ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Making Cocktails at Home & More

Vancouver, CanadaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Cole

90 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 30.

What you'll do

Learn how to make world class cocktails from the comfort of your own home!

I'll be teaching you all about cocktails; the history, techniques, tools, recipes and more while we make two different cocktails along the way. Be sure to bring your notepad as I have lots of information to share!

We'll start by discussing the main techniques used in making cocktails: stirring, shaking and built cocktails and when to use them, followed by an introduction to cocktail tools. From there, we'll make our first cocktail and I'll teach you the history of cocktails and their modern renaissance, while you sip your first drink.

I will also discuss some staple ingredients and spirits, some awesome ingredients you can make at home such as flavored syrups, a brief explanation of how ice affects cocktails, the major families of cocktails and more, all with some fun stories thrown in.

We'll wrap up with a little more in-depth information before allowing an open period of discussion.

As mentioned, I've taught everyone from absolute beginners to world class bartenders on various aspects of this seminar so please reach out beforehand and we can tailor the seminar to your knowledge level!

*Please note - the seminar booking is by the number of people, not devices.*
Learn how to make world class cocktails from the comfort of your own home!

I'll be teaching you all about cocktails; the history, techniques, tools, recipes and more while we make two different cocktails along the way. Be sure to bring your notepad as I have lots of information to share!

We'll start by discussing the main techniques used in making cocktails: stirring, shaking and built cocktails and when to use them, followe…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Cole can host private groups of any size, up to 30 guests. Private group rates start at $63.

What to bring

  • A cocktail shaker.
  • A measuring device such as a jigger, shot glass or tablespoon.
  • A stirring device such as a barspoon or chopstick.
  • Glassware - coupes, rocks glasses or martini glasses will work.
  • Two bottles of alcohol (#1 - white rum or gin / #2 whiskey or dark rum).

Meet your host, Cole

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 141 Reviews
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Cole Benoit is the founder and head bitters maker at The Apothecary Bitters Company, one of Canada's top cocktail bitters brands, where they specialize in small batch bitters made from all natural botanicals.

Constantly experimenting and creating, he’s also active in cocktail and spirit consulting, designing cocktail programs and award winning products such as amaro, absinthe and liqueurs for brands such as Long Table Distillery.

His knowledge in these fields has led him into teaching others about these products, cocktails and more over the past several years, through published articles, seminars and events throughout North America. As well, his in-depth knowledge about plants and botanicals, as well as years of experience with infusions, give him a unique perspective rarely found in the industry.
Cole Benoit is the founder and head bitters maker at The Apothecary Bitters Company, one of Canada's top cocktail bitters brands, where they specialize in small batch bitters made from all natural botanicals.

Constantly experimenting and creating, he’s also active in cocktail and spirit consulting, designing cocktail programs and award winning products such as amaro, absinthe and liqueurs for brands such as Long Table Distillery.

His knowledge in these fields has led him…
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Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 141 reviews.

Jason
August 2021
Amazing class by fellow PNWer Cole. He’s so knowledgeable and passionate about Tequila and Mezcal spirits! He was a wealth of knowledge of both spirits and the industry scene. Would love to do a class again.
Nadia
July 2021
Cole was an awesome host! He has interesting knowledge and offers tips and tricks that make learning about cocktails (first timer) super engaging. It was great to have a shopping list ahead of time that didn't require obscure items and stayed within a reasonable budget. I set this up as a birthday gift for my partner and we had a blast. 10/10 would recommend to anyone new to the cocktail game, date nights, or as a gift!
Lori
July 2021
Gifted this to my husband for Father’s Day & he LOVED it! Cole was personable…super-nice guy that answered all his questions. It was a great way to end the week and he’s super pumped to start experimenting using all the info. he learned. Would definitely recommend!
Faith
June 2021
I found Cole to be very personable and knowledgeable. I didn't really know what to expect for this experience (work-related team building) and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Valerie
June 2021
Cole was great! I booked this experience for several coworkers and it was very fun. Good pacing and structure of experience. We made the cocktails and Cole gave us storytelling and the background of the different drinks we were making as well as the history of how cocktails came to be so popular. The ingredients and tools were simple that anyone could find them easily. Any questions that we had were answered thoughtfully. Would book again for another event. Perfect for any group event and a great option for coworkers/teambuilding. Thank you, Cole!
Lindiwe
June 2021
Cole worked with us to find a good time for our team spread across multiple time zones. Everyone left feeling like they had some great cocktail knowledge and the follow up recipes were super helpful. Would reccomend!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.