Shake up, serve and sample popular pre-Prohibition Era cocktails with seasoned bartender Brian Quinn.
- Taste a range of Prohibition Era cocktails as you learn to create them on your own
- Get to know the basics of bartending: essential spirits, ingredients, recipes and techniques
- Host Brian Quinn was trained by the best in New York’s bartending scene
- All ingredients and spirits are included in the price
Quality cocktails and the quiet comfort of speakeasies have undergone an overdue Renaissance recently. While there is a lot to enjoy about simply drinking Sazeracs and Negronis, develop a fuller appreciation for what you’re tasting during an evening with Brian Quinn — an event producer and bartender hailing from both the underground supper club and cocktail worlds.
You’ll sample a range of popular (and potent) Prohibition Era cocktails while Brian shows you the tools and tricks that go into putting them together. While every sip is rich in complexities, classic cocktails aren’t actually as complicated as you might think. Take a crack at it with Brian after he gives you a rundown of the ratios behind the recipes and how different base spirits work in drinks. And after learning how the classics are crafted, you might just be inspired to make up a cocktail of your own.
The minimum number of bookings for this SideTour to take place is 4 spots.
Meet the Host
Event producer, Brian Quinn, is a man of many talents: drummer, concert producer, bartender, and also recognized in the underground supper club world as the co-founder of The Noble Rot: a traveling wine saloon dubbed “a new form of clandestine drinking” by Tasting Table NYC.
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Adrien PinelliBrian was great and very patient with my turbulent French team. Very cozy apartment. Lot of knowledge and willingness to share it. Great experience
Cindy LaningFor starters, I had been shaking old fashions at home prior to this experience... Brian got me up to speed on how to make great cocktails at home--ratios, recipes, and history of cocktails to impress guests! He's was incredibly knowledgable, friendly, and prepared. I had a great time with my friends and recommend this to anyone who is ready to graduate from vodka sodas...
Julia AverbuckThis was a great experience. Brian does the classes in his apartment, is incredibly welcoming and opens up his very large and varied bar to his guests. The overall experience was awesome and cocktails have now been largely demystified. Highly recommended.
Eleonora SharefBrian was amazing. We had a blast learning how to make delicious drinks. We loved hearing his stories and explanations too! Great time.
Lori DornThe class was wonderful. Brian is a really great teacher who really knows his stuff. He's really patient and goes through each step of building a cocktail thoroughly . I highly recommend this Sidetour class.
Theodore DaleyAbsolutely one of the best events I have ever been to. Brian is so knowledgeable and accommodating, you will leave with a wealth of new information and great memories. I hope to return soon and partake in some delicious history!
Emi SoekawaIt was so awesome learning about the mixology craft from Brian~ The drinks were perfectly explained in a way that built to more complicated concoctions and I've since been really happy to try out mixing myself! Great atmosphere too!
Joshua BrowerINCREDIBLY FUN AND ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE! Brian puts in a tremendous amount of work preparing this experience so that it is professional and well worth the price. I got to learn about some history of cocktail-making and then he personally taught everyone in the group how to make a few cocktails of their choice.
Justin MartinBrian was an excellent host and instructor. He had a plan and structure to his lessons, but he was also flexible and allowed us to try some things of our own. Everyone in attendance had a great time as we shared some new and fantastic drinks.
charles birnbaumBrian is a kick-ass host. Incredibly knowledgable, super well-prepared and puts on just a great event. Highly recommend this SideTour for anyone who is interested in drinking and/or making tasty cocktails.