In this five-part seminar, learn how to craft garden-fresh mixed drinks and cocktails inspired by traditional techniques.
From sparkling English floral champagnes and French ratafias to wintry gin fruit punches, all kinds of cocktails and concoctions can be crafted from fresh fruits, nuts, and vegetables year-round. Join Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown of Mixellany for a hands-on workshop in the art of making slow drinks grown from your garden, farmers’ market, or local greengrocer. Over the course of five sessions, you’ll learn how to create berry-infused spirits, fruit wines, herbal syrups, and more—using leftover ingredients to make chutneys, jams, and butters. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to design and concoct a slow drink of your own.
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Syllabus at a Glance
There are five total sessions included in this purchase, each lasting for 1.5 hours on five consecutive Fridays beginning April 23.
Session 1 (Friday, 4/23, 5–6:30 ET): Spring: Floral champagnes & shrubs
Session 2 (Friday, 4/30, 5–6:30 ET): Summer I: Berry cordials & ratafias
Session 3 (Friday, 5/7, 5–6:30 ET): Summer II: Fruit wines & herbal syrups
Session 4 (Friday, 5/14, 5–6:30 ET): Autumn: Meads & nut liqueurs
Session 5 (Friday, 5/21, 5–6:30 ET): Winter: Berry-infused spirits & bottomless fruit punches
Outside of class, students will work on crafting a slow drink inspired by a previous session. Students will have the chance to work on this independently or collaborate virtually in small groups.
If you are unable to pay the ticket price for this course, a limited number of no-pay spots are available to increase accessibility for all students, regardless of economic situation. Please note that this option is first-come, first-served, and reserved for those who would not otherwise be able to take this course. To learn more about our approach to pricing, including no-pay options, please visit our FAQ page.
Atlas Obscura Online Courses
Our online courses offer opportunities for participants to emerge with new skills, knowledge, connections, and perspectives through multi-session classes designed and taught by expert instructors. Courses can take one of two forms: Seminars are intimate, interactive classes—capped at nine to 25 students—exploring topics and crafts through discussion, workshops, assignments, and in-class activities. We also offer lecture series that can be attended live, or viewed via a recording that will be shared within 72 hours after each session airs. Class recordings for lecture series will be available with a temporary password for up to two weeks following the final session of the course.
To learn more about our current course offerings, please visit www.atlasobscura.com/online-courses.
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Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite that will provide access to the class meeting. Please save the confirmation email as you’ll use it to access your course via Zoom on each scheduled date and time.
Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown are award-winning drink historians, writers, and garden-to-glass columnists for CLASS Magazine (UK), where they share their recipes and experiences with the British and European bartending industry. They’ve been writing about the history of drinks and spirits since 1995 when they first launched their website Shaken Not Stirred: A Celebration of the Martini®, which was converted into a book and published by HarperCollins. Together they co-founded the Museum of the American Cocktail along with veteran barman Dale DeGroff, Drinkboy’s Robert Hess, and Philip Greene. They were also the directors of Exposition Universelle des Vins et Spiritueux on Île de Bendor, France, and the EUVS Digital Collection, a free digital library of vintage drink and cocktail books from around the world (www.euvslibrary.com)
This is an interactive, small-group, seminar-style course that meets over Zoom. Students may be invited to participate in discussions, workshop their projects, and receive feedback from the course instructor.
In most cases, instructors will use Google Classroom to communicate with students outside of class. While students aren’t required to use Classroom, instructors will be using this platform to post resources, discussion questions, and assignments, when applicable.
We provide closed captioning for all of our courses, as well as transcripts upon request. Please reach out to us at email@example.com if you have any questions, requests, or access needs.
There are 20 spots available on this experience.
Participants must be of legal drinking age to enroll in this course.