Pour & Lore are virtual cocktail classes that are built for all levels of cocktail enthusiasts. Learn trade secrets normally reserved for bar professionals and recipes for your new favorite cocktails.
While you’re shaking up a drink, you’ll also learn the real history behind the pour with an emphasis on people and communities whose expertise is often overlooked or erased from history.
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How much do classes cost?
Each Pour & Lore cocktail class is $15/person and free for furloughed service industry workers.
Is attendance required for each class?
No! Classes typically operate independently of one another, so it's easy to drop into just one class or make it your regular happy hour every week.
How do I sign up for Pour & Lore cocktail classes?
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Monday, May 3rd
We're exploring the simplicity of gin in this class all about the Aviation and the Soutside Cocktail. The AViation is a floral delight that falls back on Creme De Violette for its color and main sweetener. The Southside is a minty gimlet riff that was a favorite of Al Capone, the subject of this class' Lore!
Wednesday, May 5th
We're exploring agave spirits using the classic dry Margarita and the grenadine-forward Mexican Firing Squad. This class's Lore takes us to Canada with the Great Maple Syrup Heist of 2012 where an inside job stole $18.7M of maple syrup from the Global reserve in Quebec.
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Monday, May 10th
Cognac is a wine-based spirit from France that makes beautiful, rich cocktails. In this class we're defining cognac's signiture flavor profile, contrasting it with American made brandy, and enjoying two cognac classics: the Sidecar and the Harvard Cocktail.
Wednesday, May 12th
Whiskey is one of the most popular spirits in the United States with its oak-aged character and warm vanilla and caramel notes. We're mixing up whiskey sours and manhattans and talking about all the ways these cocktails can be altered to make your own stunning riffs.
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Monday, May 17th
Fat-washing is a fairly new concept when it comes to adding texture to a drink. A spirit or modifier is "washed" with a fat in the freezer overnight to impart flavor and a richer texture that takes the edge off bitter flavors. In this class, we'll be tasting a clasic negroni side-by-side with a fat washed version to see the differences.
Wednesday, May 19th
“Clarified Jungle Birds”
Clarifiying cocktails isn't just a gimicky way to make a cocktail look cooler—it's also just fun. We're exploring milk-washing in this class to see how the bittersweet texture of a Jungle Bird changes after clarification.
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Monday, May 24th
“College Shots Become Cocktails”
Miss all those truly horrible shots from your college days? of course you do! In this class, we're converting some of the most popular college shots into cocktails
Wednesday, May 26th
Cocktail workshops are back! Workshop your own cocktails with me privately to present to the virtual class.