Learn to make and drink Ibiza’s most famous liqueur
Hierbas (pronounced “year-bas”) literally mean “herbs” in Spanish and it’s also the name of the famous local Ibiza liqueur you would have been offered as an digestif in the local restaurants.
This liqueur has been traditionally made on the island for centuries and is deeply ingrained into the culture of Ibiza.
In this unique experience you will join others in learning all about this iconic liqueur, the wild herbs that go into making it, and make your own bottle to take home with you.
Workshops will be in English and are held each day during summer in the afternoon at beautiful locations around the island.
HOW IT WORKS
Small groups – minimum of 2, maximum of 10 people
Meet at the bar
We have our open-air table
Start with introduction & tasting
Identify and become familiar with the herbs
Select your flavours
Make you own
Seal with hot wax
Label and wait
Workshops include several artisanal brands of hierbas from different locations around the island for you to try so you can see what the variation between brands is like.
We’ll go through some of the history, revealing some quirky facts, why the locals were making it in the first place, and touch on a deeper history of alcohols relationship with herbs and medicine.
There will be a beautiful display of all the freshly picked wild herbs from Ibiza’s country side which you can touch and smell and taste. We’ll also cover some of the medicinal properties of each and let you know where you can find them in the wild. You can even join us to pick them yourself in the forrest – more details below.
Finally the part which is the most fun – Get creative and make your own version! We will guide you on how to select the right quantity of herbs so that your own hierbas suits your own tastes. To add the perfect final touch you will receive a personalised label and get to authentically seal your bottle with wax.
A perfect way to start the evening, where you will meet people, share a new experience and have fun.
Duration: 2 hours
May – October
WILD HERB FORAGING
Come forage with us and pick your own wild herbs straight from the Ibiza wilderness.
These walks are optional, and are free to join.
Experience the beauty of the natural forrest in Ibiza, where we will take you on a guided walk through the mountains. Walks are easy and take around 30 – 45 minutes, where you’ll get to discover all the wild herbs that create the flavours and aromas of hierbas.
How it works:
You let us know you’re interested in the foraging walk when booking. We then let you know of the foraging time and location.
UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS
HIERBAS WORKSHOPS AT PAISSA D’EN BERNAT
We have a limited series of workshops coming up at a very special venue.
Paissa D’en Bernat is an old Ibicenco villa that is set in the mountain side in San Jose, surrounded by tranquil forrest where you won’t hear anything but the birds in the trees. With a view that transports you to another place this wonderful spot the epitomises the best of Ibiza, and make the perfect place to be making Ibiza’s most iconic liqueur.
Wednesday September 4th
Wednesday September 18th
6pm – 8pm
To book one of these events please use the button below.
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Check out Richard Ayoade and Kate Knappett’s hierbas making experience during their trip to Ibiza.
Watch out for “Neck it with Knappett” and the famous catchphrase “I’ve just wax sealed my own herbal liqueur”
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