Learn the Basics From the Best

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For six Saturdays this winter, learn the art of craft cocktails at some of the best bars and distilleries in Metro Detroit. These intimate and exclusive classes give guests the chance to laugh & mingle with each other while master mixologists teach the tricks of the trade.

 
 
 

Whiskey 101

Ever wonder about the difference between whiskey & bourbon? Or rye whiskey & bourbon? Or whiskey vs. rye whiskey? What about scotch? 

In Whiskey 101, Detroit City Distillery will teach guests all about whiskey. Campers will enjoy a distillery tour, a mini tasting of the different whiskeys produced by Detroit City Distillery as well as learn how to make the two classic whiskey drinks - a Manhattan & an Old Fashioned. 

 
 

Tiki Drinks

What’s more fun that a flaming rum drink in the middle of February? While it’s cold outside, the experts behind the bar at Lost River will talk about some of the history of Tiki Culture in America & in Detroit while teaching the guests how to make their own Tiki classics & bar favorites. 

 
 

The History of Detroit

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People have been drinking in Detroit for hundreds of years. During Prohibition about 75% of illegal alcohol entered the United States through Detroit. Cliff Bell's bartenders will talk about history of Detroit while teaching how to make some of Detroiters’ favorite drinks through the ages.

Due to popular demand, we have added a second class date on March 9, 2019. Reserve you space today.

 
 

Shrubs, Infusions & more

Award winning Rusted Crow Distillery's menu is full of craft cocktails that take their small batch spirits and combines them with fresh ingredients, such as herbs  and spices to create truly unique flavors.

Andrew Starnes, the distiller, will lead the campers on a tour of the facility as they learn about his distilling process. Afterwards, the mixologists will teach campers how to “Up Your Home Bar Game” by revealing some of their tricks for layering flavors, muddling, infusing and other pro tips to make the perfect homemade craft cocktail. If you haven’t been to Rusted Crow’s tasting room, this is great way to check it out.

 

Martinis & More

Are you supposed to shake or stir a martini?: Find out from the experts in the last winter session of Detroit Cocktail Camp.

Johnny’s Speakeasy is opening its doors during the day for this unique class. The experts behind the bar at Johnny's will teach guests how to make a classic martini & what different variations are. They will also teach a few specialty martinis.

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Modern Spring Drinks

Local, award winning Valentine Distilling, Co is opening their tasting room doors on March 23 and for DCC’s first Sunday class on 24, to teach a group of Cocktail Campers all about clear spirits with this unique class.  Having won World's Best Vodka & numerous other awards, Valentine will talk about what goes into the development of "base spirits," the progression of their spirits vodka, flavored vodka & gins and teach Modern Spring Drinks that are being created for this class. 

Try Valentine's newest craft cocktails and learn how to make them yourself at Detroit Cocktail Camp. 

 

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