Welcome to the KOVAL Cocktail Class series. From the hip to the esoteric, you’ll leave with a new set of techniques and knowledge to enhance your cocktail prowess. Whether an uncertain beginner or scholar of the craft, we’ll get you on your way to a better drink. All classes are taught by KOVAL staff or featured guest instructors. Cocktails will feature a few selections of KOVAL’s organic spirits, and class participants can enjoy a 10% discount on any KOVAL spirit purchased immediately following the class.
Mardi Gras Cocktails
March 2, 7pm
Louisiana is the home of the cocktail, so there is no better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than by raising a glass. Learn about the roots of cocktail history as we enjoy some of America’s earliest recipes.
March 9, 7pm
Shaken or stirred? Served up or on the rocks? This class is perfect for beginners looking to manage their home bar. Our instructor will teach the classics and cover the history and traditions of bartending around the world.
Classic Chicago Cocktails
March 16, 7pm
Learn boozy Chicago history and taste the past as we explore cocktails from Chicago's infamous prohibition era and turn-of-the-century classics.
Turn of the Century Cocktails
March 23, 7pm
Cocktails today are utilized as a heady social lubricant, a voluptuous toast of celebration, or a relaxing balm to calm the nerves. In this class, we turn back the hands of time to recall an era of muslin dresses, impressive facial hair, calling cards, and stately quadrilles as we imbibe historical tipples. Learn how your great-great-great-grandfather gained the courage to escort great-great-great-grandmother home, as we go beyond the Old Fashioned and discover other classic concoctions.
General Policies and Guidelines:
Location: 5121 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
Reservations: Payment is required to hold your booking. All bookings unpaid prior to a week before the class start date will be released. Refunds are available for cancellations made three days prior to the start date of the class.
-All class attendees will sample each cocktail demonstrated, though full cocktail pours are not permitted at this time.
-Informational material will be provided in both hard copy and digital download.
-All classes will provide complimentary snacks, water, and soda for attendees.
-Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the class for registration purposes.
-Vouchers are available as gifts through our online shop.