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Hands-On Fruity Summer Cocktails

Join us for a hands-on cocktail class that takes advantage of all the fresh fruit that summertime brings us! With the help of your spirits expert, Christophe Bakunas, you'll learn how to create three seasonal fresh fruit-forward cocktails perfect for your next party. We will discuss cocktail standards, best practices for building cocktails and how to be creative on your own. Additionally, Christophe will teach you how to set up a bar with the essential bar tools and ingredients, the history of cocktails and punches, the differences of liquor and liqueur, and important bar lingo so you can sling for yourself, or order like a pro next time you’re at the bar. Tasting noshes will be served during class.


  • Blackberry and Raspberry Shrub for Summer Fun (Gin, Berry Shrub, Ginger Beer)
  • Strawberries from Heaven (Vodka, Strawberry Amaro, Lime)
  • Blueberries From Your Home Town (Tequila, Muddled Blueberries, Lemon)

Skills covered in class:

  • Cocktail components and flavor dynamics
  • Must-have bar ingredients
  • How to set up a bar
  • Jiggering
  • Muddling
  • Bar lingo
  • Presentation
  • Garnishes
  • Selecting appropriate glassware

Learn more about Christophe Bakunas here.

You must be 21 or over to attend. Please present valid ID at the time of check-in.

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