boutique cocktails and spirit alchemy
Booze Époque is Boston’s first licensed and insured craft cocktail catering service. BÉ creates whimsical and classic cocktails using fresh, local, organic, and seasonal ingredients for private parties and special events. BÉ also teaches a variety of cocktail classes ranging from Tequila & Mezcal to Cocktails & Literature.
Meaghan and Harmony, Booze Époque’s founders, have been featured in Edible Boston, Boston Magazine, Boston.com, Garden.org, and many other publications. They have brought their craft to desert enclaves, high rises, startups, garden parties, art galleries, rock shows, hoedowns, dinner soirées, barbeques, holiday affairs, bachelorette parties, weddings, and more.
Each menu is customized and tailored to complement and enhance the aesthetic of your event, whether a black tie dinner or a punk rock wedding.
Handcrafted syrups, shrubs, bitters, tinctures, and garnishes are created in a licensed and certified kitchen: Kitchen, Inc in Somerville’s vibrant Union Square. Using the freshest ingredients and highest quality spirits, Booze Époque ensures you and your guests will enjoy the most beautiful flavors the season has to offer.
In addition to event catering, Booze Époque offers a variety of cocktail classes for groups from six to thirty, either in our kitchen or your home or office. BÉ is also available for menu and event consultation.
For your protection, Booze Époque is insured with a $2,000,000 liquor and general liability insurance policy. BÉ carries a MA catering license and is licensed by the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission to transport, serve, and sell alcoholic beverages. All Booze Époque employees are TIPS and ServSafe certified.
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If you're looking for a unique activity for a bachelorette, birthday, or holiday party or a fun team building exercise for your corporate event, Booze Époque's cocktail and bartending classes can be customized to fit almost any gathering! We can come to your home or office or host at our space at Kitchen, Inc. Contact us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants must be 21 or older.
Martha’s Vineyard Classes:
With food pairings by cookbook author Cathy Walthers.
Vineyard classes are Ages 21+ only. $75/person. Contact email@example.com for registration information.
Booze Époque: Creating A Signature Cocktail
Friday, September 6 - Martha’s Vineyard (address disclosed upon registration)
Join Booze Époque's boutique bartenders, as we guide you through the process of creating a beautiful signature cocktail. Over the course of three hours we’ll provide you with a brief history of the cocktail in America and beyond; and discuss the fundamentals of cocktail making, including tools and bartending methods. This will be followed by a tasting of premium spirits, mixers, fresh fruit, and herbs.
We’ll explore some of the more the unusual ingredients used in boutique bartending, and then open the class to experimentation and play. Once you have created your cocktail we will have a tasting to sample all of the drinks. By the end of the evening you will have a delicious, unique concoction.
Creating a Signature Cocktail is perfect for anybody hoping to know more about craft bartending, and is also great for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthdays, celebrations, or just an interesting night out.
Adventures on Tiki Island with Booze Époque
Saturday, Septmber 7 - Martha’s Vineyard (address disclosed upon registration)
Did you know that rum production was one of colonial New England’s most prosperous industries? Are you curious about the difference between rum and rhum? Have you always wanted to create the perfect Mai Tai?
Join us in tasting rums ranging from Ipswich to India as we guide you through some of Trader Vic's, Don the Beachcomber's, and Jeff “Beach Bum” Berry’s tropical recipes. You’ll leave with a better understanding of rum and a few tiki cocktail recipes to impress your guests.
The following are classes held in our kitchen space, Kitchen, Inc at 201 Somerville Ave in Somerville
Farmers’ Market to Table
Saturday, September 27 - Kitchen, Inc, 201 Somerville Avenue - 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Meet Booze Époque at the Union Square Farmers’ Market at noon. We’ll select seasonal produce and return to Kitchen, Inc at 201 Somerville Avenue to create some harvest cocktails with local spirits. We’ll examine the bounty of the New England growing season, and also talk about ways to preserve your ingredients through the winter. Class limited to 16. Ages 21+ only. $65/person.
Holiday Cocktails & Punches
Thursday, November 20 - Kitchen, Inc, 201 Somerville Avenue - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Find out what cocktail will go smashingly with your turkey dinner. Discover the wide world of holiday punches that are sure to please even the most discerning guests. Booze Époque will share some seasonal recipes ranging from wassail and Dickens’ punch to sherry eggnog and cranberry infusions. With these drinks in hand your holidays are sure to be merry and bright! Class limited to 16. Ages 21+ only. $65/person.
Some of the other classes we’ve offered:
- Tequila & Mezcal Cocktails
- Cocktails & Literature
- Aphrodisiac Cocktails
- Basic Bartending Skills
Frequently Asked Questions
Here's what the press has been saying about Booze Époque:
Emphasizing local, organic and seasonal ingredients in their catering work, they also teach classes at Somerville’s Kitchen Inc. and offer in-home instruction—followed by sampling, of course—in signature cocktail making, tailored for small groups or celebrations.
Meaghan Sinclair and Harmony Dawn are taking the mystery out of mixology, teaching the fundamentals and giving folks the confidence to make first-rate drinks at home.
Their cocktails are anything but ordinary. Instead of mixing a traditional Old Fashioned, for example, they’ve developed their own spin (what they call the “New England Old Fashioned”) with black walnut bitters, bourbon, brandy maple cranberries, and kumquats. Then there’s their most recent creation: a beet, cardamom, rose water, lemon, and vodka cocktail. It doesn’t sound like those flavors would go well together, but what you get is a drink that’s both earthy and refreshing.
Heavily influenced by the local food movement and seasonality, these ladies will ensure that the drink in your glass is a perfect representation of your theme and what’s in season whether you’re planning a pétanque tournament or a Yankee swap. And after having run into them at a recent Somerville event, and tasting two of their delicious punches, we can safely say that they know what they’re doing.
The ladies of Booze Époque are very chill, friendly, and awesome in person. The class deviated a bit halfway through, but Booze Époque were ok with it and had no problems shifting their presentations.
Can alcohol be art? For Meaghan Sinclair and Harmony Dawn the answer is yes. Their company, Booze Époque, seamlessly blends artistry, convenience, and magic.
Forget bar menus limited to plain champagne, red and white wine, and chocolate martinis. Meaghan Sinclair and Harmony Dawn, the spirited duo behind Booze Époque, create locally sourced cocktails that match a couple’s wedding style.
You know those elaborate cocktails you see on Pinterest that you always think you’ll make but end up just cracking a beer instead? This is the event to hit up if you really want to sample a fresh and complex cocktail (especially of the pineapple sort). Booze Époque is run by pair of ladies who are sure to wow you with their sensational mixology.
In addition to creating original drinks or twists on traditional beverages, Sinclair and Dawn handmake many of the ingredients they use in their cocktails. I was lucky enough to try several of their simple syrups, shrubs and garnishes (as well as their incredible homemade grenadine). After tasting them all, I can truly say these women are creating something special, with rich and sometimes surprising flavors that are truly unique.
First, let Meaghan Q. Sinclair and Harmony Dawn of Booze Époque serve some of their boutique cocktails, perhaps the “Mercado” of basil, lime, ginger, and gin or one of their 100 different martinis.
"It's like the art world. You can find beautiful art out there, but you can still be inspired to create something new," Sinclair says. "We just really love the process of creation. When I get excited about a flavor, I want to share with people."
Booze Époque Mission statement: "boutique cocktails & spirit alchemy for private parties and events." Honestly, that is just the tip of the iceberg, co-creators Meaghan Sinclair and Harmony Dawn Kelly bring even more to the table. Wow, did they blow me away with a high level of skill (leaps and bounds over me) and more importantly, hospitality.
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