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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 and are held at The Last Word, 301 W Huron St.

Nov 3 - Year Round Gin
(7:30 pm at The Last Word, light snacks only, $45)
Gin & Tonics may be the perfect summer drink, but gin is so versatile that it has a place in every season. In this class you'll learn about different styles of gin and explore fall, winter and year round cocktails that take advantage of this eminently mixable spirit.

Nov 17 - Better with Bubbles

(7:30 pm at The Last Word, light snacks only, $45)
The only thing better for the holiday season than a glass of champagne is a cocktail made with champagne. Get ready for Thanksgiving and beyond by learning to make a variety of cocktails that will take your holiday entertaining to the next level!

Dec 1 - The Forgotten Whiskey: All About Rye

(7:30 pm at The Last Word, light snacks only, $45)
Rye whiskey once reigned supreme - especially on the East coast of the US - but over time, Bourbon came to dominate. Now rye is making a comeback, and in this class we'll taste a few examples and try out some cocktails that make the most of its spicier and drier character.

Dec 15 - Holiday Cocktails

(7:30 pm at The Last Word, light snacks only, $45)
Spice up your holiday entertaining with some seasonal cocktails. You'll create your own house champagne cocktail, explore the world of warm drinks like hot toddies and mulled wine, and have fun with nogs and flips.

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 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.

Classes at Other Locations

November 11 - Apple & Cheddar Tasting
(7:00 pm at Juicy Kitchen Cafe, 1506 N. Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, $25)
With dozens of apple types in the store, and new ones coming into the market all the time, it can be hard to know which ones to pick!  In this apple tasting, you'll get a chance to try a wide array of apples - new varieties, old standbys, and even some unusual heirloom varietals. Learn all about different styles and flavor profiles, and which apples are best for which purposes. You'll also sample some different cheddar cheeses to complement the apples.

November 18 - Festive Fall Cocktails
(6:00 pm at Paula Brown Shop, 912 Monroe St, Toledo, light snacks only, $45)
This class will feature cocktails highlighting the flavors of fall, with drinks especially for Thanksgiving, and some preparation for the winter holidays to come.