Chocolate Mixology is the newest class in Seattle where the students have permission to break the rules.
"What we're looking to understand are the flavors going into the drinks,” said Eric Olinsky, an Eat Seattle Mixologist. “Do sort of what feels right. That's the best drink. Not necessarily what I have written down over here. There are more just guidelines."
Students show and tell what they’re working with, and then try their concoctions.
At the class we attended, students learned how to make four seasonal drinks using local spirits, and a few indi chocolate specialties -- like chocolate chai tea for a twist on a traditional hot toddy and cocoa nib infused whiskey for an indulgent cocktail.
"That whiskey takes on the chocolate flavor,” said Olinsky. “So for people who may not be so sure about whiskey it's a good way to introduce that.
The small classes allow students to get instant feedback.
"It's great. It will really add to my ability to make drinks at home for my friends and family,” said student Alexandria Sheridan.
And not only do students learn how to make impressive drinks... they also make friends.
"This tends to be a really good way to meet other people who are also interested in the art of making a cocktail,” said Olinsky. “A lot of people who take the class go out for cocktails together after."
"It’s just a super fun way for us to all learn from one another, explore, and play,” said Andrews,
The next Chocolate Mixology class at indi chocolate is sold out, but tickets are still available for the March 24 class.
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