Cinco de Drinko at The Detroit Club
Detroit Cocktail Camp wasn’t going to let Cinco de Mayo pass on a weekend without a Tequila Class. Since we’ve got Derby Day with The Detroit Club on May 4, Tara Jagodzinski, winner of the “Make it Exotico” Bartending Competition, at The Detroit Club was the perfect partner to teach home bartenders about tequila.
Learn four tequila cocktails to impress your friends with this special Sunday, May 5 class. It’s going to be fun.
Kentucky Derby Daze at The Detroit Club
Grab your biggest hat & come spend Derby Day at The Detroit Club with Detroit Cocktail Camp learning to make mint juleps & other classic Kentucky Derby Drinks. Tara Jagodzinski will be teaching her spin on some Kentucky classics in one of Detroit’s newest renovated iconic buildings. If you haven’t been to The Detroit Club, this is the class you’ll want to take.
Whiskey 101, the Two James version
Ever wonder about the differences between whiskey & bourbon? Or rye whiskey & bourbon? Or whiskey vs rye whiskey? What is scotch compared to whiskey? Two James will teach you about the differences in whiskeys in this class. Campers will enjoy a mini tasting of the different whiskeys produced by Two James and learn how to make the two classic whiskey drinks - a Manhattan & an Old Fashioned.
Modern Spring Drinks
Local, award winning Valentine Distilling, Co is opening their tasting room doors on March 23, 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.
Martinis & More
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 the different variations are, along with a one or two of their specialty martinis.
Shrubs, Infusions & More
Creating Layered Drinks
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.
The History of Detroit in Four Drinks
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 Detroiters favorite drinks through the ages.
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 a how to make their own Tiki classics & bar favorites.
Ever wonder about the differences between whiskey & bourbon? Or rye whiskey & bourbon? Or whiskey vs rye whiskey? What is scotch compared to whiskey? Detroit City Distillery will go teach you about the differences in whiskeys in this class. Campers will enjoy a mini tasting of the different whiskeys produced by Detroit City Distillery and learn how to make the two classic whiskey drinks - a Manhattan & an Old Fashioned.