Shaken And Stirred: Mix Cocktails at Home – Gin Edition!

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What’s it all about?

Learn the basics for equipping your home with the necessary tools and knowledge to make some great cocktails.  Advice from a cocktail aficionado on how to setup for cocktails anywhere – at home or even while travelling – so you can share your skills (and drinks) with friends and family.

What will we cover?

You will learn key cocktail techniques to confidently approach most recipes from the galaxy of classic cocktail drinks and sample selected Gin based cocktails and take home the recipes. 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.

Also you will learn to:

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

  • De-mystify cocktail jargon

  • List of places to pick up tools and supplies

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

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.