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Taste your way through the evolution of a drink that has become an icon: The Dry Martini.
Dale DeGroff, the world’s premier mixologist, author of The New Craft of the Cocktail, and the man who brought back the classic cocktail at the Rainbow Room will tell the story of the most iconic cocktail of all time, a drink that spurred a revolution that would forever change the bar and restaurant industry. Learn about the history, culture, and evolution of the martini as well as technique, glassware, tools, and ice for both bar and home martini making.
Along with providing the context and culture around the cocktail, DeGroff and Erik Andersson will demonstrate ways to make martinis. Participants will receive recipes in advance to follow along in making the cocktails.
Registration includes a code for a 20% discount on the purchase of The New Craft of the Cocktail through Kitchen Arts & Letters.
Please drink responsibly.
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Programs taking place online and in our NYC facilities:Please select which experience you wish to participate in when registering. Online participants will be emailed an access link after purchase. In-person participants should read our safety guidelines before attending the program.
This event is part of our Kitchen Arts & Letters series. In collaboration with the esteemed culinary bookstore, we present talks, demos and tastings with leading cookbook authors, chefs, food historians and farmers.
Celebrated for being the first to revive the great classic cocktails of the nineteenth-century with simple fresh ingredients …
Celebrated for being the first to revive the great classic cocktails of the nineteenth-century with simple fresh ingredients from his helm at the Rainbow Room in the 1980s, Dale DeGroff reinvented the bartending profession, setting off a cocktail revival that continues to flourish to this day. Winner of two James Beard Awards, a Tales of the Cocktail Lifetime Achievement Award, and Wine Enthusiast’s 2018 Cocktail Legend Award, DeGroff is also a founder of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans.
A leading trainer and sought after authority in the beverage industry, DeGroff is a founding partner of the award-winning Beverage Alcohol Resource (BAR) and author of The Craft of the Cocktail (Random House). Published in 2002 and regarded as the “essential bartending guide” by the New York Times, his book has influenced the entire cocktail and hospitality industry. Now he’s thoroughly updated it, collecting his forty years of expertise and creativity into the newly released: The New Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Think Like a Master Mixologist
Erik Andersson has over 15 years of experience in the bartending industry, and has a deep and passionate love for travel …
Erik Andersson has over 15 years of experience in the bartending industry, and has a deep and passionate love for travel, which led him to bar programs and ownership roles in London, China and Stockholm. His love affair with spirits began when he was a young bartender in his hometown Uppsala in 1998. In addition to his wealth of knowledge in mixology, service, and products, Erik is fluent in Mandarin, which he now brings with him on his travels to exotic locales. He has spent the past eight years as a Hendrick’s Gin Ambassador in markets including China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong and is currently part of the team for Sweden. Erik has an International Brewers and Distillers Certificate in distillation and was also inducted in the Gin Guild in the UK. He spends his days exploring the most eccentric bars and speakeasies, finding new ways to celebrate the unique rose and cucumber-infused gin in subtle and complex concoctions. Outside of mixology, Erik can be found enjoying the great outdoors hunting and fishing and playing classical music.