Fri, Nov 18|
Mix Master: Cato Alexander Cocktails
Soak up some history as you make drinks created by Cato Alexander, the founding father of American mixology.
Time & Location
Nov 18, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM MST
About the Event
You’ve heard of the Brandy Alexander and the old-fashioned, but chances are you’re unfamiliar with the name of Cato Alexander…for now. Join award-winning mixologist and spirits savant Alexi Fisher for a 90-minute live virtual experience where you’ll learn iconic drinks created or inspired by Cato Alexander, the founding father of American mixology. Born enslaved in 1780, Cato worked at New York hotels, including an inn where George Washington was a frequent guest. After gaining his freedom, he opened Cato’s Tavern on a then-remote stretch of upper Manhattan. For the next 30 years, a fashionable clientele flocked uptown to enjoy cocktails that would become essential to the bartender’s craft. In this class, you’ll learn to mix two vintage classics: a gin-based take on the old-fashioned and a sweet, creamy Brandy Alexander. Along the way, Alexi will share the story of Cato’s extraordinary life and explore what his legacy means to American cocktail history. This fascinating class is an exceptional gift to any mixed-drinks enthusiast who wants to add to their repertoire and deepen their knowledge of mixology’s storied past. To enhance your gifting, add a set of optional Vintage Inspired Retro Coupe Glasses to your purchase. Modeled on the barware of the Roaring Twenties, these crystal beauties will make any drink look simply smashing—and worthy of your well-informed spirits sophistication. Experiences make great gifts! To gift this class, simply purchase the class for the date/time you think will work for your recipient. If that doesn’t work for the recipient, no worries! Send an email that includes your order confirmation number to email@example.com at least 48-hours prior and we’ll help get them moved into a scheduled class that works better for them. Please note: By default, order confirmations and event details are sent to the purchaser’s email. If you’d like the details sent directly to the recipient, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the recipient’s email address and your order confirmation number. Looking to host a private or corporate event? Email us at email@example.com and we’ll help you plan the most uncommon of experiences.NOTES
Before class, please: -Peel fruit rind -Open all bottles, syrups, and mixers -Line up bar tools -Wet one of your bar towels to have at the ready 1-2 people per screen, please. (More than that affects the quality of everyone's experience.)