Tiki Cocktails *In-Person* *NEW*

Let's talk Tiki—the Polynesian themed cocktail movement with over-the-top garnishes, flamboyant glassware, and a complicated history. This class will teach you about the must-have ingredients for your tiki bar at home and how to mix up these tropical treats while hashing out the messy history of colonialism & rum and how it all got mixed up into tiki drink culture. Instructor: Drexel Axeloons



Start Date

June 10, 2022









Friday, 7-9pm. Jun. 10. The cost of tuition includes all beverage materials and fees.

This class will meet in-person at CCAE with a limited student capacity. Please note that COVID-19 proof of vaccination is required. Please view our In-Person Class Guidelines prior to enrolling.

Instructors: Drexel Axeloons


Drexel Axeloons

Drexel Axeloons is a Boston-based bartender with a decade of high-volume craft cocktail experience. A native of Buffalo, NY, he was part of the city's nascent cocktail scene leading cocktail R&D at Mes Que while attending school, before moving to Boston with his wife in 2015. He spent a year working with the team at Beat Brasserie before moving across Harvard Square to work under Seth Freidus and Dan Pontius at Alden & Harlow. In his role as a Bartender and later Bar Manager there he helped craft hyper seasonal cocktail menus showcasing house-made ingredients and had a heavy hand in staff development and education.

This passion for cocktails and education led to an instructor role with Formaggio Kitchen as a cocktail & spirits educator. Then COVID lockdowns provided an opportunity to reset and focus on WSET certification in wine and spirits, and led to his current position as the Bar & Dining Room Manager at Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, MA.