The founder of this premier mixology biz studied behavioral psychology to better understand the patron-bartender relationship -- meaning you'll not only learn how to make drinks, but how and why bartenders actually behave the way they do:
o $69 ($199 value) for a two-hour Intro to Mixology class or Spirits Evolution class
o $99 ($398 value) for a two-hour Intro to Mixology class and Spirits Evolution class
o Learn by using real alcohol -- and enjoy two cocktails while you do
The Spirits Evolution class focuses on the history of alcohol, touching on its origins to Arabia, its transition to Europe, and its eventual journey to the New World. Participants will get to try 25 versions of seven essential spirits, and will learn things like what mouthfeel means and how to identify elements like terroir and structure.
The Intro to Mixology class is a highly interactive session where you'll learn how to prepare classic and updated cocktails, the details of which will then help you make all manner of other cocktails. Once you've learned the basics and elements like molecular mixology, house-made infusions and syrups, and how to shake and strain, you'll get to head behind a real bar (Infusion Lounge in San Fran or Myth Lounge in San Jose) and apply your skills. And after you've learned your way around the shaker, you and your fellow participants will get to taste the results.
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