The rebirth of Halcyon brings a new style of artistry to the concept
May 13, 2020
The city’s best mixologists share how-tos
We kicked off our virtual happy hour series to create an environment where bartenders could get back to their craft, and bring together our foodie community in place of our usual events. So far, the classes have covered everything from gin and a classic gimlet to sangria, and our home bartending skills have greatly improved.
We know that 6 p.m. isn’t the best time for everyone, however, between kids, dinner, and work. So we’re giving you the chance to watch any of the sessions that you’ve missed.
Below is a list of the happy hours we’ve hosted so far, as well as the Venmo of the host bartender. Want to catch their class? Send a tip of at least $10 to the host bartender, email a screenshot to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll send you a link to the recording.
You can also keep an eye on our upcoming events here. —Kristen Wile
Bourbon with Brian Lorusso of Dogwood Southern Table
We start with a classic old-fashioned, and Brian shares how to make Dogwood’s famous burnt simple syrup before sharing some other whiskey drink recipes.
Rum with Stefan Huebner of Dot Dot Dot
This class kicks off with a daiquiri, explains the different styles of rum and variations of the daiquiri, then finishes with a surprise cocktail demonstration.
Sangria with Kel Minton of KiKi Bistronome, Tattoo Bar, and Soul Gastrolounge
It’s sangria weather! Make a recipe for one, or a bourbon-based batch of sangria with peaches.
Tequila with Amanda Britton of Bardo
Learn how to make a classic Tommy’s margarita, and hear about the various styles of tequila and the best ways to use mezcal.
Gin with Colleen Hughes of Haberdish
Grab some limes, honey, and gin to make one of our new favorite drinks, The Bee’s Knees, as well as some other gimlet-inspired gin drinks.
Amari cocktails with Brittany Kellum of Fin & Fino
The head of BK and the Clams shares why amari have become such a popular spirit, and how to use them in drinks like negronis and boulevardiers.
Punch with Bob Peters of The Grinning Mule
Bob Peters takes us back to his Punch Room days by sharing how to make the perfect punch.
Cocktails using your garden with Brian Lorusso of Dogwood Southern Table
Gardening like crazy during stay-at-home? Put your herbs to good use with these cocktails and syrups.
Rye whiskey cocktails with The Crunkleton
Gary Crunkleton and Ryan Hart share some New Orleans cocktail history and classic drinks from the era.
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Forgotten Black bartenders with Justin Hazelton
Learn about some of the voices that have been written out of cocktail history.
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Spritzers with Britt Clark
Cut the humidity with a cold, bubbly spritzer thanks to these recipes.
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Mezcal with Amanda Britton
You asked, we delivered! Amanda Britton is back to talk about the up-and-coming agave spirit.
Send us your Venmo screenshot, and get to mixing!