Join us for a fun-filled (and tasty!) session with lead instructor and mixologist, Jim Maldonis!
This one-hour online session will take you through the needed steps to master two cocktails with basic ingredients and barware. The two drinks featured will be an Old Fashioned and a Margarita.
This one-hour online session will focus on making two cocktails for more experienced and adventurous home bartenders. The two drinks featured will be a Negroni and a Mai Tai.
We will go over the basics of making your own bar-quality drinks at home including measuring, shaking, stirring, and presentation - you will learn the techniques and then make the drinks yourself to enjoy at home!
For this course, you will need a jigger, shaker, strainer, bar spoon, and glassware (for tools) as well as gin, sweet vermouth, Campari, light rum, dark rum, Jamacian rum (if you can find it), orgeat, dry curacao (or triple sec), 2 limes (for juice), an orange, and a big ice cube. You can, of course, opt to watch and just take notes to make your own cocktail later on!
After growing up in Arlington, Massachusetts, Jim moved to Maine to attend Bates College and eventually became a high school chemistry and biology teacher. After years of drinking exclusively rum and cokes and gin and tonics, Jim began expanding his beverage palate as well as his home bar, making drinks for his wife and friends whenever possible. When the opportunity presented itself, Jim was quick to jump on board to combine his love of bartending with the enjoyment of educating everyone on the chemistry of bitters and the way they can enhance the flavor of even the most standard of drink recipes. You can find Jim, in between science classes, patrolling the bar (hopefully in person again soon) and crafting many delicious gustatory combinations.