If you haven’t heard of the soon-to-be-impossible-to-reserve Liquor Lab, now’s your chance to get ahead of the game.
The newly opened locale is a place to celebrate the culture of fine cocktails and mixology in a setting shared with other connoisseurs, or maybe you’ve just always wanted to learn the basics of mixing a fine drink. Either way, they gotchu.
The concept is simple. You and your friends reserve your place in a class similar to the cooking classes you can take throughout the city, but with a few major differences:
1. It’s Catered Specifically to Cocktails
Each Liquor Lab class focuses solely on mixology. You’ll learn to create some incredible cocktails you probably wouldn’t otherwise taste, and learn to use tools you would otherwise find in a professional bar class—at least if you want to use them correctly.
2. It’s Wayyyyyyy Cheaper Than Your Average Class
Don’t get me wrong, some classes do go up to about $120, but your average class here would be somewhere around $65, which includes four cocktails, the class on how to make them, and small bites to help coat your stomach.
3. They’re Not Just a Class
At Liquor Lab, they want you to have fun. It’s not only a class; it’s a party. After each drink is made, they encourage guests to move around, socialize and maybe not chug the whole drink down while rushing to make the next one.
The classes change every few days, so you can usually be sure that none of the cocktails you made on one visit will be made on another. They are also taught by a professional mixologist who curates the phenomenal cocktails himself.
They give you everything you need—liquor, syrups, the garnish, tools, etc. and walk you through exactly what to do.
And if that’s not enough of a reason to check them out, they have a slew of collaborations in the works. Hill Country BBQ has one of their cocktails, the Spicy Grilled Pineapple Smash, on their menu for the next two weeks if you want to sample the goods before agreeing to the class. It’s got jalapeño, grilled pineapple, and Maker’s Mark , it’s a spicy-sweet dream of a drink.
Taking their Bourbon and BBQ class means you’ll get to learn to make this and 3 other bourbon-centric cocktails while tasting some of Hill Country BBQ’s delicious pulled pork sliders.
They’ve also got a breakfast drink class collaboration with Black Seed bagel—one of NYC’s most famous bagel shops.
Click Here to learn more about Liquor Lab, their collabs and their classes!