The Perfect Brunch Cocktailshosted by Gio Gutierrez
featuring Mixologist Ricky Castor of Vista


When

Friday, August 7
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Where

Zoom
Broadcast Live from SGWS Wynwood

Description

Brunch is always a good idea - and in our opinion, the boozier, the better!

Ricky Castor, the magic behind the bar at Vista Restaurant – a chic eatery in Miami’s Upper Buena Vista neighborhood – developed an impressive libations menu which features a variety of specially-crafted cocktails made only the freshest ingredients. And for one night only, Castor and longtime Festival friend, Gio Gutierrez aka @ChatChowTV, are going to dish the secrets of their trade, and help you craft the perfect brunch cocktail! Gutierrez and Castor will be joined by Areina Thomas, Bacardi’s Senior Portfolio Ambassador, to drop knowledge on all things Bacardi. Thomas’ deep-seated passion for all things food & drink is evident in her continued drive to mentor, teach, and inspire those around her on behalf of the brand’s exceptional and award-winning portfolio. We take brunch very seriously around here, and this terrific trio will be on-hand - broadcast live from SGWS Wynwood - for the most epic brunch cocktail master class, guaranteed to impress your friends, family and Instagram feed!

Please note: Cocktails for this class are made with the following base spirits: Grey Goose Vodka, Havana Club Añejo Blanco, Ilegal Mezcal Joven, MARTINI & ROSSI® Riserva Speciale Ambrato, MARTINI & ROSSI® Prosecco, St-Germain Liqueur and Tequila Cazadores Blanco. Other modifiers may be required and will be outlined in the recipes.

 

SPRING BUBBLES

SERVES 1

KITCHEN TOOLS

  • Champagne flute
  • Cocktail shaker with Hawthorne strainer
  • Jigger (or liquid measuring tool)
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Blender or food processor
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Small saucepan

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 ounces Grey Goose Vodka
  • 0.5 ounces St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 0.75 ounces strawberry purée (recipe below)
  • 0.75 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 sprig fresh basil (garnish)
  • Martini & Rossi Prosecco

STRAWBERRY PURÉE (PREPARE IN ADVANCE OF CLASS)

  • Ingredients
    • 16 ounces fresh strawberries
    • 1/3 cup simple syrup (equal parts white sugar and water), cooled
    • 1/3 cup water
  • Preparation
    • Place the strawberries in a blender or food processor.
    • Add the simple syrup and water.
    • Blend until the mixture is smooth.
    • Strain through a fine mesh strainer.
    • Store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
VARADERO

SERVES 1

KITCHEN TOOLS

  • Nick and Nora glass (or martini glass)
  • Cocktail shaker with Hawthorne strainer
  • Jigger (or liquid measuring tool)
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Small saucepan
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Vegetable peeler

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ounce Havana Club Añejo Blanco
  • 0.5 ounces passion fruit liqueur
  • 0.5 ounces fresh passion fruit (store-bought purée works as well; defrost if using frozen)
  • 0.5 ounces honey ginger syrup (recipe below)
  • 0.5 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 wheel dehydrated lemon (garnish)

HONEY GINGER SYRUP (PREPARE IN ADVANCE OF CLASS)

  • Ingredients
    • 1 cup honey
    • 1 cup water
    • 3/4 cup sliced fresh ginger
  • Preparation
    • Peel and slice ginger.
    • Add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
    • Reduce heat and gently simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
    • Remove from heat, strain into a jar/container and allow to cool completely.
SEXY FICUS

SERVES 1

KITCHEN TOOLS

  • Collins glass
  • Cocktail shaker with Hawthorne strainer
  • Jigger (or liquid measuring tool)
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Blender
  • Small saucepan
  • Fine mesh strainer

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ounce Tequila Cazadores Blanco
  • 0.5 ounces Ilegal Mezcal Joven
  • 0.5 ounces Martini & Rossi® Riserva Speciale Ambrato
  • 1 ounce jalapeño honey syrup (recipe below)
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 ounces cantaloupe purée (recipe below)
  • 1 slice fresh jalapeño (garnish)

JALAPEÑO HONEY SYRUP (PREPARE IN ADVANCE OF CLASS)

  • Ingredients
    • 3.5 ounces honey
    • 3.5 ounces water
    • 1/2 or 1 whole* fresh jalapeño, sliced
    • *depending on your taste
  • Preparation
    • Add all of the ingredients to a small saucepan.
    • Bring to a boil, then simmer on low for 10-15 minutes.
    • Strain the mixture using a fine mesh strainer and store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.

CANTALOUPE PURÉE (PREPARE IN ADVANCE OF CLASS)

  • Ingredients
    • ½ fresh cantaloupe
  • Preparation
    • Cut cantaloupe into small slices and add them to a blender. Purée until smooth, adding water if needed.
    • Reserve 2 ounces for recipe and store the remainder in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.
TASTING NOTES ON FEATURED SPIRITS

Cazadores Blanco Tequila
Flavors of agave, citrus fruits, fragrance of herbs, with a smooth finish.

Grey Goose Vodka
Made from the best ingredients from France for a delicate and floral aroma, sweet and round palate, and bold and toffee finish.

Havana Club Añejo Blanco
Medium-bodied white rum with notes of pineapple, banana, vanilla and oak.

Ilegal Mezcal (Joven)
Full bodied agave flavor. Light smoke, lingering heat. Eucalyptus and mineral aromas compliment hints of green apple, fresh citrus, and red chiltepe.

Martini & Rossi Prosecco
Made with the Glera grape with fragrances of apple, fruits, and thyme.

Martini & Rossi® Riserva Speciale Ambrato
A dry, floral, and honeyed vermouth with intense flavors.

St-Germain Liqueur
French liqueur made with fresh elderflowers, subtle notes of peach, pear, and grapefruit.

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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