Have you ever wished you could escape the city heat and drink a Mai Tai on the beach somewhere instead? Well here at Annex, we can’t bring you the beach, but we can bring you the beverage. It’s no secret that tiki cocktails are having a moment, but do you know their origins? Our beverage experts sure do, and they can’t wait to share it with you! So “rum, don’t walk” to our Origins of Tiki class!
In this class, guests will:
- discover the history of tiki cocktails and learn about where each famous drink comes from
- taste 3 different rums on their own, and then in a basic tiki cocktail
- learn how to properly taste rum with our beverage expert
- get tips on how to make great tiki drinks at home
- enjoy family-style snacks during the class
- take home tasting notes, recipes, and a special offer just for class participants
About the Instructor:
Sam Kling is a Brooklyn-based Wine & Spirits professional with a decade of experience in the beverage industry, after previously working as a photographer and darkroom technician. He’s an avid home cocktail enthusiast, as well as a collector of ceramic tiki mugs, exotica records, ephemera, rum and other rare spirits. He credits his fascination for the genre to his great-grandparents mid-century basement tiki bar. Sam is the General Manager and buyer for Greene Grape Wine & Spirits.
Class duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. All participants must be able to show ID to prove they are 21 or older. All food is served family-style, and allergies can be accommodated with advance notice. No refunds are offered for classes and events. 3 business days’ notice is required to receive a credit or transfer to a future class or event. We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel a class or event due to unforeseen circumstances, inclement weather or otherwise. In the event of a class or event cancellation, we will contact you directly at the phone number or email address you have provided to offer a full refund or credit to transfer to a future class or event. Please feel free to contact [email protected] with any questions!