Looking for a way to mix up your week? Stop by the Cocktail Lab at Bar 1200 for an interactive mixology course with “creative director” Matthew Salinas (P.J. Clarke’s, The Bowery, Hotel Gansevoort). These aren’t your usual summer school courses. (In fact, this is probably the first time you’ll look forward to homework.) The biweekly courses teach you how to make some of the most popular and interesting cocktails as well as provide helpful tips on when to shake instead of pour and what bar tools are really essential for the home.
The courses are held the first and third Thursday of every month and limited to six students at a time. The cost is $45 per person and includes instructions on how to craft three cocktails, plus sampling your creations and light bar snacks.
Ready for your course syllabus? Upcoming courses include:
Thursday, July 19: “Low Cal Cocktails for your Beach Body”
Thursday, August 2: “It’s Not To Kill Ya-It’s Tequila!”
Past courses have ranged from whiskey cocktails to cocktails utilizing red wine. And if Thursday nights don’t work for you, you can also organize a private class for you and five of your close friends. For more information and to reserve a spot, visit SunsetMarquis.com.