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Rising Professionals Get into the Holiday Spirit(s) with Virtual Mix & Mingle

Rising Pros mingle Dec 2020

Charlottesville Chamber Rising Professionals Mix & Mingle December 10, 2020

The Chamber's young professionals hosted a virtual holiday happy hour and mixology class to close out the year with some lighthearted networking.

Guest bartender River Hawkins of The Bebedero and the new Milkman's Bar at Dairy Market showed us how to make The Big Tickle cocktail (recipe below).

After mixing up some drinks, participants enjoyed a few rounds of conversation in breakout rooms.

The Rising Professionals are planning regular meetings and pop-up social events for 2021. The first meeting of the year is set for Wednesday, January 13. Watch the Chamber calendar & newsletter for details! You can sign up for Rising Professionals meeting notices here.

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The Big Tickle

Cocktail Recipe - PRINT

1.5 oz Bourbon (We recommend Larceny or Elijiah Craig, but any of your favorites will do)

.5 oz Benedictine (You can find 2 oz bottles of both of these spirits at your local ABC store)

3 oz whole milk

.5 oz simple syrup (Equal parts sugar and water. Agave syrup works great because you can mix it cold)

Soda water (Any carbonated or seltzer water will do, but make sure it's not tonic or something with citric acid as that will curdle the milk. Make sure the soda water is kept well refrigerated. You want it as cold as possible.)

Combine all ingredients except soda water in a glass with ice. Vigorously shake ingredients if possible, stir if not.

Strain chilled ingredients into another glass. Gently add soda water until a nice frothy head develops.

Dust with cinnamon.