The inaugural event offered two information-packed days of lectures, panels—and plenty of booze.
Challenged to create a cocktail with black sesame, Patrick Smith of the Violet Hour makes a drink that’s “like a painkiller.”
Challenged to create a cocktail with makgeolli, Maria Carlin of Big Star makes a Ramos Gin Fizz riff inspired by her grandmother.
Violet Hour bartender John Smillie has his way with a two-whey flip.
Michael Kornick and David Morton’s barstaurant was built around barman Tim Lacey. And now he’s gone.
Is Chicago lagging New York because we have no spirit-exclusive cocktail bars. That’s just horsefeathers.
The People Issue: Lynn House, the mixologist for Blackbird who moonlights as a professional actor