Forks. Corks. Action! 2013 Hyatt Carmel Highlands Announces Its 2013 Shake Rattle and Roll Series Wednesday, April 17 Class About Spring Fever

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  • Salinas, CA (1888PressRelease) April 10, 2013 - Shake, Rattle and Roll your way through 2013 at Hyatt Carmel Highlands Sunset Lounge ! The cocktail series at the Sunset Lounge at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands Overlooking Big Sur Coast, located at 120 Highlands Drive in Carmel, is a three-part series of hands-on workshops led by the Sunset Lounges enthusiastic and highly experienced mixologist. Each course is limited to just 24 participants, allowing for an intimate exploration of the course topics and an opportunity to craft and critique drinks. Classes take place at the Sunset Lounge on the upper level by the fireplace and feature snacks prepared by Pacific's Edge.

    Each workshop will conclude with an R&D session for a cocktail that will run at the restaurant the following week. Participants leave with a variety of take-away items, including recipe and sourcing cards--as well as produce and aromatics appropriate to the course topic.

    In the series' second class is Wednesday, April 17th beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Sunset Lounge will kick things off by teaching participants about Cucumber Martinis, Mojitos and Whiskey Smash. Reservations are required (831) 622-5445. The cost is $55 for one class, per participant, $100 for any two classes or $140 for all three classes plus tax and gratuity.

    Try this recipe at home!
    Whiskey Smash
    • 2 oz. Knob Creek
    · Rye Whiskey
    • 2 each Lemon Quarters
    • Fresh Mint Leaves
    • Ύ oz. Simple Syrup
    • Float of Aperol

    Muddle lemons and mint with syrup, add whiskey, ice, shake and strain over Ice Garnish: Large Mint Sprig Stuffed Lemon Wheel

    Make it. Sip it. Love it. Save the date for these cocktail classes:
    • April 17 - Spring Fever
    • July 17 - Haute Summer Fun
    • November 7 - Fall Harvest Flavors

    Hyatt Carmel Highlands Culinary Team
    Hyatt Carmel Highlands is fortunate to have a culinary team as passionate about their work as they are experienced and professionally trained. Each team member brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. The culinary team represents decades of experience with an unsurpassed love of food, dining and the pleasures of the table. From developing innovative menus to overseeing a large staff of dedicated professionals, these highly trained and exceptionally skilled culinary artisans bring taste and style to every meal served.

    The culinary team includes:
    • Pastry Chef Gina Hudson
    • Wine Director Paul Fried
    • Executive Chef Matt Bolton
    • Manager of Outlets Jacques Melac

    For more information, visit or call (831) 620-1234.

    About Hyatt Carmel Highlands Overlooking Big Sur Coast
    Perched on the hillside of the Carmel Highlands with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Hyatt Carmel Highlands Overlooking Big Sur Coast combines true Carmel luxury with an approachable and sophisticated spirit. A haven for artists and discerning travelers since its opening in 1917, Hyatt Carmel Highlands Overlooking Big Sur Coast features 48 luxuriously renovated guestrooms, including 11 suites, 32 Ocean View rooms and five Garden View rooms. In addition, Hyatt Carmel Highlands Overlooking Big Sur Coast offers spectacular dining at the award-winning Pacific's Edge restaurant and California Market, 4,800 square feet of meeting space, in-room spa services, heated outdoor swimming pool, three spa tubs and a fitness facility. Situated only four miles from downtown Carmel, Hyatt Carmel Highlands Overlooking Big Sur Coast idyllic setting and personalized service has attracted families, weddings, honeymooners and privileged travelers for nearly a century. Hyatt Carmel Highlands Overlooking Big Sur Coast is recognized among the world's finest hotels as part of Condι Nast Traveler's 2010 Gold List and Travel + Leisure's 2009 "T+L 500" World's Best Hotels.

    Press Contact: Marci Bracco Cain (831) 747-7455

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