Martin Miller’s Brand Ambassador Rory O’Sullivan for a live cocktail masterclass who will talk through the pairings. Make your very own cocktails and explore the difference between their limited edition gins: Summerful and Winterful.


HAAR restaurant and Innis & Gunn: £18pp + delivery
Thursday 9 December

HAAR Restaurant and Innis & Gunn. One of Scotland’s finest chefs and most celebrated brewers come together in true harmony, for one night only. Masterchef Finalist Dean Banks and his team have prepared a special Scottish feast to enjoy at-home, with video instructions to help you skilfully put together at home. On the evening, join Ashton Williamson, Brand Ambassador at Innis & Gunn and Ollie Head Chef from Haar at home, in a live masterclass, where they will talk you through the beers and pairings.


To purchase a ticket for one please email info@eat-life.com

Brought to you by
American Express® Gold Card

Eat Life is a series of ‘dining X culture’ experiences exclusive to American Express Gold Cardmembers. This latest experience, Festive Spirits, brings together unique cocktails and festive food pairings for one entertaining evening 'at-home'.