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Craft Cocktail Class: An Exploration of the Classics

April 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Craft Cocktail Class: A Weekly Exploration of Classics (12 Weeks)

Every Thursday at 5 PM, join us for an in-depth exploration of a different classic cocktail. This is your chance to:

  • Uncover the rich history behind iconic drinks.
  • Discover delicious variations to expand your repertoire.
  • Master the art of selecting ingredients for perfectly balanced cocktails.
  • Learn proper bartending techniques for flawless execution.
  • Explore the world of barware and find the right tools for the job.

Each week’s class focuses on a unique cocktail, ensuring you gain a comprehensive understanding of the craft. You don’t have to come to every class. But we think you will want to!

Limited Class Size (8 people per week)

Price: $15 per week (includes a handcrafted cocktail and a $5 off coupon for a bottle of spirits)


Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your home bartending skills and impress your friends!

Note you need to grab tickets for each week individually.

Course Schedule (12 Weeks):

Week 1 – April 4th: The Old Fashioned – A timeless introduction to spirit-forward cocktails.

Week 2 – April 11th: Espresso Martini – A modern twist on a classic, using vodka, coffee liqueur, and espresso for a creamy and caffeinated treat.

Week 3 – April 18th: Boulevardier (Rye) – A sophisticated Negroni variation featuring bourbon or rye instead of gin.

Week 4 – April 25th: Whiskey Sour ( Bourbon )- A classic sour cocktail with citrus, sugar, and egg white/Faba.

Week 5 – May 2nd: The Manhattan ( Rye ) – Delving into whiskey cocktails and the evolution of the Manhattan.

Week 6 – May 9th: The Vesper ( Gin & Vodka ) – This iconic martini variation, featured in James Bond novels, showcases a balance of gin, vodka, and Lillet Blanc.

Week 7 – May 16th: The Negroni ( Gin ) – Understanding the Italian aperitivo tradition and the Negroni’s role.

Week 8 – May 23rd: Cosmopolitan ( Vodka ) Explore the rise of the Cosmopolitan in the late 20th century.

Week 9 – May 30th: Sazerac ( Rye ) – A New Orleans Interlude, Understanding the Sazerac.

Week 10 – June 6th: The French 75 ( Gin ) – A sparkling and elegant cocktail highlighting gin and champagne.

Week 11 – June 13th: Gold Rush ( Bourbon ) – A modern classic that’s a twist on the Whiskey Sour, featuring the sweetness of honey.

Week 12 – June 20th: The Aviation ( Gin )- Discovering the world of pre-prohibition cocktails and the Aviation’s herbal notes.


April 25
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Cocktail House & Distillery
303 North Cody Road
LeClaire, IA 52753 United States
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Mississippi River Distilling Company

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