Thu, Dec 22|
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
Dec 22, 2022, 8:00 PM – 9:30 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 his legacy in 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.