Our optional virtual cocktail class, curated professional bartending tools, and cocktail ingredients help to provide a strong platform to execute delicious libations and a jump off point for creative experimentation with different drink flavour combinations.
The highlights of our virtual cocktail making experience includes:
Our live cocktail classes are great if you are looking for a fun individual or group experience to build connection, spark creativity and conversation, and learn the basic knowledge and skills to make fantastic drinks. We look forward to providing you with an immersive, unique, and memorable cocktail making class.
The four topics we cover during the class include:
1. Engaging The Senses
2. The Tools Of The Trade
3. Drink Ingredients
4. Building A Drink
More details below on the four topics as well as answers to frequently asked questions.
We will help you understand the five basic tastes of sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami, and how to leverage these basic tastes to make a terrific drink.
We will break down how the drink making process and how the drink itself can engage the five senses of touch, smell, taste, sight, and sound, and use these to create a deep emotional reaction.
We will also discuss drink pairing strategies with food, themes, and seasonality.
Great quality equipment is a prerequisite for great quality drinks. We will help you understand the science of how the proper cocktail making equipment will help you improve the quality of your drinks.
We provide an overview of bar tool essentials, how to use them properly, and what attributes to look for in good quality equipment for your own use.
We also discuss tips for setting up a great home bar with consideration to space you are working with.
Great quality ingredients are a prerequisite for great quality drinks. We will help you understand how various ingredients work together to create a tasty and well balanced drink including: fruits, vegetables, bitters, syrups, herbs, spices, soda, fruit juices, base spirits, modifiers, and ice.
We offer optionally a cocktail class with a kit of ingredients.
We will help you and your guests learn the fundamental techniques to prepare a great quality shaken and stirred drink.
We review core drink preparation concepts and provide hands-on experience with: measuring drink ingredients, glass rinsing, muddling, layering, zesting, garnishing, smoking, and straining.
Mastering these fundamental skills will help create a solid platform to build your own creations.
Participants can choose from over 60 different drinks to make during the virtual cocktail class.
We can optionally send cocktail or non-alcohol (mocktail) kits with all ingredients for two drinks including: liquor, syrups, bitters, mixes, fresh fruits, herbs, vegetables, soda, garnishes, and other specialty ingredients as required.
The public virtual cocktail making classes are scheduled for the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 7pm to 830pm (EDT Time Zone).
The private virtual cocktail making class is individually scheduled for a convenient date and time for the participant(s).
After placing your order we will contact you to confirm your desired date of your online cocktail making class and provide the Zoom login information.
The pricing for a public virtual cocktail mixing class is $30 per Zoom camera (Multiple guests can be on the same camera for no additional charge).
The pricing for a private cocktail workshop is $350 for unlimited guests.
We offer a online cocktail making class virtually using a video and audio conferencing platform called Zoom (Public and private classes) or a host provided platform (Private classes only).
A “free pour” refers to the style of pouring spirits or ingredients directly into a glass (mixing or otherwise). When free pouring it is difficult to achieve consistency for three reasons:
To help ensure drinks are made consistently tasty these need to be measured by volume. Measuring also allows you to more efficiently create new recipes or improve on existing ones.
The tool used often in cooking to properly measure ingredients would be measuring spoons or cups, and the cocktail equivalent tool is a measured jigger. A measured jigger is a mission critical tool for a cocktail starter set.
We selected the Barfly M37005 as our jigger of choice to help make the best bartender kit because of these benefits:
|Capacity||30 – 60 ml (1 – 2oz)|
|Internal Marking Lines||7.5ml, 15ml, 22.5ml, 30ml, 45ml (1⁄4, 1⁄2, 3⁄4, 1 1⁄2 oz)|
For stirred drinks the vessel which it is created in has a large impact on the finished cocktail.
We selected a Japanese-style mixing glass as a preferred choice to help make the best cocktail set because of these benefits:
Glass is a great insulator allowing it to retain its cold temperature well, however because of this attribute it takes a long time to get cold. For this reason you must always pre-chill your mixing glasses in the freezer or with ice and water before use.
|Height||15.2 cm (6“)|
|Bottom Diameter||8.9 cm (3.5”)|
|Top Diameter||11.4 cm (4”)|
|Capacity||717 ml (24.25 oz)|
The julep strainer was originally crafted in the mid 1800s to hold back the crushed ice while enjoying a classic mint julep cocktail in a Julep tin cup.
We selected the julep strainer as the preferred choice of strainer for our curated stirred cocktail tool set because it fits nicely in a mixing glass, holding back the ice as its tiny holes allow the liquid to pass through evenly and quickly to help avoid air bubbles to maintain that silky texture.
|Length||15.6 cm (6 1/8“)|
|Handle Length||7.6 cm (3” )|
|Strainer Length||8.3 cm (3 1/4“)|
|Strainer Width||5.9 cm (2 15/16”)|
A great bar spoon allows you to stir quickly and smoothly without adding air bubbles to the drink to ensure a silky smooth mouthfeel.
Our long-handled Japanese-style barspoon was selected as the preferred choice to help make the best bar tools set because of these benefits:
|Length||40 cm (15.75”)|
|Spoon Bowl Size||5 ml (1 teaspoon)|
A good quality shaker is a critical piece of equipment for a cocktail mixer set. The 18 and 28 oz weighted stainless steel shaker tins were selected as the preferred choice to help make the best cocktail set for these benefits:
|Height||12.7 cm (5”) and 17.8 cm (7”)|
|Capacity||532 ml (18 oz) and 828 ml (28 oz)|
The Hawthorne strainer goes back to the year 1892, when a patent was issued to its inventor, William Wright, and Dennis P. Sullivan, who owned Boston’s Hawthorne Café.
Our hawthorne strainer features bilateral slots that can direct the flow of liquid into two streams allowing you to make two drinks at once. It also features a vertical tab that allows you to adjust the flow of the liquid as you pour.
This tool is a necessity for a home bartender kit.
|Length||15.2 cm (6”)|
|Width||12.1 cm (4 ¾”)|
To maintain a silky smooth mouth feel a shaken cocktail requires a two stage straining process to eliminate small chips of ice, and any other tiny particles from ingredients such as muddled fruit and herbs. We include a stainless steel fine mesh strainer to eliminate these smaller particles.
Another benefit of the fine mesh strainer is that it helps to aerate the head of the cocktail more when used in combination with the hawthorne strainer.
Fully loaded? That is the term we use to describe our shaken and stirred cocktail set. This set incorporates all the elements from the stirred and shaken cocktail sets above.
This is the best choice if you are looking for a comprehensive professional set to build almost any cocktail.
The amount of ice that melts in a length of time is proportional to how much heat is transferred into the ice. The heat transferred into the ice is directly proportional to the surface area exposed to the environment. A larger ice cube has less surface area proportionally to its volume than a smaller cube, so therefore it melts much more slowly.
Due to the aforementioned we offer a large cocktail cube ice tray for our set to help make good quality ice for a home cocktail bar cart.
A silicone large cube tray was selected as the preferred choice for our set for these benefits:
Cold water has more trapped gasses than hot water, so to help improve the clarity of and density of your ice we recommend using hot water to fill the tray. Ice with lots of air bubbles will break down more rapidly while making or enjoying a drink which may lead to over dilution of the drink flavours.
We also recommend avoiding stacking ice cube trays on top of each other while in the freezer. The trays in the middle produce cloudy ice because they freeze almost equally from all sides trapping the most impurities and air bubbles from gases.
|Number Of Cubes||15 Cubes|
|Cube Size||1.25” Square Size|
For our cocktail bartender kit we do delivery across Canada. You can schedule your order to arrive on a specific date at checkout. For any deliveries outside Ontario please select the custom delivery quote option at check out, and we will provide you a delivery quote using Canada Post. Please note cocktail kit delivery with liquor is only available in Ontario.
For orders placed before 5pm, we offer next day delivery through our local couriers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and surrounding cities below in Ontario including:
Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Brantford, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Guelph, Halton Hills, Hamilton, King City, Kitchener, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Toronto (Downtown Core, East End, East York, Etobicoke, North York, North End, Old Toronto, Scarborough, West End, York), Vaughan, Waterloo, Whitby, Woodbridge.
Currently our professional bartender kit is not available on Amazon.