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Mint: Keeping Cocktails Fresh Since 1492

Between the herbal essence that defines your favorite amari to the muddled magic that makes for beloved tiki drinks, mint is one of the most fundamental flavors in the cocktail world. How did it rise to become the definitive herb? How is it lauded by different drinking cultures and genres? How is it best used and stored? In this seminar, Charlotte Voisey (mixologist, spirits educator and host of The Proper Pour) and Peter Vestinos, (The BarMedic, President of the USBG Chicago Chapter and Beverage Director of The Betty) offer advice on how to cultivate mint and keep it fresh — and, of course, how to best incorporate it into delightfully refreshing cocktails.

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