TipsyTech is an informal series of classes that seeks to revive and strengthen our collective knowledge of cocktail history and individual spirits while encouraging new ideas in cocktail culture.
2010 Critic’s choice award for “Best Tippler Teach-In” in the Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin Poll.
Each semester starts with the origins of alcohol in pre-modern medicine, travels through cocktail history from the golden age of the 19th century to the “noble experiment” of Prohibition and its aftermath, and concludes with the modern cocktail renaissance that has taken place over the last decade. Throughout the class series, we will discuss each major category of spirits, covering the history and styles of the spirit followed by a discussion and demonstration of cocktails featuring that spirit.
Classes are held at Twin Liquors on Tuesdays from 6pm – 8pm during the session.
When I started the course, I thought I was a fan of wine. Nope, wrong. Turns out what I really like is good booze, and I haven’t bought a bottle of wine since.
– Matt Wright, Tipsy Tech Alumnus
Note: This is not a bartending school, a trade school, nor any other kind of accredited or licensed educational institute. This is a series of informal community-based cocktail discussions led by industry personalities for avocational purposes. We do not purport to represent any trade organization or industry standard, nor do we offer any type of approved industry training or certification.
Tipsy Tech classes are held at Twin Liquors (1000 East 41st Street #810) on Tuesdays at 6pm.
Stay tuned for our summer class schedule!
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