Virtual Mixology Classes

For Home Enthusiasts

Overview

In these FUN, interactive, and highly informative 1.5 hour classes you get to tap into my 13+ 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. This creative process is what makes my classes unique from others found online and applies much of the same lessons I give to my bartenders when training/consulting. Let's learn the language of cocktails!

Options and Prices

Public Classes are $20 per person and held at 5pm PST every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday unless that time is booked by a private class. 

Private Classes are $25 per person and require a group of 6+ people. Private classes can choose any lesson plan at any day and time (based on availability)

Pre-prohibition

Recommended for first-timers!

 

Learn two of the most iconic cocktail structures of all time, both featured in the first cocktail book ever printed back in 1862: The Tom Collins and Old Fashioned. As we mix, sip, deconstruct and reconstruct, you'll see why time and time bartenders all over the world return to these recipes for inspiration and proportions. Once you understand the language of these two very different cocktail structures, you'll be able to customize them in countless ways at home to any flavor profile or dinner theme.

Public Classes available on Thursdays at 5pm PST

Private Classes of 6 or more people available upon request 

Post-prohibition

Recommended for first-timers!

 

Prohibition, followed by WWII, decimated a thriving bar culture in the United States. Then in the 1940's, the Moscow Mule and Margarita hit the scene and have been staples ever since. We'll explore why these two cocktails have stood the test of time and how we can adapt them to modern palates, adjust their components and also discuss how to make a TRULY "Skinny Margarita".

Public Classes available on Fridays at 5pm PST

Private Classes of 6 or more people available upon request 

Whiskey Cocktails 1

In this class we explore America's spirit, bourbon, while mixing and sipping two very different cocktails: the Mint Julep and the Whiskey Sour! We discuss the various techniques involved making these two drinks ("It's just muddling, how tough can it be?") and also look at the polarizing topic of using egg whites in cocktails and how to incorporate them properly in any sour variation you want! (Don't worry, using egg white is optional in this class!)

Public Classes available on Wednesdays at 5pm PST

Private Classes of 6 or more people available upon request 

Gin Cocktails 1

Ah, gin. So delicious and so often misunderstood. Did you know that there are different styles of gin? Most of us are familiar with the London Dry Style (Tanqueray, Beefeater, etc.) but there is so much more and each of them has it's own voice! Here, we chat about magic cocktail proportions, what to expect from the different styles of gin, and how you might want to use them at your house. We explore the endless versatility of the Bee's Knees and the ultra-refreshing Eastside while using both Old Tom gin and another gin of your choice!

Private Classes of 6 or more people available upon request 

Caribbean/Tiki Cocktails 1

Let's travel to the Caribbean together where the r(h)um and how it is consumed is as unique as each island and town. These tropical drinks have been adulterated over the years to be overly sweetened using high-fructose corn syrup, blenders, and even artificial colors. That's not what these drinks were originally about! Caribbean and Tiki cocktails, when prepared correctly, are an immediate escape to nostalgic beaches and warm daydreams. Here, we're going to island-hop from Cuba (the Daiquiri) to Jamaica (Jamaican Rum Punch) to explore how these two cocktails and styles of rum are so different! Ready to set sail?

Private Classes of 6 or more people available upon request 

Caribbean/Tiki Cocktails 2

So many more port towns, islands, and r(h)ums to explore! On this journey we start in Martinique to try French rhum agricole and sip the  alluring Ti' Punch before jetting down to Trinidad to master the balance of a Queen's Park Swizzle. These two entirely different cocktail recipes and spirits illustrate two very different ends of the flavor profile spectrum and broaden your horizons to what r(h)um cocktails should taste like!

Private Classes of 6 or more people available upon request 

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