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Cocktail Summit Returns to Chicago

The Chicago Cocktail Summit returns to the Logan Theater in Logan SquareTheater on April 2and & 3rd..  I’ll be presenting a session called:  In the Bag: Tea, Cocktails & You on the first day sponsored by Prairie Organic Spirits.

Last year Eric Westra of Westra and Company joined forces with Billy Helmkamp of The Whistler to present this educational event.  Sessions were as varied as the mysteries of clear ice with Camper English to making traditional punches or putting cocktails on tap. Devoting one day of programing to the home enthusiasts and the other to professional mixologists helped identify the level of difficulty of the workshops, but, many attended both days.  Both industry experts and individuals who drive Chicago’s cutting edge cocktail scene shared their knowledge attendees.  Just some of the local innovators on hand were William Duncan from Moneygun; Roderick Marckus from Rare Tea Cellar and Gourmet & Nandini Khaund he spirit guide at Cindy’s.

Heading across the city or the country, the Chicago Cocktail Summit is an annual event worth making a pilgrimage to.

Dates: 2-3 April 2017 All the details and ticket info at

The Tribune has a nice little piece about the summit too.