Brooklyn Wine Exchange Gets a Liquor License, Uses It to Jump on Cocktail Class Bandwagon


Seems like everyone wants to be a bartender these days. Just weeks after Carteles and Mercadito Cantina announced they were abandoning regular business in favor of offering cocktail classes, the Brooklyn Wine Exchange in Cobble Hill has announced it will celebrate its upgrade from a wine license to a full liquor license with a series of free cocktail classes.

Expect a rotating cast of top mixologists and spirits experts, including Pegu Club’s Audrey Saunders, Punch author David Wondrich, and Death & Co.’s Joaquin Simo. The first class takes place Wednesday, February 2, at 7 p.m.; Saunders will offer a primer on “The ABC’s of Mixing Drinks.” The cocktail class series will last throughout the month.

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