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Mixology 101 – Jade Bar at Sanctuary on Camelback

Posted on: September 25th, 2015 by Heather Hirsch-Ripberger 2 Comments

With the holidays coming up, many of us are planning Holiday Parties.  Instead of serving only beer and wine why not serve up some craft cocktails? You need not be a seasoned bartender to impress your friends.  Eddie Garcia, bartender at Jade Bar at Sanctuary on Camelbackmakes it fun and easy to learn how to create some great cocktails with Mixology 101a five-part series on the Genealogy of the Modern Day Cocktail.Mixology 101 Rum Punch

In each class Eddie will show guests how to make 3-4 cocktails and will also provide some interesting facts about some of your favorite spirits.  Guests will also get to enjoy each cocktail as part of the class. Bar Bites are available for 15% off during the class.

Mixology 101 NegroniThese classes are a wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon, by learning how to create craft cocktails in a friendly and sophisticated environment with stunning views of Camelback Mountain.  The first class begins on Saturday September 26th at 12pm.  The cost is $35 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and space is limited to 20 guests.  Reservations are required.  Visit for more information on Mixology 101.  Jade Bar will also host private classes as well.

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September 26| Punch: A history of pre-cocktail communal drinking, learn where all modern cocktails are born from and how to make parties a hit with this old way of serving spirits which is new again

October 3| Sour Family: Probably the largest category of cocktail. Learn how to make the perfect sour as well as a history of many cocktails including the Margarita.

October 10| Collins Family: With over 100 years between them what do the Tom Collins and Long Island Iced Tea have common? Why is there a straw in your drink? This family of refreshing cocktails is a must know for those of us who reside in the desert heat.

October 17| Cocktail Family: Why is it called an Old Fashioned? How is a proper one made? Learn the basics of stirred cocktails and how to make the most of your favorite spirit.

October 24| Tiki Family: Tiki was at the top of American pop culture from the early 1950s to the mid-1960s. Learn how the masters of this cocktail culture too the country by storm and its very curious connection to the past

For Reservations call 480.624.0105

Sanctuary on Camelback is located at 5700 E. McDonald Dr. in Paradise Valley

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About the Author - Heather Hirsch-Ripberger

I'm an Arizona Native, who loves all types of cuisine and recently started a food blog, Our Family and Friends call us a Foodie Family, since my husband and two young boys also love trying new restaurants. In fact, our boys will often order items such as Scallops or Pork Belly off a menu instead of Mac N Cheese off the kids menu. Eek$$. We often plan our family vacations around where we plan to eat. When Family, Friends or Co-workers are looking for a new place to eat, whether local or beyond the AZ border, I'm their go to person. We also love cooking together and trying new recipes.

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