thursday, june 22
with bittercube bitters @ The Bird
We are collaborating with Bittercube for this curated Cocktail LAB experience. Be your own mixologist at Cocktail LAB. Based on Bittercube’s Pillars of Classic Cocktails, this experience will be a hands on adventure into the art of stirring & shaking. Discussion of proper tools & maintenance, the simplicity of ratios over recipes, and understanding the modern palette. You will be mixing two cocktails while Bittercube walks you through the creation process along with a history of the craft of cocktails and the best of barware. This experience includes a welcome cocktail when guests arrive, mixing two cocktails, and four recipe cards to take home. You will also enjoy a delicious selection of bites from a local restaurant that pair well with your cocktails.
Bittercube was founded by Nicholas Kosevich and Ira Koplowitz in 2009. After successful stints at Town Talk Diner (Nick) in Minneapolis and The Violet Hour (Ira) in Chicago, they began developing, formulating, and tweaking the lineup that is now the six varieties of Bittercube Bitters. The first larger batches began maceration in July of 2010, and since then the business has grown to distributed in more than 25 states around the country.
Beyond bitters, Bittercube consults with a number of restaurants and bars, creating unique cocktail programs throughout the country. Bittercube has a team of dedicated cocktail craftsmen and lend its spirited prowess to trade shows, cocktail classes, events, weddings and cocktail dinners.
Bittercube has been featured in Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, Playboy, Imbibe Magazine, Timeout, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, GO – AirTran Inflight Magazine, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, NPR, and Daily Candy, among other publications.