Staci Lichterman’s Detroit Cocktail Camp allows participants to learn how to make fabulous drinks at home from Detroit’s best bartenders.

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Detroit Cocktail Camp is back for the fall with a curated series of themed mixology classes brought to you in partnership with some of Metro Detroit’s best bars and brands. Detroiters can learn how to create craft cocktails at home and have fun doing so.

The enterprise is run by Detroiter Staci Lichterman, who just moved back to Metro Detroit after having lived in Phoenix for 20 years. She’s the daughter of Howard Lichterman, founder of Cradle Pictures, which took everyone’s baby pictures from the 1960s-1989, when he sold the company.

When it comes to alcohol, it can be expensive to learn what you like, Lichterman says. “Detroit Cocktail Camp was created to provide Metro Detroiters with a way to learn what they like without spending a fortune by crafting intimate, educational tasting experiences,” she said.

Fall session classes focus on some unique brands, including Detroit’s own female-run Tequila Cabresto and Hotel Tango Distillery, America’s first distillery owned and operated by disabled veterans.

Tickets priced at $59 per person can be purchased through Eventbrite at
detroitcocktailcamp.com. The ticket price also includes one bar tool for the guest’s home bar setup.

Fall Lineup

Nov. 9, 1-3 p.m.
Scented Cocktails at Castalia Cocktails (3980 2nd Ave., Detroit)

Nov. 10, 1-3 p.m.
Salute to the Troops: Drinks honoring America’s heroes at Republic Tavern (1942 Grand River Ave., Detroit) featuring Hotel Tango Distillery ($10 from each ticket sold will be donated to Humble Design Detroit.)

Nov. 16, 1-3 p.m.
Pre-Prohibition Cocktails at Evening Bar in Shinola Hotel (1400 Woodward Ave., Detroit)

Nov. 17, 1-3 p.m.
International Holiday Drinks at Two James (2445 Michigan Ave., Detroit)

Nov. 24, 4-6 p.m.
Whiskey 101 at Central Kitchen + Bar (660 Woodward Ave., #4A, Detroit)

Dec. 7, 1-3 p.m.
Wine Cocktails at The Royce (76 W. Adams Ave., Detroit)

Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m.
Trader Vic & Ole Saint Nick; A Caribbean Christmas at Savant Midtown (51 W. Forest Ave., Detroit)

Dec. 14, 1-3 p.m.
Drink the Halls at Ann Arbor Distilling Company (220 Felch St., Ann Arbor)

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