So, the story starts like this: I had an idea for a friend’s bachelorette party in which we have a cocktail making class.
Originally, we thought we could hire a bartender we already knew but that never got off the ground. Then I thought that maybe I could do a private event through a cocktail making school. I could only find two in the area, but one was difficult to plan with, and the other lacked any customer response.
So, then I reached out to Boston Shaker. Boston Shaker is a cocktail provisions store in Davis Square, Somerville that has received fairly glowing reviews ever since they opened. Alas, the store did not do any private events… however, they did have a recommendation…
And that’s when Booze Époque came in.
Over a month’s worth of emails, Meaghan and Harmony of Booze Époque, were wonderful and easy to deal with. They offer cocktail catering and cocktail classes in the area. For classes, you can go to their work space in Union Square, Somerville or they can also come out to your location if you have the space.
For the bachlorette, Meaghan and Harmony came out to our chosen location in Boston. And they were armed with more than we were imagining.
They even provided some awesome eggplant spread, bread, and goat cheese that they picked up from a local shop.
If there are ingredients in particular that you want to work with, or have an end goal drink in mind, Booze Époque try their best to accommodate. For example, one friend wanted to experiment with a boozy version of a mango lassi, while another friend want to try to re-create a ginger fig martini she had once.
The ladies of Booze Époque are very chill, friendly, and awesome in person. The class deviated a bit halfway through, but Booze Époque were ok with it and had no problems shifting their presentations.
If I ever get a chance to coordinate an event with a liquor budget again, I’m contacting Booze Époque. There’s no question about that.
(Their blog has some recipes, so I recommend taking a look!)