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Wisdom and Church & State are offering gift Mixology Classes.  The classes will be tailored to individual interests and they can make a reservation and use it at their convenience anytime in 2014.

Full details: are under the mixology classes tab.

Just e-mail us at DCWISDOM@GMAIL.COM
Let us know the names of the recipients/where the certificate should be mailed/preferred location for class. We will send you a paypal link & send the gift on its way.

Home Bar Essentials

Below, the Gintender has compiled a list of home bar essentials.  If you’ve taken one of the mixology classes at Wisdom or Church & State, this list should be familiar to you!

Photo by flickr user: miamism

Essential Base spirits:

1. Vodka — Smirnoff
2. Gin — Beefeater
3. Rum — Bacardi
4. Whiskey — Blantons
5. Triple sec
6. Tequila (100% agave)
7. Dry Vermouth — Noilly Pratt
8. Sweet Vermouth — Dolin
9. Bitters (angostura & orange)

**Additional mixing ingredients**

Liqueurs (fruit & herbal)
Grenadine

Equipment:

Shaker
Hawthorn strainer
Jigger
Knife/cutting board
Citrus juicer
Towels
Muddler
Fine mesh strainer

General rules:

1. Too much alcohol destroys a cocktail
2. Too much sweetness destroys a cocktail
3. Seek balance

Recipes:

Between The Sheets
Bronx
Corpse Revivor #2
Kir Royale (You can substitute Chambord)
Negroni (I prefer more gin and less Campari)
Ramos Gin Fizz
Petit Zinc
Gin Fizz vs Tom Collins vs Ricky

Internet resources

www.drinkboy.com
www.diffordsguide.com
www.cocktaildb.com

**Have a question and would like to share some advice?  Post a comment below or email the Gintender at dcwisdom@gmail.com**