Ultimate Summer Picnic with Maker's Mark: Hands-on Cooking & Cocktail Class

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Take your bourbon game and summer picnic skills to the next level!

CUESA and Maker’s Mark invite you to the CUESA Kitchen for an afternoon of farm-fresh cocktails and bites in the heart of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Prepare for your next picnic party and learn how to incorporate peak-season, farm-fresh summer produce into delicious cocktails and artisan bites that pair perfectly with Maker’s Mark bourbon. At this one-of-a-kind cooking and cocktail class, you’ll receive hands-on instruction from a dynamic duo of industry professionals. Led by Maker’s Mark Brand Ambassador Andrew Marks and the team behind The Saratoga, this class will give you the skills host the ultimate summer picnic!

Join us!

  • Toast to the start of the class with a farm-fresh welcome cocktail featuring peak-season summer produce

  • Become a bourbon expert and learn about what distinguishes Maker’s Mark’s small-batch bourbon whiskey

  • Learn how to pair peak-season produce with bourbon to create unforgettable craft cocktails that can be scaled up to a crowd-pleasing punch

  • Create an easy, delicious, and impressive picnic spread with the experts from San Francisco’s The Saratoga

  • Get an insider’s tour of the farmers market and meet your local farmers for to discover how to select the most flavorful and delicious summer produce for your libations

  • Sip and snack on your creations throughout the class!


For more than a quarter century, CUESA’s mission has been to bring farmers and urban dwellers of all ages together to create a world where fresh, sustainably grown food is at the center of everyone’s plate, and family farming is viable for generations to come. Proceeds from the class provide vital funds for CUESA’s education programs like Foodwise Kids and Foodwise Teens, which empower the next generation of healthy eaters.

About Maker’s Mark

Maker’s Mark is made with soft red winter wheat, instead of the usual rye, for a one-of-a-kind, full-flavored bourbon that’s easy to drink. To ensure consistency, we rotate every barrel by hand and age our bourbon to taste, not time. Each and every bottle of Maker’s is still hand-dipped in our signature red wax at our distillery in Loretto, Ky.

About The Saratoga

The Saratoga is a two-story cocktail bar and restaurant focused on luxurious comfort food. This Tenderloin hotspot honors the neighborhood’s vibrant history while bringing a swanky, but cozy, modern vibe. Barman and partner, Brandon Clements, along with the Bacchus Management team, envisioned a bar that puts cocktails in the spotlight, supported by a signature menu, and award-winning spirits and wine program.