Kentucky Derby Cocktails with Cocktail Kingdom and Marlowe Johnson

Apr 6th

frame (academy)
Kentucky Derby Cocktails with Cocktail Kingdom
Bartender Marlowe Johnson 


How much do we love Juleps? So much that we’ve created an entire workshop on Kentucky Derby cocktails based on 100 proof bourbon with ingredients ranging from coffee infused maple syrup, mint, mole bitters, and peach preserves.

Learn how to stir, swizzle (bois lélé) and perfectly crush ice with Cocktail Kingdom’s Schmallet Ice Mallet and Lewis Bag, while mastering Marlowe Johnson’s riff of the classic julep creating several layers of depth and herbaceousness that doesn’t need as much sugar as the classic julep.
The race-watching season is upon us and we figured your home bar would want to be ready for your Derby Day soiree.

Saturday,  April 6th
11:00 AM
$65 per person + tax and service fee
Class is limited to 20 guests

Welcome punch
A 2-hour workshop building (and drinking) 3 Kentucky Derby cocktails.
New York Bagels and cream cheese to keep the morning buzz in check.

Cocktail Kingdom swizzle stick
Cocktail Kingdom’s Schmallet Ice Mallet and Lewis Bag
The full Cocktail Kingdom Essential Cocktail Set to pre-purchase and take home to recreate the cocktails.

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