Virtual Mixology Classes

Make Better Cocktails at Home

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!

 

Scroll down to see the EIGHT unique cocktail classes, testimonials and answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Introduction video of virtual mixology classes

Options and Prices

Public Classes are $20 per person and held at 5pm PST every Tuesday, 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)

Holiday Cocktail Class

It's that time of year! This class is perfect for connecting with friends, family, and colleagues when traveling may not be an option. Here, we look at two extremely versatile cocktail structures using holiday flavors of cranberry, rosemary, pumpkin spice, and more! We'll discuss how to set yourself up for success when entertaining as well as how to approach sugar-free options. Let the holidays begin!

 

Private Classes of 6 or more people available upon request 

Testimonial

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!

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Pre-prohibition

Cocktail Class

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

Cocktail Class

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 available upon request

Whiskey Cocktail Class 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 Cocktail Class 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

Cocktail Class 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?

Public Classes available on Wednesdays at 5pm PST

Private Classes of 6 or more people available upon request 

Caribbean/Tiki

Cocktail Class 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 

Brunch Cocktail Class 1

Forget breakfast, brunch is the most important meal! What better way to gather and set the tone for a long relaxing day of living life on your terms? In this class, we cover just two of of my favorite brunch cocktails: the French 75 and the Agua de Valencia. These two drinks are a refreshing break from the usual brunch go-to cocktails and allow a lot of opportunity to personalize your drink!

Private Classes of 6 or more people available upon request

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Common Mixology Class Questions

Is a Minimum or Maximum Amount of People that can Attend a Class?

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! Private classes have a minimum of six people and have no limit to the number of people that you can invite.

I'm Planning a Virtual 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. 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 and 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 as far as India and New Zealand.

Does Ice and Alchemy Supply Kits or Ingredients?

At this time, Ice and Alchemy does not supply kits or ingredients. Instead, I 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!

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