My family and I are taking a Moroccan cooking class tomorrow night. I am looking for a simple cocktail that I can make ahead and bring to class in a thermos.
Seriously, Mint tea.
While alcohol is legal as per the government, it is illegal by Islamic religious law. Morocco is 99% Muslim. They do have a few brands of beer and wine, but use in public is at the best frowned upon, at worst illegal depending where you are. There are hotel bars, and clubs for drinking. Stores that sell alcohol tend to keep it locked up in secure cases.
Is this a cooking class in a restaurant? in someone's home? through a college extension/adult ed. program?
Granted, it's a class and not travel, but -- unless this is a groups of friends with whom you regularly cook with -- the concept of bringing alcohol to a class where you're supposed to be learning something strikes me as a bit odd . . . and your family is coming? What are you bringing for your under-21children? Are you bringing enough cocktails to share for everyone? Or are you just bringing it for yourself because the cooking class is your partner's idea and you could really care less about it, but want a cocktail to see you through? ;^)
I don't know. The thought just seems odd to me, but feel free to completely ignore this entire post . . .
The class was wonderful (Kitchen on Fire, Berkeley, CA). I made a rum based cocktail that had equal parts rum, simple syrup that I infused with crushed cardamon pods, sweetened lime and club soda, garnished with a mint stem. It was delicious, subtle and not too strong.