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Learn to harness the vibrant flavors of summer with two signature seasonal cocktails featuring KOVAL Distillery spirits. Local cocktail blogger Valerie of Valcohol.co will walk you through each natural recipe step-by-step and teach you the tricks of the trade.
With farmer's markets and grocery stores overflowing with ripe produce, you can effectively (and cheaply) add complexity to your home bar with freshly derived ingredients. Homemade syrups are a great way to make fruit flavors pop in your cocktails and to preserve ripe fruit for prolonged use. We'll use KOVAL spirits and liqueurs and two different fruit and herb syrups to blend the following flavors:
- Rye Whiskey / Rose Hip / Strawberry / Lemon
- Barreled Gin / Peach / Basil / Lime
Valerie will walk you through everything you need to know to craft, garnish, and present both cocktails. You’ll learn hands-on how to achieve proper mixing technique, glassware selection, and optimal flavor ratios while enjoying a full-size serving of each cocktail. Take-home recipes will be provided for future reference, along with snacks and one of each cocktail glass used in the class (a coupe and a rocks glass).
What you can expect from this experience:
- Two seasonal cocktails
- Hands-on mixology instruction
- Coupe and rocks glass to take home for your home bar
Delia S.Summer Craft Cocktail Workshop
A super fun, hands-on experience, Val is the queen of delicious cocktails!
Valerie is a cocktail creator and stylist with a focus on fresh, natural and imaginative recipes. After 5 years of hobby mixology, she launched the blog Valcohol.co to share her craft with others. Since then, she's built cocktail content for local and national brands, taught mixology at KOVAL distillery, done a bar takeover at Chicago Distilling Company and crafted signature cocktails for a variety of occasions. Her key goal is to create an enjoyable cocktail experience by limiting sugar content, choosing all-natural ingredients and providing thoughtful presentation.