What You'll Get
Though it's a good way to connect with others and a fundamental part of living near train tracks, pouring one’s heart out to strangers is an unsustainable career. Learn a more employable pour with today’s Groupon: for $45, you get a 90-minute mixology and signature-cocktail tasting class from 71 Proof (a $102.46 value). Classes are held every Tuesday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at the Homewood Suites on Apalachee Parkway. Groupon holders must register beforehand on Eventbrite.
Taught by 71 Proof’s CEO, LaTanya White, the mixology and signature-cocktail tasting class instructs participants in the skills required for classy cocktail creation. The 90-minute potion powwow begins with a 45-minute basic-skills course, in which cocktail crafters learn shaking and straining techniques, high-volume service efficiency, responsible alcohol service, and how to properly immobilize an olive with a single toothpick. Grenadine gurus then study the art of flavor fusion and coax taste buds into blind identification attempts before trying their hands at mixologyzing their own signature cocktail. Class concludes with a tasting of the newly minted libations, and each of the maximum 25 participants can re-enter the world with the confidence that they will never again forget the ingredients in a rum and coke.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jul 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Registration required; subject to availability. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.