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Updated: Mar 18


We're thrilled you'll be joining us for Improving Sours and Improvising Your Own, Episode 1 of Matt Ellingson's cocktail creation series. Bar tools and cocktail ingredients are not provided, so here's a rundown of what you should have on hand in order to fully enjoy the experience.

TOOLS YOU WILL NEED – If you are familiar with shaking cocktails at home, you may have your own approach and tools. These are Matt's essentials, and he will share why during the class. Click the links to find shopping options. · Shaking Tins or Shaker of preference · Jigger with the following measurements ¼, ½, ¾, 1 oz, 1 ½ oz, 2 oz · Hawthorne Strainer · Fine Mesh Strainer · Y Peeler for Garnish · Coupe Glasses or Stemmed glasses of choice (3 per attendee) ITEMS TO HAVE PREPPED · Simple Syrup (at least 3 oz for one attendee) · Fresh Lime Juice (at least 3 oz for one attendee) · Fresh Lemon Juice (at least 3 oz for one attendee) · Fresh Citrus Available (1 whole lime, 1 whole lemon, dditional fruit like an orange or a grapefruit is optional)

· Ice ADDITIONAL PRODUCTSOur recommendations to choose from below · White Rum – (Bank’s 5 Island, Plantation 3 Star, Probitas) · Brandy – (Maison Rouge VSOP, Hennessey VSOP) · Orange Liqueur – (Combier, Cointreau, Triple Sec) · Fruit Liqueur of choice – (Choose an additional fruit-based liqueur or two from producers like Massenez, Mathilde, or Giffard’s) · Other Spirits of your choice – (Any other bottles of full proof spirit you have lying around will work!) · Additional Syrup of your choice – (For flavor options you can make your own additional syrups like Demerara Syrup, Honey Syrup, or purchase options like Orgeat Syrup or Falernum Syrup)

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