Join us for a fun-filled (and tasty!) introduction to mixology 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.
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 tequila, bourbon (or rye whiskey), simple syrup (equal parts sugar/water), dry curacao (or triple sec), aromatic bitters (Angostura or others), 2 limes (for juice), and an orange. Alternatively, you can jot down notes as you watch, and make your drinks later on your own!
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.
All sales from the Word Barn Makers Series are split between The Word Barn and the instructor/artists helping to support our community during this challenging time.