PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS TAKES PLACE AT CAFE DU NORD, A BAR AND MUSIC VENUE LOCATED AT 2174 MARKET STREET B/W CHURCH AND SANCHEZ.
WALK DOWNSTAIRS, AND YOU WILL SEE THE SETUP FOR CLASS!!
In this class, SF bartender extraordinaire Gillian Fitzgerald will introduce you and your gullet to some of the best locally made spirits that local Bay Area distilleries have to offer, this time with a hint of the Irish Stuff! Hard to find gins from the Emerald Isle, Californian whiskey aged in peaty Irish barrels, and shrubs and syrups made from the freshest ingredients will be on hand. And since Gillian hails from just outside of Dublin, expect bad jokes, Thin Lizzy on the jukebox, and tall tales from the homeland.
You will learn to make THREE amazing cocktails using some of Gillian’s favorite locally distilled spirits, and of course tasting each spirit as you go! You will learn proper muddling, shaking, and stirring techniques (with or without a colander), as well as some of the bartender tools of the trade. She will also explain the importance of "balancing" a cocktail, and decipher some of the more complicated details of today’s cocktail menus.
Supplies Needed: None
Instructor Bio: Gillian Fitzgerald has filled both the role of bar owner and cocktail maven. She grew up just outside of Dublin in Ireland before moving to San Francisco in 2008. Having spent many a night behind the bar concocting marvels of libation goodness, Gillian opened Virgil’s Sea Room in the Mission in July 2013. In late 2015, she and business partner Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles launched their own line of bloody mary mix, aptly named Proud Mary. Check out Proud Mary at drinkproud.com.
PLEASE NOTE: You MUST BE 21 to attend this class!! No exceptions!! Please bring your photo ID with you to Cafe Du Nord. You will not be able to participate without it.The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc.
For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf.org.Website