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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 21 and older
Average Class Size: 20
System Requirements:

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.

Class Delivery:

This class will be held via Zoom unless otherwise specified.

What you'll learn in this drink making class:

Tequila, the Mexican spirit made from agave, is the most illuminating experience of terroir, culture and 500 years of history all captured in a bottle. In this virtual class, come explore the beauty and complexity of this spirit, unlock its secrets and see firsthand what its traditions hold with spirits expert, Christophe Bakunas. Christophe's passion for this spirit will be evident as he walks you through the artisanal production of this spirit, decodes the multiple varieties of tequila and takes you on a journey to understand the rich and colorful history of this mysterious spirit.


  • Catarito (Riff on the Paloma)
  • The Batanga (The Most Iconic Drink in the Town of Tequila)
  • Smoky Margarita

Skills covered in class:

  • Cocktail components and flavor dynamics
  • Must-have bar ingredients
  • How to set up a bar
  • Jiggering
  • Bar lingo
  • Presentation
  • Garnishes
  • Selecting appropriate glassware

You can choose to join this cocktail class virtually from the comfort of your own home where you'll be able to see and hear the instructor and ask your questions via the chat feature in Zoom. Or, experience this hands-on class in person in our state-of-the-art kitchen at the Merchandise Mart: Sign up here. Stir and shake the cocktails as you enjoy noshes and a delightful evening expanding your spirits knowledge. Ask your questions of the instructor yourself during this interactive class.

Our virtual cocktail classes, via Zoom, are a fun opportunity to watch your spirits expert in action. Our Zoom moderator will make sure your questions submitted through the chat option are answered during or after class.

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Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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  • Also note that by purchasing seats for classes at The Chopping Block you are authorizing CourseHorse to charge your card if you order additional drinks and do not pay for them at the time of the class.

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Refund Policy

During COVID-19, all classes have a three-day cancellation policy, except Culinary Boot Camps which have a two-week cancellation policy. You must email [email protected] to cancel an existing reservation, but please note the 15% service fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you cancel within 72 hours (3 days), you will not receive a refund or credit for your class, but feel free to send a friend or family member in your place.

Please note: all virtual class sales are final. All virtual students will receive a recording of the class within 48 hours of the class.

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