It was a Tuesday afternoon when I checked my calendar for the week…oh no…I have that cocktail class tonight after work…I’m not in the mood, I just want to go home.
It’s days like that when I often just go with my gut and bail, if possible.
I was meeting a friend..so no bailing allowed.
I dragged my lazy ass to The Daily Refresher and had a really good time taking the Rochester Brainery Sending Off Summer cocktail making class with Flower City Drinksmiths.
Let me start by saying – I absolutely love the second floor of The Daily Refresher…think Edison bulb lighting, wood, black pipes,Victorian couches…I am truly a sucker for Steampunk-inspired design…and the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 soundtrack was playing…so, it was a win win.
After a brief (and entertaining) history of spirits, cocktail making and tools – we were shown how to make the first 2 (of 4) drinks. I could go into great detail about the process, ingredients, etc. – but you should just take one of the classes instead. They even feed you!
We then went to our designated stations and attempted recreating what we had just seen.
I learned 2 very interesting things that night:
I will forevermore use a fine mesh strainer when making my drinks
I have no natural ability to shake that damn pint glass & shaker tin
At the end of the night, I had done all of the following:
Created and enjoyed 2 gorgeously delicious cocktails
Nibbled on some super tasty food
Spent time with a friend
It was a really good time.
Next time you’re thinking of bailing on an activity…
think of how much fun you might be missing out on!