This month, take a DIY approach to imbibing with classes designed to hone your cocktail and wine savvy.
Trying to find the perfect tequila-based cocktail or cool white wine to sip away the summer with? Some of Midtown’s favorite drink spots have you covered with comprehensive, DIY classes ranging from cocktail making to wine pairings.
Want to start summer off with a bourbon-soaked bang? Head to Bar Margot’s Barrel of Bourbon class.
A Barrel of Bourbon
WHEN: June 26, 1 p.m.
COST: $52 (includes cocktails, snacks and valet parking)
THE DETAILS: Spend a Sunday afternoon with Bar Margot’s Bartender Joe, who will teach participants how to mix up three taste bud-tantalizing cocktails, including a Whisky Sour, a Manhattan and an Old Fashioned, each with an upscale twist. Reserve your spot at tinyurl.com/fsatlevents.
75 14th Street NE
Ration & Dram’s co-owner, Andy Minchow, and bar manager, Kysha Cyrus, teach guests the necessary tools, spirits and tips for making a great cocktail at their monthly Shaken or Stirred cocktail class.
Ration & Dram
Shaken or Stirred: Champagne Cocktails
WHEN: June 18, 4 p.m.
COST: $50 (includes four cocktails and hors d’oeuvres)
THE DETAILS: Each month, this eatery hosts its Shaken or Stirred class to teach guests all they need to know about the tools and spirits that make a great cocktail. And with days of summer on the horizon, Andy Minchow, Ration & Dram’s co-owner and cocktail guru, will be teaching participants how to mix up perfect poolside sips, like the Zombie or Painkiller. Snag your seat by calling 678.974.8380.
Ration & Dram
130 Arizona Ave.
Always with her finger on the pulse, Grain’s Beverage Director Madison Burch is known for staying ahead of the trends.
The Secret Ingredient Your Punch Has Been Missing
WHEN: June 18, 2-4 p.m.
COST: $59 for two (includes cocktail and food instruction, one drink and plate of food per person and a takeaway with recipe cards)
THE DETAILS: Get more bang for your girls’, guys’ or date night buck by learning how to mix a party-perfect spiked punch. You’ll receive a take-home treat of oleo-saccharum (a citrusy syrup) and a BBQ spice rub. Participants who stay after class will get a discount on a second round of food and drinks. Tickets to the weekly event are available through Scoutmob’s Hand- Picked Local Events (scoutmob.com).
856 West Peachtree St. NE
At Parish’s monthly Uncorked event, guests have a chance to sample unique wines and bites while overlooking the scenic BeltLine.
WHEN: June 3 & 15, 7:30 p.m.
COST: $30 (includes wine,cheese and charcuterie)
THE DETAILS: We all know that learning about—and drinking—good wine is best enjoyed in the company of others. That’s why Parish has created its monthly Uncorked event, which is held on the first Friday and third Wednesday of each month. Guests will enjoy wines, ranging from Champagne to chardonnay to Chablis, and bites while taking in the scenic BeltLine and the sounds of DJ Dillon Maurer. Call 404.681.4434 to make your reservation.
240 North Highland Ave.
STORY: Amelia Pavlik