Cocktail Technique Workshop-SOLD OUT-
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

Cocktail Technique Workshop-SOLD OUT-

Join us for a hands on class covering the building blocks of cocktail technique from Aubrey Howard of The Violet Hour in Chicago. We will cover shaking, stirring, and jiggering skills.
Learn the science of the palate, how to build a balanced cocktail, and of course sip on the subject.
Limited seating.
$60

 

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Spirit of Mezcal

 Taste and learn about a true artisan spirit. Chuck Kane from Bozal Mezcal will lead this class and we will cover how terroir and agave produce a variety of flavors that are exotically intense, with rich earth tones and savory smokiness. From the heart of the maguey these flavors are traditionally extracted to produce mezcal that is wildly refined. Bozal believes that something wild produces a far richer spirit.    Class fee $35- Includes mezcal tasting and sample cocktails. Light snacks will be served.   Chuck Kane’ has been in the Wine & Spirits Industry for 20 years and has achieved a Level 2 Certificate from the Master Court of Sommeliers and been certified by the Tequila Regulatory Committee of Mexico as a Master Trainer in Tequila. Chuck is certified in production & distillation with a focus on Whiskey & Agave based Spirits.    Seating is limited advance purchase ticket is required.

Taste and learn about a true artisan spirit. Chuck Kane from Bozal Mezcal will lead this class and we will cover how terroir and agave produce a variety of flavors that are exotically intense, with rich earth tones and savory smokiness. From the heart of the maguey these flavors are traditionally extracted to produce mezcal that is wildly refined. Bozal believes that something wild produces a far richer spirit. 


Class fee $35- Includes mezcal tasting and sample cocktails. Light snacks will be served. 

Chuck Kane’ has been in the Wine & Spirits Industry for 20 years and has achieved a Level 2 Certificate from the Master Court of Sommeliers and been certified by the Tequila Regulatory Committee of Mexico as a Master Trainer in Tequila. Chuck is certified in production & distillation with a focus on Whiskey & Agave based Spirits. 


Seating is limited advance purchase ticket is required.

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Cocktail Technique Workshop-SOLD OUT-
Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Cocktail Technique Workshop-SOLD OUT-

Join us for a hands on class covering the building blocks of cocktail technique from Aubrey Howard of The Violet Hour in Chicago. We will cover shaking, stirring, and jiggering skills.
Learn the science of the palate, how to build a balanced cocktail, and of course sip on the subject.
Limited seating.
$60

 

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History in a Bottle of GIN
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

History in a Bottle of GIN

Go through four centuries of world history through a bottle of GIN!!

From its first mass marketing in the late 1600's through today, gin has a storied past that has molded events of mankind over the years. Join us as we give a great lesson and tasting experience of one of the oldest spirits known to man.

The class will include cocktails and straight spirit tastings of a variety of Gin styles. Light snacks will be served.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Matt Seiter has been a professional bartender for several years. Matt is the author of The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars, a cocktail recipe and how-to book based on his time running the bar program at Sanctuaria in St. Louis, MO. He is a graduate of the Academy of Spirits – Chicago and one of fourteen people in the nation to have earned the title Advanced Bartender through the certification program designed by the United States Bartenders’ Guild. Matt’s bar program at Sanctuaria has been nominated at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards (the “Oscars” of the bar world) for World’s Best Cocktail Menu (2011) and World’s Best Drinks Selection (2012) and his book was nominated for Best New Cocktail Book (2013). In addition, Matt has taught seminars on various industry-related topics at multiple national industry conventions.

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Cocktail Technique Workshop--SOLD OUT--
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

Cocktail Technique Workshop--SOLD OUT--

Join us for a hands on class covering the building blocks of cocktail technique from Aubrey Howard of The Violet Hour in Chicago. We will cover shaking, stirring, and jiggering skills.
Learn the science of the palate, how to build a balanced cocktail, and of course sip on the subject.
Limited seating.
$60
All tools, ingredients, and spirits provided by intoxicology.

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Still Life:  The Rums of El Dorado--SOLD OUT--
Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Still Life: The Rums of El Dorado--SOLD OUT--

Learn the secret and history behind the only distillery to be able to say it makes true demerara rum. Join Ted Kilgore, Beverage Director of Small Change and Planter's House on a taste exploration of the one of a kind rum from El Dorado. Discover the versatility of a unique line up including El Dorado 5-year, 8 year and the 15 year. In addition, we will be tasting the limited one time only release of the El Dorado Master Blend. Only 5,000 of these bottles are available worldwide and we have some for sale as well as featuring it in Planter's House amazing original cocktail Tight Pants.

. Rum for all!

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Proof is in the Barrel: A Barrel Aged Cocktail Collaboration--SOLD OUT
Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

Proof is in the Barrel: A Barrel Aged Cocktail Collaboration--SOLD OUT

Don't miss this unique class on barrel-aged cocktails taught by Bill Foster and Matt Seiter. Bill Foster, co-owner and maker of Big O Ginger Liqueur and Matt Seiter of Tom's Town Distilling will conduct this workshop on how to craft delicious barrel-aged cocktails in your own home. They will discuss the preparation and care of barrels, as well as how to select and/or create cocktails best suited for barrel-aging. During the session, you will get to taste a few barrel-aged cocktails created for the event, including a surprise cocktail at the end. Participants will receive recipes for a range of tasty barrel-aged cocktails as well as their own 1-liter barrel.

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Mix Up The Holidays--SOLD OUT--
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

Mix Up The Holidays--SOLD OUT--

It’s party time!! You’ve sent out the invites, you’ve cleaned the house and decorated, you’ve planned the meal, but what about the beverages for the evening? Sure, you could put a few bottles on a table next to the two-liter bottles of sodas and mixers and call it a day. But you want to spice it up, make it memorable. Join us as we take you through a crash course on easy-to-do Holiday drinks that won’t make you the bartender for the party. These “plan ahead” adult beverages will take the angst out of hosting a gathering and allow you to enjoy company, relax, and have one of the best Holiday gatherings of the season!

Matt Seiter has been a professional bartender for the last ten years. Not only does he sling drinks, but he has been writing for Feast Magazine, a Midwest regional publication, since 2011. Matt is the author of The Dive Bar of Cocktail Bars, a cocktail recipe and how-to book based on his time running the bar program at Sanctuaria in St. Louis, MO. He is a graduate of the Academy of Spirits – Chicago and one of fourteen people in the nation to have earned the title Advanced Bartender through the certification program designed by the United States Bartenders’ Guild. Matt’s bar program at Sanctuaria has been nominated at the Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards (the “Oscars” of the bar world) for World’s Best Cocktail Menu (2011) and World’s Best Drinks Selection (2012) and his book was nominated for Best New Cocktail Book (2013). In addition, Matt has taught seminars on various industry related topics at multiple national industry conventions.

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Taste the Regions of Scotland
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Taste the Regions of Scotland

Join us as we explore the major Scotch whisky production regions in Scotland. Taste the unique qualities each geographical region represents through the award winning collection from Douglas Laing. These regional malts are the ultimate distillation of Scotland’s malt whisky regions, with each bottling embodying the overarching characteristics of the region it is sourced from. We will also taste Gordon & MacPhail Bunnahabhain 8 year and Benromach 10 year. 

Your host for the evening will be Jeff Peterson. Jeff is the Central Midwest Sales Manager for Vision Wine & Spirits. He represents many liquor brands including some of the world’s best Scotch Whisky from Douglas Laing, Benromach and the Independent Bottler Gordon & MacPhail which is based in Elgin, Scotland. His extensive travels to many of the world’s finest distilleries has earned him a wealth of knowledge and an Apprentice Stillman Certification from Benromach.

Class participants will recieve 10% off all Douglas Laing purchases.

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The Tastes of Fall: An Autumn Inspired Cocktail Class
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Tastes of Fall: An Autumn Inspired Cocktail Class

Explore the tastes of Fall with Matt and Beth Sorrell of Cocktails Are Go! as they mix up four autumn inspired cocktails featuring traditional and unexpected flavors of the season.

Beth is a clinical laboratory scientist. Mixing cocktails comes easily for Beth. She's a graduate of BAR Smarts Wired and BAR Smarts Advanced and recently became a Certified Specialist of Spirits.

Matt has spent several years as a writer covering the food and drink scene in St. Louis. It was during this time he got the itch to start mixing drinks. A graduate of BAR Smarts online, BAR Smarts Advanced and BAR 5-Day programs. He has also tended bar at Salt and Planter's House.

Class participants receive a 10% discount on all in store purchases.

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The Art of Cocktail Creation--SOLD OUT--
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

The Art of Cocktail Creation--SOLD OUT--

Take a peek inside one of the industry’s most influential minds. This class is all about the creative process. You will learn the building blocks of recipe development from Gaz Regan's "favorite crazy bastard", Proprietor and Beverage Director of Planter's House, Ted Kilgore. Sample four of Ted's most famous and infamous creations. Questions and curiosity encouraged.

All participants will receive a 10% off in store purchase.

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Cognac 101--SOLD OUT--
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Cognac 101--SOLD OUT--

This signature spirit with its amazing balance of fruit and oak is a staple in classic cocktail history. Intoxicology is thrilled to host Derek Hacker, Regional Sales Manager for Camus Cognac. Derek will not only touch upon the rich history of Cognac in cocktails but delve into the production process and what makes Cognac different from other brandies. Get an inside look at the artisinal process Camus uses that sets itself apart.

We will taste the VS, VSOP, XO expressions and as a special bonus the VSOP Borderies and the Ile de Ré Fine Island. In addition to the tastings, three sample classic cocktails will be served showcasing how versatile this spirit is.

Reservation required.

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Tequila & Tacos--SOLD OUT
Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

Tequila & Tacos--SOLD OUT

Join us for a tasty class featuring award winning single estate Tequila Ocho and savory smoked brisket tacos from Publico in University City. Ryan Rama, Brand Ambassador for Tequila Ocho and Nick Digiovanni, Head Bartender at Publico will be in house to teach and taste. Learn the story behind Ocho and the mystique of tequila. Taste each expression and sample cocktails prepared by Nick and Ryan. 
**Reservation Required** 

$40.00 Class Fee - Includes 15% off all Tequila Ocho products.

 

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Barrel-Aged Cocktails--SOLD OUT
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Barrel-Aged Cocktails--SOLD OUT

Bill Foster, co-owner and maker of Big O Ginger Liqueur, will conduct this workshop on how to craft delicious barrel-aged cocktails in your own home. Foster will discuss the preparation and care of barrels, as well as how to select and/or create cocktails best suited for barrel-aging. During the session you will get to taste several barrel-aged cocktails created for the event. Participants will receive recipes for a range of tasty barrel-aged cocktails as well as their own 1-liter barrel for use in crafting their own barrel-aged cocktails at home.

**Reservation Required** 

$60.00 Class Fee - Includes cocktails, snacks and a 1-liter barrel.

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Garden to Glass - Farmer's Market Cocktails--SOLD OUT
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Garden to Glass - Farmer's Market Cocktails--SOLD OUT

Join us for a delicious seminar about farmer’s market cocktails featuring spirits from North Shore Distillery located near Chicago. We will be hosting Sonja Kassebaum, co-owner, chief cocktail nerd and bar enthusiast for this refreshing class.

With the bounty of summer ingredients, amazing spirits and proper cocktail techniques we'll turn farmers market finds and excess garden crops into sensational cocktails. 

$30.00 Class Fee – Includes cocktails, snacks and 15% off North Shore Distillery spirits.

**Reservation Required**

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Bourbon 101 - With Four Roses
Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

Bourbon 101 - With Four Roses

Special guest Dan Gardner will be joining us to teach the ins and outs of bourbon production. Learn about the great American spirit from one of the industry's most knowledgeable professionals. We will be tasting the Four Roses collection and learning about the mash bills and yeast strains that make each expression unique. Cocktails will be paired with each spirit and Dan will be tasting the distillates as well as a surprise limited release.

$30 Class fee includes cocktails, snacks , and 15% off Four Roses Bourbon

Tickets can be purchased in person, by phone, or through our Facebook Shop:

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KC Confidential-SOLD OUT
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

KC Confidential-SOLD OUT

Learn about Kansas City's Prohibition history and sample cocktails from the era prepared by the renowned Ryan Maybee. Owner of Kansas City's Manifesto and The Rieger, he is also a partner in J. Rieger & Co. Distillery. Everyone in attendance will also have a chance to purchase our lone bottle of J. Rieger's limited release Monogram Whiskey.

In 2013, Imbibe Magazine named Ryan Bartender of The Year. Further, Maybee was a finalist in the international Vinos de Jerez Cocktail Competition (2007), and a world-finalist in the Angostura Bitters Global Cocktail Challenge (2012). He also co-founded the Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival in 2012.
His creative libations have received national acclaim being featured in such top-tier publications as Wine Enthusiast, Food and Wine, Imbibe, Mutineer Magazine, Market Watch, The New Yorker, Vogue, GQ, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Mr. Boston’s Official Bartender’s Guide, The Bartenders Gin Compendium, and Bartender Magazine. Gaz Regan’s Annual Manual for Bartenders named him one of 8 “Fabulous Innovators” in 2011 for his technique for smoking whiskey, and his original cocktail, the “Smokin’ Choke” was awarded Innovative Cocktail of the Year in 2010 by the Institute for Cocktail Excellence. 

Class Fee - $30.00
Includes cocktails, snacks and 15% off entire store purchase.

Tickets may be purchased in store. by phone, or by using the link below:

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GIN IN TIKI COCKTAIL CLASS - SOLD OUT
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

GIN IN TIKI COCKTAIL CLASS - SOLD OUT

Join us for Gin World St Louis May 15th-20th, a week long celebration for gin lovers. The event spans across the city at a variety of venues and Intoxicology is honored to host Matt Seiter as he takes you through a touch of gin Tiki history. Learn how gin was initially used in the genre, and how to create Tiki inspired gin drinks.

While rum is the king spirit of Tiki cocktails, gin had found it’s way into the marriage of flavors in various recipes. From classic Tiki recipes on through the Revival of Tiki, gin has been a component of Polynesian mixes, offering its citrus and herbal characteristics to compliment the tropical flavors and aromas most associated with Tiki. But why and how did gin find its way into the flavors of Polynesia?

* RESERVATION REQUIRED *

* Class Fee - $30.00 - Includes cocktails, snacks and 15% off entire store purchase.

* Tickets may be purchased in person, by phone or by using the "SHOP" feature on our Facebook page.

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