RAISED Hosts Tin on Tin Cocktail Classic Mixology Competition
Raised, An Urban Rooftop Bar, Chicago’s most popular and buzzed about rooftop destination, located on the third floor at One West Wacker Drive in Chicago, has been officially announced as the host for the 2017 Tin on Tin Cocktail Classic Mixology Competition on March 27, 2017 from 4pm-9pm. Six Chicago bartenders will go head to head before judges Liz Pearce (Winner of Chicago Speed Rack), Brian Jaymont (Marriott Global Beverage Manager), Matt Schnieder (Certified Sommelier) and two elite judges to be announced March 1. The winner will receive a trip to the 2017 Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans.
The competitors in this “back to the basics” cocktail competition will make one cocktail from a variety of categories, including: The Unforgetables, Long & Refreshing, Stirred & Boozy and Punch. Products used will be from a selected list of Diageo products as a main spirit and Breakthrough spirits as a secondary.
Those who attend the event will be treated cocktail samples, demonstrations and can partake in the judging process for the “Popular Vote” category. Tickets are $20 per person on www.eventbrite.com and $25 at the door. For more information, visit www.tinontinchicago.com.
The hours of operation for Raised are Monday – Thursday 4 p.m. – 12 a.m., Friday and Saturday 2 p.m. – 1 a.m. (12 a.m. for terrace) and Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. For more information about the space and the drink menu at Raised, An Urban Rooftop Bar, visit www.RaisedBarChicago.com or call 312.372.7200.
Following much anticipation and careful planning by a creative and culinary team, Raised opened to critical acclaim in May 2016 under the direction of Executive Chef Daniel Perez. Now with Chef James Kerwin heading the menu programming, the regular menu at Raised features American bar food with a twist, highlighting sharable plates – ideal for mixing and mingling while soaking up the summer. Chef Kerwin focuses on all things local, sourcing his menu ingredients within 200 miles of Raised. The beverage program at Raised is curated by William Nykaza and features an array of wines on tap, an extensive offering of local craft beers on draft and by the bottle, and specialty cocktails served by the glass or in a shareable decanter. The creative libations with seasonal, fresh ingredients encourage guests to sample and share.
Raised was designed by The Gettys Group, fusing an industrial aesthetic with eclectic style and raw finishes. A glass wall lends to a stunning view of the skyline and Chicago River, while the outdoor area features fresh flowers, fire pits, cabanas, couches and an outdoor bar with a decidedly urban feel.