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VanDusen Botanical Garden
5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6M4H1
With summer upon us, it’s a perfect time to broaden your entertaining toolkit with some botanical cocktails ideas! Cole will discuss botanicals you can grow in your home garden for cocktails, and ideas for using and preserving them for optimal flavour. Sample Cole’s own artisan cocktails made with botanical ingredients, and learn home bar basics such as tools and techniques to get started. New this season: Make a dry vermouth-based botanical infusion to take home and try in your own drinks! Ages 19+ only with valid government-issued photo ID.
Member $36 / Non-member $40 (taxes, drinks and infusion supplies included)
About the instructor:
Cole Benoit is the founder and head bitters maker at The Apothecary Bitters Company, where he specializes in small batch bitters made from all natural botanicals. His passion in this field has led him into teaching others about bitters, often through seminars and events. Constantly experimenting and creating, he’s also active in cocktail and spirit consulting, designing cocktail programs and working with brands such as Long Table Distillery, where he co-created the first amaro in BC.