“Good food is very often,
even most often, simple food”
– ANTHONY BOURDAIN
DECODING COCKTAILS SIMPLIFIES COCKTAILING FOR PEOPLE AT HOME.
Learning to make a delicious drink is like learning to ride a bike. Your first ride can be down a mountain but it’s probably best to begin in the driveway, getting a feel for it.
Through Decoding Cocktails, you’ll feel ready to treat yourself, entertain friends, and navigate cocktail menus.
SIMPLE RECIPE + DELICIOUS RESULT =
Making a cocktail is often a spur-of-the-moment decision. It's 5 o'clock and you think, “what would I like to drink?”, or a friend drops by.
If you don't know basic techniques and simple recipes, a cocktail can end up feeling like work when all you want is a drink.
For most occasions, we want something simple, delicious, soothing to the soul, and that can impress a friend or family member.
A simple recipe + A delicious result = You feel confident doing it again
We call this "Cocktail Confidence"
In class we...
Teach basic techniques and principles in a fun environment.
Often work with three or four-ingredient cocktails.
Review mistakes to avoid potholes.
Have a great time.
My cocktail journey began around 2010. While my learning and confidence accelerated in recent years, I often felt lost or stumbled along the way.
This program is built for curious, aspiring home bartenders like you to begin or accelerate your cocktail journey and find the confidence to make them without sweating. Once you have a foundation, we add on from there.
The reality of most at-home happy hours is not deciding what cocktail to have but following the path of least resistance. If a cocktail feels hard then a glass of wine, a beer, a seltzer, or spirit on the rocks often ends up being the choice. We help you level the playing field.
Once you have a handful of three or four-ingredient recipe families under your belt, we’ll show you how simple substitutions or additions lead to a near-endless array of drinks.
When you feel more confident making, tasting, and tweaking a drink, your enjoyment goes up and a lifelong skill is at your disposal.