Going stir crazy? Shake things up with these Austin-area online drink-making classes

Lost Draw Cellars out of Fredericksburg has been hosting virtual wine tasting events. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Lost Draw Cellars out of Fredericksburg has been hosting virtual wine tasting events. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Lost Draw Cellars out of Fredericksburg has been hosting virtual wine tasting events. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Bars and restaurants have been closed across Texas since March due to the coronavirus pandemic. While some restaurants are now serving alcohol to go, some Austin residents may be left missing craft beer and cocktails in their lives.

Here are some online events and opportunities for Austin residents looking to learn mixology, homebrewing and more at home.

Rosedale Kitchen and Bar debuts new cocktail

Aaron Hernandez, the resident mixologist at Rosedale Kitchen and Bar on North Lamar Boulevard, on April 17 is streaming a step-by-step guide to make a new cocktail made in collaboration with Park Place Jaguar Land Rover North Austin.

A cooking demonstration from Rosedale Executive Chef Janelle Reynolds will be streamed alongside the cocktail demonstration beginning at 3 p.m. Viewers can stream the demonstrations on Park Place’s YouTube, Facebook and Instagram pages.

Hill Country wine tasting

Lost Draw Cellars out of Fredericksburg has been holding weekly wine tasting events on Thursdays beginning April 2. Attendees can follow along to wine tasting featuring local and international winemakers. If interested in participating alongside the tasting, Lost Draw Cellars sells wine club memberships with complimentary shipping.

Make your own beer, wine and mead at home

Austin Homebrew Supply in North Austin may have closed its doors to customers at its retail location, but the business is still selling and distributing homebrew kits on its online store. Customers can buy ingredients and supplies to make beer, wine and mead from home, with instructions and recipes to guide you every step of the way. Austin Homebrew Supply has been streaming homebrewing events on its Facebook page as well for new or season hobbyists.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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