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Ask me about Cocktails!

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30 per session - Virtual OK

As a seasoned cocktail enthusiast, I am passionate about the History, Science, and Art of cocktailing! I'm well read, and well versed in a variety of topics including, but not limited to:

Make me a Cocktail Menu! (3 drink Max custom cocktail menu for your event!)
How to Make Liqueurs at Home
DIY Gin
What is a tincture and why would I want one?
Tonic Syrup Recipe, with a short history about tonic!
Shaken v. Stirred: Why dilution matters
Ice: More than just Frozen Water
Environmentally Friendly Cocktails: The future of an Ancient Industry
Low ABV: Up and coming Trends
Vermouths: Not just Italian and French
Why Tequila can only come From Mexico, and Why Bourbon can only Come from Kentucky
What is the difference between Rye, Whisky, Whiskey, Scotch, and Bourbon?
Bitters; And how to make your own!
Distilling 101
Cocktail Technique: How you stir matters!
Rum: The Uncontrolled Rebel of the Spirit World
Garnishes, more than just their looks!
Syrups: A Whole New World of Flavour!

And of course, bartending basics classes!

This service gives you 30mins of cocktail instruction, a PDF handout specific to the topic/theme of your choice and the opportunity to have any of your cocktail/spirit questions answered.

Training & Qualifications


A Certified bartender with 12 years Hands On Industry experience. I am fluent in the history and applications of spirits, tasting notes, cocktail building & balancing, with an extra layer of marketing and branding from a design industry perspective.

Also, I just really love cocktails.

Availability & Preferences


Evenings and weekends preferred.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Laura


Andy received session of Ask me about Cocktails! from Laura
Apr 24, 2017
Incredibly knowledgable! Thanks so much for your help Laura!!!
Jaime left review for Laura
May 22, 2017
It was so wonderful of Laura to provide free assistance when things didn't go as we planned. She's a true rock star!
Paige received Help with Minimalist Lifestyle from Laura
May 08, 2017
Great recommendations from Laura for the minimalist movement, helpful, friendly and quick reply!
Melissa received Help with Website Editing from Laura
May 08, 2017
Laura was easy to communicate with and very professional. I appreciated her attention to detail and edits that I needed for my website. She was though...tful and thorough! Thank you.show more
Jade received Help with Business Name/Logo/Branding Ideas from Laura
May 01, 2017
Laura is professional and timely. She offered a clear perspective on how to brand my business.
Tiffany received Help with Modeling help from Laura
Apr 27, 2017
As always I love working with Laura , she is my only source of guidance and always has my best interest in mind. Highly recommend!!!
Tiffany received Help with Modeling help from Laura
Apr 24, 2017
Great! Very friendly. I asked for advice and she went into GREAT DETAIL.

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About Laura Bladon

Hi! I own a digital media company and love working with people. I'm always looking to learn new skills and develop the skills I already have. I'm flexible, always up for a good trade and can't wait to... meet you! Random Skills/Hobbies/Passions Include but not limited to: Craft Cocktailing Wine - Regions, Tasting Notes, Pairing Spirits - History, Regulation, Distillation, Economics & Market Trends Meal Planning on a Budget Saving Money on Groceries Cooking: Thai, Indian, Italian, American, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Raw, Vegetarian, Nutritious Logo Design Wordpress Business Branding & Identity Organization: Downsizing, deCluttering, Capsule Wardrobes, Minimalist Living, Saving Money by Having Less Fluent in Spanish E-Publishing Book Publishing Book Cover Design Modeling: Styling, Runway Coaching, Advice, Insider Advice, Industry Basics Hands-On Garden Helper Mover Non-Profit Event & Fundraising Graphic Text Digital Art (Quote Prints, Cards, Posters, Clothing, etc.) Honest Advice Giver Cat Mom - Cat advice Giver (Living in 3 cat-household, currently.) Things I can Teach you to Make: Liqueurs Bitters Flavored Syrups Dulce de Leche Spirit Infusions (ex. Chili Vodka, Cucumber Gin, etc.) Gin Vegan Foam Clear Ice Garam Masala Thai Curry Paste (red, green and yellow) Vegan Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners & Desserts And more. Message me and I'll be sure to get back to you. Happy Trading! show more

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