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The Basics of Bases




1 Hour


About the Course

In this class we explore the original construct of a cocktail as the delicate balance of booze, bitters, and sugar by mixing an Old Fashioned. Then we switch out bitters with acid to create the Daquiri. Then we switch out a base component once more by replacing the sugar with two liqueurs to create the Last Word. It's a game of "Telephone" that helped create three iconic classic cocktails, and we're here for the journey!

Your Instructor

Chad Hauge

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.

Chad Hauge
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