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Cocktail Classes at The Last Word

So much of the time, 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 are hands on, with lots of tasting opportunities. All classes are $35 per person, unless otherwise noted, and are held at The Last Word, 301 W Huron St.

July 28 - Farm-to-Glass Cocktails
(7:30 pm at The Last Word)

It's the middle of summer, and the Farmer's Market is overflowing with bounty. This class is about incorporating all of our wonderful local produce - herbs, cucumbers, berries, tomatoes - into cocktails. We'll learn all about muddling, infusing, and even "shrubs."

SOLD OUT! Please email tammylc@tammystastings.com to be added to the waiting list. Or sign up for the August 12 class in Tecumseh, MI.

August 25 - No Shots Allowed
(7:30 pm at The Last Word)

Too often, the word "tequila" brings to mind bad 21st birthdays and fraternity hazing, but we'll examine the variety of roles this under-appreciated spirit plays in cocktails. Its sultry, smoky and sophisticated cousin Mezcal will also appear.

Fall classes coming soon!

Packages and Gift Certificates

Three Class Package for $100
Save $5 over purchasing individually. Email tammylc@tammystastings.com when you see a class 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

July 14 - Summer Gin
(6 pm at Zingerman's Cornman Farms, 8540 Island Lake Road, Dexter, MI 48130, $65 includes food, register through Zingerman's)
If there's an official summer spirit, it's got to be gin. In this class you'll taste and learn about different styles of gin. Then you'll mix and sample several different cocktails featuring this eminently mixable spirit, including a selection of Farm-to-Glass cocktails that take advantage of locally grown produce.

August 11- The Cocktail Hour: A Retro Cocktails Class
(7 pm at Zingerman's Cornman Farms, 8540 Island Lake Road, Dexter, MI 48130, $65 includes food, register through Zingerman's)
New York, Madison Avenue, the 1960's. When a man was a guy, a woman was a doll, and everyone knew how to make a decent Manhattan. Delicious cocktails were a mainstay of 1950's and 60's entertaining, as seen on the AMC show, Mad Men. This class will focus on applying today's standards for quality in cocktails to classics like the Old Fashioned, Tom Collins and Manhattan. There will be appetizers served, based on the creations of the 50's and 60's but with a bit of farm fresh polish. Prizes will be awarded to everyone who comes dressed in period attire.

August 12 - Farm-to-Glass Cocktails
(7:30 pm at Evans Street Station, 110 South Evans Street
Tecumseh, MI 49286, $35)

It's the middle of summer, and the Farmer's Market is overflowing with bounty. This class is about incorporating all of our wonderful local produce - herbs, cucumbers, berries, tomatoes - into cocktails. We'll learn all about muddling, infusing, and even "shrubs."