Take your cocktail parties (and barbecues, and brunches, and get-togethers of any kind!) to an intoxicating new level by mastering the art of the homemade craft cocktail.
Why pay up to $20 for a delectable craft cocktail at your local bar when you can create impressive adult beverages at home? Whether you use garden-grown ingredients from your own backyard or shop at your favorite farmers' market, the recipes in this course will show you just how easy it is to create a cocktail that rivals that of any professional mixologist.
In this course, you'll learn how to create a perfectly balanced cocktail, which bartending tools are essential for the home bartender, and how to make your own syrups and boozy infusions. You'll also get five instructional videos showing you how to make five amazing cocktails, each one accompanied by an illustrated recipe card.
Why settle for an ordinary adult beverage when it's so easy to serve something really special? For the price of a single cocktail in a fancy bar, you'll learn how to make your own, fresh and flavorful craft cocktails. You'll be the toast of the neighborhood and everybody's favorite host.
You'll have unlimited access to all six videos in this course. You'll also get ten, full-color, downloadable PDFs:
- five illustrated recipe cards for five amazing, delectable craft cocktails
- an illustrated, step-by-step guide for making your own herbal simple syrups
- an illustrated recipe card for making limoncello... two ways!
- an illustrated, step-by-step guide for making syrups from fruit
- an illustrated list of essential tools for the home bartender
- an illustrated step-by-step guide for infusing spirits with your favorite flavors
After completing this course, you'll feel creative and confident behind the bar, ready to combine your favorite flavors and spirits for any occasion.
“Really enjoyed this course: very addictive! Ellen has a clear delivery, with a soupcon of humor - perfect! Ruby Styx is already a fave, but the tomato essence fascinates me so will put that on the list for this summer. Thanks for the fun and educa...”→Read More
“Really enjoyed this course: very addictive! Ellen has a clear delivery, with a soupcon of humor - perfect! Ruby Styx is already a fave, but the tomato essence fascinates me so will put that on the list for this summer. Thanks for the fun and educational experience!”→Read Less
But seriously, after leaving the cast of Les Miz on Broadway, I went back to school at the New York Botanical Garden and earned certificates in both ornamental horticulture and ethnobotany. For many years I taught at the NYBG on a wide range of subjects (basic gardening techniques, perennials, annuals, orchids, container gardening, house plants) and ran my roof top gardening business.
PLANTS FEED BODY AND SOUL
As I learned more about plants I noticed that many traditional ornamental plants had edible and medicinal histories. I wondered why we didn’t eat hostas any more, and why people planted hopniss for its flowers rather than its delicious, potato-like tubers. Gradually, my interest shifted from plants that were merely ornamental to plants that fed both body and soul, the eyes and the stomach.
I started out foraging in the garden, because I knew the plants there were safe from potentially dangerous insecticides and herbicides. Soon I ventured out into the wilds of Central Park, the woods of Pennsylvania, the deserts of New Mexico, the islands of Scotland, and the gorges of Greece. In other words, I’m always looking for delicious, free food!
I’m a Harvard graduate and the author of eight books including Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat, The Wildcrafted Cocktail, and The Forager's Pantry. I work with RemyUSA, teaching foraging mixology workshops across the US, and I lecture at botanic gardens, flower shows, and for garden clubs around the world.
The Backyard Forager