DIY Home Bar: A Hands-On Cocktail Workshop with April Wachtel of Swig + Swallow
Do you want to build your home spirits collection but don't know where to start?
Want to wow your guests with your creative cocktail creations?
Want to get your home bar up and running without spending a fortune?
DIY Home Bar
with NYC-based April Wachtel
is an introductory crash course that will teach you everything you need to know to start making both classic and original cocktails at home.
We will discuss cocktail history, tools & techniques, and how to build a smart and diverse spirits collection without breaking the bank.
Most importantly, we will make (and drink!) a variety of cocktails in class as we discuss methods and ratios for proper balance.
Finally, we'll send you home with 10 classic recipes and the resources to have you making beautiful cocktails in no time, and on any budget.
April teaches cocktail classes at Astor Center and The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City, and is the founder and principal educator at Swig + Swallow.
Please note that antipasti and hors d'oeuvres will be served at this class - not a full dinner.
, we're switching out the chefs for bartenders and making it all about cocktails.
Wow-Worthy Cocktail Methods for Fun and Flavor with April Wachtel of Swig + Swallow
Are you constantly on the lookout for new ways to incorporate flavors, aromas, and textures to your cocktails?
Always hunting for new tricks and techniques to use to wow your friends?
, veteran NYC-based bartender, cocktail instructor, and founder of beverage consulting firm Swig + Swallow
believes the perfect cocktail hits on all of these notes - it has a beautiful appearance, enticing aroma, complementary flavors and distinct mouthfeel.
returns to COOK to demonstrate processes from muddling and dry-shaking to smoking cocktails and infusion to expand your cocktail-making repertoire.
Super Seasonal Summer Cocktails with April Wachtel of Swig + Swallow
June marks the official entry into summer in the northeast, and summer means balmy breezes, grilling, and the abundance of gorgeous and local fruits, herbs, and vegetables.
Join NYC-based bartender April Wachtel for this super seasonal class featuring ingredients you can source from the farmers market.
Guests will learn processes to incorporate fresh ingredients, from muddling, to making juices, syrups and infusions.
will also discuss easy methods for preparing drinks for a group, so you can kick back, relax, and enjoy.
will make (and serve) a range of refreshing cocktails including a peach, bourbon, and basil smash, a strawberry, rum, and black pepper sour, a spicy riff on a jalapeño margarita, and a savory, briny, roasted red pepper cocktail.
of this year, the building was brought back as a swank, supper club-style restaurant open to the public with nightly dancing and a downstairs bar that bans cell phones.
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for a showcase of Japanese and Italian food preparations that complement as much as rival.