REBECCA PINNELL

As an educator in cocktail history and disciplines I find joy in teaching hands-on and engaging cocktail classes through online platforms, in private clubs, offices, and in people’s homes. 

    

Recently, I was the bar manager at San Francisco’s Bon Voyage!, and previously worked in New York City at Maialino, Barbuto and Dante at Genuine.

 
 
 

PRIVATE COCKTAIL EVENTS

Craving a different way to connect as an office? Looking for a captivating way to raise funds for your non-profit organization? Have a birthday coming up and want to celebrate with your friends? The experience options I offer are great for many occasions. Exciting date nights, corporate events, bicoastal happy hour hangs, enthusing exhausted teachers, social distancing garden parties, weddings, gallery openings, and perhaps to just simply celebrate the weekend and good company!

VIRTUAL CLASSES:

My CIY (craft it yourself) virtual cocktail classes are designed to help participants understand the techniques of bartending, while making balanced cocktails at home. The personalized cocktail menu for private virtual events are designed to reflect participants' cocktail interests with a focus on using ingredients you most likely have in your home bar and pantry. If you'd enjoy a spirits or wine tasting course, or a class using specific spirits or based around a specific topic, I'd be delighted to work with you in designing this kind of virtual class.

IN-PERSON EVENTS:

I am also available for social distancing garden parties in the Bay Area. For these in-person events, you will receive a more complex cocktail menu designed around your imbibing preferences. If your desire is for an engaging experience, we can work together on curating a hands-on & educational class/event. You can choose full service bartending, or cocktail stations so you and your guests can learn how to make cocktails. Other engaging participation options include: cocktail design and execution, wine or spirits tasting, food and cocktail pairings, and topic based participatory cocktail history lectures. 

Click the link below, let's make a cocktail or two... or five together. 

 

Classes are designed to be entertaining, engaging and fun. My hope is that you will walk away from class feeling confident about creating your next cocktail with ease and a better knowledge of the craft of bartending.

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Upcoming Virtual Cocktail Classes

available for public booking

Valentine's & Tropical Inspired Cocktails

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Friday, January 12 6:00pm PT

Sunday, February 14 2:00pm PT

CIY (Craft It Yourself) cocktails, a class designed to guide you in crafting cocktails with a goal for you to walk away with a deeper understanding of bartending techniques & how to make balanced & delicious cocktails in your home.

 

In this 75 minute engaging class, we will be crafting 2 cocktails:

Pomegranate Colada- 

Yes! this one might sound wild, however, pomegranate and pineapple juices have similar acidity and both pair well with coconut milk. Pomegranate offers a beautiful color and slightly bitter notes, which keeps this colada from being sticky sweet. We will craft a cinnamon honey syrup in class, to add some sweetness and spice. Bring rum, tequila, vodka, or bourbon to the party. This cocktail requires a blender, and can be made alcohol free.

 

Pineapple Green Tea French 75-

A nod to the French 75, this sparkling wine cocktail will feature a salted pineapple & green tea syrup that we will make in class. This cocktail is bright, tropical and leans more acidic than sweet. I recommend Cremant style sparkling rose, which pairs swimmingly with pineapple juice, and tastes refined on its own. Bring vodka, gin, or blanco tequila to the party. This cocktail can be made alcohol free.

Friday, January 12 6:00pm PT

Sunday, February 14 2:00pm PT

Valentine's Cocoa Cocktails

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Saturday, January 13 5:30pm PT

Sunday, February 14 6:00pm PT

Each virtual class is specifically designed to guide you in making cocktails using ingredients & tools you likely already have at home, or can easily pick up from your local grocery store.

 

In this 75 minute engaging class, we will be crafting 2 cocktails:

Chocolate Graham Cracker Old Fashioned

A classic stirred/strong cocktail gets a dessert facelift just in time for valentines day! In class, we will make a fast chocolate syrup and will rest our alcohol in yogurt to pull some of the creamy fattiness from the yogurt into the alcohol. The cocktail will be enjoyed with a graham cracker and salt rim and can be crafted with bourbon, rye, anejo tequila, aged rum. If you are not a fan of strong cocktails, bring vanilla ice cream to the party!

Cold Brew & Spiced Cocoa Martini

The espresso martini gets a face lift with ground cinnamon, cocoa powder and vanilla. MMM MMMM MMMMMMMM. In class, we will craft a cocoa and cold brew honey syrup, to be added to milk (any kind) and more cold brew. This cocktail tastes great when made with vodka, rum, tequila, bourbon, or brandy. This cocktail is not able to be made alcohol free.

Saturday, January 13 5:30pm PT

Sunday, February 14 6:00pm PT

PREVIOUS EVENTS, FUNDRAISERS & CLASSES

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Spotlight20

If you attended the Spotlight20 virtual cocktail class lessons, click the links below to access to recipes!

 

Let's Get The Party Started

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