Péché Bar School – A Citygram Experience

Photo: Chris Perez / Citygram Austin

Citygram believes in connecting its readers to the best of local Austin, and this past week we went beyond the editorial to enroll a few lucky readers in Péché’s Bar School. In Bar School, the experienced bartenders at Péché give students a history lesson on a particular spirit, let them explore the different notes of the spirit through various cocktails, and then give individuals a chance to go behind the bar and mix up their own pre-Prohibition era cocktails. The Storify below gives you a chance to follow along to our first Citygram Experience, where you can learn some great recipes and tips from the Péché staff.

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Péché Bar School

Learning the history of Gin

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Péché Bar School

The making of a Gin Gin Mule with made in-house ginger beer.

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Péché Bar School

Readers and contributors got a chance to step behind the bar and try their hand at a few cocktails

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Péché Bar School

Feature writer Veronica Meewes double-straining a Bee's Knees cocktail

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Péché Bar School

French 75 cocktail

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Péché Bar School

Feature writer Veronica Meewes and Gluten-free Dining columnist Jess Simpson having a laugh while live Instagramming at the event.


Recipes learned from Péché’s Bar school…

French 75

• 1 1/2 oz gin
• 1/2 oz simple syrup
• 1/2 oz lemon juice
• 3 oz champagne
Served up.

Gin Gin Mule

• 1 1/2 oz gin
• 1/2 oz lime juice
• 1/2 oz simple syrup
• 4 mint leaves, muddled
• 3 oz ginger beer
Served on the rocks.

Negroni

• 1 oz gin
• 1 oz sweet vermouth
• 1 oz campari
Served on the rocks.

Gin Old Fashioned

• 2 oz genever
• 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
• 3 drops of your favorite bitters
Served on the rocks.


Photography: Chris Perez

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