Upcoming Classes & Events

Time Traveling at The Newton

Time Traveling at The Newton

Ypsilanti

Eastern Timezone

Join Tammy's Tastings and The Newton of Ypsilanti for a unique cocktail, food, architecture, and history event at the The Newton of Ypsilanti, a historic home turned bed and breakfast and community gathering place. You'll start your journey in the actual 18th century tavern located in the basement, where you'll mix up a libation and learn about the pre-history of the cocktail in America. Then you'll venture upstairs to the beautifully decorated parlor to learn ...
Vodka Cocktails

Vodka Cocktails

Garden City

Eastern Timezone

04/19/2024    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$59.00
Vodka is the bestselling spirit in the world, but it’s not always been that way. In this class Rebecca will talk about its history and why it sometimes accused of being too boring. But then you'll learn why that's wrong as you explore a variety of cocktails that take advantage of vodka’s neutrality, including using infusions and other creative techniques.
New Orleans Cocktails

New Orleans Cocktails

Ann Arbor

Eastern Timezone

04/21/2024    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$59.00
New Orleans is not just the home of Mardi Gras beads and Creole food, it’s also the source of some of the best classic cocktails. We’ll explore the history of Crescent City cocktails and sample creations from the 1800’s to the modern day.
Aquavit Cocktails

Aquavit Cocktails

Eastern Timezone

04/25/2024    
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$19.00
Scandinavians have been making this caraway and herb infused spirit since the 1500's, but it's a relative unknown in the US. Time to change that! Aquavit is best thought as a cousin of gin, but it's deliciously different. In this class, I'll be joined by Robyn Cleveland from Michigan's award-winning Norden Aquavit to talk about aquavit history and how to use it in cocktails.
Fiesta Mexicana (online)

Fiesta Mexicana (online)

Eastern Timezone

05/03/2024    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$19.00
We're honoring Cinco de Mayo with a celebration of all things Mexican in cocktails! We'll talk about and mix with tequila and mezcal and learn about what makes them different from other Mexican agave spirits like Raicilla and Sotol. You'll also explore some classic Mexican flavors through Ancho Reyes chile and Nixta corn liqueurs, as well as elements from the Mexican kitchen.
Fiesta Mexicana (in-person)

Fiesta Mexicana (in-person)

Ann Arbor

Eastern Timezone

05/05/2024    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$59.00
We're honoring Cinco de Mayo with a celebration of all things Mexican in cocktails! You'll mix with tequila and mezcal and learn about what makes them different. You'll also explore some classic Mexican flavors through Ancho Reyes chile and Nixta corn liqueurs.
Fiesta Mexicana (online)

Fiesta Mexicana (online)

Eastern Timezone

05/08/2024    
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$19.00
We're honoring Cinco de Mayo with a celebration of all things Mexican in cocktails! We'll talk about and mix with tequila and mezcal and learn about what makes them different from other Mexican agave spirits like Raicilla and Sotol. You'll also explore some classic Mexican flavors through Ancho Reyes chile and Nixta corn liqueurs, as well as elements from the Mexican kitchen.
Drink Like a Monk

Drink Like a Monk

Eastern Timezone

05/14/2024    
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$19.00
This class will focus on monk-made and monk-associated herbal liqueurs (Chartreuse, Benedictine and Frangelico) that take cocktails from simple to sublime. Some of our most complex and interesting liqueurs have been created by monks and other religious orders. It often started as medicine and then evolved to be a way of financially supporting themselves. We'll talk about their history and uses.
& Tonic

& Tonic

Ann Arbor

Eastern Timezone

05/19/2024    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$59.00
The Gin & Tonic is a warm weather staple. But there’s a lot more you can do with tonic water than that! In this class you’ll learn about the fascinating history of tonic and its key ingredient, cinchona bark. Plus you’ll explore a wide array of drinks that use tonic water and tonic syrup, and will be perfect to prepare you for summer drinking ahead.
Day Drinking - From Corpse Revivers to Brunch Cocktails

Day Drinking - From Corpse Revivers to Brunch Cocktails

Eastern Timezone

05/21/2024    
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$19.00
We cover a lot of history in my online classes, and I've lost track of the number of time I've said "this was usually a morning drink." We don't drink many of those any more - except at brunch! Join me for this class to explore the history of day drinking, learn the stories and recipes behind some of your favorite brunch cocktails, and learn some perfect recipes for the upcoming holiday weekend!
Brandy Cocktails

Brandy Cocktails

Eastern Timezone

05/30/2024    
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$19.00
Many of the spirits we know and love are made from grain. But what do you do when you've got more grapes than grain? You make brandy! In this class we'll talk all about cocktails you can make using the queen of brandy (Cognac) or other great aged brandies you can find from the USA, Spain and elsewhere. We'll also talk about Pisco, the unaged grape brandy of Chile and Peru. Brandy is the least ...
Gin Cocktails

Gin Cocktails

Garden City

Eastern Timezone

06/07/2024    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$59.00
In this class you'll taste different styles of gin as we talk a bit about the history and origin of this eminently mixable spirit. Then we'll dive into how to use it in cocktails, with classic gin cocktails you need to know and modern gin cocktails that you’ll love.
Mai Tai Lab

Mai Tai Lab

Ann Arbor

Eastern Timezone

06/09/2024    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$59.00
Trader Vic invented the Mai Tai to highlight just one rum, but it ran out quickly, so throughout his lifetime he used different kinds of rum to create this classic Tiki drink. In this Mai Tai lab you'll continue that tradition, mixing and matching your own rums, orange liqueurs, and sweeteners to craft your perfect Mai Tai.
Introducing Aquavit

Introducing Aquavit

Ann Arbor

Eastern Timezone

06/23/2024    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$59.00
Best thought of as a cousin to gin, Scandinavians have been making this caraway and herb infused spirit since the 1500’s. It’s a relative unknown in the US, but one of the best is made right here in Michigan! In this class you’ll taste traditional Scandinavian aquavit as well as modern aquavit from special guest Robyn Cleveland from Norden Aquavit!
Cheers to Michigan Signed Book (Ann Arbor pickup)

Cheers to Michigan Signed Book (Ann Arbor pickup)

Eastern Timezone

12/31/2024    
All Day
$20.00
Looking for a special gift for a cocktail lover or Michigander on your holiday list? My book Cheers to Michigan is a toast to the state’s flourishing craft cocktail and distillery movements. Based on Cheers!, my popular cocktail segement with Lester Graham on Michigan Radio (NPR), this book gathers forty-five of our favorite cocktail recipes celebrating the Great Lakes State—its history, its people, its culture, even its weather! Throughout, we mix in dashes of Michigan’s ...
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