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Feb 23

Tonic Cocktail Classes Are Here!

Now you, too, can be a craft bartender. Well, sort of. You can definitely learn the ins and outs while enjoying the ambience of my favorite bar.

They’re calling it the Tonic On Fourth Cocktails and Spirits Club, but basically it’s a set of classes. (You can sign up for each class individually.) It includes a hands‐on class curriculum, all taught by my favorite mixologist (ok, excluding Molly) Josh Durr. The first class, Bartending 101, looks to be similar to the excellent class I took from Josh back in December. The classes will prove to be both educational and fun, and will be geared for both the novice and advanced.

Why are they offering these? Basically they want everyone to enjoy a classic cocktail – whether at their bar or in your own home. The way I see it, the more people who understand a good cocktail, the more bartenders will have to start making an excellent Manhattan. 😉

Photo by Bob 5chw4rtz

The Tonic on Fourth Cocktails and Spirits Club will offer courses twice a month beginning February 25, 2010 from 5:30‐8:00pm. The first class of each month will be part of the Bartending Series, rotating series levels each month. The second class of the month will focus on more specific topics, drilling down into things like those homemade tinctures and bitters with which I’m so taken.

Photo by Bob 5chw4rtz

The upcoming classes, all of which run from 5:30 – 8:30 pm, include

  • Bartending 101, 102, & 103 (Master Class Series)
    • 101: Successful Home Bartending & Foundations of Bartending – 2/25 and 5/13, $35
    • 102: A Crash Course in the Foundations of the Professional Bartender – 3/10, $55
    • 103: How to Mix Drinks in the 21st Century – 4/8, $75
  • Distillation – Discover how your favorite spirits are made.
    • 3/31, $45
  • Bourbon : A History & Tasting of our Nations Authentic Spirit
    • 4/22, $45
  • Spring Cocktails: Market Fresh Libations
    • 5/27, $45

You can purchase your spot through TicketDerby.com under the heading “Tonic Cocktail School.”

Thanks to Bob for some of the photos!

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Posted by Michelle at 8:20 am in Cincinnati, Cocktails | Permalink | Comments (1)

One Response to “Tonic Cocktail Classes Are Here!”

  1. Aleta says:

    Speaking of ridiculously good Manhattans, which I agree are hard to find, travel to cool Columbus suburb Grandview Heights to Third & Hollywood. I had the most sublime Manhattan ever there. No idea what was in it, but there was some serious crafting going on in those cherries that – when combined with the booze – was pure magic. The food and atmosphere there is also excellent.

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