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Drink Up At Hotel Adagio's Free Cocktail Classes

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March 2, 2011 at 9:06 AM | by | ()

You know that old proverb that says, "Give a man a drink and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to mix drinks and you feed him for a lifetime?" Okay, we're taking some liberties there, but drinks, fish, it's all the same. If you want to feed yourself drinks for a lifetime, you can start by taking free mixology classes through the Hotel Adagio's Cocktail College program in Bar Adagio.

Not only does the Union Square hotel open the free monthly cocktail classes to guests, but the public can enroll, too. Cocktail College students get schooled by mixologists, brand ambassadors and Bar Adagio's own bartenders on how to shake up new and classic libations as well as how make bitters, infusions and edible garnishes.

The popular class starts off with the spirit ambassador, who lectures about his or her product, its history, etc. Then students get to go all Tom Cruise in Cocktail with the booze; everyone gets to taste at least two tipples. Past Cocktail Colleges have mixed up an Encanto Pisco Sour, a Maker's Mark Autumn with sage and maple syrup, and a Cubanito with Bacardi 8, basil and Fever-Tree Ginger Beer.

The two-hour classes start at 6 p.m. each second Thursday of the month. Slots go quickly, so reserve yours at baradagio@jdvhotels.com. If you get a little too tipsy at school, you can get a room at the hotel starting at $179 a night.

[Photo: Bar Adagio's Facebook]

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Adagio is one of my favorite San Francisco hotels! great staff, superb views, comfortable, spacious rooms. Another JDV home run.