Drink Bitters (In Person)
Taught by Cheryl Paswater
Cheryl Paswater is an Certified Fermentationist , Educator, and Health Coach, who after a near-death experience, turned to holistic medicine for help. After radical diet and lifestyle changes, she started teaching on fermentation, old world food preservation, healthy eating, sustainable food, and holistic health. Cheryl runs a popular fermentation project and CSA called Contraband Ferments. (www.contrabandferments.com) She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Bitters are a classic drink and cocktail ingredient made from spices, flowers, barks, fruit peels, and more! People have been adding bitter ingredients and flavors to alcoholic beverages since the time of the ancient Egyptians, but our modern concept of bitters was invented in the early 1800s as medicine for supporting gut health, stomach upset, and more!
Many bitters companies closed during the American Prohibition era and the ingredient was almost lost forever, but in recent years, mixologists and craft cocktail makers have brought bitters back to prominence. In this course we will cover basic principles behind making drink bitters for some rockin' cocktails and mocktails at home!
We'll make bitters for you to take home as well!