Boring old cocktail mixers just got an upgrade. Instead of consuming ordinary cocktails, unique creations can be whipped up, stirred, and shaken to create an exciting experience. Team building in NYC can be monotonous, but it doesn’t have to be, especially when it comes to fun new places for companies to hold their team-building exercises. Gone are the days of icebreakers and run of the mill activities, because this is where team building is revolutionized.
Liquid Lab NYC
Liquid Lab NYC is a leader in the mixology field. Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Liquid Lab utilizes local organic ingredients for their recipes. The cocktail lab hosts experiences in Molecular Mixology, Artisanal/Prohibition-era Cocktails, and Health-inspired Cocktail Concepts. Private mixology classes are available in multiple venues, including the office. These private parties have been used by Match.com, McKinsey and Co, Google, and NBC Universal for their team building activities.
Boasting a hidden entrance into a fun, exotic world, Apothéke offers unique cocktails heavily influenced by the absinthe dens in 19th century Paris. Apothéke Academy is an interactive mixology and cocktail class for parties, private events, and company team-building. Their classes are a bold mix of old and new with names like Absinthe Minded, Prohibition Era, Market Fresh Mixology, and Agave Master. A cocktail class is an innovative way to hold corporate team building activities in a space that encourages creativity and fun.
Mixology Center at ICE
The Institute of Culinary Education fosters education and creativity for career-minded and business-savvy professionals. ICE consistently offers new and exciting mixology classes weekly, with exemplary professional instructors and even course levels for beginners to advanced. From wine and beer to hand-selected cocktails, ICE offers corporate events that not only teach its guests new recipes but how to work in tandem with others to create a fantastic final product.
The Refinery Rooftop is the pride of the Refinery Hotel with fantastic views of the Manhattan skyline and the Empire State Building. During the day, the chef prepares a fabulous lunch menu with items such as the Little Gem Caesar salad and the Grilled Hanger Steak Flatbread. By night, crowds gather to enjoy signature cocktails developed by the Good Company mixologists. Guests can enjoy innovative cocktails beneath stream lights and twinkling stars. In addition to great food, drinks, and atmosphere, the Refinery Rooftop offers a great place as a team outing idea.
An additional corporate team activity is evening cocktails at the Standard Hotel. Choose from two locations, the East Village and Highline for memorable experiences sure to wow any guest. East Village has a young and chic vibe with areas such as The Penthouse, The Overlook, Narcissa, Café Standard, The Garden, and The Perch. The Highline boasts spectacular views of the uptown skyline and the Hudson River with highly acclaimed restaurants and rooftop bars. Teams can mingle and move from one location to another as they explore and enjoy themselves.
Dear Irving Cocktail Classes
If a more upscale corporate team building activity is desired, cocktail classes at Dear Irving Gramercy is an excellent option for private team building in NYC. The 90-minute class instructed by a Master Bartender will train guests in the creation of classic drink recipes as well as house favorites. Afterward, guests can sit and mingle in one of several seating locations that offer a glam and art deco atmosphere.
Developing innovative and unique team building activities can be a daunting task. The activity needs to be something that is inclusive and an activity that everyone will enjoy. Cocktail classes are an alternative way to bring people together, learn a new skill, and get people communicating with one another.
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