Talk Spanglish to Mehosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Cocktail Cartel of Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar + Kitchen


When

Friday, July 31
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Where

Zoom
Broadcast Live from SGWS Wynwood

Description

Cocktail Cartel is allllll about ‘smuggling hospitality’ - meaning no matter where you go or who you’re with, if the Cartel is around you’re sure to experience their signature five-star hospitality and cocktails! Made up of three of Miami’s most beloved bartenders, Manuel ‘Manny’ Picon, Eddie Fuentes and Hector Acevedo, Cocktail Cartel are joining host, and longtime Festival friend, Gio Gutierrez, for a one-of-a-kind mixology class that’s guaranteed to be electric, eclectic and down-right enticing! Cocktail Cartel’s latest project, Spanglish Craft Cocktail Bar + Kitchen, puts a new nationality on traditional cocktails - imagine what would happen if your favorite old-fashioned, G&T and paloma cocktails had been created in the Caribbean! Adding to the fun, Gutierrez and the Cartel will be joined by JP Calabriathe Sipsmith Gin Brand Ambassador for the East Coast of the U.S.. Calabria, a true GINtusiast,  has lived most of his life in London where he acquired extensive experience in all phases of the hospitality industry, and he'll be on-hand to share his vast expertise and love of handcrafted cocktails.

Together, this high-energy quintet is going to teach you how to infuse your favorite libations with the same amount of flavor, color and good vibes that have made them renowned in Miami cocktail circles! Don’t miss this mixology class (broadcast live from SGWS Wynwood) that can’t be beat, with cocktails so good and full of Caribbean swagger that you’ll be speaking Spanglish by the end of the night!

Please note: Cocktails for this class are made with the following base spirits: Basil Hayden®'s Bourbon Whiskey, El Tesoro™ Blanco Tequila and Sipsmith® London Dry Gin. Other modifiers may be required and will be outlined in the recipes.

SAVORY PALOMA

SERVES 1

KITCHEN TOOLS

  • Collins glass (or other tall glass)
  • Cocktail shaker with Hawthorne strainer
  • Jigger (or liquid measuring tool)
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Muddler (or wooden spoon)
  • Manual citrus juicer
  • Medium (16 oz.) Container with lid or blender (if using blender technique for syrup)
  • Juice extractor (if making your own ginger juice)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 ounces El Tesoro Blanco Tequila
  • 0.75 ounces ginger syrup (recipe below)
  • 3 slices red bell pepper (slices should be slightly smaller than a quarter inch thick)
  • 8 leaves fresh cilantro
  • 2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters (or any orange bitters)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 wheel lime, thinly sliced
  • Grapefruit flavored sparkling mineral water, chilled

GINGER SYRUP (PREPARE IN ADVANCE OF CLASS)

  • Ingredients
  • 4 ounces ginger root juice (can be found at whole foods, fresh market or your local juice café) or 1- hand of ginger root (will need juice extractor)
  • 4 ounces granulated extra fine sugar
  • Small pinch of salt
  • Preparation
  • In a blender (or container with a lid), combine the ginger juice and salt.
  • Start adding the sugar while blend speed is on low until the sugar dissolves completely (if using the container technique, you must add the sugar and shake vigorously until it dissolves).
  • After the process is complete, label and date accordingly. The syrup can be stored in the refrigerator immediately.
CARIBBEAN G&T

SERVES 1

KITCHEN TOOLS

  • Gin & tonic goblet, balloon glass or wine glass
  • Jigger (or liquid measuring tool)
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Bar spoon (or chopstick)
  • Small container (4-8 oz.) with lid

INGREDIENTS

  • 0.5 ounces Sipsmith London Dry Gin
  • 0.5 ounces passion fruit liqueur
  • 3 dashes vanilla bitters (recipe below)
  • 0.5 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces Fever-Tree Indian Tonic Water, chilled
  • 1 bouquet mint (garnish)
  • 1 wheel lemon (garnish)
  • 1 half moon grapefruit (garnish)

VANILLA BITTERS (PREPARE IN ADVANCE OF CLASS)

  • Ingredients
    • 2 ounces good quality vanilla extract
    • 2 ounces angostura aromatic bitters
  • Preparation
    • In a small container, combine the vanilla extract and angostura bitters. Seal, label and store at room temp (an empty Angostura bitters bottle works great for this).
CAFETERA OLD-FASHIONED

SERVES 1*

KITCHEN TOOLS

  • Old-fashioned glass (or rocks glass)
  • Cocktail shaker with Hawthorne strainer
  • Jigger (or liquid measuring tool)
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Bar spoon (or chopstick)
  • Medium (16 oz.) Container with lid or blender (if using blender technique for syrup)
  • Citrus zester/peeler
  • Large 2” x 2” ice cube mold

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ounces Basil Hayden’s Bourbon
  • ⅓ ounce cold brew coffee syrup (recipe below)
  • 2 dashes Angostura Orange Bitters (or any orange bitters)
  • 2 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
  • 1 leaf cigar (garnish)*
  • 1 twist orange (garnish)

*Carefully cut the cigar down the middle and pick a long piece of leaf.

COLD BREW COFFEE SYRUP (PREPARE IN ADVANCE OF CLASS)

  • Ingredients
    • 4 ounces demerara sugar
    • 4 ounces cold brew coffee (your favorite brand)
    • 2 peels orange
    • Small pinch of salt
  • Preparation
    • In a blender (or container with a lid), combine the cold brew and salt.
    • Start adding the demerara sugar while blend speed is on low until the sugar dissolves completely (if using the container technique, you must add the demerara sugar and shake vigorously until it dissolves).
    • After the process is complete, express and add in the orange peels, leave for about 15 minutes to infuse, then discard peels.
    • Label and date accordingly. The syrup can be stored in the refrigerator immediately.
TASTING NOTES ON FEATURED SPIRITS

Basil Hayden's® Bourbon Whiskey
Kentucky - Basil Hayden's Bourbon Whiskey is an artfully aged, light and easy to sip spirit that features a delicious and clean finish. It is a craft bourbon unlike any other.

El Tesoro™ Blanco Tequila
Mexico - crystal clear and exceptionally smooth. Only the sweetest part of the agave plant goes into El Tesoro Platinum, which makes it perfect for mixing. El Tesoro Platinum is bottled within 24 hours of distillation to capture the freshest agave flavors.

Sipsmith® London Dry Gin
England - a traditional London dry gin distilled from the finest English barley with ten carefully selected botanicals with a wonderful burst of juniper and a zesty, citrus freshness. Bold, complex and aromatic. Smooth enough for a martini, but rich and balanced for a gin and tonic.

We recommend preparing as much as possible in advance of the class. Having all your equipment ready on your countertop and ingredients pre-measured prior to the start of the Zoom class will allow you to follow along in real time.

Lastly, don’t forget the garnish! Order online at https://www.shipt.com/sipwithsobewff/ to get ingredients delivered today. We will also be offering a one-year FREE Shipt membership each class! You read that right – just show us your cocktails by snapping some IG worthy shots and tagging #SOBEWFF @SOBEWFFest and @Shipt. We’ll select one lucky winner after each class.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail and receipt from squadup@t.squadup.com following your registration. You will receive an additional e-mail within 48 hours of the class, which will include the Zoom link, recipe, ingredients, and necessary utensils. Prior to class, we recommend getting organized by preparing your ingredients and gathering your utensils. This will allow you to easily access all necessary ingredients and materials during the demonstration to create alongside the guest mixologist. Thorough preparations will provide a more enjoyable experience! Click here for Frequently Asked Questions for Sip with #SOBEWFF.

AN EXCLUSIVE ON-SITE, HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CLASS
Don't miss this opportunity for an in-person mixology experience at SGWS Wynwood. Swirl, clink and toast the night away, while sipping on your own custom libations, as you follow Gutierrez and his guest mixologist’s step-by-step instructions to craft the perfect cocktail! This incredible experience costs $1,500 and includes up to 12 individuals - e-mail sip@sobewff.org to book today!

Please note: social distancing protocols are enforced and guests will have their temperature taken via thermal scanner upon arrival. 

Additional donations will benefit the SOBEWFF® & FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry Relief Fund, which provides financial support to independently owned and operated restaurants and bars impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. To learn more, visit the Fund page here.

What if I don’t receive an e-mail confirmation following my purchase?

Please allow up to 48 hours from the time of purchase to receive your e-mail confirmation. In some cases, the recipe, ingredients and instructions may not be finalized at the time of your purchase. Please contact us at sip@sobewff.org if you have not received the recipe, instructions and the Zoom link 24 hours before your scheduled class begins.

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Are there wait lists for sold-out events?

Unfortunately, we are unable to create a waitlist for any of our events.

What is SOBEWFF®’s refund policy?

All ticket sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges.

Where are the proceeds for this class going?

Proceeds will benefit the SOBEWFF® & FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry Relief Fund, which provides financial support to independently owned and operated restaurants and bars impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. To learn more, visit the Fund page here.

Do I need to create a Zoom account to access this class?

You will not need to register for an account to join. Simply click to “Join the meeting” via in the link above. You will be prompted to download and install the Zoom app. Once downloaded, open the Zoom program you will need to give Zoom access to your computer/phone microphone and camera. When you are ready to join the class select “Join with Video” and “Join Audio” buttons in the bottom left corner of the Zoom application.

How do I access my class?

You will not need to register for an account to join. Simply click to “Join the meeting” via the link included in your confirmation e-mail. You will be prompted to download and install the Zoom app. Once downloaded, open the Zoom program in order to give the application access to your computer/phone microphone and camera. When you are ready to join the class, please select the “Join with Video” and “Join Audio” buttons located in the bottom left corner of the Zoom application.

What technology do I need for class?

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

Can my child participate?

Participants for all Sips with #SOBEWFF events must be 21 or older, unless otherwise stated on the event page.

Can I attend more than one class?

Yes, you are encouraged to sign up for as many as you would like! Sign up on our website here.

What if I don’t have one of the ingredients or need to make a substitution because of dietary restrictions?

We know you are creating drinks with what you have at home, and therefore may need to make substitutions. If you have any questions on substitutions or modifications before the class, please don’t hesitate to reach out to sip@sobewff.org.

What can I do to make sure I’m best prepared for class?

You will receive a confirmation e-mail and receipt from squadup@t.squadup.com following your purchase. You will receive an additional e-mail within 48 hours which will include the Zoom link, recipe, ingredients, and necessary utensils. Prior to class, we recommend getting organized by preparing your ingredients and gathering your utensils. This will allow you to easily access all necessary ingredients and materials during the demonstration to create alongside the guest mixologist. Thorough preparations will provide a more enjoyable experience!

Will I get to speak to the host and guest mixologist?

Please ask as many questions as you’d like via the chat function within Zoom. If you are selected to ask a question after the drink is created, the moderator will unmute you. We will do our best to get to every question.

How long is each class?

Each Sips with #SOBEWFF class is approximately 45 - 60 minutes. The host and guest mixologist will lead you through about 30 - 45 minutes of drink-making. The last 15 minutes will be a Q&A session with the host and guest mixologist.

What can I expect from a Sip with #SOBEWFF class?

At your scheduled class time, you will enter a virtual classroom via the Zoom link provided. The host and guest mixologist will guide you step-by-step through a recipe, answering questions along the way with the help of our moderator. At the end of the session, there will be a 15-minute Q&A session with the host and guest mixologist.




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