Looking for a unique way to celebrate?

Death and Taxes offers classes that can be tailor-made for your group, ranging from bartending techniques to tastings, pairings, homemade syrups and more. Or, skip the educational portion and go straight for the fun by renting out the bar for your private party. Reservations: 775.324.2630


COCKTAILS 101: THE BASICS

In this two hour, hands-on class you will make and DRINK four classic cocktails, covering the basics of their preparation and the tools needed to prepare them. We will cover the proper techniques for stirring, shaking, muddling, straining and the importance of prepping for cocktail creation. We will discuss items to stock in your home bar, as well as how to put a twist on these classics to make your own creative cocktails at home.

 

Class fee $100 per person and includes:

  • 2 hours of hands-on instruction covering: bar tools, ingredients, proper technique.
  • 4 classic cocktails 
  • 4 classic cocktail recipes (same recipes we use as Death & Taxes)
  • class notes
  • how to apply this class to making your own creative cocktails at home

Cocktail kits will be available for each attendee to use during the class. Cocktail kits and spirits are available for purchase.

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COCKTAILS 102: ADVANCED BARTENDING

This class is recommended for people who already have a base knowledge of preparing cocktails and are looking to take their craft  to the next level. During this two hour, hands-on class we will cover tips & techniques used at DEATH & TAXES including; infusing spirits, making syrups and how to incorporate them. Providing you with the building blocks needed to make your own creations at home.

 

Class fee $80 per person and includes:

  • 2 hours of hands-on instruction covering: infusions and syrups
  • 2 cocktails 
  • 2 bottles of syrups to take home to create your own cocktails
  • 2 cocktails and 2 syrup recipes (same recipes we use as Death & Taxes)
  • class notes

Cocktail kits will be available for each attendee to use during the class. Cocktail kits and spirits are available for purchase.

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AGAVE 101: TEQUILA & MEZCAL

We will lead you through the history and distillation methods of some of Mexico's greatest tequilas and mezcals. This AGAVE 101 class will focus on brands that are rich in history as well as what's being done to sustainably grow agave. In addition to the knowledge, you'll get to taste four agave spirits and learn how to make an agave cocktail. It will be a great way to learn an appreciation for the true spirit of Mexico.

 

Class fee $100 per person and includes:

  • one agave welcoming cocktail
  • 2 hour discussion on the history and distillation of Agave spirits and sharing of tasting notes
  • techniques and practices of tasting agave spirits
  • a tasting flight of 4 agave based spirits
  • hands-on instruction of preparing one agave based cocktail
  • 2 agave based cocktail recipes (same recipes we use as Death & Taxes)
  • class notes

Cocktail kits will be available for each attendee to use during the class. Cocktail kits and spirits are available for purchase.

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BOURBON 101

Join us for a hands on tasting and discussion on America's pride and joy: Bourbon. In this two hour class, we will go through the history of Bourbon as well as learn the techniques and practices to appreciate a good Ol’ Kentucky Hug. We will also be tasting a flight of four historic bourbons and making a classic whiskey cocktail. We look forward to sharing our knowledge and love of America's Greatest Spirit with you. 

 

Class fee $100 per person and includes:

  • one bourbon welcoming cocktail
  • 2 hour discussion on the history and distillation of bourbon and sharing of tasting notes
  • techniques and practices of tasting bourbons
  • a tasting flight of 4 bourbons
  • hands-on instruction of preparing one bourbon based cocktail
  • 2 bourbon based cocktail recipes (same recipes we use as Death & Taxes)
  • class notes

 

Cocktail kits will be available for each attendee to use during the class. Cocktail kits and spirits are available for purchase.

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BATCHING COCKTAILS

The craft of batching cocktails takes organization, experience and much trial and error. Join us for this two hour hands on class as we share the tips and techniques used at DEATH & TAXES to create large format cocktails, that taste as great as if it was made to order. We will take you through the process of creating one citrus forward and one spirit forward punch, discussing the importance of dilution and the steps necessary for proper execution. 

 

Class fee $80 per person and includes:

  • 2 hours of hands-on instruction
  • proper measurements and techniques for scaling cocktails
  • 2 punch cocktails
  • 1 bottled cocktails
  • 2 punch recipes and 1 syrup recipes (same recipes we use as Death & Taxes)
  • class notes

Cocktail kits will be available for each attendee to use during the class. Cocktail kits and spirits are available for purchase.

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PRIVATE CLASSES

Looking for a unique way to celebrate? Death and Taxes offers classes that can be tailor-made for your group, ranging from bartending techniques to tastings, pairings, homemade syrups and more. Or, skip the educational portion and go straight for the fun by renting out the bar for your private party. For more information or to book a class please call , 775.324.2630.

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