Looking for a unique way to celebrate at your holiday party this year? Together with Countryside Conservancy, Lorilei Bailey will teach you how to make distinctive and festive cocktails for the holiday season.
Returning after a successful run of craft cocktail sessions earlier this year at the Countryside Howe Meadow Farmers Market, Bailey brings her broad knowledge and approachable attitude to teach residents how to incorporate seasonal ingredients into your winter libations. Each guest will taste three craft cocktails, receive recipes, learn countless new fact and leave the class ready to celebrate in the “holiday spirits.”
The class will take place at the G.A.R. Hall in Peninsula, Dec. 2nd at 7 p.m. Cost of the class is $30. Advanced registration is required. Those under 21 are not permitted at this event.
Bailey is a decorated bartender and well-known friendly face in the Cleveland craft cocktail scene. She has twice won Cleveland’s “Most Imaginative Bartender Competition” sponsored by Bombay Sapphire, as well as taken second place in Cleveland’s Campari and Don Julio competitions. Scene Magazine also chose her as “Cleveland’s Best Bartender 2014.” She’s a veteran of the Bar Car at The Katz Club, L’Albatro Brasserie and Spice Kitchen and Bar, where she has created some of the best cocktail programs in the city of Cleveland.
Craft Cocktails is part of Countryside U, an educational program designed to inspire and inform gardeners, home cooks, farmers and food producers in Northeast Ohio. Classes cover topics ranging from DIY skills like home breadmaking and fermentation to more advanced topics like managing a farm business. All classes are led by experienced instructors and held year round.