Everyone's got a story about tequila. Add another to your repertoire with a hands-on cocktail class in celebration of this most spirited of spirits. Led by the inimitable Dee Taylor, we'll master three template-style recipes, from the classic margarita to a batchable, crowd-pleasing punch for your next big gathering, and have fun experimenting with shrubs (sweet-tart fruit syrups that open up a whole new world of cocktail creativity). Learn bartenders' back-pocket techniques for incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients, infusing syrups, blending your spirits, and so much more. We'll also explore the world of mezcals and añejos, from tasting to recipes.Strictly 21+. IDs will be checked upon arrival. Light bites served. This class is made possible through the generosity of Jose Cuervo Tradicional, Mexico's original tequila dating back 250 years. Thanks for supporting our mission to learn cocktails' past, present, and future. About the Instructor Dee Taylor was born and raised in Los Angeles, whose many cultures kindled her deep love of food and drink from a young age. She moved to New York City and began experimenting with cocktails, but eventually, like many mixologists before her, she was lured to New Orleans. After tending bar poolside on the Drifter Hotel's opening team, she took a deeper dive into the art and science of cocktails at Loa, the moody, elegant bar inside the International House Hotel. She has since made it her mission to bring craveable, innovative cocktails all across the country with Cocktails by Pop, a pop-up that was launched in 2017 and has served events from Los Angeles to New York City. FAQs When is check-in?Class begins promptly at 6pm. As a courtesy to other guests, please plan to arrive 15 minutes before class begins to allow time for the check-in process. The NOCHI Cafe by Gracious, located in our lobby, also offers a happy hour beginning at 3pm in case you'd like to arrive earlier for bites and cocktails. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?You will find ample street parking and several paid parking lots in the blocks surrounding NOCHI. The streetcar also runs directly outside our building! Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?No! We'll be checking names on our guest list. Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?Absolutely. Let us know if you have any questions. Is it OK if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?That's fine! Just make sure they let us know upon check-in. Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?We serve alcohol to anyone age 21+ and will be checking IDs upon arrival. May I take photos during class?Feel free to document your experience with us and share it on social media with the hashtag #intheNOCHI! You can find us on Instagram @nochi_grams, on Twitter @nochi_tweets, or on Facebook. Please leave professional photography and video equipment at home. How can I contact the organizer with any other questions?Drop us a line!