Friday Happy Hour: Whiskey Sours with Simon ONLINE

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What’s it all about?

Move over Quarantinis, – this session is about whiskey sours.  A highly adaptable 3 ingredient drink that is easily made and goes down easy.  Join us for this  informative happy hour celebrating a drink that has survived through many pandemics so you can too.

What will we cover?

The class will give you the building blocks necessary to setup a good home bar and introduce categories of tools and equipment useful for making cocktails, and show examples of different glassware and flexible options for serving drinks.  You will learn key cocktail techniques to confidently approach recipes from the galaxy of classic cocktail drinks and take home the recipes.

Also you will:

  • Understand what’s essential and what you can live without (or substitute) to start making drinks on a budget

  • Get a list of local, small or independent businesses to get tools and supplies – pick up or delivered

  • Receive recommendations for further self guided learning (books, websites, YouTube channels)

What will you need?

Whiskey sours – You need:
  • A whisk(e)y (blended scotch or bourbon are perfectly adequate and other unflavoured whiskies will be delicious too).
  • Lemon juice – how to juice if you don’t have special equipment (using BBQ tongs)
  • Ice – make before class
  • Sugar
  • Shaker (but a jar will work)
  • Strainer (although optional)
  • A clean glass
  • Optional bitters
  • Optional eggwhite or aquafaba

Bonus drink: whiskey soda (whiskey highball).

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.