Scofflaws Den has paired up with start-up Bookalokal to offer some very intimate cocktail classes throughout the summer. And before you start getting all hot and bothered, by intimate we mean small. Classes will be a maximum of 4 guests who will get to spend a couple of hours with our chief class instructor Marshall drinking and discussing cocktails, spirits and history. The classes will be very laid back and provide attendees the chance to delve into the subject matter with very little distractions (except for the sound of cocktails being shaken!)
Bookalokal is a company that connects local experts in various cities with people who want to experience local flavors, dishes, drinks or meals in a safe, comfortable environment. It’s free to sign up and you only pay the price of the event you want to attend. The hosts are verified by a Bookalokal employee so you can be certain you won’t sign up for an Evening with Indian Food and find a BDSM torture chamber instead.
We have scheduled three classes so far. Below are the descriptions of these classes.
Basics of Bitters
Most bars worth their salt have at least one kind of cocktail bitters on their back bar. But what are bitters? Why use them? Why does there seem to be a hundred different kinds on the market nowadays? If you enjoy cocktails and have always wondered about the mysterious dashes and drops your bartender is adding to that drink, this class will let you in on the secret! Learn the history of cocktail bitters, how and why they are used, and taste several different types of bitters. You’ll also get to try three cocktails where the use of bitters is not only called for, but essential. For those who wish to try their hand at making bitters at home, we’ll also discuss how to go about starting, what you’ll need and how long the process takes.
Home Bartending Basics
Come learn how to stir, shake and muddle your way to a successful cocktail party! You will learn the techniques of making cocktails, how to stock your home bar, and three recipes to show off your new talents. Oh, and the professional tools you use to practice your new skills? Yeah, you get to keep those! This class is a must for anyone wanting to throw a cocktail party!
Welcome to the Tiki Lounge
Summer is here and what better way to celebrate than relax with an icy, fruity, boozy tiki drink? This summer when you invite friends and family over for a cook-out and some drinks, throw in a touch of Polynesian flair by serving the best tiki drinks around! Learn the history of tiki drinks, the tricks to making them and hot Tiki became synonymous with Americana. And probably light things on fire.
Due to the limited seating in these classes, if there is demand, we will repeat them throughout the summer. We also plan on offering additional classes on various subjects and will let you know about those here and on Twitter.
Please click here for dates, times and cost of these classes.
We hope to see you soon! Cheers!