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Virtual Cocktails: Bourbon and Rye 101

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square

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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 20
System Requirements:

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. It's a fairly intuitive platform, but we recommend getting familiar with Zoom's functionality before joining the class.

Class Delivery:

We use Zoom for all of our virtual classes. The chef will guide you step-by-step through a recipe, answering questions along the way with the help of our moderator.

What you'll learn in this drink making class:

Have you ever wondered where and how Bourbon and Rye began in America? Was it the first charred, barrel aged spirit in global history? Join Christopher Bakunas, our spirits expert, as our story begins in 1789 and weaves through the next couple of centuries in our unique American history of distilling brown spirits. Grab your favorite bottle and we will shake and stir two cocktails.


  • Seasonal Riff on an Old Fashioned
  • Man O' War
  • Kentucky Mule

Skills covered in class:

  • Cocktail components and flavor dynamics
  • Must-have bar ingredients
  • How to set up a bar
  • Jiggering
  • Bar lingo
  • Presentation
  • Garnishes
  • Selecting appropriate glassware

Our virtual cocktail classes, via Zoom, are a fun opportunity to watch your spirits expert in action. Our Zoom moderator will make sure your questions submitted through the chat option are answered during or after class. 

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.

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  • Please note that upon purchase, your email address may be shared with The Chopping Block Lincoln Square, and you will be receiving class and/or marketing information from the provider.

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Refund Policy

During COVID-19, all classes have a three-day cancellation policy, except Culinary Boot Camps which have a two-week cancellation policy. You must email [email protected] to cancel an existing reservation, but please note the 15% service fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you cancel within 72 hours (3 days), you will not receive a refund or credit for your class, but feel free to send a friend or family member in your place.

Please note: all virtual class sales are final. All virtual students will receive a recording of the class within 48 hours of the class.

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