Friday, December 1, 2023

Appleton Culinary Workshop: Mixology – Holid...

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About Appleton Culinary Workshop: Mixology – Holiday Cocktails

Our friends at Privateer Rum, born and raised in Ipswich Mass (ahoy!), are hosting a holiday mixology series to warm your soul and invigorate your mind with (rum) knowledge.

In these classes, we’ll put a spin on three classic cocktails using Privateer Rum varieties. Join us to learn the science of distilling, how to easily pair flavors, and replicate the results at home. Let Privateer Rum walk you through each cocktail; you’ll learn all about ingredients, necessary tools, and simple tweaks to update classic recipes. And finally, you’ll work in teams to practice making all three cocktails and will sample your creations! Light bites will also be served.

Photo Credit: @reaganbyrnecreative

About Privateer Rum

Privateer Rum produces outstanding American rums by selecting the best possible ingredients and embracing the time-honored techniques from the finest rum, Cognac, whiskey and eau de vie makers. Founded in Ipswich, MA by Andrew Cabot, the namesake and direct descendant of American patriot, privateer, and rum-maker Andrew Cabot (1750-1791), Privateer Rum has pioneered a new standard in rum — one of superior quality and character. Honoring the spirit of American independence and conviction, Privateer Rum relentlessly focuses on quality at every point of their practice, including rejecting many of the common industry practices such as the use of sweeteners and artificial colorings or flavorings that exclude rum from being considered a fine spirit.

About Bob McCoy

Bob’s approach as Director of Sales for Privateer Rum is firmly rooted in his hospitality background. Raised working in the restaurant industry, he honed his skills on the North Shore before setting his sites on Boston. There, he trained under nationally recognized Bar Director Jackson Cannon as Principal Bartender of Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks, before becoming the opening Bar Manager of its sister restaurant, Island Creek Oyster Bar. It was during this time that he was certified at the prestigious BAR 5-Day Program, the world’s most comprehensive distilled spirits & mixology program. Today, he brings his depth of knowledge and experience to a sales team focused on sharing meticulously crafted sprits, offering genuine support, and developing meaningful, lasting relationships.

Space is limited, pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Program Refunds/Cancellations: In the event that a program is cancelled due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund within 14 days of the cancellation. If you cannot attend a program as planned, contact at least 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund or transfer to another date/class. Refunds and/or class transfers will not be granted for registration cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program. There are no refunds for missed classes. Appleton Farms reserves the right to change program locations, schedules, or instructors when necessary. 

Where to park: When you arrive at the farm, go right at the fork at the Welcome House (towards Farmhouse, Carriage Barn & Offices) and park in the lot next to the white Farmhouse / Farm Offices.

Membership Lookup: Click here to find your membership number.

Need to see an existing order? Click here to see your current orders.

Buy out a class/private events: Have a group that wants to take a class or program together? We have options to buy out our classes and/or create private events. Email for more information. 

While you’re here: Don’t forget to stop by our seasonal wood-fired pizza oven open weekends Spring- Fall and visit the Farm Store year-round Tuesday- Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.


All are welcome at Appleton Farms, we are excited to host you!

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