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.

Upcoming Dates


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

June 22, 2024: Pirate Edition


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

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

July 27, 2024: U.S.A. History Edition


Reuben Bites on Toasted Rye, Orange Vodka Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallions with A Sun-Dried Tomato Relish, Chicken Cordon Bleu Bites, Smoked Sausage-Cranberry Medallions, White Cheddar Tater Tot Cups with Roasted Vegetables, Scallions, Cheddar and Sour Cream

Petite Desserts

Chocolate Dipped Vodka-Soaked Strawberries, Banana-Apricot Crepes, Vanilla Mousse Tart with Vodka Infused Blueberries

October 12, 2024: Halloween Edition


Bacon Wrapped-Pickle Juice Marinated Chicken Breast Bites, Pumpkin Deviled Eggs (Looks like a pumpkin, no pumpkin taste), Baked Boursin Cheese Stuffed Mushroom Caps, Grilled Marinated Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Mild Salsa Macaroni and Cheese

Petite Desserts

Chocolate Zombie Brain Cupcakes, Key Lime Pie Tarts, Chocolate Dipped Tequila-Soaked Strawberries

December 14, 2024: Christmas Edition


Grilled Vegetable & Roasted Sweet Red Pepper “Bruschetta” with Basil on Toasted Crustinis, Warm Bourbon Glazed Salmon on A Bed of Caramelized-Leeks and Sweet Red Peppers, Honey Bourbon Shrimp on Basmati Rice, Petite Homemade Turkey Meatloaf with Bacon-Tomato Mornay Sauce, Smoked Sausage-Roasted Brussel Sprout Bites

Petite Desserts

Bourbon Pecan-Pie Tarts, Chocolate Cheesecake Bites with Strawberries, Mini Fruit Tarts with Pastry Cream and Apricot Glaze

Swirling Pinstripe backdrop

Woah! The aquarium sounds like alotl fun! But what are you doing all the way down here with the axolotls – some of the most secretive salamanders in the world?!

Did you know the spotted salamander is the state amphibian of South Carolina? It earned the title in 1999 thanks to a campaign led by a class of Spartanburg third graders.