Natalia Cardenas, CCS, Beverage Development Manager, Breakthru Beverage Illinois
- “Raising the Bar – James Beard Foundation Celebrates Women Shaking Up Chicago’s Beverage Scene,” will launch the full weekend of Taste America events in Chicago, while supporting the Foundation’s women’s leadership programs.
- The event will take place on Thursday, October 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Lakewood – 1758 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL.
- Tickets are still available for $100 via www.jamesbeard.org/events/taste-america-chicago-kick-off.
- The esteemed lineup of local mixologists and sommeliers includes Julieta Campos (The Whistler), Natalia Cardenas (Breakthru Beverage Group), Jarmel Doss (The Aviary), Julia Momose (Kumiko, Oriole) and Alpana Singh (“Check, Please!”, Terra and Vine).
Check out this website for a full schedule of events for the weekend - https://www.jamesbeard.org/tasteamerica
1.5oz Wheatley Vodka
.5oz Fresh Beet Juice
.75oz Honey Syrup
.75oz Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
1.5oz Q Ginger Beer
Method: Combine all ingredients (except Ginger Beer) in shaker tin with ice; shake vigorously; strain over fresh ice in Collins glass.
Garnish: Lemon Swath
1.5oz Hendrick’s Gin
1oz Balsam Rosé Vermouth
1oz Sicilian Blood Orange Green Tea Syrup
1oz Fresh Squeezed Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
.5oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1 Dash Bittermens Krupnik Bitters
1 Dash Scrappy’s Cardamom Bitters
Method: Combine all ingredients in shaker tin with ice; shake vigorously; strain over fresh ice in Rocks glass
Garnish: Grapefruit slice