Lounge and Learn - A Virtual Cocktail Series Curated By Spirited South Florida

Lounge & Learn

Virtual Cocktail Series

Spirited South Florida & BootlegGreg Genias are excited to team up for Winterfest’s Lounge and Learn – A Virtual Cocktail Series.

Join us as our mixologist Greg will craft a professionally perfect cocktail and home bartender Renée will create her “MacGyvered” version with whatever she has in her kitchen. You’ll get handy tips and creative twists! We will have special guests join in, and fun give-a-ways! Set your calendar, you won’t want to miss the spirited fun!

Lounge and Learn premieres next Thursday, May 28th at 5:30 pm, as we shake up Rum 4 Ways partnered with Winterfest sponsor Brugal Rum.

Watch Us

Everyone will be able to view this Virtual Cocktail Series on Winterfest Parade’s Facebook live stream. Want to be part of the fun? We invite you to join a limited interactive group via Zoom, Send your request to Winterfest, the first 100 will be sent an invite with password.

This Week’s Recipe

Recipe card for the Daiquiri

All you will need to join in the fun are spirited ingredients and a few handy tools. Winterfest sponsor Crown Wine & Spirits is offering a promotional code WFLL10 to purchase featured spirits and cocktail kits. So follow along and create your own cocktail, here is a list of what you will need:


  • Brugal light or dark Rum (Winterfest Sponsor RNDC)
  • Limes or unsweetened Lime Juice
  • Sugar or Simple Syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Optional: Grapefruit or unsweetened Grapefruit Juice, Strawberries or Berries, Maraschino liqueur.


  • Jigger or small measuring cup
  • Bar Spoon
  • Shaker (or blender will work too!)
  • Strainer
  • Coupe, Martini or Rocks glass

Watch for series updates at the Winterfest Lounge & Learn event page on Facebook.

The Lounge and Learn Series

May 28 Launch • Rum 4 Ways with Brugal

Good Vibrations. Spirited South Florida will show you how to make the classic Daiquiri and a few home bar twists to shake up a good time. Recipes for: Classic, Berry, Doblar and Hemingway Daiquiris. Ingredients: Rum, Limes (or mixer), Grapefruits, Strawberries, Sugar or Simple Syrup. Theme: Tropical Cocktails

June 11 • The Masked Margarita with Maestro Dobel

ChaChaCha. Spirited South Florida will show you how to make the classic margarita and fun twists that will spice up your cocktail experience. Salt or No Salt, let the debate begin. Recipes for: Classic, Jalapeño Mango and Paloma. Ingredients: Tequila, Limes (or mixer), Grapefruits, Strawberries, Jalapeño, Sugar or Simple Syrup, Salt. Theme: Masquerade

June 25 • Bourbon Basics with Buffalo Trace

Fly Me to the moon. Spirited South Florida will show you how to craft the perfect Whiskey Sour at home. Special Guest Brian Freed from Stache Drinking Den. Tips include eggless sours, jams and garnishes. Recipes for: Sour, Smash and Old Fashioned. Ingredients: Bourbon, Lemons, Oranges, Fig, Apricot or Cherry Jam, Sugar or Simple Syrup and Bitters. Theme: Cocktail Party

July 9 • Summer Swizzle 

Get ready! Spirited South Florida will show you how to create fun summer cocktails with rum and tequila. Crush that ice, garnish with umbrellas.. it’s Tiki Time. Recipes for: Rum Runner, Colada, Planter’s Punch  Ingredients: Rum, Tequila, Limes, Grapefruits, Pineapple, Strawberries, Banana, Coconut, Sugar or Simple Syrup  Theme: Tiki Cocktails

July 23 • Halfway to Christmas

Ho Ho Ho! Spirited South Florida will get in the spirit to shake up some holiday cheer! No matter what the spirit, we will help you customize your holiday cocktail. Recipes for: Nog, Coquito, Mulled, Hot Buttered Rum Ingredients: Bourbon, Rum, Sugar or Simple Syrup, Cream, Coconut Cream, Eggs, spices. Theme: Festivus Holiday Cocktails

Meet Bootleg Greg

Gregory Genias, better known as Bootleg Greg, was born in the hills off Cockpit Country Trelawny, Jamaica. His transformation into Bootleg Greg began at an early age with the help of his father, a self-proclaim bushman and moonshiner, who exposed a young Gregory to the inner workings of plants and herbs and their benefits to the human body. Read more here.

Curated for Winterfest

Winterfest, best known for its one-of-a-kind Boat Parade, brings together our community and visitors from around the world. In 1988, community leaders decided to build upon the popularity of the Boat Parade and create a Not For Profit organization that would make the Parade and all of its surrounding events into a world-class community extravaganza. Broward County also benefits, thanks to Winterfest’s economic impact on the community of more than $50 million per year.

Winterfest encourages and promotes diversity among all Fort Lauderdale cultures, races, and religions. Winterfest has a huge base of 300+ volunteers, supporters, and sponsors led by its Board of Directors. Since most Winterfest events are free to the public, sponsorships from local and national corporations and organizations provide the “fuel” to help run all Winterfest festivities. Our sponsors ensure the continued success and future growth of the Winterfest Celebration.

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