The Spirits of Mexico Chicago
Celebrating our 10th Anniversary
Zocalo Restaurant and Tequila Bar 6PM-9:30PM, WEDNESDAY JUNE 26 358 W. Ontario Chicago, IL 60654 312-302-9977
10 years ago, the Spirits of Mexico concurrently launched in New York City and San Diego CA. In 2012, we debuted in Chicago at Zocalo to an enthusiastic crowd of 200+ guests.
During the past 10 years, the Spirits of Mexico received eight proclamations officially designating ‘Spirits of Mexico Day/s’, commendations from the Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce and the Consulate General Mexico as well as notable tributes from ‘O, the Oprah Magazine’, San Diego Magazine, dozens of additional media outlets and bloggers—and most importantly, the guests who return every year.
Significantly, in the past ten years, the sales of Tequila alone have shown significant double-digit growth. There are now more than 1,260 brands of Tequila on the market, most of which are all the rage, 100% de agaves. Mezcals, Sotols, Bacanora, Raicilla, Liqueurs, Wines and other Spirits of Mexico now await your tasting pleasure.
Come celebrate the distiller’s art. Master distillers and blenders, authors, mixologists, aficionados and ambassadors-from world renowned and new-to-market-brands-all meet to share their skills, experience and, of course, their spirits! Sample dozens of signature styles of all of the spirits produced in Mexico.
Silent Auction Benefiting The SKY RANCH FOUNDATION
Proceeds from our Silent Auction, featuring fine spirits & other products,
The Spirits of Mexico Cocktail Challenge!
Vote for your favorite Spirits of Mexico Chicago Cocktail of the Year.
Judge for yourself which cocktail, using Dale DeGroff’s Pimento Aromatic Bitters and Junior Merino’s Dainzu Syrups & Rimmers should win the People’s Choice award.
VIP Hour begins at 6pm.
Hosted by Julio Bermejo, the beverage manager of Tommy's Mexican Restaurant in San Francisco. Julio created the restaurant's signature drink, the Tommy's margarita, which in 2011 was voted a new era classic cocktail by the IBA and Daniel de Oliveira, an award-winning mixologist and full time brand ambrassador for Olmeca Altos tequila.
Combining passion, charisma and originality with an unrivalled knowledge and reverence for the art of Tequila, Milagro Ambassador Jaime Salas is the perfect embodiment of modern day Mexico. Jaime will be leading this exciting seminar
Participating Brands 2013
For inspiration and information about Chicago see the Chicago travel guide on World Travel Guide.
Must be 21 or older to attend: Proof of age and Photo I.D. Required
Please consume responsibly. Carpool with a designated driver or hire a taxi