Orange County has been hot on the craft cocktail trend for a few years now, but only recently has it offered its community and bartenders a place to find the highest quality bar tools found nowhere else in Orange County, bitters, vintage glassware, and classes taught by leaders in the craft cocktail movement â€“ thanks to the opening of The Mixing Glass at The OC Mix at SOCO. Gabrielle Dion, the mastermind behind some of the most innovative and buzzed about cocktails in Orange County, is now offering the tools and education to make craft cocktails at home and to the trade.
The product mix at The Mixing Glass will include cocktail wares and supplies, bar tools imported from Japan and London, hard-to-find bitters that shoppers can sample, vintage barware and glassware, books, and cocktail kits like the Moscow Mule Kit which includes everything from the traditional copper mug to the ginger beer. The Mixing Glass will also host regular classes ranging from how to make homemade ingredients for cocktails, as well as bar mechanics, and Mixology 101. Gabrielle plans on bringing in guest speakers such as lead bartender Ricky Yarnall from Broadway by Amar Santana and Jason Schiffer from 320 Main to share their knowledge with Mixing Glass customers.