Ladies Sling the Booze: Bartending was historically a man’s world, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been women behind the bar and in the distilleries. We’ll celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) with a class where you’ll meet some of them through their cocktails, from golden age giants like Ada Coleman (head bartender at the Savoy in London), to wartime Bessie the Bartenders, to modern trendsetters like Audrey Saunders and Ivy Mix.
Sour Power: Lemon and lime are cocktail essentials. But what about grapefruit, orange, and even lesser used citrus like Meyer lemons and kumquats? In this class we’ll explore the crucial role citrus juices play in cocktails.
Drink Me, I’m Irish: Get ready for St Patrick’s Day! We’ll be exploring cocktails with ingredients from Ireland (and I don’t mean green beer). You’ll learn what makes Irish Whiskey different from bourbon or Scotch, and some ways to incorporate other Irish ingredients into cocktails, including Bailey’s Irish Cream and Guinness Stout.
The Old Fashioned Cocktail: These days we call any mixed drink a cocktail, but that used to refer to a very specific style of drink, celebrating the trinity of spirit, sugar, and bitters. These days, we call that an Old Fashioned, and this class will trace the evolution of that drink from history to the modern day. The Old Fashioned is the perfect pandemic drink – if you have a bottle of any bitters, a bottle of any spirit, and something sweet, you’ll be able to mix along!
More than Mojitos: Most people think only about Mojitos when they think of Cuban cocktails. But the Daiquiri and Cuba Libre also hail from the island nation and few places in the world have seen the birth of as many essential cocktails as Cuba. In this class we’ll learn about the history that made them possible, and explore classic favorites and lesser-known creations.
Zero-Proof Cocktails: Whether you call them mocktails or zero-proof cocktails, every home bartender should have a non-alcoholic drink or two at the ready. Packed with flavor, mocktails can be every bit as interesting as their alcoholic counterparts, and offer a delicious alternative for those who can’t or don’t want to drink. In this class, we’ll talk about a variety of tasty non-alcoholic creations.
5 Class Package: By 5 classes at once and save $4 per class over purchasing individually!