It’s time to go retro – with a fun bit of kitsch! We're mixing up Tiki Cocktails for our August Craft Cocktail Class.
One of the coolest retro trends in cocktails is the return of the reinvented tiki cocktail. Think Mai Tai, Scorpion, Fog Cutter and the Ancient Mariner, just to name a few.
Introduced to America by Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic restaurants in the late ‘30s, these refreshing, Polynesian-inspired drinks were all the rage in the ‘40s and ‘50s. Now they’re back with the benefit of fresher, higher quality ingredients like fresh-squeezed tropical juices, layered flavors, multiple liquors – like two or more rums, and homemade syrups and flavor accents like homemade grenadine, and fresh spices,like nutmeg, cinnamon and almond.
Mixologist and drinkslinger, Marlon Hanson, will be your "tiki teacher," and the class will be a combination of hands-on participation and demonstration. Guests will be able to shake, stir and enjoy their libations along with a selection of bar snacks as Hanson demystifies the art of the craft cocktail. You'll also receive detailed recipes so you can recreate these cocktails at home.
Yep! It’s time to stock up on cocktail umbrellas and coconuts. Let the fun begin!
Cost is $38 inclusive of drinks, tips, snacks, printed recipes and instruction. Click here for reservations/tickets.
Space is limited. Contact Dick Weller for more information at askME@6smith.com or 952-698-7900.