Argelia Martinez

An Ode to my Roots

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Inspired by annual trips to visit family in Mexico and home cooked meals in Chicago, I started this business to celebrates the diverse culinary traditions of Mexico through cocktails and cocktail food pairings. It’s an ode to my parents who migrated to Chicago in the 1970’s from Mexico City but their roots are from Tarimoro, Guanajuato and Huixcazda, Hidalgo. 


Vida Mia is proud to help celebrate your milestones and honor the people/places behind the craft. What better way to share these stories than around a table with good people, authentic, fresh ingredients?

Services include:

  • Design a signature cocktail and/or mocktail for pop up dinners and beverage menus

  • Mixology 101 classes

  • Develop corporate team building events

  • Design mixology themed travel experiences to Mexico 

 Past Clients

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I still remember that cold day in winter when Argelia walked into our lives. She was full of life and wonderful ideas. We spoke about a possible collaboration for our first hands-on cocktail making class. Argelia was quick to organize our first event. With a keen sense for detail, she fully executed our first cocktail class and food pairing. I was very inspired by her mixology creations and went to work on designing a special menu to pair with our new spring menu. It was such a pleasure working besides Argelia. Always positive and full of life.
— Sergio Reyes, Executive Chef and founder of De Colores Restaurant


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