Online Mixology Class - Traditional Tiki Cocktails

Get ready to escape to the tropics and experience the exotic flavors of Tiki cocktails.

During this live and interactive online mixology class with Mixologist Cory, you will learn how to prepare three traditional Tiki cocktails in their truest form. Mixologist Cory will begin by discussing the evolution of the Mai Tai as you concoct the original version invented by Trader Vic. You can also look forward to learning how to make a bright, lightly spritzy Dr. Funk cocktail as well as a rich and fruity Painkiller.

  • Mixology class is fully interactive.
  • Mixologist accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.
  • Technology Connect with the host using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size
    Public class sizes are between 10 to 20 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 1 hour
  • Prep Time 45 minutes


Jamaican rum or other rum
Dry curaçao or orange liqueur
Lime juice
Rich cane syrup
Lemon juice
Absinthe or Herbsaint, Pastis or Pernod
Pineapple juice
Orange juice
Cream of coconut
Crushed ice, about 40-50 oz
Freshly grated nutmeg, mint sprig, spent lime shell and pineapple fronds for garnish

If making your own syrups as recommended by Mixologist Cory, you'll need:
Pomegranate juice such as POM Wonderful or alternative
Granulated sugar such as cane sugar
Almond milk
Slivered almonds
Orange blossom water, optional

Kitchen Equipment

Cocktail shaker
Cocktail strainer
Ice mallet and Lewis Bag or alternative ice crushing method
Citrus juicer
Fun swizzle sticks, drink umbrellas, etc.
Two double old fashioned glasses, or two tiki mugs
One hurricane glass, large snifter, or a tiki mug

Prep Work Details

For best results, use freshly squeezed juices. You'll need (per person) approx.: 1.5 oz lime juice (save 1 spend lime shell for garnish) 0.5 oz lemon juice 1.5 oz pineapple juice (save fronds for garnish) 0.5 oz orange juice Prepare enough crushed ice to yield 3 cocktails (approx. 40-50oz). You can purchase pre-made syrups, or make your own. See recipes for each below. Rich Simple Syrup Two cups granulated sugar (Cane or demerara for best results) One cup water 1. Add the sugar and water to a small saucepan set over medium heat. 2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. 3. Let cool, then pour into a glass jar and seal tightly with a lid. Homemade Grenadine 1. Combine equal parts pomegranate juice (POM Wonderful or other) & granulated sugar to a small saucepan set over medium heat. 2. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. 3. Let cool, then pour into a glass jar. 3b. Optional, add a few drops of orange blossom water and a small amount of vodka to increase shelf life. 4. Seal container and refrigerate. Homemade Orgeat 12 oz slivered almonds or other nut substitute 12 oz almond milk 12 oz granulated sugar Two drops orange blossom water 1. Toast slivered almonds in a pan, for a few minutes, until fragrant. 2. combine granulated sugar, almond milk, and toasted almonds into a blender, and blend on high for 1-2 minutes. 3. fine strain through a sieve, or cheese cloth into a container. 4. Add in orange blossom water, let cool, seal and refrigerate.

Reviews guests left for this experience



03 Apr 2021

We had a custom mixology class with Cory and it was amazing! I am a cocktail nerd and Cory showed me so many new tips and tricks; not to mention the best Sazerac I've ever had!! Cory is very knowledgable, easygoing, and has a great sense of humor. I highly recommend taking one of his classes or set up your own custom class! Thank you Cory!

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Mixologist Cory



26 Jul 2021

Cory was great! Very knowledgeable and personable.



31 May 2021

The class was fun and informative.

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Mixologist Cory has nearly a decade of professional bartending experience under his belt. For the past five years, he has been honing his skills behind the bar of some of New York City’s classic cocktail destinations — like an underground bar drenched in history and speakeasy vibes, and a sophisticated, sky-high bar known for shaking things up with their contemporary craft cocktails served with an air of innovation.

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