In this cocktail class, we will be discussing, making, and tasting drinks inspired by your spring garden! These drinks are the perfect thing to serve on your patio.
Participants will learn the basic skills needed to replicate two tasty drinks at home, a Blueberry Lavender French 75 and a Mint Julep, as well as fun ways to impress your friends and families with homemade ingredients and fun garnishes. Everyone will also learn how to make a shrub (a vinegar based syrup), and take some home!
At the end of the class, everyone will leave with recipe cards and instructions on how to impress your family and friends!
About the teacher:
Kaleena Goldsworthy was born in Maryland and raised in upstate New York. After suffering through many years of excessive snow, she felt it was time to move to a warmer climate, and found herself in Chattanooga only six months after visiting it for the first time. The fine folks at Flying Squirrel gave Kaleena her first job behind a bar and she instantly fell in love with the hospitality industry, the history of craft cocktails, and the food and beverage industry. To further her education and understanding of spirits and their origins, she started studying herbalism and began volunteering at Crabtree Farms. This knowledge, combined with her love of the cocktail industry, led her to start creating bitters at home. This passion grew, eventually leading to the creation of her business, The Bitter Bottle. The Bitter Bottle is focused on using organic and locally sourced ingredients to create bitters and tinctures. She also continues to focus on education, creating drinks, and sharing all of this with the community.