• Signature Drink Blueberry Lemonade Old Fashioned

     
    FROM THE Summer 2018 ISSUE
     

Scott Castillo-Milburn, owner of mobile bartending service Classic Cocktails by Scott, developed this recipe last summer for a client who was looking for a bourbon-based drink that would feel seasonal and light for an evening party. The night ended with everyone who’d tried it asking for the recipe, and Castillo-Milburn has since replicated it at 10 events. He’s kept the drink a secret—until now. You can hire his company to create this drink for an event, create a new signature cocktail, or even obtain general liability or liquor liability insurance for your venue.  

INGREDIENTS
- 3-4 blueberries, plus more for garnish
- 4 dashes cherry bitters
- lemon wheel
- .5 oz. simple syrup
- .5 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 2 oz. Bulleit Bourbon
- 3 oz. ginger ale

DIRECTIONS
In a rocks glass, add three to four blueberries, the lemon wheel, cherry bitters, simple syrup and lemon juice. Lightly muddle all ingredients. Fill the glass with ice and add 2 ounces of Bulleit Bourbon. Stir with a cocktail spoon, then top with ginger ale. Garnish with a lemon twist and two blueberries on a cocktail skewer.

Courtesy of Classic Cocktails by Scott

Lucky Strike served as the host venue for the third-annual Hospitality Fest, which gathered more than 750 meeting and event planning professionals for a four-hour evening event. With the goal of spotlighting options across Chicagoland for holiday parties, 74 table sponsors showcased ideas for F&B, event spaces and corporate activities. The teams and volunteers wore bowling shirts with presenting title sponsors’ names on the front to create a fun, laidback atmosphere.

 

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