Joined: Jan 27, 2003
From: Bay Area
|Posted: 2013-04-28 03:14 am  Permalink|
We are excited to bring to Tiki Oasis this year two more cocktail classes!
History of the American Cocktail
Presenter: Dr. Clint Lanier & Derek Hembree
Price: $30 (included in the VIP COCKTAIL pass)
The complete history of the cocktail, starting from the first known cocktail recorded, the â€ťEl Draqueâ€ť, and ending with a cocktail just invented by award-winning San Antonio Bartender, Jaret Pena â€śThe Mas Chingoniâ€ť
Each drink presented is accompanied by the story of it's invention, why it was popular, step by step instructions on how each drink is made and why its ingredients are significant. Did we forget to mention you will get to sample each cocktails!?
Check out Clint and Derek's website: http://www.bucketlistbars.com/
"Squirrel Whiskey, Monkey Rum, and Sweet Spirit of Cats a' Fightin': The Taming of American Moonshine."
Presenter: Matthew Rowley
Time: Friday 3:30-5pm
Price: $30 (included in the COCKTAIL VIP ticket)
Despite the hype, most moonshine isn't corn whiskey and hasn't been since Donn Beach was knee-high to a moai. For almost 400 years, Americans have distilled untaxed liquor in cabins, sheds, warehouses, hollers, and now garages and basements. Author Matthew Rowley examines the history of moonshine, America's primal spirit. From the colonial era though Prohibition to its recent incarnations, moonshine has changed with the times. Through guided tastings from some of today's (legal) craft distilleries and Q & A, participants will learn to distinguish so-called "legal moonshine" and white whiskeys from their illegal forerunners and modern cousins.
Check out Matthew's blog! http://matthew-rowley.blogspot.com/