When most people think of ingredients for craft cocktails, they think of fruit and juice. But herbs should not be overlooked! Easy to grow at home and a delicious companion to spirits, this workshop is a garden party you won't want to miss. Join Odd Birds Bar owner (and cocktail maker extraordinaire) Cesar Diaz, for a hands-on demonstration that covers the basics of cocktail-making: muddling, straining, flavor pairings, and the use of shrubs, tinctures and mixers. Drinks will feature local honey from the hives of Southern Horticulture's resident bee expert Kim Robertson, and herb expert Maggie Ouellette and Southern Horticulture co-owner Jean Dowdy will be on hand to discuss the basics of growing herbs right in your own backyard.
Admission includes botanical cocktails in the garden, demonstrations and samplings, 3 specialty cocktail recipes, and two herb seedlings to plant at home.
New to the popular Taste of St. Augustine event, the Taste Academy will offer a variety of educational opportunities to learn more about local food sources, giving guests a backstage pass to learn from local food artisans and chefs. The Academy offers food enthusiasts the opportunity to delve deeper into our area’s culinary culture. Workshop guests will also receive a free admission to A Taste of St. Augustine - a celebration of local food, local breweries/wineries and local music on Saturday, April 23rd, at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Visit www.EPICbh.org for more information.
Date: April 22, 2016 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
Location: Southern Horticulture | 1690 A1A South, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
Event website: eventbrite.com