Virtual Spirits Classes, Guided Tastings, and Cocktail Classes
I offer virtual guided spirits tastings and classes on all categories of spirits. Each class is unique and will be customized to your level of experience, desired subjects and, of course, budget. If you live in the Bay Area, I can coordinate with Cask bottle shop on your behalf to have your selections prepared for in-store pickup at your convenience or shipping if you live in California.
At this time I'm using Paypal or Venmo for payment for private classes, or for corporate clients, I can invoice you and you may send a check. Email me at mongoosebar at gmail dot com or use the sign up form at the bottom of this page to get started!
Custom Cocktail Creation $30 per Recipe
Need a custom cocktail for an event or just want a tasty libation for your "house cocktail?" Got you covered!
Mini Class / Ask a Bartender $75
A single cocktail demo and/or 45 minutes of class time on general spirits knowledge, Q&A. How should I stock my home bar? What can I do with these ingredients?
Guided Spirits Tasting $100
A walkthrough of a selection of 3-5 spirits from any category, including Whiskey 101 and Agave 101 classes. Lasts about one hour.
Full Sized Cocktail Class / Custom Cocktail Class $125
2-3 Classic Cocktails with up to an hour and a half of class time OR 1 classic cocktail and 1 custom/original cocktail. Focus on technique, ingredients, bar tools, when to shake and when to stir, etc.
Focus Class $150
We’ll explore a category of spirits with first a short tasting and info session followed by a cocktail portion. Lasts about an hour and half.
**Please note that I always allow time for class to run over for Q&A. All classes are customizable, include a shopping list if appropriate and a recipe sheet. Pricing is per class session (not per person).
Whiskey 101 $100
Don't know the difference between bourbon and rye? Whiskey and whisky? You're not alone!
Class will include:
Shopping list of 4-5 spirits**
Guided Tasting with an overview of each category: Bourbon, Rye, TN, Scotch (peated and unpeated) and/or Irish whiskey or world whiskey
Cocktail Recipes to help you use up those bottles, a guide to tasting set-up, and more!
1 hour teaching time
Basic Cocktails and Technique $125
Confused about when to shake and when to stir? Not sure why fresh citrus is such a big deal?
Class will include:
A shopping list for 2-3 classic or modern riff cocktails**
Assistance selecting bar tools, cocktail recipes, and more!
1.5 hours teaching time
**legally you must be 21 to purchase and consume alcohol and must buy alcohol yourself, however I can help coordinate the order through Cask if you live in the Bay Area or create a shopping list for whichever liquor store is near you.