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Healthy Happy Hour

  • The Chopping Block at Merchandise Mart 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #107 Chicago IL 60654 (map)
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In this cooking class-meets-cocktail mixer, I'll share some of my favorite clean cocktails and whole foods-based appetizers. Bring a friend to catch up over low-sugar and unprocessed drinks, while you mingle at chef-led demo stations showing you how to make each healthy recipe. 

Instead of sugary mixers that can lead to hangover city, we'll use herbs, spices, ginger, kombucha, bitters, cold-pressed juices and high-quality spirits to create 2 cocktails and a mocktail for sampling. Summer produce such as beets, watermelon, greens, and sweet potatoes are at the center of these party-friendly appetizers. Learn to make a party spread in a party atmosphere that's easy, affordable, colorful, and won't leave you in a carb-induced food coma. Embrace the sunshine and bounty of the season in this special summer Friday event! 

Cocktails recipes include:

  • Gin Garden (cocktail)
  • Pineapple-Bourbon Smash (cocktail)
  • Cold-Brew Jamaica (mocktail)
  • Watermelon Cubes with Balsamic and Mint
  • Smoky Corn, Tomato, Avocado and Arugula Salad Cups
  • Ultimate Crudité with Bright Beet Hummus
  • Sweet Potato Sriracha Cakes
  • Raw Chocolate Macaroons

Vegan and gluten-free menu! Students will receive a full-size Gin Garden Cocktail upon arrival, and tastings of the other menu items and beverages throughout the event. 

Healthy Happy Hour will also feature clean label food product samples from our event sponsors: |Here| cold-pressed juices, perfect for mixing your own cocktails, and Niloofar Persian Snack Mix, a blend of nuts and Middle Eastern dried fruits, great for parties or post-workout!

Earlier Event: July 13
Clean Eating: Very Vegetable