Cocktail expert Scott Beattie and CUESA are putting on yet another hands-on class, this time focusing on vodka’s classy cousin, gin. The SHAKEN OR STIRRED? D.I.Y COCKTAILS FEATURING GIN AKA “MOTHER’S RUIN” class will consist of a brief history of gin distillation, a discussion of current gin making methods, gin tasting, and hands-on cocktail instruction, and takes place Saturday May 28th, 2pm-4pm in the CUESA Kitchen at the Ferry Building.
Students will make classic drinks The Last Word, The Aviation, a Corpse Reviver, and a martini, and conduct some experimentation. Plus, Davorin Kuchan, third-generation distiller and proprietor of Belmont’s Old World Spirits, will talk about his Blade gin and other upcoming brands. Kuchan will also have Old World’s exceptional absinthe, eau de vie, and brandy available for tasting. The class costs $50; tickets online.
This class is part of a six-part series taught by Scott Beattie. All classes include a short “Cocktails 101” demo that will include proper shaking and stirring techniques (and the reasons why you would do either), precise measurement, ice, glassware selection, and several other helpful tips that will insure better home bartending. In addition to hearing from the guest speaker, all attendees will also receive printed information about additional spirits. Classes are limited to 40 students, and are mostly DIY. Time permitting, Scott will present and sign copies of his book Artisanal Cocktails, available for $28 (cash/check only).
Saturday May 28, 2011
$50 (includes tasting, hands-on cocktail instruction, take-home booklet)
CUESA Kitchen at the Ferry Building