Virtual and In-Person
Make Better Cocktails at Home
In these FUN, interactive, and highly informative 1½ - 2 hour classes you get to tap into my 15+ years of experience and learn to create better cocktails at home, every time! We first explore two classic cocktails, either "seemingly familiar" or less-familiar, using them as examples to the bigger picture: understanding cocktail structure so that when you leave the class you can create endless, customized cocktails at home. The third cocktail we make is an opportunity to employ the techniques learned in the class to create your own balanced custom cocktail. I train bartenders professionally and now I get a chance to teach you!
Welcome to this year's "Spookeasy" where we'll make two original cocktails that you can remake and customize all October long -- the Dead Man's Punch and Pumpkin Spice Apocalypses! Here, we get to explore the spices of the season, get our hands on a blood-red cocktail, and even play with fire (if you want)! Two very different and delicious cocktails that will a lot of fun to play with at home!
Private Classes of 6 or more people available upon request
Options and Prices
Private Classes are $25 per person and require a group of 6+ people or equivalent payment if your group is smaller than 6. Private classes can choose any lesson plan at any day and time (based on availability). Discounts available for larger groups!
Public Classes are currently on hold due to Josh's busy consulting schedule.
Options and Prices
In-Person Classes are available within the Los Angeles area and take the interaction to the next level! Here, you'll be able to create cocktails directly with the founder of Ice & Alchemy to really fine-tune your cocktail balance and technique. These are perfect for get-togethers with friends and family, as well as corporate team building!
These classes have pricing options starting at just $35 per person with discounts available for larger groups! Take a look at the available classes and reach out for more details when you're ready!
What People are Saying
These virtual cocktail classes are an absolute BLAST! Josh is high energy, fun, engaging, and knowledgable. He’s part bartender, part wizard. I have never in my life enjoyed a Mint Julep, but I sure as heck loved the one he taught us to make.
Remember, too, the magic of this is that people can join from anywhere. Get your friends and family who are scattered about the country, heck…the world even…together to mix up drinks, experiment with ingredients, learn stuff, bond, and have a great time. Just remember to hydrate!
- Diane, returning client
Ideal for: Creative drinkers, home bartenders, teams of 6 members and up
Ice & Alchemy offers engaging 90-minute virtual alcohol tasting ideas for remote teams. A master mixologist with over 15 years of cocktail experience leads the tastings. First, participants learn the structure of mixed drinks by creating two familiar beverages using spirits such as vodka and whiskey. Then, attendees use their new skills to craft a custom cocktail of their creation. Public classes are offered on a limited schedule at a reduced rate, while private classes for groups of six or more can choose their schedule for a slightly higher rate per attendee. You can also opt for a shorter session as an add-in to your own larger virtual team event, such as a holiday party, meeting, or special celebration.
Common Mixology Class Questions
Is a Minimum or Maximum Amount of People that can Attend a Class?
In-Person Classes require a minimum of six people and have no maximum amount of people who may attend. Ice & Alchemy will provide up to six bar stations for people to share for class!
Virtual Private classes have a minimum of six people and have no limit to the number of people that you can invite. Virtual Public classes are capped at 16 people to maintain an intimate and interactive atmosphere. This is a fun opportunity to meet people from all over the world!
I'm Planning an Event for my Office and/or Clients. Can We Have a Shorter Class to Plug into Our Larger Event?
I offer shorter lesson plans (30 minutes and 45 minutes) to plug into your corporate happy hours. For Virtual Classes, we use your virtual classroom (Zoom, Google Meetups, etc.) and I come in for a portion of your happy hour to teach people how to make a drink or two. We cover the most applicable knowledge for customizing drinks at home so that your guests can continue to create drinks throughout your happy hour and beyond!
Does Ice & Alchemy Provide Non-Alcoholic Options
Yes, each class provides non-alcoholic options! In fact, these options allow you to participate in exact same techniques used in their boozy counterparts so you won't feel like you're simply mixing juices at the "kid's table".
Some People in my Group are in Different Time Zones/Countries. Can We Find a Class Time That Accommodates Us All?
Usually, yes! I've had people join from Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Israel, India, New Zealand and more!
Does Ice & Alchemy Supply Kits or Ingredients?
For In-Person Classes, Ice & Alchemy provides an option to supply the ingredients and up to six bar kits for people to share when making the drinks! For Virtual Classes, Ice and Alchemy does not supply kits or ingredients at this time. Instead, we provide recommendations and links to spirit brands and bar tools so that you can invest in your home bar at the level that best suits you. These classes and their corresponding cocktails are meant to be flexible so that you maximize your cocktail creation options at home!
Can Anyone Under 21 Years Old Participate?
Sorry, no. I have nothing against the youth, but bar tops are safe havens for adults to get together and be adults!