It’s time to put down the shandys and the John Dalys and reach for a cocktail with a little more heft to get you through the long, dark winter ahead. Uh oh, you only know how to make a vodka soda? Well, first of all, it’s time for you to graduate to better mixed drinks, and second of all, don’t sweat it! Hunter’s, a year-old restaurant on Smith Street, will teach you all you need to know at a special cocktail mixing class they’re holding on Monday night, Oct. 14. The class is small–just eight spots available–and costs $25, which covers two hours worth of materials (read: booze), instruction and fun. Call 718-246-2221 to reserve your seat. If you can’t make the class, you should drop by Hunter’s some other night this month to try out their special Oktoberfest menu, which includes three American craft beers, a German Riesling, pretzels and a sausage tasting with cornichon, sauerkraut and knockwurst.