Choose from Three Options
- $71 for a two-hour Introduction to Mixology class ($199 value)
- $71 for a two-hour Spirits Evolution class ($199 value)
- $98 for both of the above classes ($398 value)
During the Introduction to Mixology class, participants learn the basics of mixing, the proper use of bitters, and the difference between stirring and shaking, all while getting hands-on experience at a well-known bar. During the Spirits Evolution class, students taste 25 liquors as instructors spin tales about the rich history of spirits. When classes come to a close, the setting at popular nightclub and lounge venues lets students kick back and enjoy the fruit of their labor, usually at least equivalent to two drinks, surrounded by the glow of neon. Check the calendar for upcoming class dates.
SF Mixology founder Shawn Refoua blended his experience as program director and a student of behavioral psychology into an academy that brings bartending methodology and cocktail mixology into the 21st century. With an eye toward libation history, the school's interactive classes range from basic and advanced mixology courses to in-depth lessons on specific liquors and the evolution of the cocktail through the 14 years of Prohibition and the decade when swizzle sticks were outlawed. Each class complements the goals of cocktail party hosts, as well as aspiring or continually learning bartenders, who can learn and practice essential behind-the-bar techniques while brushing up on flavor theory and emerging recipe methodologies. Held in a high-profile bar, the laid-back classes include plenty of sample sips and enthusiastic toasts to newfound friends.