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River North, Downtown/Loop
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107
At W Kinzie St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this spirit class:

Want to know how to make the perfect cocktail? And, how to mix and stir like Logan Square mustacheo'd pros? Then this cocktail class is for you! With the help of our spirits expert, Christophe Bakunas, you'll learn how to mix, shake and stir several iconic cocktails so you can create your own delicious drinks at home. Additionally, Christophe will teach you how to set up a bar with the essential bar tools and ingredients, the history of cocktails and punches, the differences of liquor and liqueur, and important bar lingo so you can sling for yourself, or order like a pro next time you are at the bar with friends or business clients. Snacks will be provided.

During this hands-on class, each group of students will prepare:

  • Winter Cocktail (Classic cocktail from the early 1900’s)
  • Martinez (Mash up of a Manhattan and Martini)
  • Cranberry-Whiskey Smash

Skills covered in class:

  • Jiggering
  • Shaking, straining and stirring
  • Must-have bar ingredients
  • Bar lingo
  • History of cocktails and punches
  • Presentation
  • Garnishes
  • Selecting appropriate ice and glassware

You must be 21 or over to attend this class. Please present valid ID at the time of check-in.

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A one-week notice is required for cancellation of any class. If you do not cancel by telephone at least 1 week in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class. Please feel free to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend and it is within one week of the class as no refunds will be available. All classes also have a non-refundable, non-transferable 10% fee for the operational and administrative costs incurred by The Chopping Block. This service fee will not be refunded and cannot be transferred in the case of any cancellation.


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