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GARDEN TO GLASS:
Savory and Smoky Cocktails

Join local mixologist Beth Dixon, owner of Salt and Acid Beverage Consulting, as she demonstrates the nuances of how to create expertly balanced savory and smoky craft cocktails. She’ll highlight seasonal flavors in thee delicious cocktails: a Peachy Keen using smoked peaches and Bourbon, a Winter Garden with Aged rum and beet juice, and a Jaguar’s Tail showcasing Tequila and Allspice syrup. During the demo, sip samples of each cocktail as you enjoy expertly paired small plates. Fee includes demonstration, cocktail samples and food pairings.

Note: If you have food allergies or dietary restrictions, please register more than one week before the program date.  Menus are set 1 week in advance and additional restrictions cannot be accommodated after that time.  

 

Our Garden continues to follow CDC recommendations and state guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19. Properly worn masks are strongly encouraged for indoor class participants regardless of vaccination status. The Garden reserves the right to implement additional safety measures. Any updates will be communicated prior to class, if possible.

Participants 21 and older only.

All programs are subject to change.

Register Member $70

Register Non-Member $84

Date:
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Details

Beth Dixon Winter Citrus and Herb CocktailsAbout the Instructor

Beth Dixon has been in the restaurant industry since 2001. Her bar career began behind the stick at Can Can in Richmond’s historic Carytown. In her almost seven years at Can Can she honed her skills as a professional bartender. She credits a lot of her success to the things she learned from service manager Joao Neri & sommelier Bob Talcott in her tenure at the French brasserie.

She was on the opening team of the much beloved, now shuttered, Pasture. Michele Jones, owner and front of house manager, hired her on the word of former co-workers on their opening night. Working behind the bar at Pasture for almost seven years, she fine-tuned her style with Southern flair and hospitality and eventually became the bar manager. The teamwork that Jones and her partner Jason Alley encouraged between the kitchen and the front of house teams allowed Beth the freedom to make her own mixers and work with kitchen staff to do an incredibly low waste bar program.

Known for her shrubs and high acid cocktails Beth was put to the challenge in her role as Bar Manager at Perch, Mike Ledesma’s Pacific Rim inspired restaurant. This opened up a new creative window where the focus was on Polynesian style cocktails with tropical fruits and spices.

Beth is the sole proprietor of Salt and Acid, where she focuses on cocktail menu consulting, bar staff training and private events. She currently serves as President for the Richmond, VA chapter of the United States Bartenders’ Guild and occasionally tends bar at L’Opossum in Richmond, Virginia.