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Friday, December 11 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual Cocktail Class
Start your Friday evening off right with a virtual cocktail course that will feature Heather Hurley, Supervisor of Personalized Learning for Arlington Public Schools and VSTE Board member. Heather is Level 2 certified by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and she will instruct attendees on the process for making delicious classic cocktails like a professional using simple easy to find ingredients. No need for large bottles of alcohol, all cocktails will utilize one “airport” size bottle that can be found behind the counter at any liquor/ABC store Participants can choose to make all three or just the ones that interest them.

Tequila: Paloma
2 oz (4 tablespoons) tequila blanco
2 oz (4 tablespoons) fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
1/2 oz (1 tablespoon) fresh squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz (1 tablespoon) simple syrup
1 oz (2 tablespoons) soda water
Flaky sea salt & grapefruit wedge, for the garnish

Vodka: Bay Breeze
2 oz (4 tablespoons) vodka
3 tablespoons 100% pineapple juice
1/3 cup (6 tablespoons 100% unsweetened cranberry juice (do not use sweetened or cocktail)
1 teaspoon simple syrup
1 lime wedge

Whiskey: Boston Sour
2 oz (4 tablespoons) whiskey
1 oz (2 tablespoons) fresh lemon juice
3/4 oz (1 1/2 tablespoons) pure maple syrup
1 egg white
Garnish: Orange peel and a cocktail cherry
Ice, for serving (optional)

Recipes utilize simple syrup. You can buy it in the alcohol section of the supermarket or make your own.

How to make simple syrup (it really is that simple!) recipe from https://www.acouplecooks.com
If you’ve got sugar and 5 minutes, you can make simple syrup! There’s really no skill involved here, so let’s get right to it. It’s a formula you can memorize and make again and again:
Place equal parts sugar and water in a saucepan. In this recipe we used 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water.
Heat over medium and whisk until the sugar dissolves. Resist the urge to simmer! All you want is to dissolve the sugar.
Cool to room temperature. That’s it: you’re done! Cool to room temperature before using.

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Heather Hurley

Supervisor of Personalized Learning, Arlington Public Schoolsa
I currently serve as a Supervisor in the Department of Teaching and Learning where I oversee the Personalized Learning. I was an elementary Assistant Principal at an Apple distinguished school, where I assisted in the management of an instructional program that included the successful... Read More →

Friday December 11, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST