If you've ever wondered how prohibition-style bars became so popular, why bartenders are obsessed with fresh ingredients and how the word 'mixologist' became associated with the world of cocktails, you'll be able to find out when world-leading cocktail veteran Dale DeGroff comes to Sydney for one night only.
On Friday, August 3, DeGroff will be spending the evening at Kittyhawk, answering all the above questions and relaying a bunch of tales from a life spent behind bars. Now 70 years old, DeGroff has seen a thing or two. He earned a name for himself in the 80s at New York City's Rainbow Room in the Rockefeller Centre, where he pioneered the art of creating gourmet versions of classic cocktails. He also founded the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans and his 2002 book The Craft of the Cocktail is a bible for bartenders all over the world.
Most importantly, DeGroff will be imparting some of his nifty skills, teaching you how to make cocktails without leaving the cosy comfort of your home. With your $70 ticket, you will also receive three cocktails and canapés to nibble on throughout the night.
DeGroff is travelling to Australia on behalf of De Kuyper liqueurs, which has been mixing drinks since 1695. You can grab your ticket over here.