Virtual History of the World through Booze

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Course Details
$30 16 seats left
Start Date:

Fri, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Aaron Robin

What you'll learn in this history lesson:

Most of-age people have a drink of choice, but do they know the history of the liquid in the glass?

The fascinating history of booze is a comprehensive history of the world. Fermentation (the conversion of sugars to alcohol) has been traced back to 7000 BC, and Distillation (for our purposes: the extraction of alcohol from a mash by heating) was first written about in the Middle East during the 9th century. 

And the rest is history.

This class will open with a brief overview of this history of Fermentation and Distillation. We'll then go through the centuries looking at how politics, necessity, and etiquette have shaped what and how we drink today.

In the end, we'll have a toast making a classic sour with whatever spirit each participant chooses.

Materials Needed to Fully Participate:
For the toast at the end, if the participant would like to join:

  • 2-3 Limes or Lemons
  • 1/4 cup of sugar or honey
  • 2 oz of a spirit of their choice
  • Ice
  • A shaker or sealable jar
  • Hot water

About the Instructor

I am the Head Bartender at the iconic Top of the Standard. I have created cocktails for the bar for 2+ years. Since being in quarantine, I have used what I've learned to teach classes for private clients and weekly on Instagram Live. I joke that I'm the Bob Ross of cocktails in that I teach techniques for making cocktails but I don't believe in mistakes, just happy accidents. My classes are a mix of technical production, tasting and a deep-dive into the fascinating science and history behind cocktails and spirits we enjoy today.

Virtual Class FAQ

What will be included in my Virtual Class package?

One ticket includes an access link to your live, online class. The class will be delivered via web conferencing software and feature a live, professional instructor who will walk you through a lesson as described above. You will have the opportunity to ask questions as well as participate from home.

How many people is my purchase good for?

Each ticket is good for one "device" (i.e. one computer, phone, tablet, etc. you'll be logging in from). This ensures we don't get more people in the class than the instructor can handle. Though we understand some people live together and will be working/learning together, the intent is that each class still allows for the same attention to attendees as if students purchased separately. Please be respectful of this!

Will I need anything from home to use in the class?

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection. Additionally, if the class is more than just a lecture you will likely want any materials listed in the course description as "Materials Needed to Participate Fully", though you're welcome to purchase a seat and sit in and just watch.

Am I able to ask questions or interact with the class?

Yes, you'll both be able to ask questions using the chat function in the video hosting software as well as at certain intervals during the class via voice/audio. If the class winds up being on the smaller side, more spontaneous interaction/questions will be encouraged.

Do I have to show my video or speak during class?

While we recommend you do show your video and speak when encouraged to by the instructor, video and audio participation are never mandatory. We find classes have more fun experiences when people are engaging with one another, but understand not everyone will want to do so and that's ok!

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Still have questions? Ask the community.

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6:00pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time Aaron Robin 1 $30
6:00pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time Aaron Robin 1 $30
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6:00pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time Aaron Robin 1 $30
6:00pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time Aaron Robin 1 $30
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
6:00pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time Aaron Robin 1 $30
6:00pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time Aaron Robin 1 $30
6:00pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time Aaron Robin 1 $30

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Reviews of Classes at Aaron Robin (3)

(3 Reviews)
Virtual History of the World through Booze
Reviewed by Anonymous on 5/25/2020
Great to experience a new and unique class. Aaron was fun and knowledgeable, and I was also impressed with how well he handled difficult class guests. Thanks!
Virtual History of the World through Booze
Reviewed by Erin B. on 5/24/2020
The class was really informative and fun! I wish we could have made the cocktail on screen with the instructor, which is what I was expecting, but it turned out delicious anyway.
Virtual History of the World through Booze
Reviewed by Anonymous on 5/24/2020
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