My name is Josh and I am the Owner and Chief Consultant at Ice and Alchemy (Instagram: @ice_and_alchemy). I want to take the fundamentals that I train in my bar programs into your homes. Once you learn these, you'll be able to explore any flavor combinations you can imagine. I'll suggest spirits for the specific class that you're in, but these recipes are designed to allow you to use any spirit you'd like!
WHAT TO EXPECT
We make three cocktails in these fun, educational, and interactive classes! Each class is 1.5 hours long where we explore two classic cocktails, some "seemingly familiar" and some not-so-familiar and use them as examples to the bigger picture: understanding cocktail structure so that when people leave the class they can create endless, customized cocktails at home. This creative process is what makes my classes unique and applies much of the same lessons I give to my bartenders when training/consulting. The third cocktail we make is an opportunity for you to employ the techniques that you learn in the class to create your own balanced custom cocktail.
These classes are perfect for date nights, happy hour groups, meeting new people, corporate team-building, or linking up with friends and family all in my virtual classroom! It's the best way to practice social distancing while still enjoying a social life and learning a new skill.
Each cocktail will use only one base spirit, so you won't need to worry about spending less-commonly used bottles that collect dust. The goal is to get the most mileage out of your home bar and feel confident in what you mix together.
CURRENT PUBLIC CLASSES ($20 per person. Please book using the Eventbrite Calendar.)
Wednesday: Whiskey Cocktails 1
o In this class we explore bourbon in two very different cocktail structures: the Mint Julep and Whiskey Sour. We build upon cocktail vocabulary learned in the Pre- and Post-Prohibition classes and discuss egg white and muddling techniques in further detail for you to transfer to any future cocktails you ever make!
Thursdays: Pre-Prohibition Cocktails (highly recommended for first-timers!)
o These historic recipes in their exact or modified form are once again being seen on menus and for good reason: they're delicious and versatile! In this class you'll learn my personal specs for the Old Fashioned I make in bars and the best ways to add your personal spin. You'll also learn one of my favorite cocktails to adapt: the Tom Collins. As always, you'll also learn history, tips, tricks, and have fun along the way!
Fridays: Post-Prohibition Cocktails (highly recommended for first-timers!)
o With prohibition lifted, bartenders had to rebuild their shattered culture. Here we're going to explore the cocktail structures of the Moscow Mule and Margarita and learn how menu developers like myself are able to customize these familiar staples into cocktails so unique you wouldn't even know they were related!
(These will change periodically to make room for the other lessons. The Pre- and Post-Prohibition classes are recommended (though certainly not required) as foundational classes where we talk a lot about cocktail structure, making time for further discussions in the other classes. That said, each class can be taken as a stand-alone class without any issues!)
My name is Josh and I am the Owner and Chief Consultant at Ice and Alchemy (Instagram: @ice_and_alchemy). I want to take the fundamentals that I train in my bar programs into your homes. Once you learn these, you'll be able to explore any flavor combinations you can imagine. I'll...