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Cocktail Happy Hour with Eleven Madison Park’s Head Bartender



Starts at $25/person

Up to
30 guests

Group & private options available

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What you’ll be doing

Join Matt Hunter, Head Bartender of NYC's 3-Michelin starred Eleven Madison Park, on a "concoct-ail" journey to bring the elevated bar experience home.

You'll learn how to make 4 cocktails using everyday tools available in every kitchen, alongside simple ingredients and generous amounts of Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum.

Drinks will include Old Fashioneds, creative riffs on the Classic Daiquiri, and more so you can impress your quarantine-mates.  

Support an excellent cause

A portion of the proceeds from this class will be donated to Eleven Madison Park's bar staff who are currently out of work. 

What to prepare

Gather your ingredients

Each class will have a different set of ingredients, which will be emailed to you upon booking. 

Examples of ingredients that may be used in the cocktail class are: citrus such as limes, lemons, oranges, or grapefruit; sugar, honey and/or agave for syrups; aromatic bitters that can be found at your local grocery store.

Want to design your own custom cocktail class with Matt?

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Other things to know

Cancellation policy

You may cancel and receive a full refund up to 7 days before the experience starts.

You'll need internet connection to stream video and audio. You’ll receive an email the day of the experience with a link to the Zoom video conference.


This is an interactive class, and you’ll be joined by other guests. Feel free to ask questions, but be sure to mute your microphone if you’re just having fun drinking with your quarantine-mates! A Journy team member will join every session to ensure a quality experience for all guests.

Guest etiquette


“These daiquiris are now in heavy rotation at home! So delicious!”


“That was so much fun. Matt is a great teacher and learning about the history and evolution of these drinks over time was really interesting.”


“Those cocktails were DEElicious. Loved learning how to use a bunch of new ingredients we usually never use at home.”


Cocktail Happy Hour with Eleven Madison Park’s Head Bartender

Support an excellent cause

A portion of the proceeds from this class will be donated to Eleven Madison Park's bar staff who are currently out of work. 

What to prepare


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A portion of proceeds will be donated to the bar staff who are currently out of work

About your host

Matt Hunter leads the ambitious bar program at Eleven Madison Park in New York City.  The restaurant bar is known for its seasonally inventive cocktails, intentionally created to complement the tasting menu.  The Bar Team is responsible for all their mise, utilizing ingredients from the kitchen to create many different syrups and infusions.  You’ll see everything from clarified tomato water and "Black Truffle Milk Punch" to even a frozen foie gras torchon shaved over your cocktail as a garnish in the fall.

Matt has spent over 25 years working in hospitality.  His approach is warm and genuine.  He is committed to teaching and helping you find what you like.  This dedication is why we believe that these quarantine times are the perfect occasion to share his experience and knowledge.  You’ll see firsthand why he's the perfect happy hour cocktail instructor.


2 days before class, Matt will send you instructions on what syrups and juices to prepare so you can follow along and make your cocktails during class.


Depending on the class you select, Matt will send you a list of spirits with suggested options and substitutions.

For most classes, expect to have one main spirit base and another vermouth or liqueur to help build flavor and lengthen your cocktail on the palate. 

For all classes, we've selected spirits that have great versatility and can be used in many other drinks that you'd want to make at home. 


If you don’t have a bar set, don’t worry! We’ve done our best to keep things simple:

Measuring spoons: Tablespoons and teaspoons (or a cocktail jigger with 1 oz, 3/4 oz, and 1/2 oz measures)

Measuring cups: 1/2 cup, 1/4 cup, or 1/3 cup and 1/6 cup

Ice cubes: If you have a 2-inch and 1-inch cube mold, great! If not, no worries—you can substitute refrigerator ice-maker cubes.

Sharp knife, small cutting board, and a fork for juicing citrus

3 small / medium bowls: 1 to collect citrus juice, 2 for making syrups

2 spoons / spatulas: To mix your syrups

Something to shake: A ball glass mason jar with lid and band (wide mouth 16 or 32 oz) will work best, but a shaker / blender bottle can easily be substituted.

Glass or tumbler: This will be your drinking vessel. Choose wisely!

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Photo credit: Sarah Stanfield, The Taste Edit

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