Tammy’s Tastings

Online Classes

Tammy’s Tastings is going online. Now you can practice social distancing while enjoying tasty cocktails in an informative and fun interactive environment.

One part history – one part experimentation – two parts fun – with a dash of Angostura. Tammy’s classes are the highlight of our week. Anyone who likes cocktails should take the class. Informal and interactive, you forget that it’s an online class. And Tammy is an amazing teacher.”    
— Elizabeth & Alex

Our online classes combine engaging audio-visual content with informative storytelling and mixing instruction. You’ll receive a list of several recipes so you can pick which drinks you’d like to make in our mix-along time. Every class features a range of cocktails so there are choices for people with minimal home bars and those with fully stocked liquor cabinets. Recipe lists are sent out well in advance so you can incorporate them into your shopping and delivery schedule. Mix what you can, or just listen and learn. You’ll share your experience with others, and learn from what they’re mixing and drinking as well. It’s a fun hour, and as close as we can get to gathering in person.

Each session is limited to a small number of signups so we can keep things interactive, just like an in-person Tammy’s Tastings class. But you can have multiple people sharing your computer screen for a single ticket purchase, so feel free to bring your spouse/SO/stranded college kids. Pricing is per computer connected, not per person!

“A fun way to socialize and learn new things, while staying at home to flatten the curve.”   
— Michelle
“One fun aspect of these online classes is that we’re not all using the same ingredients (and sometimes have to try creative substitutes!), which lets us discuss the differences between our variations.”   
— Heather

Current Classes:

Gin Cocktails: If there’s an official summer spirit, it’s got to be gin! There’s no other spirit that can match it for ease in a gin & tonic. But it’s so much more than that! In this class we’ll talk a bit about the history and origin of gin, then dive into how to use it in cocktails. We’ll talk about the classic gin cocktails you need to know and modern gin cocktails that you’ll love.

Gin Cocktails Class Schedule
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06/06/2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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ONLINE Class - Gin Cocktails



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06/07/2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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ONLINE Class - Gin Cocktails



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Better with Bubbles: The only thing better than a glass of bubbly is a cocktail made with bubbly! Sparkling wine doesn’t need to be reserved for a special occasion – opening a bottle makes the occasion special all on its own. But if you’re looking for an excuse, I’ve got you covered. Join me for a class full of bubbles, featuring a variety of types and styles of cocktails, but with a special focus on patio-friendly summer spritzes and the like.

Better with Bubbles Class Schedule
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06/12/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ONLINE Class: Better with Bubbles



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06/13/2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ONLINE Class: Better with Bubbles



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Day Drinking: From Corpse Revivers to Brunch Cocktails: We’ve been covering 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 mix up some perfect sips for the middle of a weekend day. From classics like Mimosas and the Bloody Mary to modern creations with creative ingredients, this class will answer the question “What makes a drink a brunch drink?”

Day Drinking Class Schedule

Drink Around the WorldSure, we can’t physically travel anywhere right now. But that doesn’t mean you can’t explore the world in your glass! In this class we’ll circle the globe in search of delicious regional spirits and cocktails. Learn the stories behind drinks from Cuba, Argentina, Barbados, Singapore and more. Many of the countries that have regional cocktails are located in warm climates, so this is a great run up to summer drinking as our days start to heat up here.

Drink Around the World Class Schedule
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06/18/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ONLINE Class - Drink Around the World



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Farm-to-Glass Cocktails:  Did you plant a pandemic-inspired “victory garden”? Or join a CSA so you can make fewer trips to the grocery store? Just enjoying trips to the Farmer’s Market? Come learn how to drink your vegetables (okay, fruit too!) in this online class. We’ll talk about all the ways you can incorporate wonderful local produce – herbs, cucumbers, berries, tomatoes – into cocktails. You’ll learn all about muddling, infusing, and even “shrubs.” Given the June date, the fruit section of this class will focus on strawberries, which should be in season in Michigan, hooray! What weird vegetable will get cocktailized in 2020? Sign up to find out!

Farm-to-Glass Cocktails Class Schedule
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06/19/2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ONLINE Class - Farm-to-Glass Cocktails



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06/20/2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

ONLINE Class - Farm-to-Glass Cocktails



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06/21/2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ONLINE Class - Farm-to-Glass Cocktails



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Born in the USACocktails as we know them today are fundamentally American creations, although they are now made round the world. In this class, take a cross country trip in your glass as we explore the regional classic cocktails of America, from New Orleans to Kentucky to California and beyond. 

Born in the USA Class Schedule
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“I really loved the drinks I made! It’s also fun to be in a class with people in Europe.”
   — Peggy

“A combination of great new tips and recipes, but some fascinating history. What a fun time!”   
— Renee
“Tammy uses the online format nicely, blending informative storytelling with mixing instruction. The enjoyable presentations of the history behind the cocktails and their ingredients is often illuminating, and then the current tastes are experienced and shared with others online from the comfort of your own home.”   
— Evan
“This class was super fun and I’m not just saying that because now we’re snockered. I learned much more than I expected to. If you’re a sucker for cultural history of any kind and you like drinks, this is a must-do.”   
— Cecilia & Corwin
“Tammy has a deep knowledge of cocktail mixing and “lore” that she dips into to make her classes practical, yummy, and intriguing. Just as important, they are lighthearted and fun! Guaranteed to be a boatload more entertaining than your other Zoom meetings during the lockdown!” 
 — Danny & Chris