Basics of Stirred Drinks
About the Course
In this class the guests will take a look at booze-forward cocktails as the broad category of drinks that attempt to balance booze, bitter, and sweet. We will mix together through the Old Fashioned (with a Sazerac variant), Manhattan (with a rye vs bourbon tasting, and perfect and black variants), Martini (with a classic/modern and twist/olive garnish tasting), and Negroni (with a ratio adjustment lesson and boulevardier variant). Guests will learn how to stir, pour and garnish like a pro!
Chad is a creator and collaborator. He has served as the beverage director for Longman & Eagle in Chicago, designed drinks for bars from NYC to Omaha, and his cocktails have been poured for Bulls & Blackhawks games. His work has been featured in Vanity Fair and Wine Enthusiast, and Chad is, in his heart, a clown. He is excited for the opportunity to be making cocktails in Glen Ellyn near his alma mater, the ever dry Wheaton College.