Mixology 101 with Joaquín Simó & Pouring Ribbons, 12/4/18

Mixology 101 with Joaquín Simó & Pouring Ribbons, 12/4/18


tuesday, december 4th, 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Join Joaquín Simó, Owner and Head Mixologist of cocktail bar destination, Pouring Ribbons, for an hour of interactive mixology, tasting, and discussion.

The conversation aims for "edutainment,” as we sip on delicious cocktails while we learn the basic theory behind how to make a balanced drink at home, some stories of how classic cocktails were originally named, where to find the best bar tools, and an open Q&A.

Grab a front row seat at the bar, as we delve into the thought, preparation and physicality of a highly-awarded, industry-revered mixologist. After the Q&A, retire to the sitting area, for a 1 hour open-bar, featuring cocktails from the Pouring Ribbons’ current house list and some light bites from their menu, curated by Beecher's Cheese.

On The Menu

Choose from a range of crafted cocktails.

About Joaquín Simó


Joaquín Simó, 41, originally from Ecuador, was raised amongst Cuban family in Miami and grew up eating fruits and vegetables fresh from his grandfather's farm and helping his father at his French bakery.  With his epicurean roots firmly established, he sought out new seasons in New England, graduating from Boston University with degrees in English and religion.  Through college and beyond, Joaquín tended the bar in crowded college dives, raucous rock n' roll joints, neighborhood restaurants and trendy hot spots until becoming a part of the opening staff of New York’s acclaimed cocktail bar Death & Company.

His encyclopedic knowledge of all things food, spirits, beers and flavor combinations makes him the perfect guide when teaching a fledgling group, a new list or infusing a fresh sense of energy and excitement into a more experienced staff.

Joaquín served as deputy editor for the Food & Wine Cocktail books, contributing the Latin Drinks chapter, front and back matter, as well as recipe-testing both books.  He has also worked on several food-cocktail pairing dinners with underground supper club NY Bite Club. He was awarded BAR Ready status following his completion of the BAR Five Day Intermediate Certificate Program in September 2009 and named one of Playboy's Top 10 Mixologists in 2009.  He has served as a panelist at Tales of the Cocktail, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, the Copenhagen Spirits & Cocktail Conference and the Gourmet Latino Festival.

 A finalist at the 2011 Spirited Awards, Joaquín was awarded the coveted 2012 Spirited Award as American Bartender of the Year at Tales of the Cocktail.

About Pouring Ribbons

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Pouring Ribbons is Imbibe Magazine's 2013 Cocktail Bar of the Year, Time Out NY's 2013 Best New Cocktail Bar, #44 on Drink International's World's Best Bars and our managing partner, Joaquín Simó, was voted as the prestigious American Bartender of the Year at the 2012 Tales of The Cocktail award ceremony. However, with all our accolades, what we are most proud is our customer service. At Pouring Ribbons, we place our guests on a pedestal, not the cocktails.