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Last Minute Plans: Chicago Bartenders Support Victims Of Boston Marathon Bombing

By Paul Leddy in Food on Apr 29, 2013 3:30PM


As they've demonstrated before, the Chicago bartending community is an extremely tight-knit group that never passes up an opportunity to give back to the local community and beyond. Bartenders Daniel de Oliveira and Sergio Serna, along with the United States Bartenders Guild-Chicago Chapter (USBG), will be hosting a fun event tonight for a great cause.

From 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Taco Joint will be transformed into party central as the group serves food and drinks to benefit One Fund Boston. The fund was created by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino as a way to raise money for those most affected by the Boston Marathon bombing.

For the first two hours, Speed Rack Chicago finalist Liz Pierce and wild-card winner Jacyara (Jacy) de Oliveira will be on the bar to make the four drinks they need to make to qualify for the Speed Rack finals in NYC on May 16 (guests need to order all four at the same time). The cocktails are: Jameson Whisky Sour, Beefeater Fitzgerald, Caliche Hemingway Daiquri, Chivas Regal Bobby Burns.

From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., special guest bartenders Joy Richard and Sabrina Kershaw of Citizen Pub/Franklin Restaurant Group in Boston will be behind the stick mixing up seven different cocktails from seven iconic Boston bars. They will be making the following cocktails:

Another Word
Absolut Vodka, Green Chartreuse, Maraschino Liqueur, fresh lime
Courtesy of Citizen Public House

Amarillo Verde
Altos Plata Tequila, Galliano, Demerara, fresh lime
Courtesy of Franklin Cafe

Beefeater Gin, Dry Vermouth, St. Germain, celery bitters, grapefruit oil.
Courtesy of Drink

ES Whisky Smash
Weller 7yr bourbon, mint, lemon, sugar
Courtesy of Eastern Standard

Jasmine: April Showers Bring May Flowers
Beefeater Gin, CuraƧao, lemon, Campari.
Courtesy of The Hawthorne

Union Mule
Beefeater Gin, lemon, Applejack, St.Germain, Ginger beer
Courtesy of BackBar

Imperial Royale

Bud Light Lime, St. Germain
Courtesy of the Mixology Twins

Ward 8
Templeton Rye, lemon, orange, grenadine.
Courtesy of Locke-Ober Cafe, 1896

The cost for the evening is $20 which covers all food and drink. 100 percent of proceeds (including tips) will be donated to One Fund Boston.

Please RSVP to Daniel at

Taco Joint is located at 158 W. Ontario Avenue.