The daiquiri may have been born in Cuba, but London is where you can perfect the trick for mixing one — especially at Artesian, the swank, David Collins Studio-designed cocktail bar inside the distinguished Langham Hotel London. An hour-long class (for 30 pounds, with eight students maximum) demonstrates just how much more there is to the daiquiri besides combining juice with rum. This drink spot sports some 50 varieties of the deep dark liquor distilled from fermented molasses. Artesian even claims its own private label.

1c Portland Place, Regent St.
+44 (0)20 7636 1000
www.artesian-bar.co.uk