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History of the World through Booze (Virtual)

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Location Zoom Conference, Online Video
Price $30.00 per person 
Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes
Group Size 3—255 ppl
Note: Group size can be changed after booking if needed.

Most of-age people have a drink of choice, but do they know the history of the liquid in the glass? 

The fascinating history of booze is a comprehensive history of the world. Fermentation (the conversion of sugars to alcohol) has been traced back to 7000 BC, and Distillation (for our purposes: the extraction of alcohol from a mash by heating) was first written about in the Middle East during the 9th century. 

And the rest is history.

This class will open with a brief overview of this history of Fermentation and Distillation. We'll then go through the centuries looking at how politics, necessity, and etiquette have shaped what and how we drink today.

In the end, we'll have a toast making a classic sour with whatever spirit each participant chooses.

Materials Needed to Fully Participate:
For the toast at the end, if the participant would like to join:

  • 2-3 Limes or Lemons
  • 1/4 cup of sugar or honey
  • 2 oz of a spirit of their choice
  • Ice
  • A shaker or sealable jar
  • Hot water

About the Instructor

Aaron is the Head Bartender at the iconic Top of the Standard. He has created cocktails for the bar for 2+ years. He jokes that he's the Bob Ross of cocktails in that he teaches techniques for making cocktails but doesn't believe in mistakes, just happy accidents. His classes are a mix of technical production, tasting and a deep-dive into the fascinating science and history behind cocktails and spirits we enjoy today.

What will be included in my Virtual Private Class?

You will receive access a link to your group's live, online class. The class will be delivered via web conferencing software and feature a live, professional instructor who will walk you through a lesson as described above.

Ingredients are not included in the price of the ticket. We can also help facilitate shipping of these ingredients for a fee if you'd like!

Will I need anything from home to use in the class?

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection. 

Am I able to ask questions or interact with the class?

Yes, this is a private event just for your group so you will be able to interact and chat throughout the session with the instructor and others.

How to Book

  1. Complete your booking by walking through our simple checkout process.
  2. We'll send you your receipt & confirmation details.
  3. Your event provider will reach out to introduce themselves & send you additional helpful details about your event.
  4. On the day of your event, you'll have a blast!
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