Monday, October 15 2018 • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm • Culinary Loft

Cocktails with Karli

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2 Week Cost: $60
Single Class Cost: $35
Originally a way to preserve produce for long periods of time, shrubs hit a bunch of areas on the palate balancing sweet and acid with juice, sugar, naturally occurring oils, and vinegar. Liven up your cocktails & soft drinks in this two week course, focusing sweet (10/15) and then savory (10/22).

About the Artist: Karli’s been spending her time in bars (for fun and for money) since 2013, asking questions and trying everything she can with a complete disregard for her own safety. She graduated from Iowa State University with a BFA in 2016 at which time she knew she was definitely going to make her living imbibing others. After time in beer halls, venues, and cruddy breweries, she somehow talked the beverage director at Proof into letting her join their team in 2017. Since then, she’s been aggressively consuming all the knowledge (and liquor) she can get her hands on, buying/borrowing/stealing every cocktail book she comes across. She’s not above bribing her students to like her in the form of take-home gifts — specifically shrubs.


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