Rum 101 at the Ferry Building

Rum, Rum History, and Rum Cocktails

Where: Ferry Building, North Arcade

When: Sat., Mar. 26, 2-4 p.m.

Cost: $50

The rundown: In the U.S., rum has been like soccer and the metric system ― something the rest of the world did. All that is changing, thanks in part to the tiki revival led by bars like Smuggler's Cove. Still, sugarcane spirits can quickly leave the novice nonplussed. To help make sense of it all, CUESA is hosting a rum cocktail class with bartenders Scott Beattie (Spoonbar) and Dominic Venegas (Appleton Rum). They'll cover the basics with a discussion on rum production, regional differences, history, and application in tasty cocktails.

Expect to build a thirst with the hands-on portion of the class, combining Beatie's farm-to-glass style with Venegas's tiki applications. Expect instruction, cocktails, and a recipe booklet with a range of classics, from the Dark 'n Stormy, Mojito, and Mai Tai to rum-based Manhattans and Old Fashioneds.

Tickets available through Eventbrite

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