Friday February 22

The Golden Age of Cocktails

The Golden Age of Cocktails

1860 to 1920

Hot Stove Society welcomes Angela Buck-Hatter as instructor for this cocktail class.  Angela, with 15+ years of bartending experience and over 20 years in the restaurant industry is also BarSmarts Advanced Certified and took her exam from the one and only David Wondrich, the celebrated cocktail historian and author.

For this class, Angela is going to explore The Golden Age of Cocktails, from 1860 until Prohibition came into effect in 1920.  This was the height of cocktail culture in America, and Angela will talk about why it happened and what provoked Prohibition at the end of the era. Today, we look to this ‘Golden Age’ as inspiration for creating new craft cocktails.

Note: This class is a great follow up for any students who attended Angela’s “The Birth of the American Cocktail,” but it’s just as good as a stand-alone class.

Angela will demo each cocktail, and you’ll enjoy a small pour of each. As she demos, she’ll give you a run down on the fascinating history of each drink.  We’ll also pair each cocktail with a compatible taste from a menu prepared by the Hot Stove Team.

Cocktail Menu (demo)

  • Tuxedo- this has a clean finish like a martini, but with a little extra going on
  • The Last Word- this drink has been made popular again by one of Seattle’s own most popular barmen; it is citrusy like a daiquiri
  • Princess Mary’s Pride- a wedding punch made in the style of a brandy Manhattan, served for all the royal guests

Food Menu (tastes, no demo)

  • We’ll welcome you an array of bar snacks such as marinated olives, spiced nuts, and cheese 
  • To pair with the Tuxedo: Candy cap mushroom fritters
  • To pair with The Last Word: Oysters on the half shell with celery root mignonette granita
  • To pair with Princess Mary’s Pride: apple butter miso mousse and grilled bread

If you have a question about this class, please contact

The Golden Age of Cocktails

Hotel Andra
Friday February 22
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Enroll $85.00