Step up your cocktail game this holiday season, and learn how to make and use bitters in your favorite cocktails and healthful digestifs. In this class, Laura will show ways to incorporate kitchen herbs, spices and easy to wildcraft ingredients to make your own cocktail and digestive bitters. You will also learn how to use your bitters in drinks and how to incorporate ingredients such as flavored simple syrups, infusions, shrubs, and more! Laura will demonstrate in-person techniques and provide tips for working with fresh and dried botanicals, sourcing materials and offer lots of drink suggestions. Participants will go home with a bottle of custom bitters made in the class, and recipes to take home. Come prepared to sample drinks!
Laura Gilmour is the owner of Wild Muskoka Botanicals, a small wild foods and herbal education business based in the north Muskoka/Algonquin region. She is passionate about working directly with plants from wild spaces, and exploring new and exciting ways to introduce people to wild flavors through culinary products and cocktail ingredients. She is always working to expand her herbal knowledge, culinary skills and experimenting with mixology.