HOLLOW LEG cocktail classes are for curious folks who are interested in the art + science behind mixology. We like to think of our classes as real life test kitchens where class-goers make customized cocktails tailored to their palate. It all comes down to empowering folks with Julia Child-like conviction, so that after class, they can mix amazing cocktails at home!
In addition, we hand craft all of our own bitters/tinctures for classes, and take pride in using local, seasonal ingredients we source from local farmers.
We approach cocktails with Julia Child-like conviction and we want you to, too, which is why we offer cocktail making classes year-round!
Hey, y’all! I’ve been a part of Chicago's sustainable food scene since 2009, and it’s my honour and pleasure to present to you HOLLOW LEG!
In June 2014 I won a national cocktail competition through Slow Food USA, earning me a position as a delegate to Slow Food International’s biannual Terra Madre conference, considered the Olympics of Food.
In addition to being the moderator of the American Speakeasy workshop at Terra Madre 2014 in Turin, Italy, I’ve taken courses from some of the best mixologists in the world at Sala Mixology in Italy on topics of dilution and temperature, Mezcal and Tequila, botanicals, and molecular mixology. I’ve also acheived my WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) Level 2 Award in Spirits and working on Level 3!
I’ve created a lot of cocktails over the years, and taught mixology classes at Rhine Hall Distillery and Koval Distillery, and even served on the board of Slow Food Chicago, a non-profit that seeks to create dramatic and lasting change in the local food system to ensure equity, sustainability and pleasure in the food we eat.
In addition to media appearances (promotional videos for Jack Daniels & CB2, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Reader, WGN-TV's SEE Chicago, which named HOLLOW LEG a "hidden gem of Chicago,"), I have the pleasure of consulting at institutions worldwide, and truly love doing what I do!