Detroit Cocktail Camp started with just six Saturdays in the winter of 2019, but has quickly grown to a year-round series to learn the art of crafting cocktails from your favorite Detroit destinations.
Partnering with the best restaurants, bars, and distilleries, cocktail camp provides an insider look at these venues, while you take a master class to learn the art of making their signature drinks.
These intimate and exclusive classes give you the chance to laugh & mingle with each other, while the best mixologists in Detroit teach you their tricks of the trade.
Scroll down to our current offerings:
Italian Summer Cocktails
For Negroni Week, Detroit Cocktail Camp & the team at The Detroit Club are partnering up to showcase more than just the negroni with Italian Summer Cocktails. If you want to learn how to use Campari, Amaro, and other Italian Liqueurs in your drinks, this is the camp session you won’t want to miss.
Ben from Two James is going to teach Detroit Cocktail Campers about technique with this comic book themed class. Learn the history of Two James Distilling in Detroit, as well as basic cocktail techniques - shaking, stirring, layering, etc. with cocktails themed after Marvel characters. If you like The Avengers & alcohol, you'll have a good time in this class.
There's more to beer cocktails than shandys and micheladas. The team at Atwater Brewing is going to show Detroit Cocktail Campers how to surprise & impress your favorite beer lover with a beer cocktail.
Atwater is more than a brewery. They have been making their own liquors since 2015, so we couldn't think of a better group to teach Beer Cocktails.
Tiki Drinks & Punches
Pool party time & what better way to celebrate than to add a little Caribbean flair with some Tiki Drinks? The team at Anchor Bar are going to teach DCC campers a couple of classics and a few modern Tiki Drinks to help make your BBQ the talk of the neighborhood. Because no one wants to spend the entire day behind the bar, we’re also going to be teaching guests how to take those individual drinks and adapt them into punches or batched cocktails.
We are taking Detroit Cocktail Camp on the road and starting to explore some of the distilleries that are within a few hours of Metro Detroit. The first stop on this road trip is Lansing, Michigan.
American Fifth only uses home-made ingredients in their cocktails. They make their own absinthe, amaretto, coffee liqueur, fernet, and so much more. Check out their May menu to see just how many varieties American Fifth features.
When we say "All-Day" Drinking, what we mean are cocktails specifically for every meal. American Fifth is going to take you through cocktail flavors that pair with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. We will talk about sweet, sour, bitter, and more as you learn to create a drink for any occasion.
moody midweek mixology
For this special midweek class, Detroit Cocktail Camp is partnering with The Townsend Hotel & Marie Brizard. Whether you are looking for something light and refreshing or something a little stronger, this class has you covered. We're going to talk about a rainbow of flavors that will compliment whatever kind of week you are having!
Rugby Grille will provide complimentary food pairing to go with the cocktails.
Let Midweek Mixology help get you over hump-day!
Camp just got a whole lot tastier.