Alumni Winter Study | EPHS 114 "The Making and Unmaking of Purple Cocktails (and Mocktails)"


This class utilizes the methods and theories of libation generation to help students design and pursue innovative beverage creation. Students will use an array of techniques such as mixing, shaking, and pouring to explore the benefits of collaborative and participatory research. Throughout the course, our goal is to better understand the strengths and limits of Purple Cocktails (and Mocktails) while considering how to improve our own mixology. Students will have the opportunity to create and present a final product.

Instructor: Ken Wyatt ’84 with 44° North® Vodka. In conjunction with his partner, Ron Zier, Ken worked to herald the beginning of the “local” spirit movement in the United States. The brand is presently in 40 states and has grown each year since release. Read more about Ken in this Idaho Business Review article.

Enrollment Limit: 300