- Level of Instruction
- Ages 21+
Kaffe (coffee) has long been used as an ingredient in spirits and cocktails, and it has a special place in the hearts of Norwegians and Norwegian-Americans. Whether you like kicking off Sunday brunch with a Maple Whisky Coffee or sipping an Espresso Martini over happy hour, coffee cocktails can be enjoyed at just about any time of day, and are sure to get a good "buzz" going in just about every way!
In the first session, participants will prepare the coffee liquer and coffee bitters and discuss making the cold brew using Impact Coffee (roasted in Decorah, Iowa). In the second session, we'll learn a bit of history about classic coffee cocktails and how to make four coffee cocktails at home: a Hot Maple Whiskey Coffee, a Chocolate Espresso Martini, a Norwegian Snow that is a variation on the White Russian, and a Coffee Old Fashioned. We'll also go over some basic cocktail crafting techniques that, paired with a few simple ingredients and good quality coffee and spirits, will allow you to make and enjoy a delicious variety of coffee cocktails from your very own home. No special equipment necessary, whether you're a coffee geek or a budding home mixologist, or just someone who appreciates good coffee and a well-made drink – this class is for you!
The listed class times include two Zoom sessions on Saturdays November 13 and 20 (1:00-2:00pm CT).
Supplies: The cost of the class includes a kit shipped to your home with pre-ground Impact Coffee for making cold brew and a packet of Impact Coffee beans for hot brew, a Vesterheim-branded lowball glass, woven dish towel, and jigger (a $30 value). An ingredient list will be included to source fresh materials for your class. Recipes will be shared with participants after the live Zoom class. You'll also need a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.
Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to, and the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's mailing and email addresses or be prepared to forward all communications and/or kit supplies.
If you are registering for this class in a location outside the United States, you will need to provide your own supplies. Please contact email@example.com when you register for more information about what materials are required for this class.
Enrollment Deadline: October 30, 2021
About the Instructor
Hannah Garry has worked in the specialty coffee industry for five years, and is currently the assistant bar manager at Impact Coffee in Decorah, Iowa, where she creates the seasonal coffee and cocktail menus. She loves coffee, whisky, and the craft of building a delicious, balanced drink. She is constantly in search of flavor combinations that surprise and delight and loves experimenting with new drink recipes.