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Classic Cocktails, 1 Night

All you need to get started is a spirit base of your choice then it's a case of classic blends. This is a guide on how to turn your bottle of choice into something special.

VODKA & GIN 

Vodka is the clearest of all the spirits. Distilled for purity over flavor it is the world’s favourite for mixing with any number ingredients to create some amazing flavours.

By adding Juniper, citrus peel and many other botanicals into the process of making pure distillates, we create Gin, one of mankind’s oldest cohorts in the spirit world.

In this 2 hour session we will use these two old friends to discover the secrets of 5 classic Cocktails and their contemporary adaptations.

  • A classic and pure Martini
  • The Collins
  • The Sicilian Kiss
  • The Japanese Slipper
  • The Moscow Mule

SCOTCH & BOURBON 

The Scottish have claimed the origins of Whisky for centuries. The settlers in the Americas took what they grew and applied the Scottish methods. From golden sheens to amber hues, the world of whiskies is colourful and complex to say the least.

In this 2 hour session we will simplify the history and unite these trans Atlantic brothers in a small collection of 5 more Cocktail classics.

  • The Manhattan
  • The Whisky Sour
  • The Old Fashioned
  • The Lynchburg Lemonade
  • The Rusty Nail

RUM & TEQUILA 

Sugar cane and Agave have one thing in common. If you treat them well they are some of the sweetest plants you will find on the planet. Sugar, time and patience make for spirits oozing with character and the Cocktails containing these Caribbean, Hispanic performers; inherit their extravagant natures.

In this 2 hour session we will step into 5 classic drinks that showcase Rum, Cachaca and Tequila with the passion they deserve.

  • Caipirinha
  • Mojito
  • Daquiri
  • Margarita
  • El Diablo

Course Requirements

  • Aged 18 at over

Part Time | 1 Evening

Part Time | 1 Evening

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