Have you always wanted to learn the true art of the perfect Manhattan? Or make a punch that doesn’t taste like your Junior Prom?  The Way Back To School: Cocktail Curriculum is officially in session starting this spring and every month, the bar team will offer a dynamic class on mastering cocktails, from incorporating Wines and Vermouths to whipping up Frozen Concoctions. 

Beginning in March, and hosted the second Saturday of each month, The Way Back’s bar team, led by partner Chad Michael George, Ted Lamontagne, Conor McDermott and Sara Timmer, will host cocktail-making classes from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  In addition to learning how to shake & stir like a pro, attendees will enjoy 3 drinks paired with small bites from chefs Sam Charles and Marcus Eng.  

Classes are available individually for $40 per person (3 drinks and light bites from the kitchen included) or can be purchased in multiple packages: the “Minor” offers four classes for $140, or you can get your “Major” in cocktails by taking 10 classes for $350. Guests are permitted one seat per class. Each attendee will also receive 20% off their food and drink bill if they stay after the class session or return to drink and dine at The Way Back later that same evening.

The Way Back To School: Cocktail Curriculum is scheduled to include:

Saturday, March 18
Call Me Old Fashioned

Classics & Twists on Classics

 Saturday, April 15
The Fountain of Vermouth

Celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s birthday and Tax Day with his two favorite spirits – Wine & Vermouth

 Saturday, May 13
Mother’s Day: Wait – What’s my Punch Line?

Punches & Party Drinks 

Saturday, June 24th
A Late Fathers Day: “When I was Your Age…ed Whiskey”
Scotch & Whiskey Education

Saturday, July 8
Blender Neutral
How to make REALLY good frozen drinks

Saturday, August 12
I Ohana ‘Nother Drink!
Tiki 101 

Saturday, September 9
Which Came First – The Kitchen or the Keg?
Beer Cocktails  

Saturday, October 14
More for me, it’s Après Ski
Autumn Warmers & Hot Cocktails

Saturday, November 11
Here Today, Gone Amaro
Amaro & Digestifs 

Saturday, December 9
All I Want For Christmas is Veuve
Bubbly & Celebratory Drinks

To reserve your spot, email chad@thewaybackdenver.com or call at 720.728.8156