What’s it all about?
In this special edition of Shaken and Stirred, join us during Negroni Week 2019 (24-30 June) to sip cocktail history as the Negroni celebrates its 100 year anniversary in 2019!
The class will be 1 part Campari : 1 part sweet vermouth : 1 part gin stirred with a whole lot of history! Drinks International ranked the Negroni as the no. 2 cocktail of 2019 based on a survey of 127 bars and what they reported as the best selling classic cocktails.
What will we cover?
You will learn key cocktail techniques to confidently approach stirred and built classic cocktail drinks and sample selected Negroni based cocktails and take home the recipes. The class will give you the building blocks necessary to set up 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.