Thursday, June 13 at Makeshift Society
6:30- 8:30 PM Tickets $48
In the first half of this workshop, expert bartender Jill Fitzgerald will lead us through a brief history of cocktails, and help you deconstruct a cocktail menu, exploring both classic and contemporary cocktail favorites. You’ll enjoy a cocktail as we discover the basic differences between types of liquors, fads and cocktail trends, and what the future holds for cocktails in the city in the next few years.
In the second half of this workshop, bitters connoisseur Genevieve Brazelton will explore and illuminate the role of bitters. Bitters are the spice rack of cocktail making, bringing flavors together and adding depth. Through discussion and tasting we will explore the history of bitters, how they're made, their role in cocktails, and the difference between mass market and hand crafted, small batch.
This workshop is open to 21 and over only.
About the teachers:
Genevieve Brazelton | Chief Muddler
I'm one of those people who tastes something I like and immediately think, "I can probably make that myself." Cocktails are no different. As a bar manager I loved experimenting with making as many of my ingredients from scratch as I could, infused liquors, fresh squeezed juices, flavored simple syrups, and eventually cocktail bitters. Through my blog, onbecomingahousewife.com, and my line of cocktail bitters, The Bitter Housewife, I want to teach people how easy and exciting cocktails can be.
Jill Fitzgerald | Bar owner
Growing up in her native Ireland, Jill was a staple behind her family bars by age 15. Working all around the Dublin bar scene in her college days, Jill moved to San Francisco in 2008 and has worked in several bars and pop-ups around the city, with an emphasis on creative new cocktails and high volume bars. Now embarking on a new adventure, Jill has teamed up with some of the most well-known people in the industry to open a new establishment in the Mission. Creating cocktails and bringing a smile to everyone's face is her passion.