Making Bitters with California Natives
Workshop | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come to the UC Botanical Garden to learn all about how to make bitters from California native plants with Katie Shea of Golden Bear Bitters. In this hands on workshop you'll create your own bitter, learn about suitable plant species and learn to prepare a cocktail and mocktail as well.
Golden Bear Bitters was founded in 2016 by Katie Shea, who also operates Bar Cart Cocktail Co. -- a craft cocktail catering company. Katie grew up in the Salinas Valley in a house built by her parents named Casa de Osos (house of the bears). From a young age, she was curious about plants. She received a degree in Agriculture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and then went north where she spent two years at the Swanton Pacific Ranch in Davenport, tending to their herb garden and managing the organic apple orchard. This 3,000 acre ranch is situated on the edge of the coast about 15 miles north of Santa Cruz. After 8 growing seasons there, she moved back down to the Carmel area and started working farmers markets for Serendipity Organic Farms, a woman-owned organic farm based in Carmel. From 2008-2015 she worked with ginger; connecting the ingredient to chefs, bartenders, r&d firms, and product development for use in natural and organic food and beverage products throughout the world.
$50 / $45 UCBG Members