Super relevant to what’s going on at Scene headquarters, I recently got the opportunity to try my hand at creating cocktails. While we’ve been discussing what it would look like to have a digital only dining and entertainment issue (share your thoughts here), I’ve been practicing my newfound cocktail creation skills.
The lovely bar tenders at Public Haus offer occasional classes to those who are interested in making their own Sinatra worthy drinks at home! Follow them on Instagram to get updates about when they have new classes.
My friends and I arrived early and ended up being the only students. The smaller class size was a great way to get one-on-one attention and we had the place to ourselves. Which was probably a good thing. The Public Haus AC was on the fritz so we had our class in the Abi Haus restaurant.
While mostly we just goofed off, we did actually learn how to make 5 different cocktails from start to finish. The best part was definitely learning how to use the shaker correctly. The shaker is basically a veiled excuse to have a mini dance party.
Like I even need an excuse to have a dance party… My life is a dance party.
General tips include:
- take specific measurements
- use one-part sugar and one-part acid
- seal the shaker before you start shaking (oops…)
- shake hard and quick for cold but undiluted drinks
While taking this class you build classics like the lemon drop martini under the close supervision of professionals, but you could definitely take the concept home and make virgin versions of your favorites with a few simple substitutes! I plan on trying a few myself sometime soon.
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