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Join us for a fun-filled (and tasty!) session with lead instructor and mixologist, Jim Maldonis.

This one-hour online course will focus on making two mocktails - perfect for those who do not drink alcohol, kids, or those looking to improve upon boring seltzer and sodas.

The two drinks featured will be a cherry lime rickey and a chocolate creme soda.

We will go over the basics of making your own 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 cherry juice, lime juice, simply syrup (equal parts sugar and water), chocolate syrup, honey creme simple syrup (equal parts honey and water), cherry bitters, and seltzer. 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.

Venue Information

This event takes place online.

Organizer Information

The Word Barn

66 Newfields Road
Exeter, NH 03833

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