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Hands-On Cocktails: Spring into Tequila and Mezcal

Join us for a fun and educational night out as you learn how to prepare three bright and fruit forward cocktails while exploring the beauty and complexity of tequila and mezcal. Spirits expert, Christophe Bakunas, will share his passion for these spirits as he walks you through the artisanal production, decodes the multiple varieties of tequila and mezcal and takes you on a journey to understand the rich and colorful history of these mysterious spirits. Christophe will discuss cocktail standards, best practices for building cocktails and how to be creative on your own. Additionally, he will teach you important bar lingo so you can sling for yourself, or order like a pro next time you’re at the bar.


  • Watermelon Margarita (A Twist on the Classic)
  • SoCal Prairie Fire (Mezcal, Orange and Grapefruit- Twist on the Classic from Oklahoma)
  • Desert Bird (Mezcal, Pineapple and Lime)

Skills covered in class:

  • Cocktail components and flavor dynamics
  • Must-have bar ingredients
  • How to set up a bar
  • Jiggering
  • 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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