Mix it up with an Eat the Street cocktail masterclass

Thursday, 28 February

If you’ve always dreamed of making the perfect cocktail, join mixologist Howard Johnson from Lismore’s only hatted restaurant – The Loft – for a special Eat the Street Mixology Masterclass on Friday, 8 March.

The definition of mixology is ‘the art or skill of preparing mixed drinks and cocktails’ and Howard is certainly a master of that art, serving up some of Lismore’s finest cocktails at The Loft bar.

Howard will teach masterclass participants how to create unique and exciting cocktails using award-winning spirits from local distillers Cape Byron Distillery and Husk Distillery.

“Howard loves local, quality ingredients and treats his cocktails with respect. His drinks are to be savoured and are a culinary experience in themselves,” Acting City Centre Manager Andrew Walker said.

“Howard is so passionate about his local suppliers and his craft – you can’t help but be inspired and excited in his presence. For anyone who loves hand-crafted spirits or cocktails, this is a class not to be missed.”

Cape Byron Distillery is located at Brookfarm in a purpose-built distillery and spirits are made using a custom-made copper pot still named George. Husk Distillery makes rum from freshly crushed sugar cane and also created Ink Gin, which quickly saw them outgrow their small distillery as Australians went wild for this colourful and carefully crafted new gin.

The Mixology Masterclass is on Friday, 8 March from 5-6.30pm at The Loft Restaurant. Tickets are $80 per person with all ingredients included. For bookings, visit www.eatthestreetlismore.com.au.

The Mixology Masterclass is one of several ticketed events happening in the lead-up to the 2019 Eat the Street food festival including a Progressive Dinner on Thursday, 7 March and a Foraging Expedition with Peter Hardwick on Friday, 8 March.

The 2019 Eat the Street food festival is on Saturday, 9 March from 12pm to 9pm in the heart of Lismore. There will be more than 50 stalls offering tasting plates, plus boutique drinks and beverages, home-grown produce and locally made products.

The popular cooking stage will return with celebrity chef Matt Golinski doing ticketed masterclasses on Saturday as well as a free live demonstration and Q&A.

This year the Southern Cross University music stage line-up includes talent such Jimmy Willing & The Real Gone Hick-Ups, Timbuktu and Wild Marmalade.

For more information or bookings for the ticketed events, visit www.eatthestreetlismore.com.au.

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