The Kentucky Derby, the greatest two minutes to happen in sports each year, can be summed up by its two most prominent features- elaborate, floppy hats and the classic mint julep. Every year, people flock to Churchill Downs in Kentucky, donning their most spotlight worthy hats and party dresses to guzzle down factory loads of juleps at the race track. This year Ger-Nis brings the party to our new favorite watering hole, Evelyn Drinkery, to create a signature celebratory Ger-Nis experience- a shot of education, a few ounces of hands-on learning and pours of fun. Get hands-on mixology training and bourbon education, treat yourself to a Derby luncheon & join a friendly hat competition for free drinks! The dashing gentlemen of Evelyn Drinkery will be our guides for the per-race extravaganza, teaching us the fine art of mixology featuring the classic southern beauty, Mint Julep, as their muse. They’ll cover all the essentials starting from choosing your delivery vessel, how to utilize ice and work with flavors to balance, enhance, tone down your ingredients. But wait, the best part is the bourbon education and tasting! We’ll get the low down on and tastes of the different types of bourbons out there, including local ones, and learn what to use them for! Learn how to perfect that icy cold julep and finish it off with the art of the garnish! Don’t forget your best party hat- the winner for best Derby hat wins a $25 bar tab for the night! Ger-Nis will provide a buffet style Derby luncheon while you mix and shake up those perfect drinks!
Recipes: Sweet Herbal Iced Tea, Bourbon Tasting, Classic Mint Julep, Modern Mint Julep, Creative Mint Julep, Bourbon Glazed Sweet Country Ham and Herbal Biscuits and Parsley Mint Mustard, Kentucky Bourbon Mac & Cheese, Mint Chocolate Pecan Pie, Lemon-Mint Julep Gelees
Class Type: Special Event, Hands on Cocktail Class
Class Notes: The wearer of the best derby hat wins a bar tab for the race! Each ticket includes one free post-race cocktail!
The Evelyn Drinkery “Boys”
A “Drinkery” is a place to enjoy potables.
“Evelyn” is a nod to their ancestry, their industry and their neighborhood.