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Mixology Monday: Spring has Sprung Edition

Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Mar - 28 - 2013


Dear Enotecans,

Spring into spring with the April edition of Mixology Monday!


Mixology Monday

Enoteca Drinkery & Refuge is an exciting new type of place.  We’re calling it an “Educational Bar” because the focus is on learning and expanding our horizons.  Want to try something new?  We’re definitely the place for you.  One big part of the educational experience at Enoteca in Post Falls is our Mixology Monday program.  You can find cocktail recipes anywhere, we’re going waaay beyond recipes and into the HOW and WHY, and the history and heritage of classic craft cocktails.  It’s a fun and stimulating class, perfect for a date or bring a group for a social learning experience.

We’ve brought in experienced bar tending staff trained in house made ingredients, crafting original cocktails, and fully versed on Historic Cocktails.  These guys are well educated on the history and variations of drinks.  Come order a Sazerac from Zach and if the bar isn’t too busy, he’ll be able to tell you everything about it.  Also it’s delicious.  Ask Ryan about gin when you order a classic martini, or the Vesper from James Bond.

Take a look at this TripAdvisor review from one of the recent attendees of the Mixology Monday class.

Better yet, get tickets to attend the next Mixology Monday and sit in on a class dedicated to learning about cocktails, while sipping on those cocktails!

Spring Time Mixology Monday

admit-ticketIt’s spring time!  Time for fresh ingredients, lighter styles of drinks full of flavor and vibrance!  Come learn the history of two incredible drinks, learn some pro techniques for making amazing cocktails and check out a unique and original drink.  Do you want to be able to make your own original drinks that taste good?  Mixology is far more than just dumping a bunch of stuff in a glass and hoping it works, there is science to mixology and this is the perfect format to learn about it.

Come with questions for Ryan about mixing drinks, or think of questions while you’re here!

The cost is only $15 per person, which includes an interactive educational experience and 3 drinks.  Order online here.

  • Pimm’s No. 1 Cup: 1823 recipe, come learn about the history of this classic drink.
  • Pisco Sour: Originating in Lima, Peru in the early 1920s.  Come learn about this drink including techniques for using egg whites in cocktails.
  • Peter Rabbit: An original mixed drink created by Ryan Roberge featuring carrots!

What is Mixology Monday all about?

roberge-2It’s about learning the WHY of making drinks.  We’re going well beyond simple recipes for drinks, we’re here to teach different techniques, different ingredients and reasons behind using them.  Get your tickets online now and come with your questions ready, and feel free to come up with questions when you get here!

Some questions I’ve heard, that can be addressed at a Mixology Monday event:

Shaken or stirred?  What is the purpose of shaking, or stirring, and why would you use either technique in a given drink?  Mixologist Ryan Roberge is a proponent of stirring, and he has some very good reasons, while Zach and Dustin tend towards shaking, and they have their reasons.  Come learn more about it!

What glass should a certain drink be served in?  What is the purpose of the different shapes of glassware?  Do they change the flavor of the drink, or is it all just presentation?  Does it really matter, or can I have my margarita in a Slurpee cup?

What can I substitute?  Ever start making a drink and realize you don’t have the exact ingredients listed?  Or perhaps you see a cool drink but don’t want to go out and buy 3 new bottles of liquor just to make one drink you might not even love?  There are a world of substitutes possible, but it’s important to know some basic principles to properly substitute and still end up with a good drink.

Click through to buy your tickets. Purchase must be made online, and tickets are yours only when we receive payment information. No refunds or exchanges.

The cost is only $15 per person, Order online here.


Upcoming Event Reminders

drinkery-and-refugeYou can always see what’s coming up at Enoteca by seeing the calendar on our left sidebar on our newly revamped Events page. We’re gearing up for March, it’s here, it’s Spring, and we have some incredible events planned.

  • March 29th: Free Flight Friday: Hahn Estates with Alison Atkins
  • April 2nd: Two Dollar Tuesday – $2 Anderson Valley Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout cans.
  • April 8th: Mixology Monday, Spring Has Sprung edition.
  • April 13th: Mad Men themed 60′s style cocktail party.  Dress up if you want, but come enjoy some historic cocktails, and win prizes including $25 gift certificates to the Drinkery!  Get a text message reminder here.
  • April 17th: Col Solare wine tasting with head wine maker Marcus Notaro.
  • April 24th: Know Your Tequila.  Pre Cinco de Mayo educational tequila tasting.  Details TBA.

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