MIXOLOGY 101 WORKSHOP with Argelia Martinez of Vida Mia Cocktails
Bow + Arrow Chicago, June 2019
Learn mixology 101 in this hands on cocktail making workshop using high-quality fresh ingredients & premium liquor in each craft cocktail. Inspired by her Mexican-American roots, Argelia will teach 2 tequila based drinks - Fresh Lime Margarita & Oaxacan Mezcal Old Fashion.
Vida Mia Mixology Class
DeColores, February 2019
Vida Mia Cocktails is partnering with DeColores Restaurant to teach the art + science of making cocktails before the Valentine's Day weekend. Learn how to make his and her cocktails with fresh ingredients, premium spirits, and eye-catching garnishes. DeColores will be sharing their new lunch and Vegan menu. Ticket includes 3 cocktails and a sampling of delicious appetizers by Chef Sergio Reyes.
Cinco de Mayo
Standout Style Boutique, May 2018
The Mixologist, Argelia from Vida Mia Cocktails, demonstrated how to make three types of exquisite margaritas — Hibiscus, Spicy Cucumber, and Mezcal. Along with other fellow cocktail enthusiasts, we learned about each recipe and behind-the-bar tips and tricks. Argelia gave us tips on how to shake, stir, and pour drinks like a pro. Plus, Mexican-inspired appetizers were provided to complement each margarita.
Día de los Muertos
Deolores, November 2018
This past weekend, I was invited to a private Día de los Muertos brunch hosted by DeColores Restaurant in Pilsen. El Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead is a Mexican tradition where families honor the lives of their loves ones that have passed. I was excited to participate because in my Peruvian culture, the Day of the Dead is not quite as important a celebration as it is in Mexico.
Following Mexican tradition, the restaurant set up a colorful altar. This specific altar showcased photographs of well-known Latino artists that have passed. Everyone was asked to bring in photographs of deceased loved ones and place it on the altar.
As you probably know, I love pretty cocktails and delicious food so spending my Sunday indulging in Mexican cuisine and craft cocktails was a dream! I enjoyed all the great conversation and especially meeting the lovely ladies from the new podcast Cocktails con Conmadres.