Advanced Ideas

Here are a few of the deep dives we can take your group on to get more out of your cocktail skills.

If your group already knows the basics, just let us know which of these areas excite your curiosity, and we will present a program designed to scratch your itch.

  • Kitchen in the Bar

    The idea of your kitchen as an extension of your bar is an exciting subject for avid foodies. Use your skills in the kitchen to take your home cocktails to the highest levels by making things like basic and exotic syrups, shrubs, or tinctures.
  • So Many Bottles

    We can take you through the different classes of spirits, and how to taste and evaluate each. You could also choose to delve into a particular spirit, its iconic brands, local offerings, and especially the creative, complex cocktails that feature it.
  • Create Your Own

    One of the ways that the world of cocktails stand out from those of fine wine or craft beers is the opportunites for you to display your own creative abilities. Learn the underlying structure of cocktails, and employ that understanding to craft your own, amazing original drinks.

  • Wow! Look at That

    Other subjects of great interest to cocktail enthusiast are creativity with ice, garnishes, and glassware. These go great together for a single evening, or can be broken up and added to your program focusing on other areas.

  • Polynesian Pop

    We have a particular passion for tiki style and cocktails. If your group is tiki-curious, let us put on an evening of teaching you to craft world-class tiki drink crafting, along with an examination of decor, style, and where to find that perfect mug.

  • Out and About

    It may seem strange to talk about bar and professional bartenders as part of a class about making drinks at home, but a big part of learning to make great drinks for yourself is learnign to really appreciate a great drink. And once you do that, you are going to want to make sure the drinks you buy when travelling or on the town are as good as the ones you get at home.
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