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Cocktail Classes with Cris Dehlavi

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    We’re excited to partner with Cris Dehlavi, mixologist at M at Miranova, for a series of cocktail classes. You can sign up for the classes at cocktailswithcris.eventbrite.com. The classes are only $35 each. Perfect for those interested in learning to create classic, vintage cocktails for personal enjoyment, entertaining at home or at your bar or restaurant. Let’s be honest…many people, including bartenders, don’t know how to make a Manhattan!

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    Welcome to Cocktails, a series of cocktail classes brought to you by House Wine U. This cocktail education over six weekly installments will be led by local acclaimed mixologist, Cris Dehlavi. The class will meet every Saturday at 1pm beginning February 11th for six continuous weeks, ending on March 17th. Cocktails is now available for individual classes for only $35/person so select the date that matches the class you’d like to attend, with a maximum of 12 people per class. Beginners are recommended to sign up for Week 1 plus additional classes of interest, while the other weeks are for someone with the Week 1 points down. The classes will be held at House Wine in Worthington. No refunds or exchanges allowed due to the small number attending the class.

    Cris is currently the Head Bartender at M at Miranova, where she’s been shaking and stirring cocktails since 2002. One of the leading mixologists in our state, she has a stellar resume behind the stick as a BarSmarts Advanced Certified Mixologist. She’s the brand mixologist for Middle West Spirits and Ohio Secretary for the U.S. Bartenders’ Guild. On top of being invited as an apprentice to Tales of the Cocktail for the last two years, Cris has picked up numerous awards that include (614) Magazine Best Bartender (2010, 2011) and winner of the Iron Bartender Columbus (2010). This past year, one of her signature cocktails was included in Gary Regan’s Top 101 Best New Cocktails.

    This course has come about due to the growing interest in the art form of cocktail making and many inquiries for Cris to lead a cocktails class. Cocktails at House Wine U. is a rare opportunity to learn cocktail making with Cris in an intimate and fun environment. You’ll get to enjoy a great array of cocktails while learning the story and techniques behind them. Perfect for someone interested in bartending and entertaining at home with good drinks or currently bartending without much knowledge of classic cocktails.


    Week 1 – February 11

    Mixology 101 – History of cocktails, cocktail basics that include glassware, tools, importance of measuring, mixers (fresh fruit vs. bottled juices/cordials on the market), ice and more. We’ll make a few basic cocktails for you to enjoy.

    Week 2 – February 18

    Vodka – What are the different types of vodka? What classifies a spirit as a vodka? You’ll learn about the different types vodka and taste OYO, made by local spirits producer Middle West Spirits. The cocktails we’ll learn and sample likely include the Cosmo, Moscow Mule and Vodka Martini.

    Week 3 – February 25

    Gin – Learn gin’s history in the U.S., especially during the days before and during prohibition. Learn how gin is made and the different types – London Dry, Plymouth, Holland, Artisan. Cocktails might include an Aviation, Vesper and classic Gin Martini

    Week 4 – March 3

    Rum & Tequila – What classifies a spirit as rum and where are all the different places rum comes from? What makes a spirit a tequila? What are blanco, reposado and anejo. Learn it all and enjoy cocktails like a Mojito, Margarita and Rum Punch.

    Week 5 – March 10

    Whiskey – Why is whiskey such a broad category? What’s the difference between Bourbon, Tennessee, Irish, Canadian and Scotch whisk(e)y? Learn more over cocktails like an Old Fashioned, Manhattan and taste a scotch.

    Week 6 – March 17

    The Next Level Class – How to create your own signature drinks at home, including punches and other hot cocktails. We’ll discuss the importance of garnish and the show of a mixologist making craft cocktails. We’ll even discuss bitters and show and taste different types.

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