Best Of 2021

Best Online Cocktail Class with its Own DIY Kit: 5 O’Clock Tales

Japp’s owner and mixologist Molly Wellmann began her video series 5 O’Clock Tales near the beginning of the coronavirus shutdown to continue to engage with the customers from her bar, entertain them with interesting stories and offer guidance on making stellar cocktails at home — just a few of her favorite things. It was also a way to raise some funds for her workers, business and self during the difficult time. After successfully reopening Japp’s to the public, with a socially distant layout and platform, she restarted her online cocktail class series. But this time, folks were able to stop in and pick up a cocktail ingredient kit so they could make the drink at home, right alongside Wellmann. jappsotr.com.