On Friday October 16, EYC will hold the first ever virtual 2 hr. drink mixology class. We are in the final stages of organizing the final details of the class. We will provide the zoom link in the weekly email blast on Wednesday October 14.
Details of the 3 drinks are now available here ( Virtual Mixology menu Oct 16 2020 ) so you can stock up on the ingredients to mix along with the instructor. More information on the drinks can be found here (Mojito, Tequila Sunrise, Cosmopolitan)
We encourage you to join this fun zoom class.
The four topics that will be covered during the mixology class include:
1. Engaging The Senses
We will help you and your guests understand the five basic tastes of sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami, and how to leverage these basic tastes to make a terrific drink. We will break down how the drink making process and the drink itself can engage the five senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and sound, and use these to create a deep emotional reaction. We will also discuss drink pairing strategies with food, themes, and seasonality.
2. The Tools of the Trade
We will help you and your guests understand the science of how the proper equipment will help you improve the quality of your drinks. We provide an overview of the most important drink making tools, how to use them properly, and what attributes to look for in good quality equipment for your own use.
3. Drink Ingredients
We will help you and your guests understand how various ingredients work together to create a tasty and well balanced drink including: fruits, vegetables, bitters, syrups, herbs, spices, soda, fruit juices, eggs, base spirits, modifiers, and ice. We cover: how these drink ingredients are made, how to select and prepare great quality ingredients, and store your ingredients properly.
4. Building a Drink
We will help you and your guests learn the fundamental techniques to prepare a great quality shaken and stirred drink. We review core drink preparation concepts and provide hands-on experience with: measuring drink ingredients, glass rinsing, muddling, layering, zesting, garnishing, smoking, and straining. Mastering these fundamental skills will help create a solid platform to build your own creations