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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Making Cocktails at Home & More

Vancouver, CanadaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Cole

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 30
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Learn how to make world class cocktails from the comfort of your own home!

I'll be teaching you all about cocktails; the history, techniques, tools, recipes and more while we make two different cocktails along the way. Be sure to bring your notepad as I have lots of information to share!

We'll start by discussing the main techniques used in making cocktails: stirring, shaking and built cocktails and when to use them, followed by an introduction to cocktail tools. From there, we'll make our first cocktail and I'll teach you the history of cocktails and their modern renaissance, while you sip your first drink.

I will also discuss some staple ingredients and spirits, some awesome ingredients you can make at home such as flavored syrups, a brief explanation of how ice affects cocktails, the major families of cocktails and more, all with some fun stories thrown in.

We'll wrap up with a little more in-depth information before allowing an open period of discussion.

As mentioned, I've taught everyone from absolute beginners to world class bartenders on various aspects of this seminar so please reach out beforehand and we can tailor the seminar to your knowledge level!

*Please note - the seminar booking is by the number of people, not devices.*
Learn how to make world class cocktails from the comfort of your own home!

I'll be teaching you all about cocktails; the history, techniques, tools, recipes and more while we make two different cocktails along the way. Be sure to bring your notepad as I have lots of information to share!

We'll start by discussing the main techniques used in making cocktails: stirring, shaking and built cocktails and when to use them, followe…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Cole can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $64.

What to bring

  • A cocktail shaker.
  • A measuring device such as a jigger, shot glass or tablespoon.
  • A stirring device such as a barspoon or chopstick.
  • Glassware - coupes, rocks glasses or martini glasses will work.
  • Two bottles of alcohol (#1 - white rum or gin / #2 whiskey or dark rum).
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8:00 PM - 9:30 PM (EST)
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Meet your host, Cole

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 95 Reviews
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Cole Benoit is the founder and head bitters maker at The Apothecary Bitters Company, one of Canada's top cocktail bitters brands, where they specialize in small batch bitters made from all natural botanicals.

Constantly experimenting and creating, he’s also active in cocktail and spirit consulting, designing cocktail programs and award winning products such as amaro, absinthe and liqueurs for brands such as Long Table Distillery.

His knowledge in these fields has led him into teaching others about these products, cocktails and more over the past several years, through published articles, seminars and events throughout North America. As well, his in-depth knowledge about plants and botanicals, as well as years of experience with infusions, give him a unique perspective rarely found in the industry.
Cole Benoit is the founder and head bitters maker at The Apothecary Bitters Company, one of Canada's top cocktail bitters brands, where they specialize in small batch bitters made from all natural botanicals.

Constantly experimenting and creating, he’s also active in cocktail and spirit consulting, designing cocktail programs and award winning products such as amaro, absinthe and liqueurs for brands such as Long Table Distillery.

His knowledge in these fields has led him…
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Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 95 reviews.

Justin
March 2021
Cole was a fun and knowledgeable host! He knew his stuff and made learning it fun and enjoyable. His enthusiasm makes you want to learn more about mixed drinks!
Ashlee
February 2021
Cole is an excellent host! This class was so much fun and educational. We were able to customize our menu and had a non alcoholic drink too. Cole did an excellent job answering our questions. He is funny and does well interacting with the participants. We definitely will do this class again.
Cole is an excellent host! This class was so much fun and educational. We were able to customize our menu and had a non alcoholic drink too. Cole did an excellent job answering our…
Melissa
February 2021
Cole's class was super informative and fun! We did this class for a 21st birthday with our daughter and her boyfriend and our son (all young adults) to introduce them to craft cocktails. This class opened their eyes to cocktail making and the history too (very cool). It also introduced them to the fundamentals of drinks (the 5-6 categories and the basics to constructing a cocktail from technique and tools to ingredients). They've seen me make (and drink) a Manhattan, but now really understand what it is and why it is so good! Cole is easy going and fun and shares a wealth of knowledge - which includes his breadth of knowledge and experience with bitters and ingredients that make a drink unique. It was great to bring the bar and bartender to our home since we can't take our 21 year olds out yet to the bars! Thank you for the fabulous night Cole!
Cole's class was super informative and fun! We did this class for a 21st birthday with our daughter and her boyfriend and our son (all young adults) to introduce them to craft coc…
Brooke
February 2021
This was a great twist for a virtual group gathering. Cole is very knowledgeable, personable, and fun! He facilitated the event so well, there wasn’t a dull moment.
Alicia
February 2021
This was a super cool way for a bunch of friends to share an experience together without actually being in the same space. Really cool history on cocktail making and drinks were super straight forward and easy to tweak to our liking. Highly recommend!
This was a super cool way for a bunch of friends to share an experience together without actually being in the same space. Really cool history on cocktail making and drinks were su…
Caren
February 2021
I was expecting to learn how to make a couple cocktails but I learned so much more! Such a great way to spend a Saturday night. If you're even considering it, don't hesitate - just do it! You'll enjoy it for sure.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.