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Cocktails, History, and Practical Mixology for the Home Tippler

June 12, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Every week until June 26, 2013
| Free

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Join The Starving Artist Torrence O’Haire in a three-part series that explores creating classic cocktails with a foodie twist.

Bitters, Herbals, and Home Liqueur Making
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm      

What are bitters? Why are they important in cocktail culture? And why are they so dang bitter?!? Join The Starving Artist at SpeakEZ Lounge for a class and demonstration in understanding, buying, making, and using herbal liqueurs, from the classic to the modern, and discover how to take your cocktail parties to the next level!

Gin Style, Use, and Practice
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“I hate gin!” “It tastes like pine trees!” “I’d rather drink cleaning products!” Join The Starving Artist at SpeakEZ Lounge and discover the true value of gin as a cocktail ingredient and as a modern artisanal movement. Not all gin tastes like juniper! Explore the different styles and varieties, and learn to make a classic gin cocktail unlike anything you’re accustomed to!

Whiskeys and their Possibilities
Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 Bourbon, scotch, Tennessee, rye, corn, white, Canadian, Irish . . .how can you keep them all straight? Join The Starving Artist at SpeakEZ Lounge for a class and lecture on understanding and using whiskey in cocktails from the classic to the modern. Explore what each whiskey can do in a cocktail and exactly how to make your ingredients shine.


June 12, 2013
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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SpeakEZ Lounge
600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Grand Rapids Public Library