Manhattan Zodiac, cocktail teacher

Manhattan Zodiac

Manhattan Zodiac

location_on SF, San Francisco

local_activity classes: Cocktail

5.0 (31)
Instagram followers5k

Manhattan Zodiac is owned and operated by Katya Skye and Yana Nogid, a female duo on a mission to spread appreciation, knowledge, and elegance within the imbibe culture. Based out of San Francisco, MZ currently offers three mixology related services: bar consultancy, cocktail catering, and mixology experiences (cocktail workshops, online and in-person).

Both founders come from a strong craft cocktail background, having work experience in New York and San Francisco high end bars and restaurants. Mixology fundamental techniques and theories are the basis to everything they do. Their most recent consulting projects have been developing cocktail recipes for Hotaling Co., a leading importer & distiller company in San Francisco, and an Amaro-based cocktail program for Sorella, the sister restaurant to the team behind Michelin star restaurant, Acquerello.





Siva Muthu May 2024

We recently had a team-building event at ClassBento. We loved it. The host was very good, knowledgeable, and friendly. They had lots of drinks—more than our team could consume. :) It is a great place, and I would recommend it.

Julie Nguyen Mar 2024

We went here for date night and we were completely blown away by how much we learned about cocktails. Our host was fantastic and loved answering all of our questions. The drinks we made were also delicious and so much fun to make. We hope to come back in the future to learn more from our host.

Erin Arendse Jan 2024

Ava was a fantastic and hospitable instructor! 12/10 would recommend. Do not miss this class!

Anika Burnell Dec 2023

This class was great. It was personalized and the instructor Eva was great, knowledgeable and was able to modify things for my guest’s preferences. I enjoyed the time and would definitely recommend it to others interested.

Teacher's response

Hi Anika! Thank you very much for your review and trusting us with your celebration. Our team had such a great and fun time serving your group. We hope to see you all soon again.

J Davis Dec 2023

The space and instructor where Elite Definitely returning for another course for sure Top tier

Teacher's response

Thank you very much, J! It was such a pleasure to meet you both.

Marry Christmas,

Davis Gossage Sep 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Really tasty drinks and we really learned a lot. The teacher was engaging and stayed longer for any questions we had. A really great experience!

Nora Brandt-Sims Jun 2023

My husband and I loved the class! The teacher was super friendly and made it fun and interesting. We had delicious drinks and really got to learn how to make our own cocktails.

Craft Cocktail Workshop review by Nora Brandt-Sims - San Francisco

Madeleine McGrath Jun 2023

Great drinks and great pacing. The teacher was so open to questions and generous with her experience. I learned a ton and had a blast!

Chelsea Tran May 2023

My team and I learned so much during this class and had the tastiest cocktails. 10/10 would do again!

Tiffany Hipolito Mar 2023

My friends and I really enjoyed this class! Yana was a great teacher/host and we learned a lot about mixology. The drinks were good too! I totally recommend this class!

Craft Cocktail Workshop review by Tiffany Hipolito - San Francisco

Karuna Chibber Mar 2023

Great class! Teacher was very knowledgeable, and provided the right balance of technique and fun. The room was set up beautifully, very functional and clean. Would recommend!

Roshan Jan 2023

I booked this class as a surprise for my boyfriend's birthday - I don't drink alcohol myself so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was great

Yana was an excellent instructor - she was engaging, kind, and shared a lot of interesting information about cocktail-making and the history of mixology. She was also very patient and helpful with all the questions the group asked.
I appreciated that the class allowed the option to make mocktails - I was able to request substitutions so that I could also enjoy the experience, and I really did! The class was a good balance of listening and hands-on interactive learning. I was never previously that interested in mocktails/cocktails but after this class I'm thinking of getting a cocktail-making set myself! I now also have more respect for all that goes into creating cocktails. This is a great class for people without any experience or knowledge in cocktail-making who have an interest to learn!

Cherry Genove-Montiero Jan 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The class was awesome, and definitely exceeded our expectations. The instructor was engaging, the ingredients were delicious, and supplies were perfectly thought out.

Christina Jin Oct 2022

It was a great experience having a private cocktail class with Yana and Katya - they set up all the glasses, shakers, ingredients in the office space. Yana was knowledgeable in walking us through the history of different types of cocktails and the steps of making them. It was a great team event. Everyone loved it.

Ella Alexander Aug 2022

Yana, was an amazing instructor. She is very knowledgeable, polite, and just n all around great person. Our team-building experience was enjoyable and Yan even incorporated a friendly competition so our group could engage. 10/10 I defiantly recommend Manhattan Zodiac for corporate team-building events, bachelor/bachelorette showers, girls trip to S.F., double dating night out, etc.
The venue is fantastic and extremely inviting. Especially great for content creators wanting to check out what there is to enjoy in S.F. (TikTok, IG, Snap).

Winnie Kessler Aug 2022

The team had a great time! Wonderful communication, great energy. They loved it so much!

Eric Brownrout Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The teacher was fantastic: knowledgeable, warm, and caters to all levels.
The bar was super cool. There was a speakeasy and great music, and we had the whole place to ourselves. Great bang for your buck.

Craft Cocktail Workshop review by Eric Brownrout - San Francisco

Nadine McMillan Aug 2022

Great teacher, fun class. Easy to follow along and ask questions. Will recommend to friends

Javier Soto Aug 2022

Yana was a great teacher. This was a fantastic class to learn about cocktail making while having a lot of fun! Thank you!

Sonali Mittal Jul 2022

Yana was just excellent! Extremely knowledgeable, prepared, friendly and she helped answer all of our questions perfectly! The class was a surprise for my husband’s birthday and he loved it as well. The whole process of planning it out with Yana was really easy and engaged as well and overall, I would recommend this class to anyone and everyone looking for a wonderful, unique craft cocktail experience!

Cocktail class review by Sonali Mittal - San Francisco

Chester Iii Jul 2022

All good! Look forward to future classes Please keep me informed. Thanks much —-
Chet Wehe

Dhaivath Raghupathy Jul 2022

Yana is phenomenal! She took the time to explain the differences between cocktails that are shaken vs stirred, interactively walked us through making our own drinks, and deftly answered the questions we asked.

She took the time to chat with us after the class and even helped plan the execution of a cocktail hour my girlfriend was running for her coworkers the following week.

I had a great time and would definitely recommend this class with Yana to anyone on the fence!

Debra Fraizer Jul 2022

Yanna was extremely friendly and helpful. Everything was set up upon arrival. Yanna explained all the bartending tools snd educated us about the chemistry and art of mixology with the drinks we were making. It was fun and using a bar for the class added to the ambiance. We appreciated how Yanna took the time to thoroughly answer everyone’s questions.

Peter Huang Jun 2022

Absolutely amazing experience, Yana was incredibly knowledgable and explained the history behind cocktails in addition to what we thought we signed up for. She was also just easy to talk to and we hit it off right away. Yana is passionate about what she does and makes you feel comfortable right away. We have learned so much and are motivated to gain much more with Yana. We are definitely coming back with some more friends.

Kimberly Miller Jun 2022

Teacher was extremely fun, pleasant, patient, and very knowledgeable. Venue fantastic! We had a great experience and lots of fun. Well worth it!

Cocktail class review by Kimberly Miller - San Francisco

Jenny Hong Jun 2022

My friends and I were looking for something interesting to do on our weekend trip to SF and came upon this class. And it was one of the best decisions we have ever made as a group. The process of booking and confirmation was super smooth. The class is private to only your group, so it creates an intimate feel and a safe space to mess up. Yana, our teacher, asked us about our preferences and allergies for the cocktails way in advance so that she can customize everything to our group. I don't want to spoil too much but she made sure that we had a greater understanding of mixology and the knowledge to order properly (and confidently) at any bar. Yana is not only an amazing bartender/teacher, but she is also simply an amazing person and you'll have the best time with her!

Bobbi Pominville Jun 2022

We had a fantastic mixology class with Yana She was highly knowledgeable and personable. She was able to create a cocktail menu specific to our tastes and we learned so much throughout the process. We also really liked the High Horse Bar and the privacy the downstairs area provided us.

Cocktail class review by Bobbi Pominville - San Francisco

Tatiana Richardson Jun 2022

Yana is fantastic She knows the history behind the cocktail craft and has the most delicious recipes. Highly recommend.

Agnes Wiedenhofer May 2022

Yana was amazing, she made this class such a perfect learning experience! It was such a fun evening, amazing talks and we learned a lot about making cocktails. Btw the bar was beautiful, but you should make the course and see it by yourself. A wonderful Birthday- present

Craft Cocktail Workshop review by Agnes Wiedenhofer - San Francisco

Samantha Kanak Apr 2022

Everything was perfect — from booking prior to the event and then the actual event. Our team had a fantastic time and we all highly recommend!

Kimberly Catahan Apr 2022

Loved this class! The instructor (Yana) was super easy to work with from the start. The class is well organized, informative, and very engaging. We learned so much and plan to book another class with more friends:)

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