Craft Cocktails 101 *In-Person*

In this hands-on craft cocktails crash course we will learn how to build, stir, and shake up craft cocktails using straightforward techniques. We'll be making cocktails with tequila, vodka, and American whiskey that you can tailor to suit your prefered palate. You'll come away from the class confident in mixing up some cocktails at home and how to appropriately stock your bar at home. Instructor: Drexel Axeloons



Start Date

October 7, 2022









Friday, 6-8pm. Oct. 7. The cost of tuition covers 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.