Fin & Tonic: Cocktail Class

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Mar 9, 2024

Fin & Tonic: Cocktail Class

Craft delicious drinks and savor tasty tapas while discovering ocean wonders and marine life!

Learn from the Experts

Led by a Cape Fear Distillery expert, you'll create three sea -riously amazing cocktails while enjoying the aquarium's ocean wonders.

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Tier Pricing
Per Person (Ages 21+) $50
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Need to Know Info

What's Included

  • Aquarium admission

  • Two-ounce pours of liquor, plus the complementary mixes, liqueurs, and garnishes to make a serving of three delicious cocktails*

  • Tapas

  • Petite desserts

*Must be 21+ and show valid ID to purchase alcohol.

Fin & Tonic Themes

Each Fin and Tonic event features a different spirit from Cape Fear, so you can come back over and over again!

Swirly Backdrop

March 9, 2024: St. Patrick's Day Edition

Goat Cheese and Fig Crostini, Wild Mushroom and Bacon Jam Phyllo Cups, Smoked Potato Bisque Shooters with Fried Leeks, Miniature Corned Beef Reuben with House Pickled Okra Garnish, and Vegetarian Hand Pie with Potato, Cabbage and Onion

Petite Desserts
Warm Myer Lemon Tarts with House Made Bumbleberry Sauce, Poached Pear and Ginger Tart, and Dark Chocolate and Cherry Tart

April 6, 2024

Assorted Charcuterie Skewers with Sweet Djon Drizzle, Goat Cheese, Smoked Salmon, Ginger Pinwheels, Herbed Cream Cheese Cucumber with Roasted Red Pepper, Smoked Garlic, Rutabaga and Corn Soup with Pumpernickel Croutons, Lamb and Cucumber Hand Pies

Petite Tarts
Toasted Chili and Dark Chocolate Mousse, Bumble Berry Low, and Country Key Lime

June 22, 2024


Rum Marinated Caribbean Shrimp Skewers, Jerk Seasoned Chicken Breast Medallions on Caribbean Salad, Caribbean Sweet Corn Bread, Trinidad Corn Soup, and Sauteed Beef Tenderloin Tips Over Tropical Rum Cole Slaw

Petite Desserts (1-2 Biters)

Caribbean Bread Pudding with Rum-Brown Sugar Glaze, Coconut Macaroons, and Chocolate Crème Brulé Phyllo Shells with a Touch of Cayenne

Swirling Pinstripe backdrop

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