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Old Town shop offers mixology class

Mixology class

Bradly’s HG  at 319 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. in Lansing’s Old Town district will host a free mixology class this Sunday, Jan. 22 at 1 p.m.  Photo by Mallory Stiles

Mallory Stiles

By Mallory Stiles
Associate Editor

Mixology is a fun word to say but strikes fear in the hearts of clumsy people everywhere. All the shaking, breakables and constant movement can be a bit much for untrained kitchen hands.

Bradly’s HG is available to make sure we all go out into the world prepared.

Bradly’s HG is a home and garden boutique at 319 E. Cesar Chavez Ave. in Lansing’s Old Town district. It offers a variety of classes on everything from making the perfect mocktail to making homemade pasta.

The store was officially opened in its current location in March of 2022 and is absolutely gorgeous; there is a modern kitchenette, for teaching purposes, which is surrounded by every stunning accessory you never knew you home needed.

The last FREE mixology class will be hosted at Bradly’s HG this Sunday, Jan. 22, and begins at 1 p.m. The class usually lasts no more than an hour and 20 minutes.

Regina Pericini, food and beverage director, came up with idea to educate the public after a 20-year career in the world of catering, both locally and on the west coast. She was happy to share some details on her upcoming event.

“We normally teach about five different mocktails; I talk a lot about different spirits you can pair with them,” Pericini said. “For each drink, a student will come up and make the drink with us and pour it for everybody. Sometimes we will give the history of a drink, if there is one.

“I have always enjoyed the class and learning different ways to make fun drinks. Everyone has to have beverages and it’s fun to get creative with it.”

Her words hold true and for anyone still iffy about learning a new skill in a crowd. It should be known that class sizes stay small, ranging from eight to 12 people a class.

This will be the last free event, and while the upcoming prices are reasonable, the classes do fill up fast. So hurry and check for a ticket at the business’s Eventbrite page, which can people posted on event scheduling and class capacity.

There are also plans for the store to further its licensing to finally be able to sell and taste test different wines and spirits – just another reason to show up and hone those bartending skills.

Remember, 1 p.m. this Sunday, Bradly’s HG … don’t be late.

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