Negronis, Aperol & Boulevardiers, Oh My! David’s KPT Mixology Class

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Want to peek into a cocktail class?

Our friends in great taste, Susan & Ted Axelrod shared David’s KPT first Table mixology class in their “Friday Happy Hour” column at Spoon and Shutter.

“David’s KPT may catch first-time visitors off guard, in a good way. One of chef David Turin’s group of Maine restaurants, it takes up almost the entire first floor of The Boathouse Hotel, which at high tide seems almost to float on the Kennebunk River. The decor is modern, chic and ever-so-slightly nautical, with cobalt blue banquettes, lots of polished wood and a curving wall of windows — a stunning setting for chef David Turin’s contemporary American food.

It’s a swanky place, no doubt, but the mood here is down-to-earth and 100 percent Maine — a welcome dichotomy personified by head bartender Joel Souza.

Souza, a native of Portsmouth, N.H., knows his craft and practices it expertly. Yet he’s approachable, friendly and fun, the sort of bartender who welcomes special requests and makes cocktail neophytes feel at home. We got to watch him in action — and learn a thing or two — at a recent Saturday afternoon cocktail class hosted by Table Maine, the educational arm of the Kennebunkport Resort Collection….To read on, click here.”

For the recipe for Joel Souza’s Negroni, scroll down below the gallery

Negroni Recipe
The Negroni
(Served Straight-Up )
Negroni Recipe
The Negroni
(Served Straight-Up )
Servings
1serving
Servings
1serving
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Mix the first four ingredients in a shaker filled with ice.
  2. Do this using a long spoon so that you do not “bruise” or muddle the liquor flavors.
  3. Strain and pour into chilled coupe or martini glass. Garnish with orange twist. Makes one drink.
Recipe Notes

Recipe from David’s KPT

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Joel Souza’s next class on Tequila is April 18, 2015 at David’s KPT.  Sign up here.

All the awesome photos are by Ted Axelrod of Axelrod Photography

Your Table Class comes with the option to book a hotel stay at the Kennebunkport Resort Collection. Use the discount code. Use “TABLE” when booking to receive 15% off your room rate for select TABLE class weekends.

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