Workshops and Classes

I  offer workshops on mixing cocktails. These make for great social events where you and a small group of friends get the chance to learn how to make cocktails and try them. It will expand your home bar and hopefully your cocktail repertoire, and it is a fun social event. So far, I have been teaching classes out of my apartment in Crystal City, but if you live in the D.C. metro area and would like to schedule a workshop or hire me as your private bartender, write me at

Below are a few tips for holding a bartending class at home.

Setup For Bar Class

Cutting boards for students to work
Knives, muddler, shaker, strainer, peeler
Citrus and herbs: oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, mint, basil
Glassware: Collins, highball, cocktail, pint glass, shot glass
Add ins: Rose’s grenadine and lime syrup, ginger beer, coke, soda, pineapple juice, orange juice, cranberry juice, tonic water

Full bar including liqueurs to make all cocktails on list:

Maime Taylor
Gin + Tonic
Ballylickey Belt
Cuba Libre
Mary Pickford
Blue Lagoon
Singapore Sling
Scotch Sour
Mint Julep
Rob Roy
Blue Sapphire Martini
Blue Lady
Balmoral Martini

Bar Class, August 21 

Bartending class on Thursday, August 21, was a big success! It was me, Meghan and a bunch of ladies in black. Interestingly, all of them were excited to make drinks with blue curacao, I think because it was not available at our restaurant. Drinks made include:

Blue Mojito
4 Blue Margaritas (pictured)
Blue Sapphire Martini (a real martini)
Blue Lady
Russian Qualude (rocks)
Bourbon Smash
Vodka Martini with twist
Bahama Mamma
2 Mary Pickfords
Maime Taylor

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Thanks for your interest in my Jolly Bartender project. I will do my best to respond as quickly as possible to your request or comment. If you would like to contact me about bartending for your event or setting up a home bar, write to me at