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Mixology, Wine & Beer Events

ICE may be most recognized as a culinary school, but we also have a long roster of wine & beer experts and mixologists to teach you and your guests the tricks of the bar trade. Learn how to shake and stir a martini (hint: James Bond may not have always been right) and which wine pairs best with a Grilled NY Strip Steak (hint: it’s not always that big, juicy red you’re used to).

Mixology Events

Classic Mixology

CheeseGrapesBreadCropped.jpgOur events begin with a 30-minute reception serving a plentiful cheese platter alongside wine, beer and specialty cocktails from the bar. This is followed by a 90-minute hands-on lesson that focuses on the shaking and mixing basics, from the importance of using fresh juices, to what tools are needed for a seamlessly stocked bar at home. Our expert mixologists will explain what makes the perfect cocktail, and when you’re ready to shake and stir, your group will have the opportunity to make and sample seven different cocktails. Non-alcoholic variations can be provided.

Some of ICE's most popular Classic Mixology themes include:

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Kir Royal (France)
The Singapore Sling (Malaysia)
Negroni (Italy)
The Sidecar (US)
Caipirinhas (Brazil)
Pimm’s Cup (UK)
Margarita (Mexico)

American Pastime
Mint Julep
Fuzzy Navel
Dark & Stormy
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Old Fashioned
Kentucky Mule

The Speakeasy
The Bees Knees
Ramos Gin Fizz
The Corpse Reviver #2
The Last Word
The South Side
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Culinary Mixology

Our newest package, Culinary Mixology, will take you into the kitchen for infused syrups and charred garnishes. During this 2 hour event, you’ll learn how to incorporate these flavors into various spirits. One of our favorite pairings is charred shishito peppers and smooth gin in the Opal Basil cocktail. Bottoms Up!


Wine & Beer Events

ICE's two-hour wine, beer, whiskey or bourbon tasting events begin with a hearty cheese platter, served with an aperitif appropriate to your theme. Your instructor will then invite you to sit down for a tasting, focusing on how to evaluate for quality, taste and style. Seven varieties will be sampled and discussed. Sample topics can include everything from Italian Wines or Champagne to Microbrewery Beers.

Some of ICE's most popular Wine & Beer Tasting themes include:

  • Wines Around the World
  • Old World vs New World
  • California Wines
  • Oregon Wines
  • Beer 101
  • Local Beers
  • Beers Around the World


Contact Us

Learn more about hosting a Mixology, Wine or Beer event at ICE's New York or Los Angeles campus

Contact the Special Events Department directly: