Making cocktails at home has never been easier thanks to Simple Times Mixers. Stop by and take one of their cocktail classes!

In case you somehow haven’t heard of Simple Times Mixers yet, they make fresh squeezed cocktail mixers to which you just need to add alcohol. Cocktails at home made easy! But you may have also seen them at various bars and restaurants or private events around town. While they have staple mixers and seasonal flavors, they also offer custom blends and one-offs.

Speaking of fresh ingredients, despite using 6 THOUSAND pounds of fruit a week they still operate with a small-bath mentality, using everything they can from Ohio, which currently includes 5 local farms – blackberries from Rhodes Farm, apples from a farm in Chillicothe, etc.

They also try to reduce waste. For example, Noble Cut Distillery (conveniently located next door) uses the citrus zest first to make Limoncello, etc. before they are juiced to go into Simple Times Mixers. And all those glass bottles? Stop by and drop off your empties because they will wash and reuse them!

And now they offer classes. But if making a cocktail with their mixers is so easy, why do you need a class? Mark put it best by saying that it’s like a rip off of “sip and paint” but with cocktails. With the help of the experts, you get to play with a variety of mixer bases, fruits, herbs, and garnishes, mixing and matching, to create you own mixer blend. Get out of your comfort zone and try something new! (Or if you’re not into alcohol, you could easily make a mocktail.)

Let’s see what our crew came up with…

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Cocktail Class with my fellow CbusFoodBloggers was a blast! . Simple Times Mixers invited us into their beautiful space to get our creative juices flowing (no pun intended 😏) We got to design our own custom cocktail and find out a little more about their products and how they produce them. Did you know almost all the juices are made with local ingredients?? 🤯 . My first cocktail creation was this beauty I named the 💜Blackberry Sage Smash💜 Fresh Blackberry Juice, Sage Simple Syrup, Bourbon and Simple Times Tea Base! Oh and do forget the cute garnish 👌 . Also a shout-out to Baker's Dozen for the tasty sandwiches and treats!

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Looking for a way to spice up your favorite alcohol? @simpletimesmixers is the obvious answer! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Simple Times just opened a gorgeous event/office space in Gahanna where they plan to host cocktail classes as well as rent out their space for any kind of event you can imagine (think office meetings, bridal parties, team building events, etc)! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The @cbusfoodbloggers stopped in for a cocktail making class as well as a delicious dinner catered by @bakersdozencolumbus and it was a seriously delicious and fun time! We got to build our own mixers by combining a fruit, a simple syrup, and a base. I made a strawberry kiwi sage lemonade and DAMN it was good. I can’t wait to go back 😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #614eats #614food #cbuseats #cbusfoodbloggers #cbusfoodscene #columbuseats #columbusfood #columbusfoodie #cravecbus #eat614 #ohiofoodie #sixonefork #eatcbus #columbusfoodscene #cbus #cbusfirst #cbusgram #cbuslife #cbuslove #cbusreflections #livecbus #onlyincbus #igcbus #livelocalcbus #lifeincbus #614 #columbusohio #columbus #midwestfoodfest

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If you've followed me for any length of time you know how much I love @simpletimesmixers . I first discovered them shortly after they first started, at the last Independents Day Festival with @sweetlycbus , and I've been a believer ever since. . . . What started as a mixer to compliment their liquor @karatecowboy took on a life of it's own and is now available everywhere you go, from farmers markets and grocery stores, to restaurants and and an online store! . . . I have been known to buy their mixers by the gallon for parties, signed up for their cocktail of the month club as soon as it launched, and now have even attended one of their inaugural cocktail making class at their new space in Gahanna with the @cbusfoodbloggers . We created our own custom mixer flavor using flavored simple syrups, real fruit juice, and base. . . . I created a strawberry apple cider mint tea and mixed it with bourbon. I think it should become one of their mixers for real, just saying ;-). What flavor is your favorite? Is there a flavor you think they should make? . . #simpletimesmixers #respectyourcocktail #gahannaohio #freshingredients #drinkupcolumbus #thirstythursday #drinkstagram #614drinks #61pour #madeincbus #madeinohio #madelocal #spiffycolumbus #columbuzz #livelocalcbus #cravecbus #columbusalive #lifeincbus #thisiscbus #columbusgram #614forall #socolumbus #lifeincolumbus #livecolumbus #cbusbloggers #614blogger #614 #cbusgram #cbusfoodbloggers

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One great perk of being part of @cbusfoodbloggers is finding out about hidden gems around Columbus like @simpletimesmixers A couple of weeks ago we had a private mixology class and a tour of their new facility in Gahanna. Almost all of their ingredients are locally sourced from farms nearby. . . We started with a base of fruit puree, added a simple syrup, one of their unique mixers and added a splash of alcohol. As it turns out, I’m a great mixologist! I created a drink I named “ruby sunrise ” it started with strawberry and blackberry puree, simple syrup, a mule mixer and a splash of vodka – okay more like 3 splashes of vodka and it was amazing! They have an apple cider mixer which is perfect for the fall and I’m a little obsessed with it! . . #ohiofoodie #cbusfood #drink614 #cbusfoodscene #columbusfoodie #ohiobloggers #simpletimemixers #gahannaohio #cbusbloggers #cbusfoodbloggers #lifeincolumbus #livelocalcbus #cocktails #cbusfoods #

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Had the chance to make cocktails for the 1st time at @simpletimesmixers. This class was so fun and the drinks were amazing. I'm a huge fan of their mixers. If you haven't tried them yet I highly recommend grabbing your friends and attending one of their cocktail classes. Be sure to order some delicious sammies and pretzel sticks from @bakersdozencolumbus to pair with your concoctions….Next class is Nov 7th 😎 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #cbusfoodbloggers #eeeats #asseenincolumbus #eat614 #columbusfoodscene #columbusfoodie #foodies #foodpics #phoneeatsfirst #ohiofood #columbusvisuals #exploreohio #expcols #nomnom #drinks #cocktails #sandwich #foodblogger #igfood #instafoodie #foodgram #ohiophotographer #eatlocal #yummy #columbusoh #cbusgram #614 #sixonefork #lifeincbus #socolumbus

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To help absorb the alcohol, we also were graced by a delicious spread provided by Baker’s Dozen Catering including sandwiches, sides, and dessert! The secret to their delicious spread lies in the freshly baked bread. On the menu: turkey and mozzarella on focaccia, ham and Swiss on pretzel rolls, roast beef and cheddar on sandwich rolls, caprese on sandwich rolls, pretzel sticks, Greek pasta salad, fruit, blueberry bars, butterscotch bars (crowd favorite), and brownies.

Definitely check the out for any upcoming catering needs or find on of their pop ups. You can order cold or hot sandwiches for your next office lunch meeting. They offer 20% off for up to 30 people on first time orders!

Grab some friends and stop by Simple Times Mixers headquarters in Gahanna to visit their store front, book a tour, or take a cocktail class for yourself!

Simple Times Mixers
750 Cross Pointe Roadd Suite M
Columbus, OH 43230
Phone: (614) 504-3551
Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: 12-4pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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Erin, The Spiffy Cookie

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