HAPPY HOUR Fall Liqueur-Making Workshop with Sarah Cain
Liqueurs are another great way to preserve your backyard or favorite farmers market fruit, and to really add your signature to a cocktail. Like ‘Farm to Table?” – you’ll love “Farm to Glass!” This is an interactive, fun, hands-on, make-n-take style class with a liberal dose of beverage lore thrown in, too! Your instructor Sarah has been making and teaching liqueur-making for 20+ years. Currently all classes are online, utilizing Zoom.
Thursday, December 3rd, 2020, 6-7:30pm
Pre-registration is required, and class is $24.99 per person. You can purchase access through Eventbrite upon registration, or if you prefer on Venmo, or PayPal – just let me know.
Class size limited to 10+/- people (so I can make sure to be able to interact with you all!)
You will receive instructions in your confirmation email from Eventbrite with the Zoom class link.
Please note: I will also send you a reminder email 2 days before. IMPORTANT: Check your spam folder or promotions tab if the email does not come to your main mail box.
Your Instructor Sarah
Hi! I have been making and teaching liqueur-making for 20+ years. I’ve made liqueurs professionally for restaurants and have won multiple ribbons for them at the Alameda County Fair. I’m a former organic farmer & a former sommelier. Currently I have a small urban garden and raise backyard chickens.
Liqueurs are another great way to preserve your backyard or favorite farmers market fruit, and to really add your signature to a cocktail. They also make great gifts, and are an excellent excuse to use those beautiful glass decanters and liqueur glasses you own (or purchase them at thrift and gift shops)!
And FALL, with it’s great bounty, is here! is here! During this class you’ll make either a Limoncello (Lemon with a vodka base), Lime, Pear, Cactus/Prickly Pear or Cranberry Liqueur. We’ll also discuss aftercare for your liqueurs & other simple equipment you’ll need later on.
Materials kit to assemble prior to the class and have with you during the class:
You’ll spend between $15-25 for the materials, depending on what you might already have, and how much you are making.
For One bottle of finished liqueur, here is what you need
1 – 750ml bottle of 80 Proof alcohol – mid-priced, not super expensive or cheap (suggestions to pair with the fruits below)
RIPE Fruit of your choice (either rinsed or washed) – choose either:
8 lemons – I suggest organic/non sprayed (use vodka)
8 limes – I suggest organic/non sprayed (use silver tequila)
6 Bartlett pears (use brandy or golden rum)
1lb fresh cranberries – I suggest organic/non sprayed (use silver or spiced rum)
1 Pineapple (use silver or golden rum)
12oz Simple Syrup (make your own in advance of the class!) It’s super easy, just warm 1cup water and 1cup white granulated sugar together on the stove, stirring every so often until it becomes clear. No need to even boil. Make sure to let come to room temperature before using in our class.
1/2 Gallon swing top/wide-mouth glass jar, washed for each finished liqueur (ACE Hardware usually carries the Ball 1/2 gallon canning jars)
Muddler or wooden spoon
Small paring knife
Vegetable Peeler (I recommend the OXO brand)
3×5 card & pen
We’ll also discuss ‘aftercare’ for your liqueurs & other simple equipment you’ll need later on, as well as all the great drinks (and more) you can make with your finished liqueurs!