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History of the Sesh – Cocktail Renaissance
April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm£26.50
This month’s History of the Sesh will look at the turn of the 21st century when bartenders got serious about drinks again! After the bright colours and sweetly flavoured drinks of the Disco era and the hangover that lasted decades, the cocktail scene revived thanks to influential bartenders and owners such as Dale DeGroff and Sasha Petraske.
We’ll start with a modern classic cocktail sample before you get involved by shaking a full sized drink while we set the scene for the cocktail renaissance – where the bar scene was in the 90s and how it began to transform into modern cocktail culture. We’ll then sample two other cocktails while we discuss the transformation that occured in the early 2000s – the individuals and bars that shaped the scene and the techniques introduced from the culinary world. We’ll then finish by shaking up your final cocktail as we see where the cocktail renaissance has taken us now!
During the 1.5-2 hour session you’ll receive five drinks:
- 2 full sized cocktails
- 3 1/2 sized cocktail samples
As usual, we’ll include a variety of different spirits in our drinks – if there’s anything you’re really not a fan of, let us know in advance so we can make adjustments!