Cocktails Skills – Bartending at Home with Simon ONLINE

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What’s it all about?

Home bartending is a great opportunity to show off a bit to your partner, family and guests!  If you want to be even better at making delicious drinks at home, come join us for a discussion of key knowledge, tips and tricks to making classic drinks at a high level of quality with the limitations of home setups and budgets.

What will we cover?

  • Ingredients: Optimal handling of fresh and spirit ingredients, knowing when you can substitute and when you can’t.  Purchasing tips.

  • Ice: Ways to make clean ice in different forms for purposes such as shaking and serving.

  • Recipes: where to find reliable recipes, how to navigate variations, how to handle odd measurements, how to read and analyse recipes to better understand how to balance.

  • Making drinks: Technique adjustments that result in better drinks, how to properly execute certain techniques such as floating, muddling, building, dry shaking.

  • Serving drinks: Choosing glassware appropriately.  Garnishes.  Your guest’s preferences.

  • Responsibility and safety at home: Looking after yourself and your guests during and after drinks.

What will you need?

  • A cocktail recipe or two that you’re keen to make at home.

  • A photo of your cocktail equipment.

  • Ingredients to make your cocktail if you’re happy to share the process (ideally have enough ingredients on hand to make the cocktail more than once).

Who will be teaching?

Simon began adult life disliking alcohol in all forms after repeated unsuccessful attempts to be friends with beer, rum/coke and tequila sunrises.  But a chance encounter with a vodka, lime and soda was his gateway drink into a classic daiquiri at the famed cocktail bar Der Raum.  Since then Simon become an avid barfly visiting cocktail bars around the world in Europe, America, Asia, NZ and Australia as well as being good friends with gin, rum, whiskey and wheat beers.  More recently Simon has been creating at-home cocktail experiences and teaching friends to make tasty drinks all around the world whether it’s a Melbourne balcony, a villa in Tuscany, an apartment in Paris or on a sailing boat in San Francisco Bay.