Do you know the origin of Vodka? How to make the perfect Martini? I don’t — nor do I care to take a look behind the scenes at the world of mixology, unless you’re talking about my beloved Gin, then I’m interested. However, I just learned at Hard Rock Café’s Shake It Up mixology class, that my favorite elixir was actually Vodka mixed with Juniper berries. Okay, I want to know more.
At the Universal City Walk Hard Rock Café’s first Shake It Up mixology class, Will Orr and Justin Peniston revealed the genesis of our favorite spirits, gave us some tips and tricks of the barkeep, engaged our small group in a some skill-building exercises like pouring double shots and helped us make several drinks including the martini, margarita and hurricane. I’m surprised that I can recall the curriculum after the night of sampling each other’s cocktails, but I can tell you that it was a night of unique adult edutainment.
The class teaches how to learn to pour accurate shots by feel as you make a batch of your favorite cocktail. Hard Rock Café has spent a ton of resources in the past year to perfect their adult beverage offerings and their pros teach you how to make the tastiest ones. Additionally, I’ve learned that they also put a lot of effort to enhance the customers’ experience and to make service a number one priority, making it worth it to rediscover the Hard Rock Café if you haven’t been there in a while.
Shake It Up classes are held at the Universal City Walk and Hollywood & Highland Hard Rock Café locations. For more information on the new Shake It Up classes that start at $42, call Hard Rock Cafe Universal City Walk at 818.622.7660 or Hard Rock Café Hollywood at 323.606.7150. Reservations are also taken via email firstname.lastname@example.org.