Join us to learn about the basics of beverages, from toddies to TeaTotalers, from lemonades to libations and back. In this two-hour workshoppe, led by educator Eric Johnson, guests will be shown + encouraged to make one example each of the Family Trees of Drinks. The ingredients and tools to make each of these will be provided: The Old Fashioned, The Martini, The Daiquiri, The Sidecar, The Highball, and The Flip. We will focus on using quality liquors (and non-alcoholic drinks) based around a core, flavoring/seasoning and keeping that in balance, for both enjoying + entertaining with beverages. In addition, we'll discuss why we shake some drinks and stir others, including the chemistry, the “show,” and the fun behind this choice. Explore which kind of ice works best for different drinks, how to make clear ice, how to choose glassware for entertaining and service, and the hows and whys of bar tools and how to use them. History, fun stories + trivia around drinks will also be shared. Our time spent together will be very hands-on + interactive, and questions are not only allowed, but encouraged.
September 28: 5:30-7:30 PM