Unlike the brain of a competitive ice cream eater or a spelling bee participant tasked with onomatopoeia, vodka rarely freezes. Stay cool with today's Groupon: for $25, you get any spirit-tasting class at Sunset Grill (a $50 value). Classes are scheduled to take place on upcoming Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m.
The tasting classes at Sunset Grill shine a spotlight on the distillation processes, ingredients, and origins of a bevy of spirited beverages. Instructor Greg Sisto highlights a popular spirit such as rum, gin, or scotch during 60- to 90-minute classes that instill an extensive knowledge of spirits usually reserved for clairvoyant Whoopi Goldbergs. Students in the Off the Beaten Path class explore six to eight uncommon concoctions that hail from different parts of the world. Enroll in That's a Mighty Fine Brew to develop a keen tongue's eye for distinguishing among pilsners, IPAs, and stouts, or watch as the autobiographical Wildcard class unveils Greg Sisto's personal favorite spirits, beers, and after-midnight karaoke tunes.
Classes take place in the stately Sunset Room amid exposed brick and contemporary artwork. Parties who work up an appetite during the curriculum can order from the dinner menu after class and receive a 10% discount.