What does Stanley Tucci know anyway? Once something of a secret bartenders handshake the mighty King of the Aperitifs has risen to be the bar call of the discerning drinker, and comes with a rich history that bartenders love to regale. However, much of that story happens to be completely untrue, with the machinations of brand marketing and national pride obstructing the truth and evolution of this fêted aperitivo.I will present 5 completely different variations of the Negroni, accompanied by a Mediterranean soundtrack and some perfectly paired appetisers.This masterclass is designed for 2 people but can easily accommodate up to 6 with a minor surcharge for the additional drinks. All ingredients, ice, glassware and equipment will be provided, and any ice left over will be gifted for further experimentation. I will only need ready access to running water, disposal and a plug socket. For larger groups we would need to reuse glasses for each drink, so as a landlady used to say to me: "Drink it or loose it!"
I have worked for over two decades in the drinks industry, won multiple awards and represented the U.K. several times in cocktail competitions. For half of my career I worked in some of the most respected bars in the world, whilst the other half has been spent working full time as an international drinks consultant, which has lead me to create hundreds of original cocktails, bar programmes and concepts all over the globe, and train countless bartenders. I also host and hold seminars, judge competitions and work as a drinks writer, which in a nutshell makes me something of an authority on the world of drinks and a specialist particularly on cocktails. I will bring this experience into your home, creating cocktail-led events which are as fun as they are informative, whether they are focussed on your favourite tipple or teach you how to mix like the best.