Sazerac House Stirs Up Seasonal Celebration Cocktails with November Virtual Tastings Schedule
Guests enjoy complimentary spirited demonstrations and special tips to create their own in-home gatherings and celebrations
NEW ORLEANS, LA (November 10, 2020)
Who: Matt Ray, Rhiannon Enlil and Drink & Learn’s Elizabeth Pearce, along with members of the Sazerac House experience team.
What: This November, the team at the Sazerac House is setting up virtual tasting guests with the knowledge, skills and material suggestions they need to host holiday gatherings, whether virtual or with small in-person groups. Featuring spirits like Myers’s Rum, Henry Ramos Gin, Jung & Wulff Luxury Rums and the official spirit of the Sazerac House, Sazerac Rye, the virtual tastings are complimentary and the ideal in-home happy hour for everyone from cocktail aficionados to beginning home bar enthusiasts. The virtual tastings offer everything from pairing suggestions to the secrets to the perfect Old Fashioned Bar, and behind the scenes whiskey distilling tips and prohibition secret sippers.
Each session is 45 minutes long, limited to 50 participants and cocktail kits with the ingredients for each cocktail will be available for pre-order and curbside pickup at the Sazerac House, with 10% of proceeds going to benefit the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation.
If guests are looking to purchase additional spirits, or are searching for their favorite bottle of a spirit not included in cocktail kits, they can visit https://store.sazerachouse.com/curbside-pick-up.html and order additional bottles of spirits, bottled cocktails and bitters for curbside pickup. Due to state and city regulations, cocktail kits cannot be shipped and are for curbside pickup only.
Where: Registration is complimentary, but required and is online at https://www.sazerachouse.com/events/. All Virtual Cocktail Workshops will take place online via Web-Ex and Facebook Live, and guests will receive an emailed link with login instructions following registration.
When: Tuesday, November 10: Cocoa & Cocktails: Rum with Piety & Desire Chocolates
- Featured Spirit: Myers’s Rum
- Featured Cocktail: Planter’s Punch
Tuesday, November 17: Drink & Learn: Prohibition with Elizabeth Pearce
- Featured Spirit: Henry Ramos Gin
- Featured Cocktail: Bee’s Knees
Wednesday, November 18: Walking with Whiskey with David Bock, House Distiller
- Featured Spirit: Sazerac Rye Whiskey
- Featured Cocktail: Whiskey Smash
Wednesday, November 25: Build an Old-Fashioned Bar
- Featured Spirits: Sazerac Rye Whiskey and Jung & Wulff Luxury Rums
- Featured Cocktail: Old Fashioned
Why: Physical distancing doesn’t have to mean social distancing, and the Sazerac House is giving guests an opportunity to up their game in creating their own cocktails so they can gather friends and family virtually to shake and stir up a spirited celebration.
In addition, 10% of the proceeds from the sales of the cocktail kits will go to support the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation, which was founded in 2006 and works to strengthen Louisiana’s hospitality industry through support of individuals within the community. They operate grant programs that provide support for hospitality and culinary education programs and provide financial assistance to people in the hospitality industry during times of crisis.
How: To sign up for the virtual cocktail classes, visit https://www.sazerachouse.com/events/. Registration is complimentary; limited to 50 guests, and is first come, first served.
For corresponding cocktail kits, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeySoZKVWHQOipIRqRQBTOoqwymWnVMKRVn0QUXd_MDDnz7Sw/viewform
Cocktail Kit orders must be received 24 hours before the corresponding workshop, and orders can be picked up 10:00am-4:00pm on the day of the workshop. At pickup, social distancing requirements will be followed, including 6-foot-spacing in the waiting area, personal protective equipment for the Sazerac House team and an acrylic shield between the street and the Sazerac House team member.
Sazerac House is also offering curbside pickup of many of its spirits, bottled cocktails and bitters. The full list and online ordering is available here: https://store.sazerachouse.com/curbside-pick-up.html Due to state and city regulations, cocktail kits cannot be shipped and are for curbside pickup only.
About the Sazerac House
Standing proudly in a historic building at the corner of Canal and Magazine, and just a short stroll from the original 1850s era Sazerac Coffeehouse, the Sazerac House is an immersive exploration of the spirited culture of New Orleans. Featuring three floors of interactive exhibits across 48,000 square feet, including private event venues, an on-site Sazerac Rye distillery, and Peychaud’s Bitters production facility, the Sazerac House welcomes visitors to experience New Orleans history through the stories of its cocktails. For more information on the Sazerac House, please visit www.sazerachouse.com.
About the Sazerac Company
Sazerac is one of America’s oldest family owned, privately held distillers with operations in the United States in Louisiana, Kentucky, Indiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Maryland, California, and global operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, India, Australia and Canada. For more information on Sazerac, please visit www.sazerac.com.
Here’s to classic cocktails — and those destined to be.