The modern bartender employs a litany of special tools and techniques in crafting their spin on the perfect cocktail, and part of the trick to their trade seems to lie in all those bitters, shrubs, and tonics. But don’t let all the fuss fool you. It’s simple to take those mixers straight from the shelf to the shaker, and we’re bringing in one of New York’s finest to show you just how it’s done.

Nick Bennett of Porchlight (the New York bar with a Southern accent) will join Genevieve Mashburn of Little Jack’s Tavern (the Southern bar with a New York accent) for a fun-filled workshop covering the basics from behind the bar, guaranteeing you’ll be the star of the bar at your next cocktail party.