The Cocktails of the Kentucky Derby

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This year marks the 140th running of The Kentucky Derby. When a party has continued for 140 years, you know it must be doing something right!

While Chicago may be a ways away from Louisville, there's no reason we can't bust out our seersucker suits and our "y'alls" and "ma'ams" and enjoy one of the distinguished beverages that make this sporting event one for the ages. This Dabble class is an introduction to the history of, composition of, and taste profile of the signature drinks of the Kentucky Derby.

Instruction will shine spotlight on four signature Derby drinks: The Mint Julep, The Seelbach, The Crown of Roses, and for the straight shooters among us ... Bourbon. Not only will you learn the history and fun stories behind these cocktails, but you'll also discover step by step how to make and / or order them. And what kind of Southern hospitality would we be showing if we didn't offer all our guests taste tests? Generous sampling portions of the four Kentucky Derby cocktails will be provided and discussed.

Taking this class is a no brainer. But deciding which over-the-top floppy hat to wear to the event? Now that's a different story.

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Dennis McLennand

Dennis Mclennand has been in the restaurant and hospitality industry for over 20 years. He started this journey at some of the most prestigious restaurants on the island of Palm Beach, Forida. He brought this knowledge and experience to Chicago 7 years ago when he joined the team of skilled professionals at Eat, Drink, Educate. Dennis has always enjoyed the art of guiding guests choices either for drinks or dining, and finds great joy in turning guests onto something new. Dennis prides himself on his fun and interactive classes... so expect to have fun, participate, and of course, learn a lot.

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