Creating Barrel Aged Cocktails

Dates:October 3-24, 2017
Meets:Tu from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 2 sessions
Location:MSUB College of Education 122
Instructor:Kurt Toenjes
Fee: $149.00

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Are you interested in creating gourmet, barrel-aged cocktails? In this two-part class you’ll receive 5 time-tested recipes, learn how the process works and create your own cocktail to age in an oak barrel. At the first class the basics of barrel aging will be discussed and you will then blend spirits in a large bowl. Some minimal sampling will be done to ensure correct flavor profile and the fill your barrel. Each week at home, you will taste <0.5 oz. from your barrel and replace the “Angel’s share” (liquidevaporates from the barrel either water or alcohol depending on temperature and humidity) with some of your original mixture or with the addition of select components of the original recipe. After 3 weeks a second class will be held to evaluate participant recipes (small tastes 1/2 oz. or less) by the group. At the end of the evening your creation will be strained and bottled. You will be able to take home oak barrels and five, 375 ml bottles of your finished product. Class meet Oct. 3 and Oct. 24. Participants must be over 21 (Id will be checked).

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