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Craft Cocktails from Your DIY Herb Garden with Alia Dalal and Todd Jones (Chicago)
August 14, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm| $40.00
Do you love sipping craft cocktails at bars like The Violet Hour, Billy Sunday, and The Barrelhouse Flat? Wish you could show off to your friends by making them upscale drinks? Fresh, flavorful herbs are the key to in-your-face seasonal cocktails, and when you learn to grow them at home, a nearly free way to transform your drinking experience.
In this class, micro-farmer Todd Jones will take you through the basics of starting your own herb garden, whether you have a large outdoor patio or just a spare windowsill. He’ll get his hands dirty building an herb box and sharing the do’s and don’ts of your new garden.
Next, Chef Alia Dalal will use those herbs to create 3 simple, craft cocktails with minimal ingredients and local, artisanal spirits like Letherbee Gin, CH Distillery Vodka and Koval Whiskey. Learn to make:
-Old Fashioned with DIY bitters
-Spiked Basil Lemonade
Each student will leave with a dropper bottle of homemade bitters, a packet of herb seeds, a fearless attitude towards building a home bar and herb garden, and–let’s be real–probably a pretty good buzz.
What to bring
Just your fine selves
What will be provided
All materials will be provided