Cocktail 101: How To Mix Drinks with A Bon Vivant's Companion

Jul 31st

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Cocktail 101
How To Mix Drinks with A Bon Vivant’s Companion
with frame’s cocktail guru
Tim Avery
Cocktail Kingdom

Few cocktail books have inspired with as much longevity and allure as How To Mix Drinks; A Bon Vivant’s Companion, by Jerry Thomas (1830-1885) an American bartender who pioneered popularizing cocktails across the United States.
Considered “the father of American mixology, ” this first-ever cocktail book published in 1862, is in reprint from Cocktail Kingdom and our cocktail guru Tim Avery presents a two-hour workshop covering the nuances of ingredients made popular 160 years ago. Master the traditional preparation, as well as modern takes on the Japanese Cocktail, the Whiskey Smash, and the Brandy Crusta.

Spending the bulk of his years in San Fransisco and Arizona, Tim fell in love with the history of cocktails early on in his career …creating libations and tinctures at some of the country’s finest spots, including Michelin-starred Quince in San Fransisco. Lucky for us he brings his love full circle with a series of workshops at frame, starting with a creative evening based on the early days of cocktails.

Wednesday, July 31st
$70 per person + tax and service fee (includes the book!)
Class is limited to 20 guests

A Welcome Cocktail 
A 2-hour workshop on building (and drinking) 3 cocktails from How To Mix Drinks; A Bon Vivant’s Companion. Plus + a copy of the book ‘A Bon Vivant’s Companion’ to take home for your home bar and snacks to keep the evening buzz in check.

The Cocktail Kingdom Essential Cocktail Set to pre-purchase and take home to recreate the cocktails.

Set includes:
• Seamless Yarai Mixing Glass
• Hoffman Barspoon
• Japanese Style Jigger 1oz/2oz
• Set of Koriko Weighted Shaking Tins
• Koriko Hawthorne Strainer

A 5:30 pm reservation for dinner at Latido @ joebar before your workshop; or an 8:30 pm reservation for dinner post workshop at our sister

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