I have added a new page to the website hinting at why professional bar-tenders and industry leaders should attend Elemental Mixology courses.
Thank you to all of you who attended class sessions here at Elemental Mixology during Portland ‘Cocktail’ Week!
It was a lot of fun to run something of a shadow week to the official happenings.
There are ten spaces available in the Annual Craftmasters’ Course next year at Elemental Mixology during Portland ‘Cocktail’ Week 2016. They will go to the first ten people who purchase them — so, don’t delay once you know you will be in Portland next year!
There are also the travelers’ courses, also!
Cheers to old friends and everyone new I met in the last week! Have some happy holidays!
A Rare Liquors Tasting has been added to the Elemental Mixology calendar for the afternoon of Saturday, October 17th.
This is a chance to taste forbidden fruit in the form of liquors not sold in the U.S.A.
That’s also the first day of Portland ‘Cocktail’ Week, so you out-of-towners traveling for PCW should consider it — along with the Advanced Craftmasters’ Course taking place in the off hours that same PCW week.
Before Elemental Mixology was relocated to Portland, there were almost always more people intent on becoming cushion subscribers than there was room for. Here in Portland, plenty of cushion is available for subscription. By the autumn, that will probably no longer be the case!
1) Elements, their ingredients, nature and how they present in drinks in all possible proportions.
2) Traditional genres of drinks, which elements they depend upon for their best character, and how to mix them without needing to memorize recipes.
3) All specific drinks that have been important in American bars, saloons and hotels from 1750 to present will be second nature. Many of these drinks are now almost impossible to order in any bar, and real advantage attaches to being able to make them well and with familiarity.
3) The important aspects of various liquors, including much knowledge that is often glossed over or not fully understood by most in the industry today. The main flavor-making stages of production will be understood: duration of fermentation, type of distillation and aging. The two major overall types of liquor production, the wasser and geist methods, will also be fully understood. Liquors selected to elucidate specific qualities differences will have been tasted numerous times.
4) Many other items of knowledge and experience that will not be laid out here for various reasons!
For anyone making full use of an Elemental Mixology Cushion Subscription, the discount is massive.