Spirits & Cocktails

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    Grappa and Brandy Cocktail Class

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    Fancy unique blends of cocktails made from the most exquisite alcohol in the city? What did you say? Been there done that? Well, sure you have when it comes to whiskey, gin and vodka. But Chicago's newest micro-distillery, Rhine Hall, has something special in store with their Grappa and brandy cocktail class. Tour the distillery to experience the creation of Brandy and Grappa made from delicious local apples. Using the finest handmade mixers and bitters from local produce and homemade syrups, this is as real as it gets! Sip delightful new flavors straight up, or dive into the intricate world of cocktail creation by getting a lowdown on dilution and temperature, flavor pairing, mixing, stirring and shaking. Saving the best for the last, end the class by tasting your signature cocktail! Scoot over old cocktails. It's time for some new cocktail magic!
    Grappa and Brandy Cocktail Class

    2010 W Fulton St, Chicago

    • Take a tour of Chicago's newest micro-distillery, Rhine Hall and see how they create cocktails
    • Create unique blends of cocktails by mastering the intricate cocktail-making science
    • Drink and discover new alcohols like Grappa and brandy
    • Enjoy the taste of your very own signature drink
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    10 positive reviews
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    Science of Alcohol Tour

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    She BLINDED me, with SCIence! Don't pretend like you don't know the song. Ever wonder why Thomas Dolby said "science "instead of" alcohol"? Maybe because alcohol IS science, by some transitive property. But enough about one-hit wonders. Let's talk liquor. Get ready to learn all about how CH makes Vodka, Gin and lots of other spirits from locally-grown grains. This tour includes "The Tradition", a special take on the classic Russian way to drink vodka: ice cold CH Vodka, with rye bread and pickles. Time Out Chicago included The Tradition on their list of "The 100 Best Things We Ate and Drank" (www.chdistillery.com/press) and it's the perfect way to wrap up the tour of this beautiful Vodka distillery! Just remember Newton's Third Law of Motion, paraphrased as "drink responsibly!"
    Science of Alcohol Tour

    564 W Randolph St, New York

    • Learn all about how CH makes vodka, gin, and loads of other spirits from locally-grown grains
    • Experience "The Tradition", CH's take on the Russian way to drink vodka: ice cold CH vodka with rye bread and pickles
    • Tour a beautiful and mesmerizing vodka distillery unlike any other
    • Meet other alcohol enthusiasts who are just as eager to broaden their knowledge of the craft as you are!
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    Cupcakes and Cocktails

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    Up for some sweet, sweet fun? Treat yourself to a little happy hour cupcakery! Bring your favorite adult beverages and mix up some cocktails while you work to enhance the workshop's social vibe. As you sip and mingle, you'll learn to decorate cupcakes like a pro. Master basic piping techniques to add colorful designs to your treats and finish the class with a half dozen cupcakes that are yours to take home! This delicious event is an innovative way to spend some quality time with old friends and make some new ones. Of course, being able to make pretty cupcakes will do wonders for your social status anywhere!
    Cupcakes and Cocktails

    2205 W Belmont Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to decorate cupcakes using professional piping techniques
    • Bring your favorite cocktail ingredients to enhance the fun
    • Finish class with a half dozen cupcakes to take home
    • Spend some creative quality-time with friends and make some new ones
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    Distillery Tour

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    Want to tour a distillery? How about one in the heart of Chicago's Industrial district? Come along for an inside look at the processes necessary to make some of your favorite and most delicious local spirits. You will learn all about the distillation techniques and the special recipes that make distilleries unique. Get to try some of your favorites straight from the source and sample drinks whether they're your go-to favorites or something new. Experience the fun of seeing what goes into making carefully crafted and perfected spirits!
    Distillery Tour

    2010 W Fulton St, Chicago

    • Get an insider's look inside the distillation process with a tour of a local distillery
    • See how some of your favorite drinks are crafted and perfected
    • Sample a variety of spirits and figure out which one is your favorite
    • Have a great time learning all about intricate distilling processes
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    10 positive reviews
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    Quincy Street Distillery Tour

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    Embark on a distillery tour to uncover the entire distillation process, and taste its magnificent spirits. Close your eyes and imagine the combination of the refreshing taste of history, and the unique expressions of craftsmanship. Better yet, you'll learn about Quincy Street Distillery's new products, and even discover how spirits are stored in barrels. Hear the history and stories behind their products, and sampling their classic formulas and distinct tastes. Experience a whole new style of craftsmanship!
    Quincy Street Distillery Tour

    39 E Quincy St, New York

    • Enjoy a tour with your friends and family as you learn the process of distilling, including making cuts and the storing of spirits in barrels
    • Discover the world of spirits that blend the creative with the classic
    • Hear the history and stories behind wondrous craftsmanship
    • Sample delightful tastings from the distillery
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    Sunset Cocktail Cruise Aboard Mystic Blue in Chicago (Monday Night )

    Most people can agree that Mondays are the worst. But maybe they don't have to be so bad if you've got a cocktail cruise to look forward to! Climb aboard the Mystic Blue Yacht for a relaxing, after work sunset cruise! From the famous Ferris Wheel to the Lake Michigan shore, the sights and atmosphere of Chicago's Navy Pier make it the perfect place to spend an evening relaxing! If you feel the need to unwind even more, you'll get the chance to dance to the sounds of one of Chicago's hottest live DJ's. Plus, there'll be a fully stocked cash bar where you can pick up your favorite cocktails! This will be a party for the books.
    Sunset Cocktail Cruise Aboard Mystic Blue in Chicago (Monday Night )

    600 E Grand Ave, Chicago

    • Make your Monday even better with a party aboard the Mystic Blue Yacht
    • Enjoy beautiful views of the sun setting behind the Chicago skyline
    • Sip on your favorite cocktail while you mingle and lounge with new friends
    • Dance the night away and forget about your worries
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    Distillery Tours

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    Indulge in Chicago's uniquely crafted spirits on this all-inclusive distillery tour. Sample the products of three different distilling production facilities as you are whisked around town in a one-of-a-kind barrel bus. Your Prohibition-Era expert will help you relive the trials and triumphs of the men and women who made, and continue to make, Chicago one of the country's best destinations for fine liquors! Want to learn about the effect Prohibition laws had on Chicago and how certain gangs developed to facilitate the transport of illegal hooch? Step on your barrel bus through the speakeasy-style, hidden vertical door and start your one-of-a-kind Chicago Distillery Tour. As you're taken from distillery to distillery in this jinty, your guide will provide entertaining and educational insights into the beginning of Chicago's liquor industry during the 1800's. What better way to visit local craft distilleries and sample their wares, than in a Prohibition-Era styled Bus. You'll sample craft spirits at each of the three distilleries. Enjoy whiskey, gin, apple-brandy, vodka, and more, as you try approximately 9-12, locally crafted spirits throughout the tour. On your production facility tour, you'll learn the step-by-step procedures of distilling and the science behind the art. Stop at large and small facilities so you can get a sense of what it was like to step into a distillery before the 18th Amendment made booze illegal. Upgrade your DeLorean to a barrel bus and travel back in time!
    Distillery Tours

    600 N Clark St, Chicago

    • Enjoy a tour aboard the Barrel Bus and tastings at three distilleries in Chicago
    • Taste the distinctive qualities of uniquely crafted spirits
    • Relive the trials and triumphs of Chicago's liquor history with a Prohibition-era expert
    • Drink 9-12 samples of craft spirits with your friends
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    33 positive reviews
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    Debonair Live Music Series

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    This show puts the air in debonair. Treat yourself to some live music and dancing, while breaking out your fancy duds at the Debonair Social Club's live music series. This isn't your regular high society event, but rather a night for urbane minds to succumb to a little delinquency, with drink specials and two floors of raucous dancing. Following the live music, which typically includes three bands, you'll be able to keep on hopping thanks to the DJ'd dance parties that follow. Dress to impress, but bring your degenerate side. Are you hip enough to be debonair?
    Debonair Live Music Series

    1575 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

    • Enjoy live sets of music in a vogue, fashion-forward environment
    • Get down with some of the best DJs around after the live shows are done
    • Take advantage of two floors of dancing on which to let loose
    • Enhance the fun by partaking in drink specials offered at the full bar
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    Distillery Tour

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    Chicago Distilling Company was founded in 2010 when the DiPrizio family turned a family pastime of making moonshine and wine in the Northwoods of Wisconsin into what promises to be a multi-generational business. Production of their first batch of spirits began in the Fall of 2013 in the Logan Square Neighborhood of Chicago. Explore the grounds and learn about the art of the distillation with a start'to'finish tour of the Chicago Distilling Company's production floor. If you've ever wondered about the many processes that go into converting grain to delicious alcohol, this is your chance for an inside look. Enjoy a sampling of Chicago Distillery's fabulous spirits, made with local ingredients, most of the grain is farmed less than 50 miles away! You'll also be able to relax in the the Distillery's cozy tasting room. A perfect way to lift your spirits!
    Distillery Tour

    2359 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago

    • Expand your knowledge of distilled liquors during a comprehensive distillery tour
    • Discover the processes behind creating some of the most renowned spirits
    • Learn about the hard work and commitment that has gone into taking a family pastime and turning it into a modern distillery
    • Enjoy tasting the award winning spirits
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    10 positive reviews

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