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Cocktail Classes at The Last Word

Too often, cocktails in bars are overly sweet, insipid, and not very interesting. But a well made cocktail is a revelation. In my cocktail classes, you'll learn all about cocktails, including how to mix your own drinks at home and how to order a drink you'll really like in a bar.  Classes feature many small tastes, adding up to about 1.5-2 cocktails during the 90 minute class.

The Last Word is located at 301 W Huron St in Ann Arbor.

Jan 26 - All About Bitters
(7:30 pm at The Last Word, light snacks only, $45)
Just what are these "bitters" things anyway? Can a dash really make a difference? This class will focus on this essential cocktail ingredient, from the classics like Angostura and Peychaud's to the many modern creations.
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Feb 9 - Sherry and Port
(7:30 pm at The Last Word, light snacks only, $45)
Fortified wines like Sherry and Port are one of the hottest trends in modern cocktails. Taste some examples while learning about the different styles, then see why they are becoming so popular behind the bar!
Feb 23 - Spring Break
(7:30 pm at The Last Word, light snacks only, $45)
Get your passport stamped at several tropical ports as you taste cocktails from Jamaica, Brazil, Cuba etc. In keeping with our vacation theme, this class will feature a walk around format that will allow more time for socializing.
March 9 - Crafting with Vodka
(7:30 pm at The Last Word, light snacks only, $45)
Vodka gets a bad rap in the craft cocktail world. Is it deserved? We'll do some experiments and decide for ourselves. Then we'll explore some craft applications for America's bestselling spirit.
Mar 23 - Flips, Fizzes, Sours & Nogs
(7:30 pm at The Last Word, light snacks only, $45)
Many classic cocktail recipes call for the addition of an egg white or even a whole egg. While this might seem odd at first, you’ll be surprised how much difference (in a good way) it can make.

Packages and Gift Certificates

Three Class Package for $120
Save by purchasing three classes together. You can decide on your classes when you purchase the package, or wait for upcoming classes to be announced. Just email tammylc@tammystastings.com with the classes you'd like to reserve.
 
Gift Certificates
Gift certificates are available in single or three-class packages. I'll email you a printable gift certificate for your recipient to redeem.

Cocktail Classes at Other Locations

February 3 - Stirred, Not Shaken
(6 pm at Paula Brown Shop in Toledo, light snacks & appetizers from Paula's Pantry, $45)
Learn why James Bond had it wrong, and the best martinis are stirred, not shaken. We'll explore how to make other familiar and classic stirred drinks - like the Old Fashioned and Manhattan - and then try out some more modern recipes.

Feb 6 - Along the Bourbon Trail

(7 pm at Evans Street Station in Tecumseh, food available for purchase, $40)
From its roots in Kentucky, bourbon has become one of the quintessential American spirits. Its smooth flavor makes it great for sipping on its own, but it also makes for some really tasty cocktails, as you’ll discover in this class.

March 3 - Spring Break Cocktails
(7 pm at Evans Street Station in Tecumseh, food available for purchase, $40)
Get your passport stamped at several tropical ports as you taste cocktails from Jamaica, Brazil, Cuba and more. Tropical attire is encouraged and prizes will be awarded.

March 10 - Tale of 3 Whisk(e)ys
(6 pm at Paula Brown Shop in Toledo, light snacks only, $45)
Meet Rye- the American old-timer, he's dry and spicy. Next up- Bourbon, a smooth talker with a fantastic Kentucky accent. And then there's Scotch- one day he's sweet as toffee, the next day he smells like a smoky ashtray - but you love him anyway. We'll compare these three styles of whiskey and learn all about their cocktail applications.

April 14 - Better with Bubbles
(6 pm at Paula Brown Shop in Toledo, light snacks only, $45)
The only thing better than a glass of champagne is a cocktail made with champagne. In this class you'll to make a variety of sparkling wine cocktails that will make every occasion a celebration.