Beat the heat with some cool summer cocktail classes at El Chorro
Here’s a newsflash: Summer is coming… and it’s sure to be a scorcher.
Obviously, this comes to no surprise to any of us. While Arizona has all but completely bypassed spring, the temps are creeping up and soon enough there will be nothing but 100 degree temps in our future until early October! Valley residents are constantly looking for ways other than taking up permanent residence in our pools to beat the heat. A perfectly refreshing and chilled cocktail always seems to help me and El Chorro understands that I am not the only one holding to that belief.
One Wednesday a month, beginning June 5th, 20 guests are invited to join El Chorro’s ‘Sultan of Sips’, Alec Van Dobben, for a bar-side meal and personal instruction on expertly crafting cocktails with spirits such as tequila, gin, rum and whiskey in the restaurant’s Classroom Bar.
Cocktail Classes will include:
- A brief demonstration on basic bar techniques
- An overview of the evening’s featured liquor and tips on flavor combinations
- The opportunity to create a unique signature cocktail
- A tasting of participant’s cocktail creations and socializing
Classes will be limited to individuals 21 years of age and older.
Here is a complete list of the Summer Series classes:
- Wednesday, June 5 | 6 to 7:30pm
The 5 types of Tequila: Blanco (Silver), Joven (Gold), Reposado (Aged), Añejo (Extra aged) and Extra Añejo (Ultra-aged)
Bar-side meal: Choice of steak or chicken fajitas.
Program Fee: $65 plus tax
- Wednesday, July 10 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
An Intro to Gin: How to approach, understand and appreciate gin
Bar-side meal: Classic jumbo shrimp cocktail with English cucumber and radish salad
Program Fee: $55 plus tax
- Wednesday, August 7 | 6 to 7:30 p.m
Rum: Unveiling the truth on the diverse and misunderstood liquor
Bar-side meal: Jamaican jerk chicken with black beans & rice
Program Fee: $50 plus tax
- Wednesday, September 18 | 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Whiskey: The facts on Scotch and Bourbon
Bar-side meal: Schreiner’s sausage & artisan cheese plate with pickled vegetables and warm pretzels
Program Fee: $79 plus tax
(Vegetarian options available upon request)
To RSVP, contact Sheila Gaskell at email@example.com or 480-948-5170. Please note: classes are intimate and limited to 20 participants per date, on a first come first serve basis.
El Chorro is located at 5550 E Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley.