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Home Bartender's Course #1

  • Shirt Factory 115 West Center Street Medina (map)

A Whiskey Sour is a Daiquiri, which is a Margarita, which is Summer Berries (Shirt Factory original), and an Abolitionist (Shirt Factory original).

The first hand-written documentation of a sour goes back to 1856 to a bar in Toronto, Canada, then a couple years later appeared as a recipe by Jerry Thomas. A sour is simple: spirit or liqueur, sugar, and some sort of citrus (lemon or lime). From there, you can do anything. 

For me, the sour has the most range and is the perfect starting point. Flavored sugars, multiple spirits, egg white, garnishes, bitters, and so many other ingredients can propel your drink beyond the ordinary creation. 

During our first class you’ll: 

  • Learn the basics of a sour

  • Test a couple traditional sours, and learn the Shirt Factory’s basic sour recipe

  • Develop your shake and pour

  • Create and fine-tune your own recipe

The price of the first course will be a special introductory fee of $40, though subsequent classes will be more expensive as ingredients and techniques change.

Hope to have you in class! Please email to reserve your spot - the first 8 will be accepted, and we will waitlist others with the hope of adding an additional date to the calendar.



You should anticipate drinking and testing a variety of flavors and concoctions. 

Must be 21 or older to attend, and drink responsibly.

Small bites will be provided.

Earlier Event: October 5