Cocktail Masterclass: Bitters 101

February 5
Yew Seafood + Bar, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, 791 West Georgia Street



Cocktail Masterclass: Bitters 101
Sponsored by Pernod-Ricard Brands, and Bittered Sling
Yew Seafood + Bar, Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver

February 5
11:00am - 2:00pm

Join Lauren Mote, award-winning bartender, co-proprietor of Bittered Sling, and Four Seasons Beverage Consultant, to learn about the sensory perception of ‘bitter'. This ubiquitous ingredient is highly regarded as one of the most important in a cocktail, as well as the ‘foil' when used as an extract in baking and cooking.

Bitters continue to fill the shelves of health food stores, grocery stores and pharmacies, attracting those interested in natural remedies and alternative medicine. Myriad spirits such as Chartreuse, Campari, Aperol, Fernet Branca, Amari, Suze and Ricard are amongst the spirits who have assimilated the intrinsic feel-good properties of bitters, offering the body a rapid way to absorb the nutrients found in them. This includes bitter barks like sarsaparilla, cinchona, dandelion and burdock; sweet roots like licorice and angelica; spices like cinnamon, black pepper and cardamom; fruits like cherries, plums, grapefruit and lemon; and fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary.

Attendees of this masterclass will learn about the history and modernization of the bartender's favourite modifier, enjoy comparative tastings and sample bitters-infused cocktails paired with small plates from Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver's Executive Chef Weimar Gomez. All guests will take home recipes as well as the newly released Bittered Sling Bitters gift pack 3.0 (valued at $50).

*Includes educational masterclass with tastings and cocktails paired with small plates, Bittered Sling gift pack, gratuity, taxes and fees.

19+ event | Photo ID required