Fancy Sips' Sam Remboldt Mixes Zoom and Cocktail Making
Sam started her mixology journey as a fancy hotel bartender 9 years ago, but she has really learned more as a home bartender. When the pandemic forced her to go virtual, she made limoncello out of lemons and started hosting Fancy Sips cocktail classes over Zoom. Since we work with clients hosting virtual events, we wanted find out more about her classes, advice for making virtual get-togethers more fun, and her favorite cocktail.
When did you start hosting virtual mixology classes?
Tell us the about size of classes you offer. What is the smallest group and how large you can accommodate?
When is the earliest you have hosted a class? Can you teach us how to make a Bloody Mary at brunch?
the mojito was the first drink that I taught in a mixology class so it's always had a special place in my heart. :)
What barware tools do participants need?
- Cocktail Shaker (or a mason jar, protein shaker bottle, or pint glass)
- Muddler (or wood spoon)
- Jigger (or a shot glass or tablespoon measuring cup)
- Citrus press (or a pair of tongs)
Do you have any tips to make the class (or any virtual meeting, for that matter) more lively and fun?
We say this all the time as a team: our main purpose is to connect people.
We look like a cocktail class business but at the end of the day, we CONNECT people. We bring people together through mixology, and that's such a gift. We love being part of people's birthday celebrations, bachelorette parties, and corporate conferences. For most folks, 'zoom meetings' have been boring and exhausting, and we get to come in and make things FUN.