What You'll Do
You will join Chris McMillian for a unique hands on immersive experience led by one of the worlds legendary bartenders. Upon arrival you will be greeted with a glass of sparkling wine and will then be given an overview of the history and evolution of cocktails and American drinks. Chris will teach you to use all necessary bar tools and master classic drink making techniques. You will learn all about the architectures and elements of the basic drink families. You will then apply this knowledge to make and master the classic drink forms. The sling, the sour, and the cocktail. You will personally make at least three cocktails and sample many more as Chris demonstrates many variations on these classic drinks.
This class lasts about three hours so come prepared to learn. Light snacks will be provided. At the end of this bespoke experience you will be equipped with a theoretical understanding of cocktail making that will allow you to not just make classic drinks but also have a strong foundation and understanding of how to create your own drinks with confidence. Upon completion of this class you will be given a certificate certifying your status as a cocktail master.
Named by Imbibe Magazine as one of the 25 most Influential Cocktail Personalities of the last Century, Chris is the stuff bartending legends are made of, Chris and his wife Laura are founders of The Museum of the American Cocktail located in New Orleans, He is recognized as a global expert on the history and evolution of cocktails and American drink. He has presented at the Smithsonian, The American Museum of Natural History, The National Archives, and many other prestigious venues here in the U.S. and around the world.
His YouTube series New Orleans Best Cocktails has become the gold standard for classic cocktail technique instruction, Inspiring a whole generation of bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts. Having spent 30 years studying his craft, he has developed his own method of teaching a unified theory of cocktails and drink making.
All tools, alcohol and mixers
A pen and paper to take notes
Where you'll be
This class will take place in Chris McMillian's state of the art cocktail bar Revel Cafe & Bar located at 133 N. Carrollton Ave In the Mid City neighborhood of New Orleans. Conveniently located on the Canal Street Streetcar line, just minutes from the French Quarter and the Central Business District
A unique opportunity to learn to make drinks from one of the worlds legendary bartenders