Museum Members: $5, Non-Members: $10
Sip of History delves into South Florida’s past and present through moderated conversation with artists, activists, and community stakeholders from a variety of disciplines. Hosted by a HistoryMiami staff, each conversation will explore a different topic centered on the diverse stories of our local communities. Each conversation will be paired with a Miami inspired cocktail for participants to try at home.
Join Gabriel Urrutia, author and mixologist, in conversation with Angel Gomez, founder and owner of Tremendo Garnish, as they bring you stories behind the origins and names of their favorite spirits. Watch them mix each drink live and learn how every great cocktail has a story to tell.
Angel Gómez, better known as Angel de la Blanca, brings more than 10 years of experience in creating cocktails around Latin America and the United States. As a bartender, he opened many local business franchises by leading themed bars and fine dining events as the capacitador de bartenders. He developed all the creative aspects, technical, and audiovisual needs as well as original cocktail menus. Angel has toured countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Colombia looking for flavors and mixtures that generate cocktails with a unique identity. He is originally from Ecuador and has lived in the United States since 2015. Angel dla Blanca is founder of Tremendo Garnish located in the city of Miami. Tremendo Garnish is the primary provider of garnishes in Florida, collaborating with big brands such as Bombay Sapphire, Matusalem Rum among others. Angel holds a bachelor’s degree in visual audio design and a specialization in Content Management for New Media from Buenos Aires Communication School in Argentina.
Gabriel Urrutia brings over 17 years of hospitality experience all based in the city of Miami. In his previous roles, he has conducted more than 150 training sessions for bartenders, while drawing on his creativity and knowledge to develop over 100 fresh and exciting cocktail menus. Gabe was also a finalist for St. Germain’s Can Can competition in 2011 and winner of the National Dekuyper Challenge in 2016. Born in Miami to parents from Cuba and Chile, Gabe embraces his Hispanic/Latinx roots in everything he does. In 2004, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Florida International University, an MBA with a concentration in Marketing from Nova Southeastern University in 2014, and also attained the BarSmarts Advanced certification as well as the Certified Spirits Specialist certification from the Society of Wine Educators. He is also Level 1 from Court of Master Sommeliers and WSET Level 1. At the age 28, he was nominated and shortlisted for “Young Achiever of The Year” at the London International Wine Fair 2009 by The Drinks Business. He was the only nominee from the United States. In 2019, he was selected as one of Wine Enthusiast’s 40 under 40 Tastemakers of America and most recently started a podcast, Miami Accent, chatting with anyone and everyone in the beverage world locally. Also in the same year, Gabe wrote Miami’s first cocktail book in history, Miami Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of Over 100 Recipes Inspired by the Magic City. Miami Cocktails was nominated in 2020 for the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award for best new book.
Captioning is available for this program.
Cocktail recipes will be emailed to all registered participants prior to the program. All recipes can be adapted to a mocktail version if preferred. Must be 21 or older. Capacity is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note there are no refunds or exchanges.
By purchasing a program ticket registrants will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a copy of Miami Cocktails: An Elegant Collection of over 100 Recipes Inspired by the Magic City by Gabriel Urrutia. 3 copies will be raffled. Must be 21 or older to enter. One entry per Zoom registration. Drawing will be held the following day, Friday, January 15. Winners will be contacted via email and will need to confirm no later than Tuesday, January 20. If there is no response, a new winner will be chosen.
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