At Aged & Infused, there’s one thing we know for sure: happy hour is a priority. It’s a pocket of time to connect, converse, experiment, and enjoy. And while going out is great, we prefer cozying up to our own bar cart, with our people, and our damn good homemade cocktails. Welcome to our one-stop mixology home. We’re so glad you’re here!
We’re Jess and John, a good ‘ol husband and wife duo. We love making cocktails. No, actually, we really love making cocktails. We’re proud, self-taught mixologists who learned from the best, each other (and the internet).
One holiday, I (Jess) wanted to give my partner (John) a gift with a personal touch. Since we both loved whiskey, I threw some fresh fruit and spices into a jar, added his favorite booze and Aged & Infused was born. Having loved the experience (and the end result), we decided to make our home bar staple easy and accessible for everyone.
We're still learning. It's the best part! But more importantly than techniques and recipes, we're passionate about bringing back happy hour in its purest form. That means putting phones away, turning off the TV and sitting down to connect with the people we love over an amazing (homemade!) cocktail. Will you join us?!
Liz was A&I's very first employee! When she's not working with our wonderful retailers and customers, she spends her time cross stitching (check out her company, Schocking Crafts!), enjoying the patio at Handlebar in Chicago and yelling at her (many) animals.
Favorite Cocktail: Dirty Gin Martini
Yari is a production assistant at A&I with a passion for food, drink and dance! She founded her own company, Loud Bodies Dance, in 2018. Loud Bodies is a non-profit supporting the Chicago dance community through artistic collaboration, mentorship and employment.
Favorite Cocktail: Mojito
Vic is a production assistant at A&I and our resident cool kid. When he’s not helping out on the production line, he loves to ride his bike around the city, rock climb and play any instrument with strings. Oh, and he's a pretty killer graphic designer if you're ever in the market ;)
Favorite Cocktail: Negroni