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    Classic and Creative Cocktails

    In two fun-filled hours you can become a confident bartender, creating delicious and gorgeous cocktails, to the delight of your guests. A master mixologist will walk you through how to stock a basic bar and create classic cocktails as well as some fabulous new recipes that will impress the most discerning sippers. The instructor will demonstrate each cocktail on the extensive menu, giving you the opportunity to taste them all. Each student will be paired with a partner and have the opportunity to make their two favorites from the list. The class includes a segment on stylish garnishes, from standard olives and lemon twists, to a few imaginative extras. You take away an e-booklet on the well stocked bar including recipes for cocktails, and a space for you to note your personal preferences.
    Classic and Creative Cocktails

    340 W 40th, New York

    • Learn the ins and outs of cocktail making
    • Get hands on experience behind the bar
    • Make, shake, and taste your own drinks!
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    Birth of a Cocktail Tour

    Some tales are more intoxicating than others, as you'll find out during this three-hour of NYC's cocktail culture! Alongside a sociologist or spirits journalist, you'll take a deep dive into the history of the cocktail while traveling from Midtown to the Flatiron District. Along the way, you'll get a look at some of the speakeasies, hotel bars, and other sites behind some of the world's most famous drinks. In addition to history, your guide will offer insights into cocktail aesthetics and the tools of the trade, before settling down to a tasting led by one of the most accomplished mixologists in the city!
    Birth of a Cocktail Tour

    2 E 55th St, New York

    • Learn about the history of the cocktail during a three-hour tour of Midtown and the Flatiron District
    • Visit some of the historic speakeasies and hotel bars behind world-famous cocktails
    • Enjoy a cocktail tasting experience put on by a preeminent city mixologist
    • Immerse yourself in NYC's mixed-drink culture during a relaxed and educational outing
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    Hike & Whiskey Tasting

    Escape from city living with a wondrous day hiking the Shawangunk Mountains and touring New York State's only whiskey distillery that is open to the public. With the backdrop of the Hudson Valley and the Highlands, you'll hike a moderate six miles through the mountains, while viewing breathtaking scenery along the way. Following your hike, you'll be taken to the distillery, where you will have the opportunity to sample three whiskeys and/or vodkas to quench your post-hiking thirst. Could this hike get any better?
    Hike & Whiskey Tasting

    867 Broadway E 18th St, New York

    • Hike six miles through the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains
    • Enjoy a lecture in whiskey distilling at New York's only public distillery
    • Taste a variety of whiskey and/or vodka
    • Perfect hike for active first-timers
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    35 positive reviews
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    New Orleans Cocktail Brunch

    This soulful menu adapts some of New Orleans' greatest hits into brilliant, brunch-appropriate dishes. The meal almost requires a jazz soundtrack to go with it! We'll invoke the spirit of the Big Easy as we make and eat: Praline Pull-Apart Coffee Cake; Bananas Foster Pain Perdu (French Toast); Pecan Waffle Brûlée; Crab Cake Benedict; Veal Cheek Grillades and Grits; Trout Meunière Amandine; Black Pepper Biscuits with Andouille Gravy; Café du Monde's Beignets; and Café Brulot Diabolique; and cocktails including a Pimm's Cup and a Ramos Gin Fizz. What's a Ramos Gin Fizz, you ask? Only one way to find out! (well, you could google it too, but where's the fun in that?)
    New Orleans Cocktail Brunch

    225 Liberty St, New York

    • Learn to prepare a festive, impressive New Orleans cocktail brunch at the Institute of Culinary Education
    • Practice cooking some of the delicious staples of New Orleans cuisine
    • Wow your friends with impressive cocktails like a Pimm's Cup and a Ramos Gin Fizz
    • Step up your brunch game and gain some valuable new skills
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    145 positive reviews
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