In this unique experience we will be making our own bottle of Hierbas (pronounced year-bass) to take home with you. Hierbas is a herbal liqueur that has been made on Ibiza for centuries and is based on all the wild herbs that grow around the island. We will also make a short foraging walk to the nearby forrest where we can pick the herbs in the wild. We start off with going through some of the history of Hierbas in Ibiza, and how and why the locals used to make it. We then explain how this links with a deeper history of medicine within Europe and the world. With tastings-as-you-go these workshop events quickly turn into a comfortable gathering where you get to share something interesting, meet new people and have fun. We will go through the 18 or so herbs one by one and also explain a little about the medicinal properties of each. And finally we will guide you to select your own herbs to make your own bottle, which you can personalise to your taste. We pour in the base alcohol, close the bottle, and give it an authentic wax seal. Complete with a personalised label with your name, you get to take it home and show it off to your friends and family!
Hi, I'm Phillip. Some call me an alchemist. Originally from New Zealand, I have lived in Ibiza for 11 years captured by its charm and way of life. It was through my history of working around the world in bespoke cocktail bars that developed my love for making alcoholic products such as beer, wine, vermouth, distilling gin, vodka and whiskey, among many other things. Combining this with the abundance of wonderful wild herbs from Ibiza, it was't long before I was making my own hierbas liqueur. I have a huge passion for making things and I love sharing the history and the stories behind them.
There will be 4x different kinds of hierbas to try from different parts of the island + free water
All equipment to make hierbas including base alcohol and a beautiful glass bottle to put your hierbas in
We will host the workshop at Kasbah restaurant, where we will have out own table set up with a beautiful sea view. Kasbah is the prefect restaurant to catch the sunset in Ibiza with great food and drinks.