Elixir Fixer

Freelance Mixologist Angie Jackson, a/k/a the "Traveling Elixir Fixer," began her bar career in 1996 and has created, designed and executed cocktails for numerous distillers, distributors, bars, restaurants and spirited events in the greater Chicago area and SW Michigan.  She has consulted with top global spirit brands as well as small, artisan-crafted distillers throughout the Midwest. 

Since competing in Sante Magazine's Chicago "Iron Bar Chef" competition in 2007, Angie has created and executed cocktails for many prestigious events, including: 
  • James Beard Awards Ceremony, NY - 2009
  • Museum of Modern Ice Exhibit, Chicago - 2008
  • Bon Appetit Chicago Gourmet  - '09, '10, '11, '12
  • Green City Market Annual BBQ, Chicago - '09, '10
  • Malt Advocate's WhiskyFest Chicago - '08, '09, '10
  • Chicago Food Film Festival - '10, '11
  • Chicago Meals on Wheels Celebrity Chef Ball - '09, '10, '11
  • Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation - '08, '09, '10
  • Boyne Mountain Chef's Challenge - 2011
  • Art Hop - Kalamazoo, MI - '10, '11, '12
  • Chicago History Museum Events:
  • Ken Burns’ documentary, "Prohibition" – 2011
  • Magical History Whiskey Trolley Tours - '10, '11
  • Prohibition Spirited Dinner, "New Beers Eve" – 2011
  • SW Michigan CARES "Dine Out for Life" Event - 2012
  • Pandora Internet Radio Mixology Classes - '11, '12
  • Edible Michiana Cocktail Workshop Series: 2012
  • Woods to Glass Cocktail Workshop - Fernwood Botanic Garden 
  • Garden to Glass Cocktail Workshop - Journeyman Distillery 
  • Journeyman Distillery's Corsets, Whips and Whiskey Event - 2012
  • Taste of Michigan Event - Ann Arbor - 2012
  • Zazio's Chef's Table "Spirited" Dinner - 2012
  • Big Cedar Distilling Co.'s RumFest - 2012
  • Check Please! Farm to Fork Celebration - 2012
  • SW Michigan Culinary Federation "Mad Men" 7-course dinner - '12
  • KGLBT Winter Gala - '12
  • SantaCon Kalamazoo - '12
  • Fire Historical Arts Fundraiser - '12
  • Discover Kalamazoo Annual Meeting - '12
Angie has contributed to articles featured in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, Kalamazoo Gazette, M-Live, Bride and Groom Magazine, Nation’s Restaurant News, Shoreline Magazine, Asylum Lake Magazine, Eat Drink and Be Michigan and Michigan Meeting and Events Magazine. 

Angie is the Founder of The Elixir House, a unique SW Michigan retail store that is located in the quaint antique Village of Mattawan.  The Elixir House specializes in exclusive, hard-to-find vintage cocktailware.  A large portion of our products are misfit "rescued" cocktail relics we foster until they are adopted into new, loving cocktailian homes. 

Celebrating all things PURE MICHIGAN, Angie recently returned to her home state with her talents from Chicago's culinary circle to  celebrate the artistic crafting of Michigan produced spirits by educating the public and industry professionals on properly balanced classic cocktails using seasonally-fresh and locally sourced ingredients via cocktail demonstrations, spirited dinners, mixology classes and spirited signature events held at restaurants, bars, tasting rooms and event spaces throughout the State of Michigan. 

Formerly an adjunct professor at Chicago's Kendall College, Angie instructed HOS 123 (Mixology) offered through the Culinary Arts, Food and Beverage and Hospitality Departments and was the Festival Mixologist for the Chicago Food Film Festival held at Kendall College in 2009 and 2010.  She was also the Resident Mixologist at Cooking Fools in Wicker Park, Chicago, and Flavour Cooking School in Forest Park, where she instructed a series of Mixology classes for home entertainment. 

A true "Traveling Elixir Fixer," you can regularly find Angie hanging her hat and mixing up her signature Elixirs at special events held at various bars, restaurants and event space venues throughout Michigan.  She also instructs private, in-home mixology classes and demonstrations as well as "spirited" dinner demonstrations. 

Angie offers consultation services to industry personnel and beverage professionals who want to further their knowledge and skills in seasonally-fresh cocktail programs and prohibition classic cocktail styles via cocktail menu implementation, employee educational seminars, team-building exercises, spirited events and brand marketing and consultation.

A member of the United States Bartenders Guild, Angie graduated from the Academy of Fine Spirits Chicago in 2007. In 2008, she graduated from BarSmarts Advanced Certification Program, through the Beverage Alcohol Resource, LLC, in association with Pernod Ricard, and in 2009, Angie graduated from Southern Wine and Spirits Chicago's Advanced Mixology Culinary Academy training under Master Mixologist Bridget Albert.  


Contact
American Culinary Federation of SW Michigan "Mad Men" Dinner
Photo Courtesy of Discover Kalamazoo
Angie Jackson - The Traveling Elixir Fixer

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